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Arsenic in New England well water tied to bladder cancer risk

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By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Low to moderate levels of arsenic in New England well water may be responsible for an increased risk of bladder cancer in that region, suggests a new study. "It’s an important disease to be concerned about," said senior author...(more) 

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Staying in the game after concussion tied to longer recovery

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By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Continuing to play with a concussion may delay athletes from eventually returning to their sport by doing further damage to the brain and lengthening recovery time, a small U.S. study suggests. Among players in various sports at a National Collegiate...(more) 

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Bayer says its drug extends lives of liver cancer patients

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Bayer AG said on Thursday its Regorafenib cancer treatment drug helped extend the lives of liver cancer sufferers according to the results of a Phase III clinical trial. Bayer now plans to file for regulatory approval of the oncology compound, which is also know as Stivarga,...(more) 

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Some elderly men get prostate cancer tests despite limited benefit

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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a government-backed panel of independent physicians, in 2008 recommended against routine prostate cancer tests for men at least 75 years old or with a limited life expectancy. Some men with limited life expectancy may have needed biopsies because they...(more) 

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Obama: Filtered water in Flint is safe for kids over 6 years old

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FLINT, Mich. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged parents in Flint, Michigan, to ensure their children were tested for lead in their blood even as he sought to assure the community that filtered water in the city was safe for anyone over the age...(more) 

European court: Tougher rules on electronic cigarettes

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BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's top court has approved new rules requiring plain cigarette packs, banning menthol cigarettes and regulating the growing electronic cigarette market.... 

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How to Get More Energy and Reduce Your Stress With Awe

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"You only lose energy when life becomes dull in your mind.Your mind gets bored and therefore tired of doing nothing...Get interested in something! Get absolutely enthralled in something!Get out of yourself! Be somebody! Do something...The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself,the more energy...(more) 

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Brazil's Olympic marketing campaign victim of government paralysis

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By Anthony Boadle and Stephen Eisenhammer BRASILIA, May 4 (Reuters) - Images of Brazilian beaches, samba and soccer should by now be lighting up television sets and adorning metro stations around the world, tempting tourists to flock to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games in...(more) 

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EU court upholds tobacco laws on plain packs, menthol ban

a shared story    8 hours 23 minutes ago
The EU's top court on Wednesday ruled that the bloc's new laws on plain tobacco packaging and a ban on menthol cigarettes were legal, rejecting a challenge by tobacco giant Philip Morris and others. Philip Morris, maker of iconic brands such as Marlboro, and the Polish...(more) 

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Leaving Behind "Methadone Mile"

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A video report released last week by WCVB portrays "methadone mile"--the stretch of road in the South End of Boston, Massachusetts, where the effects of the nationwide opioid crisis are on full display. Running by Boston Medical Center, one of the city's main hospitals, the street...(more) 

European court OKs crackdown on e-cigarettes, packaging

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court dealt a blow to the tobacco industry Wednesday by approving sweeping new rules that will require plain cigarette packs, ban menthol cigarettes and regulate the growing electronic cigarette market. 

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Apple gets Google X lab co-founder for health projects

a shared story    11 hours 23 minutes ago
Apple confirmed Tuesday that it has hired robotics star and Google X lab co-founder Yoky Matsuoka to work on health projects. Matsuoka, a winner of the MacArthur genius award, last year left her job as a vice president at Google-owned Nest. Matsuoka will answer to Apple...(more) 

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