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2006-02-09 11:10:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fewer Americans died of cancer in 2003 than in previous years, the first such decline ever recorded, although the number of cancer deaths among women increased, the American Cancer Society said on Thursday. "From 2002 to 2003, the number of recorded cancer deaths decreased by 778 in men, but increased by 409 in women, resulting in a net decrease of 369 total cancer deaths," the American Cancer Society said in a statement. Due largely to a decline in smoking among men,...

2005-10-25 12:46:23

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There is no clearly safe level of exposure to four of the most common environmental toxins in the world, and more should be done to protect the public, researchers argue in a new report. The toxins in question -- lead, radon, tobacco smoke and byproducts of drinking-water disinfection -- are ubiquitous, and there is growing evidence that even low-level exposure can have health consequences, according to the report, published in the medical...

2005-06-30 13:11:40

In June 29 WASHINGTON story headlined "Study shows radiation causes cancer but rarely" please read in fourth paragraph ... the equivalent of 1,000 chest X-rays ... instead of ... the equivalent of 10 chest X-rays ... A corrected story follows: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Exposure to everyday sources of radiation, mostly medical X-rays, raises the risk of cancer but not by much and there is no clear line between a harmless dose and a disease-causing dose, an expert panel reported on Wednesday....

2005-06-30 13:16:18

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Exposure to everyday sources of radiation, mostly medical X-rays, raises the risk of cancer but not by much and there is no clear line between a harmless dose and a disease-causing dose, an expert panel reported on Wednesday. People should think twice about having unnecessary high-dose X-rays such as the full-body CAT scans being offered by some clinics, the panel advised, but otherwise should be reassured by the findings. The report from the National Research...