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  • What the stages mean

    What the stages mean
    Caught early, breast cancer is easily treatable and survivable. As in all types of cancer, breast cancer diagnoses are broken down into stages. Each stage is based on whether or not — or how far — the cancer cells have spread. Each stage...
  • 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...
  • Soy's connections to breast cancer now questioned

    Soy's connections to breast cancer now questioned
    Where it was once believed too much soy in a diet could increase the risk of developing breast cancer, newer findings suggest high-soy diets can reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence and death. The contradiction, in part, is prompting some health...
  • Pregnancy myths

    Pregnancy myths
    Once a woman becomes visibly pregnant, it isn't long before she's being asked extremely personal questions by complete strangers: "Are you going to have an epidural or go natural? "You're not drinking alcohol, are you?" "Have you tried ginger for...
  • Speech experts are wary of untested supplement sold as a speech aid for kids with verbal apraxia

    Speech experts are wary of untested supplement sold as a speech aid for kids with verbal apraxia
    A suburban company is touting its mix of vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids as a "pharmaceutical grade" product that can help children with speech problems, even though the capsules are only a dietary supplement whose effectiveness has not been rigorously...
  • Leukemia drug pulled from U.S. sparks new interest

    SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A new study of leukemia drug Mylotarg, pulled from the U.S. market last year due to safety concerns, found it to be effective when used at low doses in older adults but questions about toxicity remain. Pfizer Inc voluntarily...
  • Buy that antacid now

    Buy that antacid now
    The health-care overhaul has taken some of the flex out of flexible spending accounts, which let workers pay medical expenses with pretax dollars. Starting in January, you'll no longer be able to use your FSA for over-the-counter drugs and medicines...
  • 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...
  • Do teen driving restrictions save lives?

    Do teen driving restrictions save lives?
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Programs that keep young drivers from taking the wheel at night, or with a car full of teens, may reduce the risk of fatal crashes in some drivers -- but increase that risk in others. A study that compared death rates found...
  • Green tea shows small effect on cholesterol

    Green tea shows small effect on cholesterol
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Green tea, in a cup or a capsule, may shave off a few points of your "bad" cholesterol, a new research review suggests. Looking at 20 past clinical trials, researchers found that green tea trimmed 5 to 6 points more from...
  • 21 endangered workplace benefits

    21 endangered workplace benefits
    Traditional pension plans, paid family leave, and even the company picnic are all on the decline. Employers have significantly cut many of the benefits they offer to workers over the past five years. Some 77 percent of companies report that benefits...