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New York mayoral hopeful discusses father’s suicide

New York City Democratic mayoral nominee de Blasio speaks after receiving endorsement of former mayoral candidate and City Council Speaker Quinn during press conference at City Hall in New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio revealed on Monday that his father took his own life in 1979 after a long struggle with alcoholism and late-stage cancer. Speaking about a difficult personal situation weeks before the November 5 general election, de Blasio, who has a wide lead in the race to follow Mayor Michael Bloomberg in City Hall, said he had learned "very powerful personal lessons" from his father's demise but that it was "tough stuff to make sense of to this day. …

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September 30th, 2013

FDA approves first pre-surgical breast cancer drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — A biotech drug from Roche has become the first medicine approved to treat breast cancer before surgery, offering an earlier approach against one of the deadliest forms of the disease. Read More..

September 30th, 2013

Health Law Hits Snags as Rollout Approaches

Obama administration officials, scrambling to get the health law’s insurance marketplaces ready to open on Tuesday, keep hitting technical problems, while government-funded field workers across the country say they aren’t fully prepared to help Americans enroll in the program.  Read more…

September 30th, 2013

Breast cancer survivor posts time-lapse video of treatment

When Emily Helck began treatment for breast cancer, she decided to document each day of with photos. At the end of a year, Helck put the photos together in a time-lapse video. Read More..

September 30th, 2013

Oncologists call for industry-led global fund to fight cancer

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The world faces a rapidly growing burden of cancer which will overwhelm governments unless the medical and pharma industry takes the lead on a multi-billion dollar private-public fund, oncologists said on Monday.

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September 30th, 2013
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