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Obesity Raises Breast Cancer Death Rate By a Third, Study Finds

Obesity Raises Breast Cancer Death Rate By a Third, Study Finds

Obesity was an independent risk factor for breast cancer mortality among premenopausal women with ER-positive disease, according to results of a meta-analysis. Researchers did not observe the association among postmenopausal women with ER-positive disease, or in women with ER-negative disease. “Obesity is reportedly associated with worse prognosis in early breast cancer, but this association could depend strongly on ER positivity ... Read More »

Solar winds tied to increased lightning strikes, Study

Solar winds tied to increased lightning strikes, Study

Particles from the sun not only warm our planet and occasionally knock out radio signals, but also cause electrical storms, according to new research from England. Scientists from the department of meteorology at the University of Reading have announced a link between increased thunderstorm activity on Earth and streams of high-energy particles accelerated by the solar wind, suggesting those space ... Read More »

Swimming pool chemicals pose risks, CDC Says

Swimming pool chemicals pose risks, CDC Says

With pools set to open across the country, a new report offers a warning about the potential for injury from the chemicals used to keep pools clean. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention links 5,000 visits to the emergency room in 2012 to pool chemicals. Nearly half of the patients were children and teens and more ... Read More »

US : FDA Lowers Lunesta Dose

FDA Lowers Lunesta Dose

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the maker of Lunesta must lower the starting dose of the sleeping aid drug because of the risk of morning drowsiness, which can interfere with driving ability and lead to injury. Read More »

4.5 million Americans bitten by dogs in 2013

4.5 million Americans bitten by dogs in 2013

The U.S. Postal Service has released its rankings of the cities with the most dog attacks in 2013. Across America, 5,581 postal employees were attacked throughout the year. A total of about 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs annually, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of those are children. Read More »

Lollapalooza schedule announced, Report

Lollapalooza schedule announced

This year’s Lollapalooza festival takes place August 1-3 at Chicago’s Grant Park, with headliners OutKast, Arctic Monkeys, Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon, and Calvin Harris. If you’re going, you’ve still got a few months to map out your itinerary. Today the fest has announced its full schedule. As usual, there are a few big names that overlap. Read More »