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Cancer rates decline in African-American men although racial disparities remain

A new joint report from multiple health agencies said that U.S. cancer deaths among African-American men have declined, but that racial disparities remain. According to CNN, the widest gap in treatment and survival rates occurs with cancers which are found through routine screenings such as breast, prostate and colorectal cancer,…

Deaths from cancer in U.S. continue to fall

WASHINGTON — Cancer deaths in the United States continued to decline over the past decade, said a yearly report on US cancer statistics released Wednesday. Trends in death rates from cancer declined an average of 1.7 percent per year among men and 1.3 percent among women and children from 1998…

California bans under-age tanning and public guns

LOS ANGELES — California governor Jerry Brown won praise Monday for banning under 18s from using tanning beds, the first US state to do so to protect minors from increased skin cancer risks. The move was approved amid a slew of new state laws, including one that bans people from…

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