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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, […]

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ICYMI: June 12, 2015

Feature Story Just 1 shot of HPV vaccine may prevent cervical cancer WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (CBS News) — Protecting girls from cervical cancer might be possible with just one dose of the HPV vaccine rather than the three now recommended, a new analysis suggests. The authors of the study acknowledged it isn’t convincing enough to change vaccination strategies […]

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ICYMI: June 5, 2015

Skin Cancer Rates Doubled in the Last 30 Years WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (TIME) — The rate of diagnoses for the deadliest form of skin cancer has more than doubled since the early 1980s, greatly raising the cost of medical care. According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released Tuesday, the melanoma […]