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    • 17 JUL 18
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    Cancer death rates decline – with one notable exception

    U.S. death rates from liver cancer have risen steadily since 2000, resulting in the disease going from the ninth-leading cause of cancer death to the sixth, a new report finds. The change comes as U.S. cancer death rates overall — meaning rates for all combined cancers — have declined since 1990, according to the report, published today

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    • 17 JUL 18
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    FDA OKs first drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack

    U.S. regulators Friday approved the first treatment for smallpox — a deadly disease that was wiped out four decades ago — in case the virus is used in a terror attack. Smallpox, which is highly contagious, was eradicated worldwide by 1980 after a huge vaccination campaign. Before that, the World Health Organization estimates that the

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    • 16 JUL 18
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    FDA OK’s first drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack

    U.S. regulators Friday approved the first treatment for smallpox — a deadly disease that was wiped out four decades ago — in case the virus is used in a terror attack. Smallpox, which is highly contagious, was eradicated worldwide by 1980 after a huge vaccination campaign. Before that, the World Health Organization estimates that the

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    • 13 JUL 18
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    Johnson & Johnson still battling thousands of cases involving its baby powder

    A jury in St. Louis has awarded nearly $4.7 billion in damages to a group of women who said Johnson & Johnson talc products caused them to develop ovarian cancer. But the company is still battling thousands of cases involving its baby powder. Toni Roberts, 61, believes the company’s talcum powder products caused her ovarian

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    • 13 JUL 18
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    Teen sent to burn unit after giant hogweed touches his face

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — A run-in with an invasive plant has landed a Virginia teen in a hospital with second- and third-degree burns. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports 17-year-old Alex Childress came across a large plant Tuesday while working a summer landscaping job, and it briefly brushed his face and arm as he cut it down. It

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    • 12 JUL 18
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    Did California fires bring on cluster of mystery rashes?

    RANCHO CORDOVA, California — A California community is itching for answers after several neighbors reported getting rashes and what appears to be a bizarre allergic reaction. Many of the incidents happened last weekend in Rancho Cordova at a time when several fires broke out nearby. That made many people wonder if the smoke in the air

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    • 12 JUL 18
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    Latest death shines light on Rocky Mountain spotted fever

    MADISON, Wis. — Health officials are confirming Wisconsin’s first documented death from Rocky Mountain spotted fever. The state Department of Health Services announced Tuesday the tick-borne disease has killed a woman from La Crosse County. Jo Foellimi, a La Crosse County public health nurse, says the woman got a tick bite while camping in western

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