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Folks walk with pride for 6th Annual Strides Against Cancer Walk

We should encourage family and friends to lead a healthier lifestyle as well as have the necessary regular check-ups. The American Cancer Society estimates 252,710 women will be diagnosed with the breast cancer this year in the US and 46,610 will die from the disease.

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Oral intimation ups men's risk of head and neck cancer

As a comparison, the chances of developing cancer associated with HPV are smaller for non-smokers, women, or for those who had performed oral sex on less than five partners. Despite a rise in throat cancers caused by HPV the overall risk is still very low. There are over 100 different kinds of HPV but only a few are known to cause cancer; infection with HPV 16 or 18 is already known to trigger most cervical cancer, and HPV16 also causes most oropharyngeal cancer.

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Pollution killed 2.5 million people in India in 2015

Philip Landrigan, a professor at the Icahn School of Medicine in New York City, who jointly led the worldwide research, said: "Pollution is much more than an environmental challenge - it is a profound and pervasive threat that affects many aspects of human health and wellbeing".

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Four Britons Kidnapped By Gunmen In Nigeria, State Police Report

Over a two-year period leading up to 2008 they carried out 500 cataract operations, treated more than 16,000 patients, vaccinated more than 4,000 children and installed rain harvesting systems in eight villages. The police are attempting to rescue the four people, who were taken by unidentified gunmen on October 13, said Andrew Aniamaka, a spokesman for Delta state police.

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FDA Approves 2nd Gene Therapy

To address the risk of CRS and neurologic toxicities, which 28% of patients experienced, the FDA approved axi-cel with a risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS), which includes elements to assure safe use (ETASU). FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, noted: "This approval demonstrates the continued momentum of this promising new area of medicine and we're committed to supporting and helping expedite the development of these products".

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Annual Breast Cancer Walk and Health Fair October 28

According to the latest stats, it is estimated that 26,000 women and 230 men in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer and almost 5,000 women and 43 men will die from the disease in 2017. However, screening tests such as monthly self-examinations, clinical breast exams and mammograms are available that can often detect breast cancer early.