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ICYMI, June 22, 2018

Feature story Smoking hits all-time low in U.S. TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (NBC News) — About 14 percent of U.S adults were smokers last year, down from about 16 percent the year before, government figures show. There hadn’t been much change the previous two years, but it’s been clear there’s been a general decline and […]

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ICYMI, June 15, 2018

Feature story New $100 Genetic Test Identifies Men Who Have Vastly Increased Chance Of Developing Prostate Cancer MONDAY, June 11, 2018 (Forbes) — A new DNA “spit test” for prostate cancer can identify men who have an increased risk of developing the disease. The research published today in Nature Genetics, funded by an international team […]

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ICYMI, June 8, 2018

Feature story A big question answered about treating early-stage breast cancer MONDAY, June 4, 2018 (The Washington Post) — One of the big questions facing women with early-stage breast cancer is whether to be treated with chemotherapy to reduce their risks that the cancer will return. A new study presented Sunday at the annual meeting […]

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ICYMI, June 1, 2018

Feature story Colon and rectal cancer screenings should start at 45, new guidelines say WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (CNN)   If you’re in your mid-40s and haven’t had your colon checked, it might be time. The American Cancer Society’s newly updated guidelines for colon and rectal cancer screening recommend that adults at average risk get […]

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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 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. […]

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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 […]