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Cancer Cases Rising At An Alarming Rate Worldwide

Tue, 2014-02-04 16:09

The long-held idea that cancer is a disease of the rich is slowly being undermined. The world now records about 14 million new cancer cases each year, a study found. The majority of these cases occur in developing countries, which aren't equipped to detect and treat the disease.

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Watch The Creationism Vs. Evolution Debate: Ken Ham And Bill Nye

Tue, 2014-02-04 15:55

Does it damage children to teach them biblical creationism? What are the costs of denying evolution, one of biology's core tenets? Those are the questions for Tuesday night, in a live debate between best-selling Christian author Ken Ham and Emmy Award-winning science educator Bill Nye.

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RNC Highlights Black History Month With Radio Ads

Tue, 2014-02-04 15:27

After a presidential election where GOP nominee Mitt Romney won just 6 percent of the black vote, the Republican National Committee is asking African-Americans to give the party another look.

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Spike In Heroin Use Can Be Traced To Prescription Pads

Tue, 2014-02-04 15:11

Heroin overdose deaths have increased significantly in the U.S. over the past five years. Experts point to aggressive prescribing of opioid drugs for pain about 15 years ago as a reason why. Heroin users often say their addiction began with exposure to painkillers like OxyContin.

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The View From Down There: FDA Approves Pill-Cam For Colon Exams

Tue, 2014-02-04 15:11

Patients who undergo colon screenings might breathe a little easier now that U.S. regulators have approved a pill containing two cameras. The PillCam Colon is minimally invasive and runs on batteries, its maker says.

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When His Pit Burned Down, Southern BBQ Master Took Hogs On Tour

Tue, 2014-02-04 14:49

Rodney Scott's legendary South Carolina barbecue cookhouse went up in flames last year, so friends of the pit master cooked up a plan to help him rebuild. Scott is now making a comeback with his Bar-B-Que in Exile Tour and bringing people together with his whole hog barbecue.

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RNC's Priebus Insists Minority Outreach Effort Is Built To Last

Tue, 2014-02-04 14:27

Much of politics is about symbols and gestures. And there were plenty of them at the historic Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C., where the Republican National Committee marked Black History Month.

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Obama Secures Funding To Help Connect Students To Internet

Tue, 2014-02-04 14:24

Apple, Microsoft, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint pledged $750 million in equipment and services. Obama said this is part of an initiative that seeks to connect almost all American students to high speed Internet within five years.

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Higher Blood Pressure At 18 Means Hardening Arteries At 40

Tue, 2014-02-04 13:49

Blood pressure is just not on the radar of most young adults. But even slightly elevated pressure before age 25 can lead to higher heart disease risk in middle age, a study finds. Young people can reduce their risk by exercising, eating right and avoiding smoking.

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Iran's Nuclear Talks: What To Expect Next

Tue, 2014-02-04 13:14

Iran, the U.S. and five other world powers will meet later this month in Vienna. But the quest for a long-term deal on Iran's nuclear program will have to overcome the deep mistrust that was on display at a security conference in Munich.

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Lawyer's Local-Market Super Bowl Spot Is An On-Fire Smash

Tue, 2014-02-04 13:07

The TV spot has won fans online, thanks to its use of slow motion, quick edits, smoke and fire to create an atmosphere that would suit a trailer for a new action hero. Attorney Jamie Casino is riding a wave of popularity as a result.

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Are We Paying $8 Billion Too Much For Mammograms?

Tue, 2014-02-04 13:07

Billions of dollars are spent each year on mammograms to screen for breast cancer. If American women are screened less frequently, the cost savings might be used to better tailor the care for women at an increased risk of cancer.

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Senate Steps Into The Data Breach Controversy

Tue, 2014-02-04 13:00

The Senate Judiciary Committee spent the day looking into recent data thefts at Target and Neiman Marcus. Lawmakers know there is a big problem, but they are struggling with what role the federal government should play is creating new standards to safeguard consumer data.

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It's Three's Company Now: Microsoft Names New CEO

Tue, 2014-02-04 13:00

Satya Nadella is just the third CEO in Microsoft's 39-year history. He's a Microsoft insider tasked with re-energizing the company and making it more relevant in a future likely to be dominated by mobile technology. As Nadella moves into his new role, he will be supported by Bill Gates, who is stepping down as chairman to become more involved with technology development.

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Is Obamacare A Job Killer? New Estimates Suggest It Might Be

Tue, 2014-02-04 13:00

A new front has opened in the political battle over the Affordable Care Act, with Tuesday's release of the Congressional Budget Office's annual budget and economic outlook. The economists updated an earlier estimate about how many workers would leave the workforce because they no longer needed a job to have health care coverage — revising upward from 800,000 people to over 2 million people. Republicans pounced on the higher number, and President Obama now finds himself playing defense.

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Case Sheds Light On The Murky World Of Asbestos Litigation

Tue, 2014-02-04 13:00

Asbestos lawsuits have bankrupted scores of companies since the 1980s. In one case, a federal judge found that lawyers for people with a rare cancer linked to asbestos misled courts and made evidence disappear. The judge's decision could affect what other companies must pay victims in the future.

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Countdown To Sochi: Will The City Be Ready?

Tue, 2014-02-04 13:00

With the Winter Olympics just days away, the status of preparations in Sochi is mixed: Housing for the athletes has been getting rave reviews, but hotels and other buildings are still unfinished.

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Sweet Tooth Gone Bad: Why 22 Teaspoons Of Sugar Per Day Is Risky

Tue, 2014-02-04 12:57

Americans who got a quarter of their daily calories from sugar were twice as likely to die from heart disease as those who limited their intake to much lower levels, fresh research finds. Unfortunately, most of us have a sugar habit that puts us in the danger zone.

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Congress Sends Five-Year Farm Bill To White House

Tue, 2014-02-04 12:38

With a vote of 68-32, the Senate approved a sweeping farm bill Tuesday that will set rules and practices for American agriculture. The bill does away with controversial direct cash payments made to farmers under a subsidy system, replacing it with crop insurance.

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Drugmakers And NIH Band Together To Speed Up Research

Tue, 2014-02-04 12:31

Ten pharmaceutical companies have agreed to cooperate with the National Institutes of Health in the hunt for new medicines to treat Alzheimer's disease, Type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. All the scientific data produced by the venture will be shared publicly.

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