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at 16:06 on September 02, 2014, EDT.

Double mastectomies are on the rise but don't boost most women's survival chances, study says

CHICAGO - Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn't boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just the tumour, a large study suggests. The results raise concerns about riskier, potentially unnecessary operations that increasing numbers of women are choosing.

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at 16:00 on September 02, 2014, EDT.

Low fat? Low carb? Study says either diet approach will work if you follow it

TORONTO - It's a question that bedevils dieters on a regular basis: Is a low-fat or a low-carb diet the true path to weight reduction?

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at 10:19 on September 02, 2014, EDT.

Widower, 60, goes back to university to study the cancer that killed his wife

EDMONTON - Powel Crosley was lost after his wife died of a rare form of ovarian cancer.

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at 16:29 on September 01, 2014, EDT.

Hold the champagne: Improved US eating habits still aren't great; rich-poor diet gap has grown

CHICAGO - Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.

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at 16:09 on September 01, 2014, EDT.

Action-packed TV might also pack on pounds by triggering mindless snacking, research suggests

CHICAGO - Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show.

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