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Joy as first breast cancer drug approved for widespread use in ten years

Health authorities have approved the first breast cancer drug for widespread use in the NHS in a decade.<p>Women in England still suffering from the disease after two rounds of chemotherapy will be eligible for eribulin, which promises three months’ additional life compared to rival therapies as well …

7 Quotes to Stop You from Worrying About Things You Can’t Control

<i>Letting go of control… and being OK with it.</i>That is one of the greatest struggles many of us deal with on a daily basis, myself included.Because …

Compound 'highly effective' at blocking breast cancer cells

<b>A treatment for breast cancer which is more effective than existing medicines could be a step closer thanks to the "promising" findings of a new study.</b><p>Edinburgh scientists have identified a chemical compound which is highly effective at blocking the growth of breast cancer cells in the …

106 Ed Tech Startups Disrupting Education

CB Insights:Our map illustrates the following ed tech categories:<b>Broad Online Learning Platforms</b> – Perhaps ed tech’s most visible segment, these …

Why people keep quiet about their battle with cancer

<b>Close friends and family of Victoria Wood have spoken of their shock at finding out the comedian was suffering from cancer. Her brother said when it came to her final illness she was "determined" not to let the news leak out - even to relatives and loved ones. So why do some people choose to keep</b> …

Sleeping immune cells in tumours can be 'woken up' to fight cancer

Sleeping immune cells which are already in tumours can be ‘woken up’ to fight even the most deadly cancers, scientists have discovered.<p>In order to evade the body’s defence mechanism, cancer cells have learned to flick a switch in immune cells which switches them off.<p>The switch is there to stop the …

Newly Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

First and most importantly, there is no “right way” to do cancer. There’s only the way that works best for you.<p>Know what kind of patient you are. …

Women Often Overestimate Odds That Early Breast Cancer Will Return, Spread

<b>By Kathleen Doheny</b><i><br>HealthDay Reporter</i><p>THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many women treated for early breast cancer overestimate the odds of …

Fruit and veg intake shown to have long-lasting benefits in cutting breast cancer risk

The general health benefits of eating fruit and vegetables are well known, but researchers have provided young women with yet another reason to eat …

Jimmy Carter is no longer being treated for cancer — Here's why treatments like the one he used are suddenly gaining traction

In December 2015, Carter revealed he had tested cancer free only a few months after initially sharing that he'd been diagnosed with metastatic (meaning it's spread from its primary spot) melanoma that had spread to his brain. Just a few months later, his doctors have let him know he no longer needs …

How to Keep Your Pet Healthy All Year Round

No matter where you live, it seems that there’s always a sweet spot for working out outdoors. Like Goldilocks, you want a day that is not too hot, …

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What Teens are Learning From 'Serial' and Other Podcasts

“I think the kids really appreciate getting the story told to them, as opposed to so much hitting their senses,” he says. “They’re not overstimulated …

CareLulu Raises $1.7 Million For A Service That Helps Parents Find The Best Daycares

Ask any working parent with small children about one of their biggest challenges, and they’ll tell you it is (or has been) finding the right daycare. A new company called CareLuLu wants to help by offering an online marketplace that connects parents with local preschools and child care programs. …

Wearable tech can monitor dog health

<b>Communication between dogs and humans could be improved with wearable tech for canines.</b><p>Developed in the US, the harness is fitted with sensors that monitor both a dog's posture and its vital signs and can pass the information to an owner.<p>It also contains vibrating motors so owners can communicate …

Your Dog May Live A Longer, Better Life Thanks To A New Use For A Common Drug

Unfortunately, our pets can’t live forever, as much as we want them to. But a new drug in clinical testing might keep them around for just a bit longer.<p>Specifically, the drug rapamycin is being tested for its longevity properties in dogs, according to Nature. If the name sounds familiar, that’s …

PiP Uses Facial Recognition To Reunite Lost Pets With Their Owners

Having your dog or cat run away is pretty traumatic. And even if somebody finds your furry friend, they might not know where to find you. If your pet ends up in a shelter, chances are high that it will be euthanized, so Philip Rooyakkers, the CEO of PiP – The Pet Recognition Company, decided to see …

AllPaws' "Tinder for Dogs" App to Promote Pet Adoption

Before you get excited about hooking up your dog with a cute French Bulldog, let me clarify that the only matching happening through this app is for …

Whistle's GPS collar will track your dog using a new network for the Internet of things

Whistle is going a step beyond its doggie fitness band for its next pet gadget.<p>The company today announced WhistleGPS, a dog collar that will keep tabs on your pet’s location in addition to tracking their activity. But most interesting of all, it offers GPS functionality without relying on a …

TurboRoo, The Chihuahua With No Front Legs, Can Walk Again Thanks To 3D Printing

Is there any cute animal 3D printing can’t save? Just look at TurboRoo, a tiny Chihuahua born without front legs, who has been given a new “leash” on life thanks to a Makerbot and a 3D designer from 3dyn.<p>Mark Deadrick, president of 3dyn, saw TurboRoo’s call for wheels on the Internet and designed a …

Need A Dog Walker? Amazon Might Be Launching a Local Services Marketplace Later This Year

Reuters reports that Amazon might be looking to take aim at Angie’s List, Yelp, and Home Depot with a new service later this year.<p>The next time you need a last-minute babysitter, you might not have to browse listings on Angie’s List, or worse, trawl through sketchy posts on Craigslist. You might be …

The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I recently had the pleasure of chatting with <b>Kelly E. Carter</b>—the mastermind behind <b>The Jet Set Pets</b> travel website and author of the book <b>The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel</b>—when she stopped by Nat Geo headquarters.<p>“[Dogs] bring us such joy,” she said. “So how come they can’t go …

Why You Shouldn't Let Your Dog Pee on Trees

The Canine Remote Control Lets You Walk Your Dog Hands-Free from a Computer

Dogs are great: they listen to you (most of the time), they understand commands, and they’ll love you forever no matter what. While walking them can …

The Ten Best Cars For Dog Owners

When choosing a car, you have to take into consideration who might be inside with you as a passenger. If your passenger is also man's best friend, …

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