US Cancer Deaths Have Dropped 27% Over 25 Years

Although cancer is still the second leading cause of death after heart disease for both men and women, its overall lethality has nonetheless diminished steadily and significantly thanks to the progress of research. In its newly released annual report on cancer statistics, the American Cancer Society found that cancer death rates in the United States dropped continuously from 1991 to 2016 by a total of 27%. The authors of the report, published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, note that thi...
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Social Isolation May Increase Risk of Death

According to a study conducted by the American Cancer Society, individuals who are socially isolated have an increased risk of death from all causes, including heart disease and cancer, compared with those who have active social lives. Other risk factors, such as hypertension, inflammation, physical inactivity, and smoking, are also associated with lack of social interaction. The study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, suggests that effective interventions could be influential ...
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