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Young women don’t get breast cancer often — only about 10 percent of the more than 250,000 cases diagnosed each year hit women under 45, and only 5 percent are under 40. Since it's not sensible to screen all young women routinely when their risk is so low, identifying which of them to focus on is critical. A little-noticed part of the health care overhaul may help. New provisions boost research by the National Institutes of Health on breast cancer in young women as well encourage awareness about breast health through educational campaigns. The law provides $9 million a year for fiscal years 2010 through 2014. Heidi Hannan of Gross Pointe Park, Mich., might have slipped through the diagnostic cracks if it weren’t for an extra cautious ob/gyn.
The anesthesiologist was preparing to give Dr. Tononi one drug to render him unconscious, and another one to block muscle movements. Dr. Tononi suggested the anesthesiologist first tie a band around his arm to keep out the muscle-blocking drug.
I met god the other day. I know what you’re thinking. How the hell did you know it was god? Well, I’ll explain as we go along, but basically he convinced me by having all, and I do mean ALL, the answers. Every question I flung at him he batted back with a plausible and satisfactory answer.
We must begin with the water-balloon condoms. In the 1950s, researchers balanced these on the bellies of pregnant women and sent sound waves through them, as part of the invention of medical ultrasound. This allowed them to peer into the womb for the first time, as you describe in your elegantly written book Origins .
Have you ever wondered why lawns in cemeteries are so carefully manicured -- let alone why the graves are decorated with living flowers? In this season preceding Halloween, and especially on this day when in ancient Rome it was thought ghosts might walk the earth, it seemed fitting to read an article I had printed, but never read, on the burial customs of the Romans .
6 October 2010 Last updated at 06:00 ET Purple Majesty potatoes contain higher levels of the antioxidant anthocyanins A purple potato that growers claim is healthier than the standard variety is going on sale in UK supermarkets. The Purple Majesty has a distinctive deep colour and contains up to 10 times the level of antioxidant, anthocyanins, compared with white potatoes. It was developed at Colorado State University from a traditional variety. Despite its appearance, the potato now being grown by Perthshire producer Albert Bartlett after two years of trials, is not genetically modified.