Daily Rounds: Breast Removal; Money For Mass.; Drinking Up; Restoring Research

Breast Removal Reduces Cancer Risk In Some Women - NPR The study "confirms what smaller studies have suggested in the past: Women who have a family history of breast cancer can greatly reduce their chances of getting the disease by having a double mastectomy. And, if they also have their ovaries removed, they can further reduce the risk of breast cancer and minimize their chances of getting ovarian cancer." (NPR)

"Mass. cities, cos. land health cost relief - Boston Business Journal Massachusetts companies, non-profit organizations and municipalities will reap millions of dollars in reimbursements from the federal government to cover health care costs for early retirees who are too young to qualify for Medicare." (

Moderate Drinkers May Toast Research Finding They Live Longer - Bloomberg "Research on 1,824 adults ages 55 to 65 found that moderate and heavy drinkers were less likely to die than abstainers over 20 years." (

US seeks restoration of embryonic stem cell research funding - The Boston Globe "Stopping the research could cause 'irrevocable harm to the millions of extremely sick or injured people who stand to benefit’ from continuing human embryonic stem cell research,' according to court papers. (Boston Globe)

This program aired on September 1, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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