How Trillions of Bacteria in Your Body Can Change Your Genes

New research is spurring exciting developments in the microbiome, the trillions of bacteria that make up communities living in our bodies. Scientists are exploring how being aware of imbalances in these bacteria could lead to new diagnoses and treatments. All this could have a positive impact on people’s health.

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10 Biggest Cancer Clinical Trial Myths Busted

People have a lot of misconceptions about cancer clinical research trials. They might think patients mostly take sugar pills instead of receiving actual treatment. Or they may think clinical research studies are only for people who have no other options. Learn the truth.

How Doctors Today Are Screening Smarter for Prostate Cancer

Within a few years of using prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests, we saw an amazing shift: By the mid-1990s, most men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer were curable. Since then, studies have shown that while PSA screening reduces a man’s likelihood of dying from prostate cancer, it does not reduce overall mortality. The problem has been with how we use PSA tests.

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Can Your Dog Sniff Out Cancer? So Can Your Doctor

Several research studies suggest that our four-legged friends may be able to help our health in even more life-saving ways: by picking up the scent of chemical compounds present in melanoma and cancers of the prostate, bladder, lung and breast.