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Youth in Well-off Nations Amoke, Drink Less Than in 2010: WHO

Youth in Well-off Nations Amoke, Drink Less Than in 2010: WHO

  Paris, France – The number of teenagers trying alcohol or cigarettes before they turn 14 has dropped, especially among girls, according to a World Health Organization study of 42 well-off ...

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‘Surprising Gaps’ in Ovarian Cancer Research: US Report

‘Surprising Gaps’ in Ovarian Cancer Research: US Report

  Miami, United States – Ovarian cancer, often called the “silent killer,” is poorly understood by researchers and often does not even originate in the ovaries, a US panel said. With ...

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Patient Wears 3-D Glasses During Brain Surgery

Patient Wears 3-D Glasses During Brain Surgery

  Paris, France – In a world first, a patient in France undergoing brain surgery while conscious wore virtual reality glasses as doctors removed a cancerous tumour, the chief surgeon told ...

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Men Face Higher Risk of Cancers Linked to Oral Sex

Men Face Higher Risk of Cancers Linked to Oral Sex

  Washington, United States – Men are twice as likely as women to get cancer of the mouth and throat linked to the human papillomavirus, or HPV, one of the most ...

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Bananas May Help Detect, Cure Skin Cancer: Study

Bananas May Help Detect, Cure Skin Cancer: Study

  Paris, France – The black spots on old banana peels may unlock a faster, easier diagnosis of human skin cancer, boosting survival chances, scientists said. When bananas ripen, their skin ...

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Study Quantifies Faulty Gene’s Role in Ovary Cancer Risk

Study Quantifies Faulty Gene’s Role in Ovary Cancer Risk

  Paris, France – Women who carry an inherited fault in the BRIP1 gene are three times more likely to develop ovarian cancer than those without it, researchers said. The gene ...

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The Decades-long Quest to Cure Cancer

The Decades-long Quest to Cure Cancer

  Paris, France – US President Barack Obama’s announcement of a “moonshot” bid to curecancer, continues a centuries-long quest to defeat a disease which kills over eight million people every year. ...

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