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Health

Debate over vaccine requirements forges strange alliance (02/10/15)
DENVER -- When it comes to vaccinations, some states' approaches have been more successful than others. Although Missouri is below the national average for vaccination rates, the state has fared better than others in the face of a recent measles outbreak...
Lung cancer now top cancer killer for women in rich nations (02/10/15)
For the first time, lung cancer has passed breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer deaths for women in rich countries. The reason is smoking, which peaked years later for women than it did for men. Lung cancer has been the top cancer killer for men for decades...
Black breast-feeding gatherings battle troubling health gaps (02/03/15)
MILWAUKEE -- Once a month, baby-toting young women gather in a YMCA conference room to share tips, talk about and demonstrate breast-feeding -- an age-old yet sometimes shunned practice in their community. It's part of a grass-roots movement that breast-feeding advocates think just might yield profound benefits -- potentially helping diminish health gaps facing black Americans, from higher rates of infant mortality and childhood obesity, to more breast cancer deaths and heart disease in adults...
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