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Breast Cancer Also Affects Men

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while all the pink we see on the players during NFL games in October mainly focuses our attention on how the disease affects women and what they can do about it, we should also keep in mind (or learn) that men, too, can contract breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, one in 1,000 men will fall victim to the disease, which claims the life of at least one man every day.

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The Magazine in Your Doctor’s Office Can Make You Sick

During a visit to the doctor, we almost always grab a waiting-room magazine to take our mind off what's to come. But health officials say those very periodicals could pose a health risk and actually make people sick, particularly if they're left out for a lengthy period of time and handled by multitudes of people.

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You Probably Don’t Need an Annual Checkup With Your Doctor

It would seem like getting a yearly physical would make you less likely to die of an otherwise undiagnosed malady than someone who doesn't go in for such checkups. But that may not be the case.

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At What Age Do We Stop Being ‘Young’? — Survey of the Day

In these days of 30 being the new 20 and 40 being the new 30 it can be a little difficult to derive at what age we cease being considered young. So the folks at the dating site Seeking Arrangement surveyed 1,000 of their members to get a better sense of when they think youth ends.

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Heart-Attack Victim Searches for Stranger Who Saved His Life

Toronto resident Jason Kroft, his wife and their two young children came to New York city earlier this month to visit Kroft's brother-in-law, Andrew Zeller. Zeller was giving the Canadian family a tour of 30 Rockefeller Plaza when Kroft, who had no history of heart disease, went into cardiac arrest, fell to the ground and stopped breathing.

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Paramedic Gives Cold, Elderly Man a Blanket, Gets Punished for It — Is It Fair?

A paramedic from Detroit is being punished by the powers that be because they say he had no right to give away a state-owned blanket to a man on the street just because he was cold.

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Man Discovers Skin Cancer on Scalp While Shaving Head To Support Wife’s Cancer

Talk about your lucky breaks.

Bud Stringer walked into a barber shop recently with a noble goal. His wife of twenty years, Dolly, was losing her hair due to the chemotherapy she had to take for breast cancer, and Bud wanted to show support by shaving his head as well.

Good thing too, as it revealed a cancerous melanoma on his scalp.

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Washing Your Hands Leads to Asthma, Says Science (Well, Sort Of)

Most of us have been taught that cleanliness is the best way to ensure good health. But experts now say that excessive use of things like hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial soap may be responsible for an increase in allergies and asthma among kids.

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Terminally Ill Patient Changes Life-Support Decision, Now Wants to Live

A terminally ill woman's battle with her religiously fanatical parents in court over her right to die has taken a rather unpredictable turn: She has now decided that she does not want to be removed from life support.

Last week, 28-year-old Grace SungEun Lee signed a health care proxy making her father, Reverend Manho Lee, the primary decision-maker in regards to how her health care would be administrated, according to Lee’s attorney.

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Teen Loses Stomach After Drinking Liquid Nitrogen Enhanced Cocktail

While it may seem strange, bars will sometimes use liquid nitrogen to spruce up the presentation of their drinks. Although the substance causes severe burns when touched directly, in its room-temperature gaseous form it creates a fog-like effect and should be harmless.

Trying telling that to Gaby Scanlon. The English woman was celebrating her 18th birthday with friends Thursday night when she ordered a cocktail featuring room-temperature liquid nitrogen at Oscar's Wine Bar in Lancaster.

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