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  • HPV vaccination rates low nationwide

    HPV vaccination rates low nationwide
    Because most cervical cancer cases and some less common malignancies are caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV, area physicians and public health experts were thrilled when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2006 approved the first vaccine to...
  • Smoking rate continues to fall, though not as fast

    Smoking rate continues to fall, though not as fast
    Fewer American adults are smoking cigarettes and those who still smoke have cut back, but the rate of decline has begun to slow, U.S. health experts said Tuesday. Smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke are the leading cause of preventable deaths and...
  • Healthier living could cut 2.8 million cancer cases

    Healthier living could cut 2.8 million cancer cases
    LONDON (Reuters) - Healthier lifestyles and better diets could prevent up to 2.8 million cases of cancer each year, the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) said on Wednesday, calling on governments to "avoid a public health disaster." The number of...
  • Sharing healing options

    Angela Sinnett and Andrea Allerton treat common health ailments with the one thing many people fear most — needles. That's because they are trained and licensed acupuncturists. "When people hear 'needles' they tend to think of a shot like they...
  • Learn more about navigating breast cancer

    Learn more about navigating breast cancer
    American Cancer Society: cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer Breast cancer overview, detailed guide, treatment decision tool, news, research and prevention. Includes local office locator. Breastcancer.org: breastcancer.org/community Discussion boards, blog,...
  • Local growers, retailers try to reassure cantaloupe eaters after listeria outbreak

    Local growers, retailers try to reassure cantaloupe eaters after listeria outbreak
    Local melon growers and retailers are trying to reassure consumers after listeria linked to cantaloupe from a Colorado farm killed 13 people across the country, including one in Maryland — the deadliest foodborne outbreak in more than a decade....
  • Ravens plan Breast Cancer Awareness Month initiatives

    Ravens plan Breast Cancer Awareness Month initiatives
    Country music superstar Martina McBride will sing the national anthem before Sunday's Ravens-Jets nationally televised game and she will be joined by breast cancer survivors and those undergoing treatment. It's part of the Ravens' effort to help...
  • Illinois public health director leaving for Chicago State University

    Illinois public health director leaving for Chicago State University
    Gov. Pat Quinn’s office announced today that the state’s top doctor is leaving government for the world of academia. Dr. Damon T. Arnold, who served as the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, will join the staff at Chicago...
  • NU researchers eye molecule in arthritis treatment

    NU researchers eye molecule in arthritis treatment
    When tiny white blood cells known as macrophages run amok in your body, they can cause painful inflammation. But Harris Perlman, associate professor of medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, recently discovered a molecule he...
  • High-profile 2009 chronic fatigue syndrome study in dispute

    The journal that published a high-profile paper linking chronic fatigue syndrome to a retrovirus is now investigating allegations that a figure in that report was manipulated. The appearance in Science of the 2009 paper caused an immediate sensation...
  • Turn life sciences research into jobs

    Turn life sciences research into jobs
    The Dow takes another tumble, there is one more lackluster report on unemployment, and attention in Maryland turns once again to how to improve the local economy. There have been well-intentioned efforts to stimulate the economy, but there is also an...