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ICYMI: August 7, 2015

Feature Story Birth Control Pills Give Women Dramatic Anti-Cancer Benefits WEDNESDAY, August 5, 2015 (Forbes)– Women now have a surprising new reason to go on the pill. Birth control pills have been around since the 1960s, when they offered women a revolutionary degree of control over their reproductive capabilities. Over the years, the formulation of “the […]

ICYMI: July 31, 2015

Feature Story This week’s feature story is from the current issue of Newsweek magazine “Curing Cancer.” Check out the issue for more articles on cancer prevention, health disparities, early detection and treatment. The Cancer Epidemic in Central Appalachia SUNDAY, July 19, 2015 (Newsweek) — Seen from above, the Appalachian Mountains jut from the earth like […]

ICYMI: July 24, 2015

Feature Story More evidence smoking raises risk of death from breast cancer WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (FOX News) — Long-time smokers may face an increased risk of death if they develop breast cancer, according to a Japanese study that adds to a growing body of evidence highlighting the lethal effects of cigarettes. Among more than […]

ICYMI: July 17, 2015

Feature Story Gardasil HPV Vaccine Safety Assessed In Most Comprehensive Study To Date WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (Forbes) — The largest review of the available evidence on the quadrivalent, or four-strain, HPV vaccine Gardasil, has found no evidence of any serious short-term or long-term safety issues. Bringing together the findings from clinical trials, post-licensure studies […]

ICYMI: July 10, 2015

Feature Story Americans’ Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (U.S. News & World Report) — The risk that any one American will die from cancer — the cancer death rate — is going down, regardless of sex or race, a new government study reports. However, because the United […]

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ICYMI: July 10, 2015

Feature Story Americans’ Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (U.S. News & World Report) — The risk that any one American will die from cancer — the cancer death rate — is going down, regardless of sex or race, a new government study reports. However, because the United […]

ICYMI: July 3, 2015

Feature Story Indoor Tanning Rates Decline As Cancer Warnings Mount WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (Philly.com) — Heeding warnings about increased cancer risks, a growing number of American adults are saying no to indoor tanning, a new government analysis suggests. The percentage of adults who frequented indoor tanning salons dropped from 5.5 percent in 2010 to […]

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ICYMI: July 3, 2015

Feature Story Indoor Tanning Rates Decline As Cancer Warnings Mount WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (Philly.com) — Heeding warnings about increased cancer risks, a growing number of American adults are saying no to indoor tanning, a new government analysis suggests. The percentage of adults who frequented indoor tanning salons dropped from 5.5 percent in 2010 to […]

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ICYMI: June 26, 2015

Feature Story Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Subsidies THURSDAY, June 25, 2015 (U.S. News & World Report) — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld one of the main tenets of President Barack Obama’s health care law, ruling 6-3 that millions of Americans are entitled to keep the tax subsidies that help them afford insurance. You might […]

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ICYMI: June 19, 2015

Feature Story Wearable Devices to Prevent Sunburn TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (The New York Times) — Could new technology succeed where years of public health messages, doctor warnings and nagging moms have failed — to keep us safe from too much sun? We have all heard about the devastating effects of ultraviolet radiation. It burns, […]