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August 15, 2014

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9:01 PM | Twenty-three years and millions served: CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
Next time someone asks you what exactly public health does, repeat this number: 4.3 million. That’s the number of women — mothers, sisters, wives, aunts, grandmothers, daughters and friends — who might have otherwise gone without timely breast and cervical cancer screenings if it weren’t for public health and its commitment to prevention.
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9:01 PM | Twenty-three years and millions served: CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
Next time someone asks you what exactly public health does, repeat this number: 4.3 million. That’s the number of women — mothers, sisters, wives, aunts, grandmothers, daughters and friends — who might have otherwise gone without timely breast and cervical cancer screenings if it weren’t for public health and its commitment to prevention.

August 14, 2014

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12:25 PM | How Not to Stink!
Last week we looked at why we sweat and why it smells, but it doesn’t have to be like that! We saw that sweat can be affected by many factors – including  how many X chromosomes you have (by the way, if genetics is not your strong point, females are XX while males are XY). [...]
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August 12, 2014

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8:09 PM | How Breast Cancer Uses the Power of Mammary Stem Cells
Dr. David ChereshDuring pregnancy, certain hormones trigger specialized mammary stem cells to create milk-producing cells essential to lactation. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center have found that mammary stem cells associated with the pregnant mammary gland are related to stem cells found in breast cancer.Writing in the August 11, 2014 issue of Developmental Cell, David A. Cheresh, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Pathology and […]

August 01, 2014

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4:49 PM | The contraceptive Pill and cancer – a look behind today’s headlines
We take a brief look at what today’s study really shows about higher oestrogen Pills, and the bigger picture of the Pill and cancer risk
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