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Younger American women more likely to get lung cancer than men - CNN
24 May 2018 at 10:27am

CNN

Younger American women more likely to get lung cancer than men
CNN
(CNN) Historically, men have been more likely to develop lung cancer than women in the United States, but new research indicates that this sex-based trend has flipped, with the greatest shift occurring among whites and some Hispanics born after the ...
Lung Cancer Rate Now Rising Faster in Young WomenWebMD
Lung cancer rates in younger white and Hispanic women surpass those of menWashington Post
Lung Cancer in Younger Women Now B...

Permethrin-Treated Clothing May Disable Ticks, Study Finds - ConsumerReports.org
24 May 2018 at 8:46am

ConsumerReports.org

Permethrin-Treated Clothing May Disable Ticks, Study Finds
ConsumerReports.org
Shirts, pants, hats, and other clothing treated with the insecticide known as permethrin have been touted for 15 years as a way to prevent the tick bites that can lead to Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and more. But research hadn't proved ...
Bug-borne disease monitoring project finds deer ticks on the rise in MidwestEurekAlert (press release)
Local vets warn pet owners on rising cases o...

Phototherapy Delays Radical Prostate Cancer Tx - MedPage Today
24 May 2018 at 8:03am

MedPage Today

Phototherapy Delays Radical Prostate Cancer Tx
MedPage Today
SAN FRANCISCO -- Men with low-risk prostate cancer had more than a 50% decrease in conversion to definitive therapy if they underwent vascular targeted phototherapy (VTP) prior to beginning active surveillance, a randomized trial showed. During the ...
Blood test superior to PSA for detecting high-grade prostate cancerHealio
Annual Report Shows Cancer Death Rates Continue to Drop, Late-Stage Prostate Cancer Incidences RiseT...

FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves - wtvr.com
24 May 2018 at 7:31am

wtvr.com

FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves
wtvr.com
The US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to consumers Wednesday to stop using over-the-counter teething products that contain benzocaine. It also sent letters to manufacturers asking them to stop selling the teething products. Parents might ...
Stop Using OTC Benzocaine Teething Products, FDA SaysMedscape
FDA warns some teething medicines are unsafe for babiesWSB Atlanta
How To Help Teething Babies: Benzocaine...

Instagram model dies after promising followers terminal cancer was 'only a ph...
24 May 2018 at 6:25am

Fox News

Instagram model dies after promising followers terminal cancer was 'only a phase'
Fox News
Nara Almeida, who documented and shared her stomach cancer battle with over 4.6 million followers on Instagram, died at age 24. (@almeidanara). A popular Brazilian model who documented her fight against cancer on social media has died. Nara Almeida ...
Nara Almeida, 24: Young Brazilian Blogger Dies After Year-Long Battle With Stomach CancerHollywood Life

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