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5 Things Doctors Want You To Know About America's Quest To Cure Cancer

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living

During his final State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Barack Obama charged his vice president with spearheading a “moonshot” endeav...

Does Study of Down Syndrome Hold a Possible Cancer Cure?

Joaquin M. Espinosa | Posted 12.15.2014 | Science
Joaquin M. Espinosa

Remarkably, people with Down syndrome have an increased incidence of leukemia but a much lower incidence of solid tissue tumors. What is it about the extra copy of chromosome 21 that protects them from solid tumors but predisposes them to blood cancers?

The Invisible Epidemic: Lesbians and Cancer

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Victoria A. Brownworth

Now the pink has been put away for another year and breast cancer is no longer in the spotlight. Unless you happen to be a breast cancer survivor or be battling the disease yourself, that is -- like me and millions of other women, many of us lesbians.

Love, Loss and Conquering Cancer

Bill Couzens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

There are many reasons cancer has become ingrained in the landscape of our lives. Cancer prevention should be on the top of every corporate spreadsheet. How would that change the way we do business? What could that do to expand corporate social responsibility?

The Republican Version of Suicide Bombing

Andy Ostroy | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

A person walks into a foreign cafe, a disco or a bus with explosives strapped to his or her body. In a flash there's horrific carnage and, soon after,...

Government Shutdown Consequences Go Beyond The Capitol Building

Reuters | Posted 11.29.2013 | Politics

By Patrick Temple-West and Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) - The most iconic image from the last big shutdown of the...

Bold Brain-Mapping Initiative Comes Into Focus

Posted 05.15.2013 | Science

By: Denise Chow, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 05/15/2013 08:08 AM EDT on LiveScience An ambitious, federally funded research initiative aim...

Door-to-Balloon Time Shorter With EMT Diagnosis: Heart Month -- Day 24

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Hospitals and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) have been implementing strategies to decrease door-to-balloon (D2B) time. Not familiar with D2B? It's the term for the time it takes to get a heart attack victim to the hospital for a cardiac angioplasty procedure (heart cath).

Day Seven: Angry? Lonely? Tired? Ask Your Heart What it Knows

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Patriots fans, take good care of yourselves -- fans of losing teams in major sporting events have been known to experience higher risks of heart attacks for a couple weeks following an emotional championship game. Don't kill the messenger!

National Cancer Institute Scrubs "Antitumoral Effect" of Cannabinoids From Website

Russ Belville | Posted 06.08.2011 | Home
Russ Belville

Last Wednesday on our NORML Stash blog we pointed out this incredible paragraph on the website of the National Cancer Institute at on their...

Study: Investment In Early Childhood Ed Produces Big Returns For Kids, Taxpayers

USA Today | Liz Szabo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Investing in early childhood education can yield impressive economic benefits -- both for children and taxpayers, according to a National Institutes o...

Medical Entrepreneurship: A New Movement to Accelerate Cures

Anthony Tjan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anthony Tjan

Pioneers of the medical entrepreneurship movement are taking bigger risks on researchers, asking them to focus their energies on the initiatives that have the largest potential impact.

Grant Scams Abound -- But There Are Billions Available From The Federal Government for Technical Research and Development

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Yes, there are federal grants available to for-profit companies. But they are mostly limited to technical research and knowing which federal agencies need what you have to offer.

Bill Walton Shines a Light on Chronic Pain

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

Basketball legend Bill Walton is beloved as much for his boundless enthusiasm and quirky individualism as for his hoops heroism. But the class and perseverance he's shown through decades of severe chronic back, leg and foot pain might just top his most courageous courtside achievements.

A New Recipe for Heart Health

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

Today, heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States. Sudden cardiac death is the most frequent presentation of the disease in women.

A Level-4 Biolab Grows in Boston: Pathogens Welcome

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

We are in the grips of a military-industrial complex for whom projects such as the Boston Biolab are as much meat and potatoes as any multi-billion dollar weapon system, no matter how dubious the need.

Three Tips for Growing Younger with Age

Carole Carson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Carson

If you are willing to exercise regularly and eat on the slim side, even though the clock is ticking away, you can perform well both physically and mentally into your 90s.

Young Science USA

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Gentile

If the future of our nation is not continually renewed by young Americans well supported in their advanced scientific research, we likely will have a very dim future indeed.

Francis Collins and the Challenge of the NIH

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Gentile

Dr. Collins has an unparalleled perspective on the nature of genetics and genomics, subjects that are the basis of a powerful new paradigm fueling collaborations among medical researchers.

Researcher Says Women's Initiation of Domestic Violence Predicts Risk to Women

Glenn Sacks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Glenn Sacks

While studies have consistently found that women initiate as much violence against their male partners as vice versa, two-thirds of domestic violence injuries are suffered by women.

Elizabeth Edwards And Us: Lessons In Resilience

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Elizabeth Edwards is more than just a victim. She's also a powerful champion for women's health care and cancer issues. This is where my story intersects with hers.