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ICYMI, February 22, 2019

Feature story Cervical cancer could be eliminated in most countries by 2100, study finds WEDNESDAY, February 20, 2019 (CBS)—Cervical cancer could potentially be eliminated as a major public health threat in the majority of the world by the end of this century, a new study says. According to the researchers, more widespread use of the […]

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ICYMI, February 15, 2019

Feature story CDC blames spike in teen tobacco use on vaping, popularity of Juul MONDAY, February 11, 2019 (CNBC)—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is blaming nicotine vaping devices like Juul for single-handedly driving a spike in tobacco use among teens, threatening to erase years of progress curbing youth use. You might have also missed… […]

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ICYMI, February 8, 2019

Feature story Some Cancers Are Rising in Millennials. Obesity Might Be Why MONDAY, February 4, 2019 (TIME magazine)—The rates of new cancer cases and cancer deaths have fallen in the U.S. over the past few decades. But certain cancers are becoming more common among younger Americans, and researchers think obesity may be to blame, finds a […]

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ICYMI, February 1, 2019

Feature story The ‘complete’ cancer cure story is both bogus and tragic  THURSDAY, January 31, 2019 (Wired)—Is there any more tantalizing headline than “Scientists Discover a Cure for Cancer”? Some version of this fantastical claim has been dropped into the news cycle with the regularity of a super blood wolf moon for the better part of a century. […]

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ICYMI, January 25, 2019

Feature story 23andMe Just Got FDA Approval for a DNA Cancer Test TUESDAY, January 22, 2019 (TIME magazine)—DNA testing company 23andMe Inc. said it has gotten the green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to offer consumers a test for a hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome. 23andMe said it will now be able to tell […]

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ICYMI, January 18, 2019

Feature story WHO: Anti-Vaccine Movement a Top Threat in 2019 WEDNESDAY, January 16, 2019 (U.S. News & World Report)—The World Health Organization is calling out the anti-vaccine movement as one of the top global health threats this year. WHO named vaccine hesitancy, the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite available vaccines, among its recently released list […]

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ICYMI, January 11, 2019

Feature story Study: Cancer Declines, but Wealth a Health Factor TUESDAY, January 8, 2019 (U.S. News & World Report)—The cancer mortality rate has continued to decline in the U.S. since its peak in 1991, but socioeconomic disparities among counties are causing shifts in those suffering from the deadly disease’s most preventable types, according to a report published Tuesday. […]

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ICYMI, January 4, 2019

Feature story Breath test to detect multiple cancers early begins large trial THURSDAY, January 3, 2019 (CNN) — A breathalyzer designed to detect multiple cancers early is being tested in the UK. Several illnesses are known to create signature smells from the body, including typhoid fever reported to smell like baked bread and the aroma of acetone, said […]

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ICYMI, December 21, 2018

Note: There will be no ICYMI email on Friday, December 28. Emails will resume on Friday, January 4.   Feature story Surgeon General calls for ‘all hands on deck’ to fight teen vaping TUESDAY, December 18, 2018 (NBC)—Teen vaping has become a significant public health threat, the Surgeon General said Tuesday, and an all-hands-on-deck response is needed to fight it. […]

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ICYMI, December 14, 2018

  Feature story Excess body weight responsible for 4% of cancers worldwide, study says WEDNESDAY, December 12, 2018 (CNN)—Excess body weight was responsible for 3.9% of cancer globally, or 544,300 cases, in 2012, according to a new report. The report, published Wednesday in the journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, also highlights a relationship between […]