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Some Oregon cities say no to pot dispensaries for now

Over 20 Oregon cities and counties are moving to temporarily ban medical marijuana dispensaries ahead of a May deadline,...

Japan drugmaker Takeda to fight $6 bln damages imposed by U.S. jury

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd said it would contest $6 billion in punitive damages imposed by a U.S. federal jury in a case...

For teen girls, fruits and veggies linked to lower risk of breast condition

Teenage girls who eat more colorful fruits and vegetables are less likely to develop benign breast disease as young adults,...

Fertility drugs not tied to long term breast cancer risk

Despite concerns and some evidence that fertility treatments increase a woman's chances of developing breast cancer, a large,...

Fukushima meltdown unlikely to lead to large number of cancers -UN scientists

Japan's Fukushima nuclear reactor meltdown in March 2011 is unlikely to lead to a large number of people developing thyroid...

Breast cancer screening a complex mix of benefits, risk

A one-size-fits-all approach in urging women to get mammography screening for breast cancer is not supported by evidence,...

Most web-based colon-screening information is lacking: study

When researchers evaluated a dozen websites meant to inform patients about colon cancer screening, most were written at too...

Japan allows people to return to Fukushima disaster 'hot zone'

For the first time since Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster more than three years ago, residents of a small district 20 km...

Eating cruciferous vegetables may lower inflammation

In a study of more than 1,000 Chinese women, those who ate the most cruciferous vegetables had substantially less inflammation...

Smoking bans cut premature births and child asthma attacks

Banning smoking in public places has helped to cut premature births by 10 percent, according to new research from the United...

U.S. advisers back DNA-based colon cancer test

A colon cancer screening method that uses stool samples won the unanimous backing of a U.S. advisory panel on Thursday, paving...

Liver transplant chances tied to distance from center

People who live the farthest from liver transplant centers may be less likely to get on a waiting list, and ultimately to...

British cost agency to take broader view of drug value

British healthcare cost agency NICE is to take a broader view of the value offered by new medicines under proposals that...

Scientists publish 'navigation maps' for human genome

A large international team of scientists has built the clearest picture yet of how human genes are regulated in the vast...

Could half of all breast cancers be prevented?

If girls and women of all ages adopted healthier lifestyle behaviors and the highest-risk women took preventive drugs like...

Radiation improves odds for some women after mastectomy

Women who have their breasts removed because of cancer may benefit from receiving radiation if they still have traces of...

Minorities most vulnerable to financial slide after breast cancer

Black and Latina breast cancer patients were more than twice as likely as white women to have lingering medical debt and...

China's face mask industry under scrutiny as pollution worsens

Chinese citizens are feverishly snapping up face masks as worsening air pollution fuels a multi-million dollar industry where...

Polluted air linked to 7 million deaths in 2012 - WHO

Air pollution killed about 7 million people in 2012, making it the world's single biggest environmental health risk, the...

Black-white disparities widening in U.S. breast cancer deaths

In the largest cities in the U.S., death rates from breast cancer have dropped across the board over 20 years, but far less...

Chemo for terminal cancer patients linked to aggressive care

Terminally ill cancer patients who received chemotherapy in the last months of life were more likely to die in an intensive...

You're not alone: Medical conspiracies believed by many

About half of American adults believe in at least one medical conspiracy theory, according to new survey results. Some conspiracy...

Archaeologists discover earliest example of human with cancer

British archaeologists have found what they say is the world's oldest complete example of a human being with metastatic cancer...

Italy prosecutors open probe against Roche, Novartis executives

Prosecutors in Rome have opened an investigation into four executives at Swiss drugmakers Roche and Novartis on suspicion...

Move to replace Pap smear with HPV test meets with skepticism

U.S. health experts recommended that a test for cancer-causing strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) be approved to replace...

Survival post-surgery linked to hospital differences

Disparities between rich and poor in who survives major cancer surgeries may have more to do with the hospitals where they're...

U.S. drugmaker to give unapproved medicine to dying Virginia boy

A dying seven-year-old boy who is suffering from a viral infection could receive an unapproved treatment as early as Wednesday...

Challenges remain before docs use whole-genome sequencing

Before doctors use technology to evaluate every "letter" in a person's DNA to detect or diagnose medical conditions, several...

Court denies Myriad motion to block rival genetic tests

Myriad Genetics Inc said a U.S. court denied its motion to temporarily stop rival Ambry Genetics Corp from selling products...

U.S. cancer doctors urge payment fix as cases set to rise

U.S. cancer doctors are worried about their ability to handle an expected surge in cancer cases in the coming years as they...

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