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Study: Breast cancer reoccurs in 22.6 percent of patients within 10 years

Almost one in four women who develop breast cancer will see the disease return within 10 years, according to the first British study of how many sufferers confront the UK’s commonest cancer twice. Research into 1,000 women who were first diagnosed with the disease between January 1999 and March 2002…

Athens HIV infections rise 1,450 percent after authorities canceled needle exchange program

The head of Médecins sans Frontières Greece has accused the Athens authorities of pursuing a wrong and dangerous public health strategy that ignores the root causes of disease outbreaks and penalises those most at risk. Reveka Papadopoulou, the general director of the medical aid charity’s Greek branch, said cases of…

Iran confirms agreement on nuclear talks content

Iran’s top nuclear negotiator on Tuesday confirmed an agreement had been struck with the EU official representing world powers negotiating with Tehran on the content of upcoming talks inMoscow. Saeed Jalili, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton had a telephone conversation late on Monday,…

Greenpeace slams crucial EU fishing policy talks

The European Union, the world’s third fishing power, came under sharp pressure from green groups and the EU executive to save the oceans from overfishing at key talks Tuesday to overhaul the sector. Angry Greenpeace activists waving giant fish bones and banners reading “Stop Overfishing” delayed the start of a much-awaited ministerial…

Breast cancer recurs in almost one in four patients

Almost one in four women who develop breast cancer will see the disease return within 10 years, according to the first British study of how many sufferers confront the UK’s commonest cancer twice. Research into 1,000 women who were first diagnosed with the disease between January 1999 and March 2002…

Cervical cancer find solves decades-long mystery

WASHINGTON — A scientific discovery about where and how cervical cancer takes root in the body has resolved a decades-long mystery and could lead to even better prevention in the future, experts say. Doctors have identified a peculiar population of stem-like cells in a part of the cervix that when…

Global investment in renewable energy at record high

Global investment in renewable energy surged to a new high last year, despite the widespread recession. But experts warned that the rate of growth was showing signs of slowing, and would need to speed up if the world’s economies are to be transformed on to a low-carbon footing. Last year,…

Greenish-yellow smog covers Chinese city of Wuhan

Young and old residents of the Chinese metropolis of Wuhan were advised to stay indoors on Monday after a thick haze blanketed the city of nine million people, official media said. Described by residents as opaque with yellowish and greenish tinges, the fog descended suddenly in the morning, prompting people…

Zoologists breed endangered turtle on artificial Bangladesh beach

Zoologists have for the first time bred a critically endangered turtle species using an artificial beach, Bangladeshi specialists announced on Monday. The northern river terrapin, scientific name Batagur baska, is extinct in the wild in Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam, and survives only in tiny numbers in Bangladesh, India, Malaysia and…

Virginia Republican forces scientists to stop using ‘climate change’ terminology

Virginia House Delegate Christopher Stolle (R) might be on the right-wing fringe when it comes to climate science, but at least he’s helping fellow lawmakers temper the tea party’s reaction to costly government studies on the matter. In a legislative dust-up earlier this year, according to reporter Scott Harper, writing…

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