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Published: 04/19/11

Research: Oral Sex Puts Men at Risk for Oral Cancer

By  Mara Gay - AOL News
Research: Oral Sex Puts Men at Risk for Oral Cancer

Rates of oral cancer are on the rise among men, and researchers say the culprit isn't the devil you might think. The rising rates of oral cancer aren't being caused by tobacco, experts say, but by HPV, the same sexually transmitted virus responsible for the vast majority of cases of cervical cancer in women. Millions of women and girls have been vaccinated against HPV, or human papillomavirus, but doctors now say men exposed to the STD during oral sex are at risk as well and may have higher chances of developing oral cancer. John Moore, Getty Images An oral cancer screening is gi...

Published: 04/15/11

Mass. Mom Who Withheld Son's Meds Gets 8-10 Years

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Mass. Mom Who Withheld Son's Meds Gets 8-10 Years

LAWRENCE, Mass. -- A Massachusetts woman convicted of attempted murder for withholding cancer medications from her autistic son was been sentenced to eight to 10 years in prison. Kristen LaBrie wept and expressed remorse before a judge announced her punishment Friday in Lawrence Superior Court. She said she misses her son every day. Authorities say LaBrie stopped filling Jeremy Fraser's cancer medication prescriptions. The boy died in 2009 at age 9. The Salem woman was convicted Tuesday. She had faced a maximum of 20 years on the attempted murder charge, the most serious count against her. ...

Published: 04/9/11

End to Japan Nuclear Crisis Is Years, a Fortune Away

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End to Japan Nuclear Crisis Is Years, a Fortune Away

TOKYO -- Once Japan's leaky nuclear complex stops spewing radiation and its reactors cool down, making the site safe and removing the ruined equipment is going to be a messy ordeal that could take decades and cost hundreds of millions of dollars. Radiation has covered the area around the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant and blanketed parts of the complex, making the job of "decommissioning" the plant - rendering it safe so it doesn't threaten public health and the environment - a bigger task than usual. Toshiba Corp., which supplied four of Fukushima's six reactors, including two on which General El...

Published: 04/9/11

Michigan Man Killed in Car Crash the Day After His Wife Died of Cancer

By  Mara Gay - AOL News
Michigan Man Killed in Car Crash the Day After His Wife Died of Cancer

The day after his wife died, Steven Tice knew he couldn't be alone in the house they had shared. So the Michigan man got in his pickup truck and headed to his daughter's house not far away. But he never made it. Tice, 64, died after crashing his pickup truck Sunday, only a day after Lana, his wife of nearly four decades, died of cancer. The couple's daughter, Kellie Ittner, said the family was devastated, but grateful death didn't part her parents for very long. "He said he couldn't go home without her there, and he never did make it home again. I feel like it was a very divine plan," she to...

Published: 04/1/11

Japan Utility Ordered to Review Soaring Radiation Figures

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Japan Utility Ordered to Review Soaring Radiation Figures

TOKYO -- Japan's nuclear safety agency ordered a review Friday of the latest radiation measurements taken in air, seawater and groundwater samples around a leaking, tsunami-disabled nuclear plant, saying they seemed suspiciously high. The utility that runs the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant has repeatedly been forced to retract such figures, fueling fears over health risks and a lack of confidence in the company's ability to respond effectively to the crisis. The Tokyo Electric Power Co. has not been able to stabilize the plant's dangerously overheating reactors since cooling systems were knocked o...

Published: 03/26/11

Remembering Geraldine Ferraro [PHOTOS]

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Remembering Geraldine Ferraro [PHOTOS]

http://xml.channel.aol.com/xmlpublisher/fetch.v2.xml?option=expand_relative_urls&dataUrlNodes=uiConfig,feedConfig,localizationConfig,entry&id=993643&pid=993642&uts=1301168555 http://www.aolcdn.com/ke/media_gallery/v1/ke_media_gallery_wrapper.swf Remembering Geraldine Ferraro Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman to run for vice president on a major party ticket, died Saturday after a long battle with blood cancer. Ferraro made history when Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale picked her to be his running mate in 1984. Here, she is shown ...

Published: 03/25/11

FDA Clears First Melanoma Drug to Extend Life

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FDA Clears First Melanoma Drug to Extend Life

WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration has approved a breakthrough cancer medication from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. that researchers have heralded as the first drug to prolong the lives of patients with melanoma. The federal health agency approved the injectable drug, called Yervoy, for late-stage or metastatic melanoma. The agency has only approved two other drugs for advanced melanoma, the last of which was cleared more than 13 years ago. Neither drug has been shown to significantly extend patient lives. Mel Evans, AP The FDA has approved a cancer medication from Bristol-...

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