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A Revolution in Breast Cancer Treatment? Milder Options are Emerging (Op-Ed)
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November 4th, 2015
Breast cancer treatments are evolving, and lives are being saved.
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Leading Causes of Death in the US: What's Changed Since 1969?
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October 27th, 2015
Five of the six top causes of death in America — including stroke, cancer and diabetes — now have lower death rates than they have in past years, according to a new report.
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Elephant Genes Hold Cancer-Fighting Secret
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October 8th, 2015
Cancer is less prevalent in elephants than in humans, in part because the giant animals have more copies of a gene that suppresses tumor growth, a new study finds.
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New Health Warning Explained: How Processed Meat Is Linked to Cancer
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October 30th, 2015
Monday was a rough day for bacon lovers: a new report announced that eating processed meat can cause colorectal cancer in people. Here's how the link may work.
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Woman's Skin Lesions Reveal Rare Genetic Disorder
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October 16th, 2015
A case of skin lesions led to the diagnosis of an incredibly rare genetic disorder.
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Strange Designs: 5 Weird Ways Tattoos Affect Your Health
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September 29th, 2015
Five weird ways getting tattoos can affect your health.
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Jimmy Carter Gets New Melanoma Treatment: Here's How It Works
August 21st, 2015
To treat Jimmy Carter's cancer, doctors will use one of the newest advances in cancer therapy — a class of drugs that turns the immune system against cancer.
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Tiny Bird Fossil Solves Big Mystery About Life After Dinosaurs
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October 29th, 2015
A teeny-tiny fossilized bird skeleton is helping researchers understand the explosive rate at which birds diversified after the dinosaur age, new research shows.
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Selena Gomez's Diagnosis: What Is Lupus?
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October 8th, 2015
Pop star Selena Gomez recently announced that she underwent chemotherapy for lupus, an autoimmune disorder that attacks many organs in the body.
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Stem Cell Discovery Could Spare Cancer Patients from Nasty Side Effect
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September 16th, 2015
People who have head and neck cancer and undergo radiation treatments often suffer from permanent damage to their salivary glands. But a new radiation method could stop this.
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