Archive | May 2015

An Anthropological Approach To California’s Vaccination Problem

By Tom Jacobs
As we were reminded during California’s recent measles outbreak, a surprising number of well-educated people decide each year not to have their children immunized against an array of communicable diseases. Trying to discern why they make this d…
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14 Ways to Stimulate Personal Growth

You know you’re here for big things, right? You have a difference to make and a purpose to live. And if you’re doing that right now — perfect. Keep doing your thing.
If you’re not, and you’re unsure how to start, it’s possible you’ve missed the important journe…
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GE launches bidding process for U.S. lending operation: WSJ

NEW YORK (Reuters) – General Electric Co launched the bidding process for a $40 billion portion of its U.S. commercial lending business, a critical step in its effort to avert regulation by the U.S. Federal Reserve, the Wall Street Journal said on its website o…
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Obamas visit Biden family after death of vice president’s son

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama visited Vice President Joe Biden and his family on Sunday to offer condolences after the death of Biden’s son, Beau.
Beau Biden, 46, who served eight years as attorney general of Delaware, died on …
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Celldex vaccine helps brain cancer patients live longer: study

By Natalie Grover
(Reuters) – Adding an experimental Celldex Therapeutics Inc vaccine that enlists the immune system to fight cancer to standard therapy helped patients with the deadliest type of brain cancer live longer, according to data from a …
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Study: Many cancer patients could be spared brain radiation

CHICAGO (AP) — A major study could change care for many of the hundreds of thousands of people each year who have cancer that spreads to the brain from other sites. Contrary to conventional wisdom, radiation therapy to the whole brain did not improve survival, a…
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We can cut Indigenous smoking and save lives – here’s how

More and more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers are quitting and fewer young people are taking up smoking. In ten years, the proportion of former smokers who have successfully quit has jumped from 24% to 37%.
In recent years, Indigenous families, Aboriginal…
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