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Brain image study: Fructose may spur overeating

Scientists have used imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose, a sugar that saturates the American diet, can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating.

01/02/2013

Mammograms: For 1 life saved, 3 women overtreated

LONDON (AP) – Breast cancer screening for women over 50 saves lives, an independent panel in Britain has concluded, confirming findings in U.S. and other studies. But that screening comes with a cost: The review […]

10/29/2012

Report: Most women need Paps every 3 or 5 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guidelines issued today recommend that women can wait three to five years between checks for cervical cancer, depending on their age and test choice. Many medical groups have long recommended a Pap […]

10/23/2012

Common myths about breast cancer

Since this is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October is an especially good time for women to get started in habits that promote breast health. Here are some of the most common myths about breast […]

10/19/2012

Brown vetoes death-benefit bill in late action

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – An expansion of death benefits for the families of public safety workers and a renewal of the Hollywood tax credit are among the bills Gov. Jerry Brown acted upon late Sunday, […]

10/01/2012

Cancer overtakes heart disease as top US killer

NEW YORK (AP) – Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the No. 1 killer among Hispanics in the U.S., and the rest of the country may be only a few years behind. The change is […]

09/17/2012

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