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Hormone Blockers Can Prolong Life if Prostate Cancer Recurs

Men whose prostate cancer comes back after surgery are more likely to survive if, along with the usual radiation, they also take drugs to block male hormones.
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After Mastectomies, an Unexpected Blow: Numb New Breasts

After learning she had a high genetic risk for breast cancer, Dane’e McCree, like a growing number of women, decided to have her breasts removed. ...
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FDA warns against use of homeopathic teething products

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it has found high amounts of a toxic substance in homeopathic teething tablets, warning of its potential risk to infants and children....
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Physician Aid in Dying Gains Acceptance in the U.S.

Judith Katherine Dunning had been waiting anxiously for California to adopt legislation that would make it legal for her to end her life....
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The strange deal 2 drug makers had over a medicine with a skyrocketing price

...Syprine is considered the gold standard for treating Wilson’s, in part because it has relatively few side effects.......
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Britain's health service in a 'humanitarian crisis' - Red Cross

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's health service is engulfed in a "humanitarian crisis" that requires the support of the Red Cross to use Land Rovers to transport patients, the charity said on Saturday....
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US cancer death rate drops 25 percent since 1991

Washington (AFP) - The cancer death rate in the United States has dropped 25 percent from a peak in 1991, mainly due to a steady decline in smoking and advances in early detection and treatment of tumors, new research released Thursday shows....
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China jails 16 for trafficking in organs

Beijing (AFP) - Sixteen people including two surgeons have been jailed for between two and five years in China for trafficking in human organs, a practice still widespread in the country....
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Hong Kong confirms 2nd human bird flu infection this winter

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong authorities on Friday confirmed the city's second case of human bird flu infection this winter, five days after the death of a first patient who contracted the same H7N9 strain of the disease....
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All of France placed on 'high risk' restrictions over bird flu

PARIS (Reuters) - France widened "high risk" restrictions to the entire country after the detection of several cases of the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian flu strain in farms in southwest France and in wild ducks in northern France, the farm ministry said on Tuesday....
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