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Iraqi security forces secure a road after bomb attacks outside the Green Zone in Baghdad

Irradiated Iraq: The Nuclear Nightmare We Left Behind

“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.”

March 31, 2016

Joe Biden: I Made ‘The Right Decision’

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.

December 10, 2015

5 Things You Should Actually Be Afraid Of

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.

November 30, 2015

Runner Didn’t Let Cancer Diagnosis Beat Him In His Race To Survive

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.

November 24, 2015

Bacon And Other Processed Meats Can Cause Cancer, Experts Say

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.

October 26, 2015

Cancer Vaccines Enter Clinical Trials

Beyond traditional therapies like surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, scientists want to know if the human body’s own immune system can attack tumors.

October 25, 2015
mammograms machine nurse

American Cancer Society Abandons ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ Advice On Mammograms

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.

October 20, 2015

Carter ‘Prepared For Anything That Comes’ As He Begins Radiation For Cancer On His Brain

“I’ve had a wonderful life. I’ve had thousands of friends. I’ve had an exciting, adventurous, gratifying existence,” the former president said.

August 20, 2015

New Imaging Helps Detect Cancer In Dense Breast Tissue

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.

August 19, 2015
bacteria

This Week In Health: Tipping Point With ‘Superbugs’

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.”

June 3, 2015

Quick & Healthy: Take A Walk

“Quick & Healthy” offers findings from the world of health and wellness that you may have missed: Namely, you should walk more and get screened for cancer.

May 13, 2015

Quick & Healthy: A 1,000-Year-Old Medical Marvel

“Quick & Healthy” offers some highlights from the world of health and wellness you may have missed this week.

April 1, 2015

Angelina Jolie Has Ovaries, Fallopian Tubes Removed To Thwart Cancer Risk

“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.

March 24, 2015
SAN DIEGO (April 5, 2011) Hospitalman Urian D. Thompson, left, Lt. Cmdr. Eric A. Lavery and Registered Nurse Steven Cherry review the monitor while Lavery uses a colonoscope on a patient during a colonoscopy at Naval Medical Center San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chad A. Bascom/Released)

Every Adult Over 50 Should Get A Colonoscopy

It’s time to talk honestly about a procedure that could save your life.

March 21, 2015

Girl Meets German Stem Cell Donor Who Helped Her Beat Cancer

When Sabrina was 2 1/2, the cancer cells were in more than 80 percent of her blood.

March 13, 2015

To Stay Healthy This Winter, Don’t Forget Vitamin D

Two new studies indicate that low levels of vitamin D are linked to cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses.

February 18, 2015

Son’s Death Led Her To Found Brain Tumor Registry

An edited conversation with the indefatigable president and administrator of the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS).

November 24, 2014

Brittany Maynard, Terminally Ill Advocate For Death Aids, Dies At 29

Brittany Maynard, a terminally ill brain cancer patient took life-ending medication on Saturday.

November 3, 2014
Infrastructure, environment, climate change, Barack Obama, fracking, White House, executive order

Fracking For The Cure?

Does this energy giant want to cure cancer — or “pinkwash” its pollution?

October 17, 2014

A Breath Test For Lung Cancer

A new test may help some patients detect the cancer early enough for effective treatment.

October 8, 2014

When Cancer Simply Vanishes, Could It Be A Key To A Cure?

Could scientists be closer to a breakthrough than we think?

September 19, 2014

Do High Voltage Lines Cause Cancer?

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 […]

September 8, 2014

Melanoma Risk Is Higher For Flight Crews That Work At 40,000 Feet

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 […]

September 4, 2014

Skin Cancer: Not Just A Summer Thing

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 […]

August 25, 2014

EMT: Cancer Cells Grow On Microchip

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 […]

August 19, 2014