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Alcohol Causes 7 Types of Cancer—at Least

Drink only a little? You're still at risk

(Newser) - Health experts are calling for warning labels on booze, like those on tobacco products, based on a new study that finds alcohol is a direct cause of at least seven forms of cancer. Drink only a little? You're still at risk, scientists write in the journal Addiction . After reviewing... More »

Bionic Butt Could Lead to Better Prostate Exams

Next up: one for gynecological training

(Newser) - Let's face it, the medical standard for diagnosing the second most common cancer in men is rather, well, unrefined: a doctor inserts his or her index finger into the anus and feels around for any hard masses on the prostate gland. It should be no surprise, then, that men... More »

Tommy Chong: I Have Cancer

Comedian says he's in treatment, using cannabis more than ever

(Newser) - One half of Cheech and Chong is turning to his favorite drug as he undergoes treatment for cancer. Comedian Tommy Chong tells Us Weekly he was recently diagnosed with rectal cancer and "I'm using cannabis like crazy now, more so than ever before." Chong battled prostate cancer... More »

Colon Cancer Study Brings Good News, Bad News

Rates on the rise in the under-50 set

(Newser) - The good news: Colon and rectal cancer rates are dropping overall. The bad news: The rates for these cancers are on the rise for younger people. Researchers for a study published in JAMA Surgery pored over a database that included cancer cases from 1975 to 2010 to draw out colorectal... More »

Ryan Kept Me From Farrah's Deathbed: 'Secret Lover'

'We were blind, crazy in love,' says ex–football player

(Newser) - One of Farrah Fawcett's first loves says he rekindled an 11-year affair with her but was kept from her death bed by Ryan O'Neal. "We were blind, crazy, in love," said former football player Greg Lott. "Farrah was my best friend and my inspiration. I never got... More »

Low Vitamin D Linked to Early Death

Those lacking 'sunshine vitamin' likely to die earlier of myriad causes

(Newser) - People with low levels of vitamin D are more likely to die earlier from a variety of causes than people with normal levels of the so-called "Sunshine Vitamin," according to a new study. The study is the latest to underscore the health benefits of vitamin D—and points... More »

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