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Breast cancer is most often associated with women, but the truth is that men can also get it. Continue reading to learn more about how breast cancer affects men, as well as what you can do to reduce your risk of developing it.

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The U.S. healthcare system is produced and fueled by crony capitalism. Activist investor Dave Chase bottom lined the result (Forbes): “The Middle Class is in a 20-year long economic depression that is at least 95 percent due to health care.”

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It's true that some people, and some groups of people, have a greater susceptibility to certain addictions than others. But it's a mistake to think that those with different susceptibilities are immune from the hazards of addiction.

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A smile that reveals a set of dazzling white, perfectly straight teeth is nearly impossible to ignore. Not only are great smiles appealing, they also indicate good health and strong finances.

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When Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was asked point-blank, during a 2010 trade mission in Canada, if “cloned cows or their offspring have made it into the North American food supply,” his answers were not comforting.

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In Los Angeles, reporter Peiwen Jing finds that the public health system could be doing far more to reach out to Chinese immigrants about health care coverage and access to care.
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A British High Court judge has reinstated Dr. Waney Squier’s right to practice medicine, in a decision that dismissed as “unsustainable” a number of findings by a tribunal appointed by the General Medical Council (GMC) in 2015 to investigate her testimony in a series of shaken baby cases. A well res

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You might think that tooth decay was a disease only seen in elderly patients, but the fact of the matter is that teeth can decay long before they are fully matured. In countries where dental care is seen as a luxury rather than a necessity, oral health deficiencies are prevalent in people of all age

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A reporter who was on the scene shortly after the terror attack in San Bernardino follows up with the victims and first responders over the following year to understand how the event impacted their mental health.
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Voiness Nyatsuro (35) a mother of two gave birth to triplets, two boys and a girl on January 28 ,2016 when she least expected it ....

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