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New prostate cancer therapy shows fewer side effects: study

A new prostate cancer treatment using high frequency sound waves may be a viable alternative to surgery and radiotherapy with less chance of incontinence or impotence, researchers said Tuesday. A clinical trial funded by Britain’s Medical Research Council examined the efficacy of a new treatment known as high-intensity focused ultrasound…

NYT: damaging effects of skin-lightening cream use on the rise

In most of the coverage about Harry Reid's statement that the country was ready to vote a light-skinned Barack Obama (also because of his lack of "Negro dialect") there has been less discussion about the fact that Reid, while clumsy and too-candid for some people, was correct — and to…