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Information on the latest research and studies, better-health tips, and advice for children's and seniors' health from GateHouse News Service. Know what the \x34study of the week\x34 means for your health and that of your family, and get plenty of ...
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Information on the latest research and studies, better-health tips, and advice for children's and seniors' health from GateHouse News Service. Know what the \x34study of the week\x34 means for your health and that of your family, and get plenty of fodder to ask your doctor about.
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New Research



You may be more likely to survive cancer if you’re married, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. According to CNN Health, the study included more than 700,000 people with diagnoses of the most deadly cancers in the U.S.; patients who were married were more likely to detect their disease early, receive treatments and live longer. There was a 20 percent reduction in deaths among the married patients compared to their single counterparts — a bigger benefit than many chemotherapies.



Number to Know



31 million: That's the amount of Americans who experience low-back pain at any given time. Low-back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease study in 2010.



— American Chiropractic Association



Senior Health



Contrary to popular belief, increased anxiety among seniors isn't typical. Studies estimate that anxiety disorders affect between 3 and 14 percent of older adults in a given year. More women than men experience anxiety disorders. They tend to be less common among older adults than younger adults.



— MedlinePlus

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