File picture shows a New York City fireman calling for more rescue workers to make their way into the rubble of the World Trade Center

WTC Firefighters Battle Higher Cancer Risk a Decade After 9/11

New York City firefighters exposed to toxic dust and fumes in the 9/11 World Trade Center (WTC) disaster may be more likely to develop cancer than those unexposed, according to a recent study published Thursday.

U.S. Admits to Infecting Guatemalans with STDs in 1940s Experiments

Aug 31, 2011

After uncovering evidence that American doctors infected unknowing Guatemalans with STD's in the 1940s, a federal panel concluded the U.S. should create a system to compensate people who are harmed during the course of scientific research.

Verizon Verizon Strike Update: Union Heads Honor Worker Killed in '89 Picket

Aug 15, 2011

Hundreds of Verizon workers in red shirts interrupted a nine-day-old strike to place a wreath at a site in suburban New York on Monday morning, where a colleague was fatally injured on a picket line 22 years ago. The union workers began reportedly one of the biggest labor strikes in recent U.S. history on Aug. 7.

Woman with Doctor On Antidepressants? Pills May Escalate Stroke Risk for Women

Aug 12, 2011

Middle-aged to older women who suffer from depression and are taking antidepressants were found to be associated with a 29 percent higher risk of having a stroke, according to Harvard researchers.

Cancer Docs Hail 'Serial Killer' Cells in New Leukemia Treatment

Aug 12, 2011

Pennsylvania researchers used a "killer" technique where patients with leukemia had some of their own blood removed and genetically reprogrammed to attack tumor cells. The treatment made the most common type of leukemia disappear in two patients, and reduced cancer cells by 70 percent in a third.


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