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Black Women's Breast Cancer Risk Rises To Equal White Women's

African-American women's advantage in avoiding breast cancer has evaporated, with their rates rising to match white women's. Higher obesity rates, a risk factor for breast cancer, may be one reason.

Community Health Workers Reach Some Patients That Doctors Can't

Los Angeles is finding that community health workers — problem solvers who are untrained in medicine, but fluent in compassion — can be key to helping the county's sickest and neediest get better.

The Lone Star Tick May Be Spreading A New Disease Across America

An uptick in cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever may actually be due to a newer tick-borne bacterium instead. It looks like it's causing milder infections — and a lot of confusion.

TB Is Now The Top Infectious Killer (Even Though Deaths Are Down)

With 1.5 million deaths a year, tuberculosis has passed HIV/AIDS.

Ask Us Anything About How Fertility Testing Is Like A Pandora's Box

We're hosting a Reddit AMA tonight at 9 p.m. ET with Joann Galst, a psychologist who specializes in fertility issues. We'll be talking about the complex emotional issues surrounding fertility.

Oncologist Discusses Advancements In Treatment And The Ongoing War On Cancer

During his decades-long career, oncologist Vincent DeVita helped develop the combination chemotherapy regimen that cures most cases of Hodgkin's lymphoma. His new book is The Death of Cancer.
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Rev. Barry Lynn: "God And Government"

Rev. Barry Lynn has been a central player in the major church-state battles for decades. In his new book he revisits the issues that have defined his career like prayer in public school and reproductive rights.


Most E-Cigarette Users Are Current And Ex-Smokers, Not Newbies

A large study suggests some may use e-cigarettes to quit smoking tobacco. But the survey also shows that nearly 10 percent of young adults who have never smoked tobacco have used the devices.

In 'Soda Politics,' Big Soda At Crossroads Of Profit And Public Health

Marion Nestle's new book is Soda Politics: Taking On Big Soda (And Winning.) It reveals the industry's political and marketing tactics for protecting sales — and tips for advocates to fight them.

Heroin, Opioid Abuse Put Extra Strain On U.S. Foster Care System

Roughly 265,000 U.S. kids entered foster care last year — the highest number since 2008. Officials say the abuse of heroin or prescription painkillers by more parents is one reason for the increase.