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Journal of the American Medical Association

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UCSF-Led Panel Of Medical Experts Propose Changing Definition Of Cancer

A panel of experts advising the National Cancer Institute have proposed changing the definition of cancer, eliminating it entirely for some illnesses – particularly those that aren’t typically fatal given developments in medical science.

07/29/2013

Health supplements fill the shelves of Whole Food Market (Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)

HealthWatch: Study Finds Multivitamins May Lower Cancer Risk In Men

America’s favorite dietary supplements, multivitamins, modestly lowered the risk for cancer in healthy male doctors who took them for more than a decade, the first large study to test these pills has found.

10/17/2012

Students exercise at the Wellspring Academy, a special school that helps teens and college level students lose weight along with academic courses.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

HealthWatch: High Levels Of BPA Linked To Child Obesity

New research reports a link between the bisphenol A (BPA) chemical used in many types of food packaging and childhood obesity. The study found the link existed regardless of how many calories kids were taking in through their diets.

09/18/2012

Pot Warehouse Will Pad Oakland's Coffers

UCSF Study Finds Pot Smoke Less Harmful Than Tobacco

Smoking a joint once a week or a bit more apparently doesn’t harm the lungs, suggests a 20-year study that bolsters evidence that marijuana doesn’t do the kind of damage tobacco does.

01/10/2012