Monthly Archives: October 2014

Hard Lesson in Sleep for Teenagers

By JANE E. BRODY (original article) OCTOBER 20, 2014 Within a week of my grandsons’ first year in high school, getting enough sleep had already become an issue. Their concerned mother questioned whether lights out at midnight or 1 a.m. and awakening at … Continue reading

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Genetic Variant May Shield Latinas From Breast Cancer

By ANAHAD O’CONNOR (original article) OCTOBER 20, 2014 A genetic variant that is particularly common in some Hispanic women with indigenous American ancestry appears to drastically lower the risk of breast cancer, a new study found. About one in five … Continue reading

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C.D.C. Issues New Guidelines for Ebola Care

By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.  (original article) OCTOBER 20, 2014 Federal officials announced new guidelines on Monday evening for the protection of hospital workers caring for patients infected with Ebola — guidelines that might have prevented the infection of two … Continue reading

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A Blood Cancer Vaccine?

      Dear Friend of LLS, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) won’t rest until we find permanent cures for blood cancers. And to fortify that goal, LLS partners with both pharmaceutical and research organizations to fund promising studies … Continue reading

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