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October 27th, 2008
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The Biggest Breast Cancer Risk Factor That No One Is Talking About  

The Biggest Breast Cancer Risk Factor That No One Is Talking About
By Lucinda Marshall, AlterNet
While the media sound alarms about breast cancer's links to lifestyle choices and genetics, a much more likely risk factor is going undiscussed. Read more »

 

October is breast cancer month, which means by now you've most likely seen a marketing blitz of all things pink and a message telling you to shop for a cure. But is finding a cure for breast cancer the best way to approach research? What about finding its cause? A large body of data shows a correlation between radiation and breast cancer risk, with an especially alarming trend seen among women who live near nuclear power plants. Lucinda Marshall has the story.

And don't forget to check out AlterNet's voter guide to health care. Just eight days left to learn the differences between the candidates. Make it count!

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Heather Gehlert
Managing Editor

 

Conservatives' Dangerous Plan for Health Care  

Conservatives' Dangerous Plan for Health Care

Instead of working to guarantee health care for everyone, conservatives are pushing for a policy that will deprive people of coverage. Read more »

Bono:  

Bono: "Let's Put Humanity Back on Earth"

In a recent speech, the pop star makes an impassioned call for Americans to resist the urge to turn inward during our troubled times. Read more »

Head Cases: Stories of Brain Injury and Its Aftermath  

Head Cases: Stories of Brain Injury and Its Aftermath

A new book highlights the experiences of 12 people whose lives were uprooted by traumatic brain injuries. Read more »

The Toilet: Our Greatest Health Breakthrough Ever?  

The Toilet: Our Greatest Health Breakthrough Ever?

The toilet could be even more important than vaccines to our health. Read more »

Obama vs. McCain: Medical Bills, Drug Prices and Access to Health Care -- Voter Guide  

Obama vs. McCain: Medical Bills, Drug Prices and Access to Health Care -- Voter Guide

Find out how the candidates compare on health insurance, prescription drugs, obesity, veterans' health and more. Read more »

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Karl Rove Thinks He's Smarter Than 2,900 Doctors Regarding McCain's Health  

Karl Rove Thinks He's Smarter Than 2,900 Doctors Regarding McCain's Health

Rove twists NY Times medical reporter's findings in McCain's favor. Read more »

To Your Health (The McCain Medical Records Song)  

To Your Health (The McCain Medical Records Song)

A new animated music video from Max and the Marginalized Read more »

 

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