Cancer

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New Pressure Sensor Could Help Detect Breast Tumors One Day
The pressure sensors
February 4th, 2016
A new transparent, bendable pressure sensor could be slipped into a pair and help doctors check patients for cancer, researchers say.
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Tiny Bird Fossil Solves Big Mystery About Life After Dinosaurs
ancient bird fossil
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?
selena gomez
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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A Revolution in Breast Cancer Treatment? Milder Options are Emerging (Op-Ed)
Breast cancer pink ribbon
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?
A woman gets her blood pressure checked by a doctor.
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
African Elephant
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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Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
mediterranean diet, vegetables, olive oil, basket
September 14th, 2015
A new study adds another health benefit to the Mediterranean diet's long list.
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New Health Warning Explained: How Processed Meat Is Linked to Cancer
Sausages and hot dogs, on a grill
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
MTS, lip nodule
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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