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At nine months, most infants are learning to crawl, eat by themselves and play as they get ready to blow out their first candle.
More research is needed to understand the link, experts say
Disease kills more than 10,000 people annually
Tests that spot cancer early
European study tracked how many men came back for regular checkups over 13 years
But research is still in preliminary stages and there's no proof it will work
Study suggests this as alternative to whole genome sequencing
Infections with strains of HPV believed to cause disease dropped after immunization effort
Pennsylvania has relatively high cancer rates, many rural counties with no cancer specialists, rising cancer care costs, and shrinking reimbursements.
People over 80, especially, had greater need for post-op emergency care, researchers say
Preliminary finding might eventually offer clue to which women would benefit from early screening
But scientists aren't sure why dementia seems linked to fewer malignancies
Daily drinkers had reduced risk of the most common form of liver malignancy, but researchers can't say why
Patients' risk of death rises with every 5-point increase in BMI, study suggests
Traditional treatment offers small advantage for people without a specific gene mutation, study says
Early study tied younger dads to higher odds of breast, ovarian tumors, and older dads to increased risk of uterine disease
New method offers 80 percent accuracy, researchers say
Detects presence of high-risk strains of virus believed to cause disease
Benefit was seen only with enzyme present, but study isn't definitive
Survey found Steve Jobs' death in 2011 spurred Americans to learn more about pancreatic cancer
More research is needed to understand the link, experts say
Disease kills more than 10,000 people annually
While most experienced short-term anxiety, it was gone within a year, researchers say
Overweight, not waist size, was tied to higher odds of developing disease in older women
'Laparoscopic power morcellation' may increase women's cancer risk, agency says
European study tracked how many men came back for regular checkups over 13 years
Technique allows withdrawal of anti-rejection drugs after a year
But research is still in preliminary stages and there's no proof it will work
Study found DNA-based screen was more than 90 percent accurate in predicting recurrence
Study suggests this as alternative to whole genome sequencing
Infections with strains of HPV believed to cause disease dropped after immunization effort