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Recent Study: Anxiety May Increase Mortality Risk in Lung Cancer Patients

According to a recent study, published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, experiencing anxiety and depression while having advanced lung cancer may also increase mortality risk.

MRI Scans Reveal How Traumatic Events Affect Our Memories

PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is something all too common for around 5.4 million people in the United States.
 As we finish out Mental Health Awareness Month, take a look at how the findings from a recent study using MRI scans may help improve treatment and rehabilitation for PTSD.

Recent Report Links Alcohol, Processed Meats, and Weight to Stomach Cancer

According to a report from the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund, stomach cancer cases in the US could have been prevented if people maintained a health weight. limited alcohol consumption, and avoided processed meats like hot dogs, ham, and bacon.

Recent Study: Coffee May Reduce Risk of Endometrial Cancer

In a recent study presented last week at the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting - researchers found that women who consume more than four cups of coffee daily had a 22 percent lower risk of developing endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the uterus).

Recent Study: Cancer Mortality Continues to Drop

In a recent report on cancer incidence and mortality by the American Cancer Society, there has been a 23% drop in the cancer death rate since its peak in 1991. This translates to more than 1.7 million cancer deaths averted through 2012!

Aromatherapy to Ease MRI Anxiety?

The best way to relieve anxious patients when facing a MRI scan? Aromatherapy may be the answer. In a recent pilot study presented at RSNA by Selena Glenn, CEO of Konxja Consulting, Glenn concluded the use of alternative medicine - aromatherapy and breathing techniques - may help alleviate patient fears.

Early Detection Saves Lives, Study Confirms

When it comes to treating breast cancer, early detection is and always will be a huge factor for a woman’s chances in surviving, regardless of all the strides that have been made in breast cancer treatments.