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Telomeres Might Predict Lung Cancer Recurrence

Telomeres are sections of DNA that tell an interesting story about lifespan. Shorter telomeres usually suggest a shorter life -- but new research by a Wilmot lung cancer expert shows that longer telomeres might be a promising biomarker for a recurrence of early stage lung cancer.

A Good Marriage and Green Tea Might Help Fight Prostate Cancer

In two unrelated studies, Rochester researchers investigated prostate cancer with results pointing to the benefits of strong support at home and sipping green tea.

1/29/2015 | 0 comments

New Studies Explore Impact of Mercury on the Brain

Two new studies suggest that fatty acids, genetics, and even coffee may influence whether or not mercury has a toxic effect on the brain.

1/21/2015 | 0 comments

Dear John (or Sue): You are overdue for a colonoscopy…

It’s a challenge for primary care doctors to convince patients to get colonoscopies and mammograms. A new study shows that personal letters from physicians plus automated phone calls work better than either tactic alone to increase screening rates among patients who are overdue.

1/20/2015 | 0 comments

Women Reap Great Benefits from Mental Health Recovery Court

A recent study shows that justice-involved women who completed a mental health recovery court program gleaned more health and psychiatric benefits from the program than their male counterparts.

1/20/2015 | 0 comments

Blood Test for Brain Injury Faces Hurdles

The brain’s unique process for removing waste may thwart efforts to create a blood test that can be used to quickly screen for brain injury.

1/13/2015 | 0 comments