U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to Fall

THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — More Americans are surviving cancer than ever before, but as the population ages, even more will develop the disease. That’s the good and bad news from the 2017 Cancer Progress Report from the American Association for Cancer Research, released Wednesday. According to the report, the cancer death rate…

5 No-Calorie Hunger Busters

THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Psychology can play a big role in how much we eat. Many people eat purely out of habit, like snacking when they watch TV. Others respond to visual cues. According to a report in the journal Brain and Cognition, watching cooking shows and leafing through food magazines can…

Traces of Tattoo May Reach the Lymph Nodes

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Microscopic particles from tattoos can travel within the body and reach the lymph nodes, researchers say. Along with pigments, tattoo inks contain preservatives and contaminants such as nickel, chromium, manganese and cobalt. “When someone wants to get a tattoo, they are often very careful in choosing a parlor…

Semen Harbors Wide Range of Viruses

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Human semen provides a potential hiding place and breeding ground for a host of dangerous viruses, a new evidence review reports. The analysis of current medical literature revealed genetic evidence of 27 infectious viruses found in semen, including dread-inducing agents like Zika, Ebola, Marburg, Lassa fever and chikungunya,…