U.S. cancer survival rates improving

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The proportion of people surviving years after a cancer diagnosis is improving, according to a new analysis. Men and women ages 50 to 64, who were diagnosed in 2005 to 2009 with a variety of cancer types, were 39 to 68 percent more likely to be alive five years later, compared to...

CDC director explains what he hates about electronic cigarettes

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Of all the threats to Americans’ health — a list that includes bird flu, measles and West Nile virus — few get Dr. Tom Frieden as riled up as electronic cigarettes. As director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Frieden has a ready-made platform for...