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  1. Life After a Brain Tumor: One Man's Story

    During the fall of 1995, I had just turned 40 and was at the top of my legal profession. But I suddenly found myself getting totally exhausted each weekend. I was of no use to my wife, Ellie, or my kids. One morning while using the treadmill, I saw stars. I drove myself to the emergency room; the do

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  2. Breast Density, Cancer Link?

    Jan. 17, 2007 -- Among women 40 and older, denser breasts may mean greater breast cancer , according to a new report. In a review of studies looking at more than 2,200 Canadian women, those with denser breasts were three to five times more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer during the study p

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  3. Test Predicts Breast Cancer Recurrence

    Dec. 19, 2006 (San Antonio) -- A test that characterizes each breast tumor by its unique genetic fingerprint may soon allow doctors to identify those women whose cancer is most likely to recur despite tamoxifen therapy, Dutch researchers report. The powerful genetic tool can help spare many women fr

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  4. Antihistamine Use Tied to Brain Tumors

    April 4, 2006 (Washington) -- Taking antihistamines may raise the risk of developing certain types of brain cancer, a new study shows. "We want to stress that this is preliminary data and that antihistamines do not cause brain cancer," says researcher Michael Scheurer, PhD, of the University of Texa

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  5. Cell Phones: No Link to Brain Tumors

    Jan. 20, 2006 -- Do cell phones cause brain tumors? The question has been asked since the phones first arrived on the scene, and now one of the largest studies ever to examine the issue shows that the answer is no. The new report is in line with most other large studies and should reassure the hundr

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  6. Allergies, Asthma May Protect Against Brain Cancer

    July 15, 2005 -- Early genetic research raises the possibility that allergies and asthma may help protect against a deadly form of brain cancer. The findings, while preliminary, could help advance the understanding of the immune system's role in cancer, researchers say. The newly published study sug

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  7. Cell Phones Don't Cause Brain Tumors, So Far

    April 11, 2005 -- Cell phones don't cause brain tumors, as far as scientists can tell at this point, says a study in Neurology's April 12 edition. The findings echo previous research. "These results are in line with other large studies on this question," says Christoffer Johansen, MD, PhD, DMSc, in

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  8. Brain Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

    April 19, 2002 -- An experimental new cancer vaccine may one day help prevent brain tumors in those at risk. A new study shows the vaccine completely prevented brain cancers from forming in laboratory rats. "The results of our study are very encouraging. The 100% protection is pretty dramatic," says

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  9. More Static About Cell Phone Safety

    July 18, 2000 -- The static about cell phone safety has prompted the wireless industry to take action. Cell phone makers will soon be required to disclose information on radiation levels produced by their phones. The new rules were issued by the wireless industry's top trade group, the Cellular Tele

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  10. Just How Safe Are Cellular Phones?

    May 18, 2000 -- We're addicted to cell phones. "It's the only way my friends can find me," has become a mantra. An estimated 80 million Americans have cell phones today, including kids who carry them to help parents stay in touch. While the cell phone industry has assured us time and again that goin

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