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Proceed To Article News From BMJ
According to a new study in this week's British Medical Journal, men and women feel the pressures of social and vocational inequality in different ways. Also in BMJ, research that found head injury studies to be deficient in a few areas. Plus, COPD patients on fluticasone propionate experienced a slower decline in health status than their counterparts on a placebo. More...

Proceed To Article Report On Carcinogens--Saccharin Okay, Environmental Tobacco Smoke Isn't
Today the Report on Carcinogens 9th edition was released by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The Report identifies substances -- such as metals, pesticides, drugs, and natural and synthetic chemicals that are known or anticipated to cause cancer. The Report is published every two years. Read Report On Carcinogens 9th Edition.

Proceed To Article Meningitis Outbreak Worsens In Sudan
An outbreak of meingitis started in the Sudan in November 1999. Since then, 303 people have died of the disease and over 3,700 have been infected. A total of 2.5 million Sudanese are at risk of contracting the disease in the long-term. More...
Proceed To Article Continuing Decline In U.S. Cancer Incidence and Death
The rate of new cancer cases and deaths for all cancers declined between 1990 and 1997 in the United States. A new report released today by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the American Cancer Society (ACS), the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the rate of decline is around 0.8%. More...

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