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Early Detection Still Key to Breast Cancer Survival: Study
Despite advances in treatment, finding smaller tumors linked to better results

Ovarian Tissue Transplant Can Help Some Women Have Kids After Cancer Treatment
Researchers in Denmark report a success rate of about 30 percent

Hospitals Doing Better Job of Promoting Breast-feeding: CDC
Still, nearly 4 million babies are born each year in U.S., but only 14 percent in 'baby-friendly' hospitals

More Than 730 Illnesses Reported in Latest Salmonella Outbreak
Four deaths have also been linked to tainted cucumbers, CDC officials report

Face-to-Face Contact May Beat Email, Phone for Staving Off Depression
Older people who spent more time communicating in person showed fewer symptoms of mood disorder

California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Right-to-Die Bill Into Law
Doctors can now prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill

Less-Invasive Surgery May Not Be Best Option for Rectal Cancer
Two studies found standard surgery was slightly more successful

Hormone Replacement May Protect Women's Kidneys, Study Suggests
But the finding is considered preliminary and needs more study

Rehab May Not Help After Broken Ankle: Study
Australian review shows no benefit, but a U.S. orthopedic surgeon disagrees

Doctors Use 3D Printing to Safeguard Baby Before Birth
New technology took guesswork out of high-risk pregnancy, experts say

Infants Born to Drug-Abusing Mothers Often Readmitted to Hospital
These babies are often born addicted and have higher risk of breathing, feeding problems, experts say

Young Cancer Survivors Often Develop New Malignancies
Teens, young adults who received radiation treatment appear at higher risk, study says

Concussion Recovery May Be Delayed in Older Adults
Research suggests head injuries later in life cause more profound effects

Grades May Sink for Girls Who Are Compulsive Texters
But similar link with poor school performance wasn't seen for boys

Optune Device Approved for Newly Diagnosed Brain Cancer
Emits electric pulses designed to thwart tumor growth

Aristada Approved for Schizophrenia
Long-acting drug injected every four-to-six weeks

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