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shalereporter.com — One of the most talked about headlines last week was Angelina Jolie's decision to have a preventative double mastectomy. Although she is otherwise healthy, she carries a "faulty gene," called BRCA 1, that puts her at unusually high risk for breast cancer.
sfchronicle.com — To what lengths will women go to prevent breast cancer from striking their lives and robbing them of time spent with loved ones? Only 5 to 10 percent of breast cancer incidences have a genetic link, meaning that the vast majority of breast-cancer cases diagnosed cannot be attributed to an unfortunate family inheritance.
cnn.com — Editor's note: Dr. Aaron E. Carroll is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and the director of the university's Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research. He blogs about health policy at The Incidental Economist and tweets at @aaronecarroll.
huffingtonpost.com — WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department has secretly obtained two months of telephone records of journalists for The Associated Press in what AP's top executive says is an unprecedented intrusion into newsgathering. Prosecutors took records showing incoming and outgoing calls for work and personal numbers for individual reporters, plus for general AP offices in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn.
environmentalhealthnews.org — Let us do the work for you; we will send you the most interesting and important news of the week, including our own original journalism and independent reviews of new science. From hormone-like chemicals in food to the search for causes of autism, our links to these stories offer you a quick and easy way to keep up with local, national and global issues related to kids' environmental health.
latimes.com — WASHINGTON--Climate change could lead to the widespread loss of common plants and animals around the world, according to a new study released Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change. The study¿s authors looked at 50,000 common species.
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