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Prostate cancer is more treatable than ever — if caught early

Options for treating prostate cancer have improved dramatically in recent years. We still have to battle the disease, but most of the time, we win. Over the course of a lifetime, about one in seven men will develop prostate cancer, ...

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Global childhood obesity has increased over ten-fold in 40 years

There are 11 times more children and teens who are obese now than 40 years ago. Globally, 124 million kids aged 5 to 19 years old were considered obese in 2016, up from 11 million in 1975, according to a ...

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Lengthy prescription drug side effects can confuse consumers

Side effects may include confusion and irritability. Marketers for direct-to-consumer medication often trick consumers, downplaying the risks of drugs by presenting too many possible dangers simultaneously, according to a study. The research, conducted by a team at the University of ...

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Alcohol vs. marijuana: Which one is safest?

There are few battles as heated as the discussion as to what’s safer — alcohol or marijuana? Like a professional tennis match, the lobs volley back and forth. Alcohol is legal, marijuana is not (in most states). You can’t overdose ...

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Breast cancer kills black women at a higher rate than white women

The American Cancer Society said in a new report that as of 2015, white women have a 39% greater chance of surviving breast cancer than black women. The study noted that while deaths from breast cancer declined overall by nearly ...

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‘Sesame Street’ characters show kids how to deal with trauma

“Sesame Street” is also here for you on cloudy days. “Sesame Street” and its nonprofit arm Sesame Workshop introduced a “Traumatic Experiences” portal on Friday to help kids and adults cope with tragic and stressful events. The portal, part of ...

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Dr. Samadi: Being overweight is linked to 40% of cancer cases

Here’s one more reason to reach a healthier body weight — a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says cancers associated with being overweight or obese account for 40% of all diagnoses of the disease ...

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Hope is rising on a cure for rare childhood cancer DIPG

On Nov. 15, music producer and promoter John (Gungie) Rivera will host the ninth annual celebrity fundraising gala for the Cristian Rivera Foundation. Named in honor of his young son who lost a battle with cancer in 2009, Rivera has ...

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Dentist's office may have accidentally given kids drain cleaner

A public dental clinic in Ireland is being investigated by health officials for allegedly mixed drain cleaning fluid with water for up to 43 children to rinse their mouths. The Ennis, Ireland clinic is temporarily shut down while the Health ...

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London's air pollution is dangerously high

A new report says that every single area of London, England exceeds the World Health Organization’s limits for PM2.5 — a treacherous air pollutant, according to new research from the London Atmospheric Emissions Inventory announced last week by mayor Sadiq Khan. The ...

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