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Chemotherapy is administered to a cancer patient via intravenous drip at Duke Cancer Center in Durham, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

New drug, study method show breast cancer promise

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A novel way to speed the testing of cancer drugs and quickly separate winners from duds has yielded its first big result: an experimental medicine that shows promise against a hard-to-treat […]

12/13/2013

Electron microscope image shows an H9 T cell, colored in blue, infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), yellow. (AP Photo/NIAID)

HIV-like virus suppressed in monkey experiment

NEW YORK (AP) — Doctors may one day be able to control a patient’s HIV infection in a new way: injecting swarms of germ-fighting antibodies, two new studies suggest. In monkeys, that strategy sharply reduced […]

10/30/2013

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Anxious waiting for word of missing in Colo floods

LYONS, Colo. (AP) — Gerald Guntle dials his sister’s home multiple times a day, desperate to find out if she survived the widespread flooding that shattered the Rocky Mountain foothill town of Lyons, but the […]

09/16/2013

A study participant plays NeuroRacer in San Francisco. (AP Photo/The Gazzaley Lab)

Video game boosts mental abilities in older folks

NEW YORK (AP) — It probably won’t become as popular as “Grand Theft Auto,” but a specialized video game may help older people boost mental skills like handling multiple tasks at once. In a preliminary […]

09/04/2013

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Gene test may help guide prostate cancer treatment

(AP) – A new genetic test to gauge the aggressiveness of prostate cancer may help tens of thousands of men each year decide whether they need to treat their cancer right away or can safely […]

05/07/2013

Mortality-test

Your chances of dying by 2023? Test offers a clue

CHICAGO (AP) — Want to know your chances of dying in the next 10 years? If you’re over 50, a new mortality index can give you a clue.

03/05/2013

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Women have caught up to men on lung cancer risk

(AP) — U.S. women who smoke today have a much greater risk of dying from lung cancer than they did decades ago, partly because they are starting younger and smoking more — that is, they are lighting up like men, new research shows.

01/23/2013

Gov Jerry Brown

Gov. Brown to work during cancer treatment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California Gov. Jerry Brown is being treated for early stage prostate cancer, but the 74-year-old chief executive plans to maintain his regular schedule as he undergoes radiation therapy over the next month.

12/13/2012

OB/GYNs back over-the-counter birth control pills

WASHINGTON (AP) – No prescription or doctor’s exam needed: The nation’s largest group of obstetricians and gynecologists says birth control pills should be sold over the counter, like condoms. Tuesday’s surprise opinion from these gatekeepers […]

11/20/2012

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