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June 02, 2014

Health Tip: Eat Well, But Start Simple

(HealthDay News) -- Following a healthy eating plan may feel overwhelming, but starting with small changes can make it a more realistic goal.

Health Tip: Get Protein From Veggies

(HealthDay News) -- Veggies can be a healthier protein alternative to meat.

New Drug Shows Promise for Resistant Thyroid Cancer

SATURDAY, May 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new oral drug called lenvatinib looks promising as a treatment for a type of thyroid cancer that resists standard radiation, according to a later-stage clinical trial.

Immune-Based Treatment May Fight Advanced Cervical Cancer

MONDAY, June 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of therapy shows promise in treating some women with advanced cervical cancer, researchers say.

New Approach May Boost Survival From Advanced Prostate Cancer

SUNDAY, June 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adding the chemotherapy drug docetaxel to standard hormone-depleting therapy may extend the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer, a new study finds.

Melanoma Drug Trials Show Significant Promise

MONDAY, June 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A relatively new drug appears effective in boosting survival for patients battling advanced melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, according to a pair of preliminary studies.

E-Cigarette Advertising Soars on American TV, Study Finds

MONDAY, June 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Commercials that promote electronic cigarettes have become a growing presence on American TV, new research finds, with the youth audience for such ads roughly tripling in recent years.

Natural Blondes May Have 1 Gene to Thank

SUNDAY, June 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Blondes may or may not have more fun, but one thing's now clear: They do have something special in their genes.

Number of Cancer Survivors Should Grow to 19 Million in Next Decade: Report

SUNDAY, June 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of cancer survivors in the United States will rise from the current 14.5 million to nearly 19 million by 2024, a new report predicts.

Does Timing Play a Role in Survival After Hospital Admission, Surgery?

SATURDAY, May 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The timing of your surgery or hospital admission could affect your risk of death, according to new research.

Pair of Pills Shows Promise for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

SATURDAY, May 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of two new pills may nearly double the length of survival for patients with recurrent ovarian cancer, according to preliminary clinical trial results.

Boston Marathon Bombings Left Psychological Scars on Kids

MONDAY, June 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who witnessed the bombings at the Boston Marathon were six times more likely to develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than those who didn't see the attack, new research shows.

1 in 4 Smokers With Gene Defect May Get Lung Cancer

SUNDAY, June 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Up to one in four smokers with a particular genetic defect will develop lung cancer, researchers report.

Experimental Drug May Extend Lung Cancer Survival, Study Suggests

SATURDAY, May 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new "targeted" therapy might help extend the lives of patients with advanced lung cancer who have a relapse after their initial treatment, a clinical trial suggests.

Learning Another Language May Help the Aging Brain

MONDAY, June 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Speaking two or more languages helps protect your brain as you age, even if you learn new languages as an adult, new research suggests.

Scientists Erase, Then Restore Memories in Rats

SUNDAY, June 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using light to stimulate key nerve connections in the brains of rats, scientists were able to erase certain memories, and then restore them with a second type of light.

New Drug May Boost Survival for Advanced Prostate Cancer Patients: Study

MONDAY, June 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A pill that blocks male hormone activity can improve survival and delay the need for chemotherapy in men with advanced prostate cancer, a new clinical trial has found.

Breath Test May Spot Lung Cancer

MONDAY, June 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People may soon be able to learn whether or not they have lung cancer -- and how bad their cancer is -- by breathing into a tube.

Health Highlights: June 2, 2014

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Obama Moves to Cut Power Plant Emissions

MONDAY, June 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The Obama administration announced plans Monday that would require the United States to cut power plant emissions that many scientists blame for global warming by 30 percent by 2030.

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