10-year results of NRG Oncology/NSABP B-42 trial

SAN ANTONIO, TX — In the updated results from NRG Oncology/NSABP B-42 trial through 10 years of observation, extending letrozole therapy for additional five years after five years of adjuvant endocrine therapy resulted in a statistically significant improvement in the 10-year disease-free survival (DFS) of postmenopausal women with hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. The study continues to…

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Study highlights high cost of fossil fuel pollution on children’s health

A new study by researchers at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH) at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health is the first to compile the estimated per-case costs of six childhood health conditions linked to air pollution—estimates that can be incorporated into benefits assessments of air pollution regulations and climate change mitigation policies.…

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People willing to risk near-certain death for an HIV cure

NEW YORK — Nearly one-quarter of people living with HIV were willing to risk near-certain death in a clinical trial, if volunteering for the trial would help find a cure for the disease, according to the new study «HIV Cure Research.» «I am not going to live forever,» said one interviewee, «it is about the…

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Comprehensive background check policies effective in Oregon but not in Washington

(SACRAMENTO) — Stronger comprehensive background check (CBC) policies enacted 2014 in Washington and 2015 in Oregon require private gun sellers to conduct background checks before selling firearms. But have these newly enacted laws resulted in more background checks for private-party sales — the major source of guns for persons who commit crimes and are prohibited…

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Folate vs. folic acid: What to know

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Although they are very similar, there are some key differences between folic acid and folate. Both relate to vitamin B-9, which plays a key role in preventing birth irregularities and aiding the production of healthy red…

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JR’s Street Gallery Comes Indoors

On a fall day at the Brooklyn Museum, it was hard for JR, the most recognizable anonymous artist in the world, to go more than a few steps without a wave of double takes and a trail of enthusiastic fans. JR, who is 36 and was born in France, has been in the public sphere…

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At the End of Life, Most Americans Are Dying at Home

For the first time over a half century, more people in the United States are dying at home than in hospitals, a remarkable turnabout in Americans’ view of a so-called “good death.” In 2017, 29.8 percent of deaths by natural causes occurred in hospitals, and 30.7 percent at home, researchers reported on Wednesday in the…

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A Student Who Makes African Emojis

Name: O’Plérou Grebet Age: 22 Hometown: Abidjan, Ivory Coast Now lives: With his family in a single-story house in Abidjan. Claim to fame: Using text messages as his medium, Mr. Grebet is an Ivorian digital artist who has created more than 365 free emojis that portray contemporary African life, including a zebra-striped plastic teakettle sold…

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What to know about getting pregnant after an abortion

A woman considering an abortion may wonder about any effects on future pregnancies. In most cases, an abortion does not affect fertility and has no impact on other pregnancies. There are two methods: medical abortion and surgical abortion. The type that a woman chooses may depend on several factors, including how far along the pregnancy…

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Terry de Havilland, Cobbler to the Stars, Is Dead at 81

If you wanted style and edge in your footwear in the 1970s, Terry de Havilland was your go-to designer. He offered gravity-defying wedges with metallic accents. Also bondage boots. Even winkle-pickers. They came in his favored psychedelic colors, inspired by his frequent LSD trips. Mr. de Havilland, a noted party boy and cobbler to the…

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