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USATODAY - Health Top Stories

Melanoma cases rising; young women at greatest risk
Study says that could be because they are more likely to use tanning beds than men.
      
 
 
04/02/2012 02:15 PM
Long use of any hormones raises women's breast cancer risk
A new study tracked about 60,000 nurses and found that use of any kind of hormones for 10 years or more slightly raised the chances.
      
 
 
04/01/2012 05:28 PM
Black women have trouble clearing cervical cancer virus
Provocative new research might help explain why black women are so much more likely than whites to develop and die from cervical cancer.
      
 
 
04/03/2012 03:27 PM
FDA rejects call to ban BPA from food packaging
The FDA has rejected a petition from environmentalists that would have banned BPA from all food and drink packaging.
      
 
 
04/02/2012 02:05 PM
Surgeon general urges new focus on suicide prevention
The Obama administration is urging a new focus on preventing suicides and is beefing up the nation's crisis hotline to help.
      
 
 
09/10/2012 08:59 PM
My Semicolon Life: Setting new goals
USA TODAY music writer Brian Mansfield chronicles his life with colon cancer.
      
 
 
09/07/2012 08:26 PM
Company seeks more approval for clot blocker
Johnson & Johnson gave the FDA additional data on its new anti-clotting drug, in a second attempt to get approval for more uses.
      
 
 
09/07/2012 09:27 PM
Radiation may up breast cancer risk in some women
Mammograms might raise the chances of developing cancer in young women whose genes put them at higher risk, a study suggests.
      
 
 
09/06/2012 10:30 PM
U.N.: Chemicals damaging health and environment
The report by the U.N. Environment Program warned that the increasing production of chemicals is increasing health costs.
      
 
 
09/06/2012 03:25 PM
Ouch! Hospital to review woman's $83,046 scorpion sting bill
An Arizona hospital that billed a woman $83,046 for scorpion sting treatment said it will adjust her bill and review its price.
      
 
 
09/06/2012 03:26 PM
Most grandparents provide care for the grandkids
Two new reports find lots of babysitting and financial support for their grandkids, as grandchildren try to save their children money.
     
 
 
09/06/2012 02:49 PM
Study: Ginkgo doesn't prevent Alzheimer's disease
Taking ginkgo biloba didn't prevent Alzheimer's disease in older adults, according to the biggest prevention study in Europe.
     
 
 
09/06/2012 02:34 AM
University pulls Kinsey Institute app over privacy concerns
The Kinsey Institute released a new mobile app that allows users to report on sexual behavior and experiences.
     
 
 
09/06/2012 01:43 AM
War might be making young bodies old
A VA study finds that veterans in their 20s and 30s show signs of premature aging.
     
 
 
09/05/2012 09:56 PM
7-year-old Colo. girl recovers from bubonic plague
The parents of 7-year-old Sierra Jane Downing thought she had the flu when she felt sick days after camping in southwest Colorado.
     
 
 
09/06/2012 03:11 PM