Speed Up the 'Cancer Moonshot,' Doctors Urge

TUESDAY, Oct. 31, 2017 — The Cancer Moonshot Initiative now has a detailed road map designed to cram a decade’s worth of medical advancement into half that time.
A new report, authored by more than 50 leading U.S. cancer doctors, highlights 13…
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Are Some Heartburn Meds Tied to Stomach Cancer?

TUESDAY, Oct. 31, 2017 — Popping certain heartburn drugs like they’re candy might up your odds for stomach cancer, new research suggests.
The risk was proportionate to how long and how often these drugs, called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), were…
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Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Risk of COPD

TUESDAY, Oct. 31, 2017 — People with rheumatoid arthritis appear to have a higher risk of the lung condition chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), researchers report.
The study found that people with rheumatoid arthritis were 47 percent…
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Calquence Approved for Mantle Cell Lymphoma

TUESDAY, Oct. 31, 2017 — Calquence (acalabrutinib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with mantle cell lymphoma.
Mantle cell is an aggressive, fast-growing non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph system….
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Breast-Feeding Bond Lingers for Mom

TUESDAY, Oct. 31, 2017 — The longer a new mom breast-feeds, the stronger her maternal bond may be with her child years later, a new study suggests.
The 10-year study of nearly 1,300 families in the United States found that women who breast-fed…
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Health Highlights: Oct. 31, 2017

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
‘Potentially Irreversible’ Effects of Climate Change Could Threaten Human Health Worldwide: Report
Heat waves, disease-spreading mosquitoes and…
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