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Alex Trebek’s ‘near remission’ story serves as a reminder: Beware celebrity health news

In People magazine’s latest cover story, Alex Trebek said his advanced pancreatic cancer is in “near remission.” People portrayed this as a dramatic turnaround: When Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer three months ago, fans were shocked. But now the beloved Trebek has good news to share: He’s in “near… Read More »

Scotland’s HPV vaccine linked to ‘near elimination’ of cervical cancer

Vaccinating girls aged 12 and 13 in Scotland has created substantial herd protectionMedia for Medical/Getty By New Scientist staff and Press Association The routine vaccination of schoolgirls against the human papillomavirus (HPV) in Scotland has led to a dramatic reduction in cervical cancer in later life. Some forms of the sexually-transmitted HPV are linked to cervical… Read More »

Doctor on Video Screen Told a Man He Was Near Death, Leaving Relatives Aghast

Catherine Quintana’s father had been in and out of a hospital for weeks, and the family understood that his time was running out. Her 78-year-old father, Ernest Quintana, had lung disease and was struggling to breathe on his own. On March 3, he was admitted to a Kaiser Permanente hospital in Fremont, Calif., for the… Read More »