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Increased breast cancer risk might last decades after childbirth, study says

“What we saw was this pattern where risk was highest about five years after birth, and then it gradually declined as time went on,” said Hazel Nichols, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, who was first author of the study. Yet… Read More »

Washington woman dead from brain-eating amoeba after using neti pot filled with tap water, report says

The woman filled the neti pot with tap water, doctors said. (iStock) A Seattle, Washington woman whose brain was partly a “ball of bloody mush” after rare brain-eating amoebas infected her likely contracted the organisms after she used a neti pot full of tap water to clear her sinuses, according to a report. The woman,… Read More »

Tackling climate change could save millions of lives, report says

A report released by the World Health Organization on Wednesday details the public health benefits that could come with tackling the issue. Meeting the commitments of the 2015 Paris climate agreement could save millions of lives and hundreds of billions of dollars by the middle of the century, according to the report. Meeting the goals… Read More »