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States with the Highest Cancer Rates

According to the National Cancer Institute, only about 5 to 10 percent of cases are inherited. Most people are much more likely to develop a cancerous gene mutation from activities they control, like ... read more

Colorectal cancer rates going down in US, rising in Southern Illinois

The fact that cancer rates among Southern Illinois communities are statistically higher than much of ... reduced its smoking and obesity rates and increased screening rates to match New Jersey, the So... read more

South Jersey's Rural Towns Face Tough Public-Health Issues Similar to Urban Areas

There are the urban hubs, older cities in the north and central Jersey with their mix of poverty and prosperity, often sitting side by side with affluent suburbs. And there are the vast rural stretche... read more

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RI Has the 2nd Highest Cancer Rate in U.S.

According to the National Cancer Institute, only about 5 to 10 percent of cases are inherited. Most people are much more likely to develop a cancerous gene mutation from activities they control, like ... read more


New Jersey set to hand over millions in tobacco cash

Instead of spending millions from a landmark 1998 settlement with the tobacco industry on smoking cessation efforts, New Jersey ... how much states spend on tobacco control programs. The Christie admi... read more

Cancer death rates fall as Americans quit smoking

New cancer cases are still predicted to affect more than 1.7 million people in 2018, but as smoking falls out of fashion and detection and treatment technologies improve, the US can expect to see surv... read more

Cancer survivors walk to help others at Kennedy Health event

More than ... much to celebrate. The American Cancer Society predicts that 1.7 million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year with 595,690 will die. Yet, from 1991 to 2012 the cancer mortality ... read more

100 Easy Habits to Help You Live to 100

Visit your local shelter or find a specific breed rescue group such as the New Jersey ... have a higher risk of cancer, according to a study in The BMJ. Exactly how much higher? Eating just 10 percent ... read more

Link Between Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer Sparks Growing Legal Battle

New Jersey ... ovarian cancer -- who knew? It turned out some people did. Berg was stunned to learn that since the early 1980s, a slew of studies had found that women who regularly used talc powder fo... read more

Heroin overdose epidemic surges in the suburbs

Though the death rate from drug overdoses in Philadelphia has held relatively steady since the late 1990s, the suburban counties in Pennsylvania and all of South Jersey have had such sharp increases i... read more

Smoking can erase the Y Chromosome in men, researchers warn

Male smokers are three times more likely than ... rates compared to women. A recent study found an association between Y chromosome loss and a shorter life span, as well as a higher risk of multiple c... read more



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