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Deadly Skin Cancer Cases Jump 200 Percent Since 1973

The U.S. Surgeon General warns that skin cancer is a "major public health problem" and is urging Americans to take immediate preventive measures.






Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:02:40 GMT
Surgeon General: Skin Cancer Is a 'Major Public Health Problem'

There has been an alarming 200 percent spike in melanoma cases since 1973, many of them among teens and young adults.






Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:58:08 GMT
Fruits and Veggies: All You Need is Five

If all you want to do is lower your risk of dying soon, just eat five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, researchers say.






Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:00:55 GMT
Soda Loses Fizz: Two-Thirds Avoid Pop

The bubble has burst for soft drinks, with two-thirds of Americans saying they're actively avoiding drinking the beverage.






Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:39:58 GMT
Money Over Medical: Why We Don't Yet Have an Ebola Vaccine

Ebola may be making headlines, but it's not a big potential source of money for drug companies.






Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:21:35 GMT
7 Things You're Doing Wrong to Avoid Skin Cancer

Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is on the rise. So the U.S. Surgeon General has released a Call to Action to help prevent the disease.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:19:39 GMT
Experimental Malaria Vaccine Protects Babies

An experimental malaria vaccine being developed by one of the worlds biggest drug companies has protected small babies for as long as 18 months.






Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:44:09 GMT
'Lost a Best Friend': American Dies in Ebola Outbreak

Patrick Sawyer, 40, collapsed July 20 in Lagos after falling noticeably ill. His wife, from Coon Rapids, Minnesota, believes his sister infected him.






Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:10:13 GMT
Vets to Fired Pot Doc: 'We've Got Your Back'

Backers of fired pot researcher Dr. Sue Sisley argue her dismissal reveals the forces blocking marijuana from reaching the medical mainstream.






Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:15:48 GMT
Three Myths About the Sun and Sunscreens

Dr. Nancy debunks three myths surrounding sunscreen.






Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:29:39 GMT
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