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Image for ICYMI, May 18, 2018

ICYMI, May 18, 2018

Feature Story More men with low-risk prostate cancer are forgoing aggressive treatment TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (The Washington Post) — American doctors are successfully persuading increasing numbers of men with low-risk prostate cancer to reject immediate surgery and radiation in favor of surveillance, a trend that is sparing men’s sexual health without increasing their risk of […]

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ICYMI, May 11, 2018

Feature Story New prostate cancer screening guidelines focus on patient choice TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (CBS News)   More men could receive PSA blood tests for prostate cancer under revised guidelines released Tuesday by the nation’s leading panel on preventive medicine. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) now recommends that men aged 55 to […]

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ICYMI, May 4, 2018

Feature Story U.S. clamps down on kid-friendly packaging for e-cigarette liquids TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (Reuters) — U.S. regulators on Tuesday issued warnings to 13 companies selling e-cigarette liquids for using child-friendly images in their packaging, in the latest crackdown aimed at preventing tobacco sales to minors. The packaging resembles that of juice boxes, candy […]

Image for ICYMI: April 27, 2018

ICYMI: April 27, 2018

Feature Story 5 Colon Cancer Symptoms You Should Know—Even if You’re Young FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (Prevention) — For most healthy twentysomethings, cancer doesn’t seem like a serious threat. After all, the median age for cancer diagnosis is 66. But last year, a sobering new study from American Cancer Society revealed colorectal cancer (colon cancer […]

Image for ICYMI: April 20, 2018

ICYMI: April 20, 2018

Featured story Lung Cancer Patients Live Longer With Immune Therapy  MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (The New York Times) — Odds of survival can greatly improve for people with the most common type of lung cancer if they are given a new drug that activates the immune system along with chemotherapy, a major new study has shown. […]

Image for ICYMI: April 13, 2018

ICYMI: April 13, 2018

Featured story Trump Signs Order to Require Recipients of Federal Aid Programs to Work TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 (The New York Times) — President Trump quietly signed a long-anticipated executive order on Tuesday intended to force low-income recipients of food assistance, Medicaid and low-income housing subsidies to join the work force or face the loss […]

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ICYMI: April 6, 2018

Feature story ‘I Can’t Stop:’ Schools Struggle With Vaping Explosion MONDAY, April 2, 2018 (The New York Times) — The student had been caught vaping in school three times before he sat in the vice principal’s office at Cape Elizabeth High School in Maine this winter and shamefacedly admitted what by then was obvious. “I […]

Image for ICYMI: March 30, 2018

ICYMI: March 30, 2018

Feature Story  Testing for hepatitis C lags with baby boomers despite high infection rate TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (Washington Post) — Testing for hepatitis C, a major cause of liver cancer, is lagging behind among the group of Americans with the highest rate of infection: baby boomers. A study published Tuesday showed that only about […]

Image for ICYMI: March 23, 2018

ICYMI: March 23, 2018

Feature Story More Cases Are Reported of Unusual Cancer Linked to Breast Implants WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (The New York Times) — More cases of an unusual cancer linked to breast implants have been reported to the Food and Drug Administration, the agency said on Wednesday. The case count rose in the past year, to […]

Image for ICYMI: March 16, 2018

ICYMI: March 16, 2018

Feature Story FDA moves ahead with ‘historic’ plan to reduce nicotine in cigarettes THURSDAY, March 15, 2018 (The Washington Post) — The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday took the first concrete action to reduce nicotine in cigarettes to make them much less addictive, opening a regulatory process described as a “historic first step” by […]