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  • Aromasin Cuts Risk Of Breast Cancer In Some Groups

    Aromasin Cuts Risk Of Breast Cancer In Some Groups
    The estrogen-blocker Aromasin was found to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by 65 percent in post-menopausal women at high risk for breast cancer, researchers said on Saturday. A late-stage trial of 4,560 post-menopausal women who were at...
  • How to stop persistent anal itching

    How to stop persistent anal itching
    Q: What's the best treatment to relieve anal itching? A: Anal itching is common and can be intense. Doctors call it pruritus ani. Usually there is no specific medical cause. Itching arises because the anus is a very sensitive area and a dirty area....
  • Proton therapy is fulfilling its promise

    The best-kept secret in cancer treatment is gaining widespread attention in part from local news at Hampton University. When the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute officially opened in October, it put proton therapy on the map not only in...
  • Morphea: What treatments can help my thick skin?

    Morphea: What treatments can help my thick skin?
    Q: I was diagnosed with morphea about three years ago. I understand there's no cure, but I'm looking at treatments to improve the condition. I know there's light therapy and I found some information on herbal medicines on the Internet. Are there any other...
  • Online Dish: Forget Lorena Bobbit! Wife Chops Off Hubby's Penis, Tosses in Garbage Disposal

    Online Dish: Forget Lorena Bobbit!  Wife Chops Off Hubby's Penis, Tosses in Garbage Disposal
    Catherine Becker, 48, is in the joint, accused of chopping off her estranged hubby's penis and tossing it in the garbage disposal. Becker started the master plan by lacing her husband's food with an unknown drug or poison, not feeling well, he went to...
  • Fmr Seattle Police Chief Kerlikowske Collapses

    Fmr Seattle Police Chief Kerlikowske Collapses
    The White House 'Drug Czar' and former Seattle Police Chief, Gil Kerlikowske, collapsed twice while in Boston Tuesday. According to The Boston Globe, Kerlikowske fainted about 2 p.m. while talking to law students at Harvard. He was taken to Massachusetts...
  • Funeral Services Held for Geraldine Ferraro in New York

    Funeral Services Held for Geraldine Ferraro in New York
    NEW YORK -- Funeral services for former vice-presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro were held Thursday morning in New York. The 9:30 a.m. service at the Church of Saint Vincent Ferrer was for family and friends and was closed to the press, a family...
  • Ferraro, First Woman On U.S. Presidential Ticket, Dies

    Ferraro, First Woman On U.S. Presidential Ticket, Dies
    Geraldine Ferraro, the Democratic congresswoman who became the first woman on a major party presidential ticket as Walter Mondale's running mate in 1984, died on Saturday at the age of 75, her family said. Ferraro died at Massachusetts General Hospital...
  • NY Woman Held As Sex Slave After Being Lured With Craigslist Post

    NY Woman Held As Sex Slave After Being Lured With Craigslist Post
    A New York woman getting ready to move to New England found a possible home on Craigslist and flew up to take a tour with the owner, a New Hampshire town official, on March 5th. However, police say that Salem planning board member Jeffrey Gray, 48,...
  • What causes a narrow esophagus?

    What causes a narrow esophagus?
    Q: I have trouble swallowing that is accompanied by chest pain. Tests show I have a narrowing of the esophagus. What does this mean and what should I do? A: I interpret your problem to mean that when you swallow solid foods, they lodge in your...
  • Blood test shows promise for detecting cancer

    Blood test shows promise for detecting cancer
    A blood test that could spot a single cancer cell among a billion healthy ones is moving one step closer to being available at your doctor's office, researchers announced Monday. According to Johnson & Johnson, a $30-million investment in a new test that...
  • Study Shows 41 Percent Of Youth Arrested By Age 23

    Study Shows 41 Percent Of Youth Arrested By Age 23
    Young people wind up in handcuffs more than ever, according to a study released Monday by the journal Pediatrics. Of young adults and adolescents in the U.S., 41 percent of have been arrested by age 23, and this statistic doesn't even include minor...