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.
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 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.
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 […]
Nobody wants to be diagnosed with any form of cancer, but scientists in search of more effective treatments are studying those nasty cancer cells in new and exciting ways. In an article in Gizmodo you can watch cancer cells scurry across the surface of a microchip. It’s an image of a process called epithelial-mesenchymal transition […]