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The Future of Cancer: Prevention and Precision Medicine

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Canadian researchers discover new breast cancer gene mutation

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  • Merck's diabetes drug Januvia succeeds in heart safety trial 2 minutes 38 seconds ago

    Merck and Co's diabetes drug Januvia achieved the main goal of a long-awaited heart safety study, according to preliminary results released by the drugmaker on Monday, … More »Merck's diabetes drug Januvia succeeds in heart safety trial

    Merck and Co's diabetes drug Januvia achieved the main goal of a long-awaited heart safety study, according to preliminary results released by the drugmaker on Monday, likely removing a cloud of uncertainty from its biggest product. Merck shares rose nearly 4 percent in after-hours trading following the announcement on …

  • Cellphones may distract parents while children play at parks 4 minutes 6 seconds ago

    By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Cellphones are one of the most common distractions for caregivers to overcome while supervising children at playgrounds, new … More »Cellphones may distract parents while children play at parks

    By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Cellphones are one of the most common distractions for caregivers to overcome while supervising children at playgrounds, new research finds. When caregivers were observed at playgrounds, cellphones were involved in about 30 percent of distractions, investigators reported in two …

  • U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington
    Republicans reach deal for budget plan, target Obamacare 19 minutes ago

    By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican budget negotiators on Monday reached a compromise deal for the first joint House-Senate budget in six years, one that … More »Republicans reach deal for budget plan, target Obamacare

    U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington

    By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican budget negotiators on Monday reached a compromise deal for the first joint House-Senate budget in six years, one that seeks to boost military spending while calling for deep cuts to social programs to eliminate deficits in a decade. Instead, it will focus on the use of …

  • Conservative MP Steven Fletcher is shown in a Thursday March 27, 2014 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
    No new assisted death law before election, but consultations soon: MacKay 24 minutes ago

    The federal government will not introduce new legislation to govern doctor-assisted dying before the expected October federal election, Justice Minister Peter MacKay … More »No new assisted death law before election, but consultations soon: MacKay

    Conservative MP Steven Fletcher is shown in a Thursday March 27, 2014 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

    The federal government will not introduce new legislation to govern doctor-assisted dying before the expected October federal election, Justice Minister Peter MacKay said Monday. Rather, said MacKay, the government will soon reveal details of its long-promised public consultations on the emotionally charged issue, noting …

  • Shock turns to anger as Nepalese wait for quake assistance 28 minutes ago

    By Rupam Jain Nair and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Shock turned to anger in Nepal on Tuesday, as some of the tens of thousands of people stricken by the weekend's … More »Shock turns to anger as Nepalese wait for quake assistance

    By Rupam Jain Nair and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Shock turned to anger in Nepal on Tuesday, as some of the tens of thousands of people stricken by the weekend's devastating earthquake expressed frustration at what they said was their government's slow response to the crisis. International aid has finally begun …

  • (Reuters) - Medtronic Plc has agreed to resolve U.S. regulators' allegations it violated quality standards for making its SynchroMed implantable drug pump, which delivers medications to cancer patients and others with chronic pain. Medtronic failed to correct problems that could lead to a patient receiving too much or …

  • By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - A Connecticut teenager who was forced by the state Supreme Court to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer will be released on Monday after finishing treatment in good health, her lawyer said. Cassandra C, as the 17-year-old has been identified in court papers, has been in state …

  • By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - Men who crave the benefits of yoga, but recoil at sharing the experience with a room full of women are turning to Broga, a rugged take on the 3,000-year-old practice of movement and breath. Broga celebrates the physical over the spiritual, and strength over flexibility. “I consider …

  • A coaster as part of an alcohol awareness campaign is seen Monday, April 27, 2015 in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Nunavut politicians are once again facing the emotional issue of whether to open the territory's first retail store to buy alcohol. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

    Canada's most restrictive liquor laws may be about to loosen as Nunavut politicians grapple again with the emotional issue of whether to allow the territory's first retail store for alcohol. "It's a very sensitive topic and a topic where people have very, very strong beliefs," said Chris D'Arcy, the territory's deputy …

  • By P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO (Reuters) - Initial tests have found five probable new cases of the rapidly spreading avian influenza on commercial poultry sites in Iowa, affecting an estimated 6 million birds, the state's agriculture department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday. If these tests are positive, …

  • Health Canada says the U.K. distributor of the Bednest bedside crib, which has one side lower to allow positioning near a bed and access to an infant for care and feeding, is being recalled because the product is not compliant with Canadian regulations. Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents related to …

  • Health officials say the likely source of the botulism outbreak that killed one person and sickened many others at an Ohio church potluck dinner was home-canned potatoes used in a potato salad. The Ohio Department of Health said Monday that testing has narrowed the source to potato salad served at the April 19 potluck …

  • By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Filming teens while they drive and blocking cell phone signals inside their cars may both help reduce distractions that lead to crashes, a small study suggests. "We found a large, significant reduction in high-risk driving events like hard braking and sudden swerving," said lead study …

  • FILE - In this June 3, 2008 file photo, Tianna Swisher, a student at Liberty Valley Elementary School in Danville, Pa., attempts to drink from the water fountain at Montour Preserve near Washingtonville, Pa., during an outdoor field trip. Fluoride in drinking water, credited with dramatically cutting cavities and tooth decay, may now be too much of a good thing. It's causing spots on some kids' teeth. The federal government announced Monday, April 27, 2015, that it is lowering the recommended level of fluoride in drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years. (Bill Hughes/Press-Enterprise via AP, File)

    The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride in drinking water because some kids are getting too much, causing white splotches on their teeth. It's primarily a cosmetic issue, said Deputy Surgeon General Boris Lushniak, in announcing the new standard Monday. About 70 years ago, scientists discovered that …

  • By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - According to a new analysis of nationwide surveys, teens report less texting while driving in the years following statewide bans. Rates of texting while driving seem to be declining, “which is great,” he told Reuters Health by phone. The researchers used the 2011 and 2013 rounds of …