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Mother and daughter pen children's book about breast cancer

Nov. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EST

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — When Shaquita Estes was diagnosed with breast cancer, one of the hardest things she said she had to deal with was the loss of her hair from chemotherapy. It was also hard for her to find books to help explain what was happening with her to her 8-year-old daughter, Lexie, a third-grader...

Supreme Court says Ginsburg home sick with stomach bug

Nov. 13, 2019 11:26 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is missing arguments at the court because she’s home sick with a stomach bug. The 86-year-old Ginsburg was absent when her colleagues took the bench just after 10 a.m. Wednesday. Chief Justice John Roberts announced she was...

Louisville Archbishop says surgery for cancer was successful

Nov. 12, 2019 4:54 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Archdiocese of Louisville, Kentucky says the Catholic archbishop is doing well after a seven-hour surgery for his ongoing cancer treatment. News outlets citing The Record report 73-year-old Archbishop Joseph Kurtz announced Tuesday that the surgery was successful. The Record is a...

Former President Carter out of surgery, no complications

Nov. 12, 2019 4:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter was recovering Tuesday following surgery to relieve pressure on his brain from bleeding linked to recent falls. A statement from his spokeswoman said there were no complications from the procedure, performed at Emory University Hospital for a subdural hematoma,...

Residents want federal probe of cancer near Georgia facility

Nov. 12, 2019 7:04 AM EST

COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — Residents of an Atlanta suburb want the federal government to investigate cases of cancer near a medical sterilization plant that uses a gas linked to an increase cancer risk. WXIA-TV reports some Covington residents are asking the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to...

Wisconsin residents using medical cannabis amid restrictions

Nov. 9, 2019 1:06 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — After four decades of using strong prescription drugs to treat Crohn's disease, a chronic digestive disorder, Patty developed an aggressive form of skin cancer. "It's because my body has been suppressed for so long, it can't fight it (cancer)," the Wisconsin resident said. Patty, who...

Boston Marathon cancer charity raises more than $100 million

Nov. 7, 2019 2:29 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon runners participating on behalf of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute since 1990 have surpassed the $100 million fundraising mark. The research center says more than $500,000 has already been raised by runners in next year's race, putting it over the threshold. Dana-Farber was...

Debra Stephens elected as new chief justice of Supreme Court

Nov. 6, 2019 6:33 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Justice Debra Stephens has been elected by her fellow members of the Washington Supreme Court to be chief justice next year. Stephens, 54, will replace current Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst, who announced last month she will retire from the high court in January to focus on her health...

Doctors try CRISPR gene editing for cancer, a 1st in the US

Nov. 6, 2019 9:04 AM EST

The first attempt in the United States to use a gene editing tool called CRISPR against cancer seems safe in the three patients who have had it so far, but it's too soon to know if it will improve survival, doctors reported Wednesday. The doctors were able to take immune system cells from the patients' blood and...

Clarification: Air Quality-Georgia City story

Nov. 5, 2019 9:21 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Oct. 28 on medical sterilization facilities, The Associated Press reported on the closure of several facilities that use a carcinogenic gas to sterilize medical equipment, including a Georgia facility owned by Sterigenics. The story should have made clear that Sterigenics...