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Tick-repelling clothes might actually stop the little blood-suckers, CDC says...
24 May 2018 at 11:34am

Kansas City Star

Tick-repelling clothes might actually stop the little blood-suckers, CDC says
Kansas City Star
Clothing treated with the insecticide permethrin had "strong toxic effects" on three species of ticks known to spread illnesses such as Lyme disease in the United States, a CDC study has found. In other words, tick-repelling clothing might actually ...
Bug-borne disease monitoring project finds deer ticks on the rise in MidwestEurekAlert (press release)
Permethrin-Treated Clothing May Di...

FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves - Fox News
24 May 2018 at 10:52am

Fox News

FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves
Fox News
The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (AP). Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about ...
Stop Using OTC Benzocaine Teething Products, FDA SaysMedscape
Teething Products Containing Benzocaine Not Safe For Kids: FDAPatch.com
FDA Warns Parents About The Dangers O...

Younger American women more likely to get lung cancer than men - CNN
24 May 2018 at 10:27am

CNN

Younger American women more likely to get lung cancer than men
CNN
(CNN) Historically, men have been more likely to develop lung cancer than women in the United States, but new research indicates that this sex-based trend has flipped, with the greatest shift occurring among whites and some Hispanics born after the ...
Lung Cancer Rate Now Rising Faster in Young WomenWebMD
Lung cancer rates in younger white and Hispanic women surpass those of menWashington Post
Lung Cancer in Younger Women Now B...

Heavier Women May Face Higher Cancer Risks: Study - WebMD
24 May 2018 at 9:18am

WebMD

Heavier Women May Face Higher Cancer Risks: Study
WebMD
By Steven Reinberg. HealthDay Reporter. THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Excessive weight gain is never a good idea for health. Now, new research supports the notion that putting on pounds raises cancer risks for middle-aged women.
Report: Obesity linked to these 12 types of cancers, including breast and colorectalUSA TODAY
Overweight and obesity make up for more than 15000 cancer cases per year in BrazilMedical Xpress
10-year ...

Instagram model dies after promising followers terminal cancer was 'only a ph...
24 May 2018 at 6:25am

Fox News

Instagram model dies after promising followers terminal cancer was 'only a phase'
Fox News
Nara Almeida, who documented and shared her stomach cancer battle with over 4.6 million followers on Instagram, died at age 24. (@almeidanara). A popular Brazilian model who documented her fight against cancer on social media has died. Nara Almeida ...
Nara Almeida, 24: Young Brazilian Blogger Dies After Year-Long Battle With Stomach CancerHollywood Life

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