Doctors with the World Trade Center Health Program, which the federal government created in the aftermath of the attacks, have linked nearly 70 types of cancer to Ground Zero.
“Iraq is one large hazardous waste site,” Ritter says. “If it was the U.S., the Environmental Protection Agency would declare it a Superfund site and order it be cleaned.”
More than six months after his eldest son, Beau, died of brain cancer and six weeks after effectively ending his political career, Vice President Joe Biden is mostly at peace.
Conservatives have proven to be experts in making the media — and thus America — afraid of all the wrong things. For young males, car accidents and use of firearms are far too likely causes of death — and 2015 may be the first year ever when gun deaths outnumber automobile deaths.
When doctors diagnosed Michael Ross with stage IV colon cancer last September, he didn’t ask them to forecast his future. The 44-year-old triathlete was focused on living, not dying.
Eating processed meats like hot dogs, sausages or bacon can lead to bowel cancer in humans and red meat is a likely cause of the disease, World Health Organization (WHO) experts said.
Beyond traditional therapies like surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, scientists want to know if the human body’s own immune system can attack tumors.
After a thorough review of the benefits and limitations of mammograms, the nation’s top cancer-fighting organization is advising women that they can wait until they are 45 years old to start using the tests to screen for breast cancer.
“I’ve had a wonderful life. I’ve had thousands of friends. I’ve had an exciting, adventurous, gratifying existence,” the former president said.
For women with dense breast tissue, supplementing standard mammography with a new imaging technique called molecular breast imaging (MBI) can lower the cost of diagnosis of breast cancers.
Experts say we are at a tipping point with antibiotic-resistant bacteria — so-called “superbugs;” Poor sleep may be linked to Alzheimer’s; and other news from “This Week In Health.”
“I went through what I imagine thousands of other women have felt,” Jolie wrote. “I told myself to stay calm, to be strong, and that I had no reason to think I wouldn’t live to see my children grow up and to meet my grandchildren.
An edited conversation with the indefatigable president and administrator of the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS).
High voltage power lines dot our landscape like enormous, gnarly monsters with tentacles that go on for miles. No matter where you go in the United States, even in some of our most remote areas these less than aesthetically pleasing structures reminiscent of Erector sets let us know that civilization as we know it is […]
By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times Attention pilots and flight attendants: For your safety, please fasten your seat belts, note the location of the aircraft’s emergency exits — and be sure to apply plenty of sunscreen to reduce your risk of melanoma. When it comes to the risks of flying, skin cancer may not be […]
Summer is ending and with it those long, lazy weekend days at the beach or, pool, getting in some extra hours of cycling, running, and walking, or just hanging out on a lawn chair with friends and some cold drinks. The sun is strong and hot and oh so relaxing. It’s just the thing you […]