'Very distasteful': Not everyone supports #NoBraDay

'Very distasteful': Not everyone supports #NoBraDayTuesday, in case you hadn't heard, is #NoBraDay, a call to ditch the bra to supposedly raise awareness of breast cancer. Instead, it's raising a lot of ire.

NFL Tells DeAngelo Williams He Can’t Wear Pink All Season to Honor His Mother Who Died of Breast Cancer

NFL Tells DeAngelo Williams He Can’t Wear Pink All Season to Honor His Mother Who Died of Breast CancerSeriously?

How to Talk to Your Child About Breast Cancer
When Maimah Karmo was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer at 32, her family and friends urged her not to tell her 3-year-old daughter, Noelle. Karmo, 42, who's been cancer-free for 10 years, has dedicated her life to helping other women affected by breast cancer.

Can Cellphone Radiation Give Me Cancer?

Can Cellphone Radiation Give Me Cancer?Worried about your smartphone giving you cancer? You shouldn't be.

Cancer survivors often have poor diets
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Cancer survivors may be less likely to follow a healthy diet than other people, particularly where leafy greens and whole grains are concerned, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers analyzed the diets of about 1,500 cancer survivors and 3,000 people without any history of tumors, ranking them based on how well they followed U.S. dietary recommendations. Neither group ate very well, but the cancer survivors generally had less nutritious habits than the other people in the study, researchers report in the journal Cancer.

Familiar 'X-Files' faces get a retro makeover in new animated trailer

Familiar 'X-Files' faces get a retro makeover in new animated trailerAgents Mulder and Scully, UFOs, forest monsters, Flukeman and Cancer Man all appear in a teasing new trailer that hints at more secrets to be revealed.

American Nobel laureate Richard Heck is buried in Manila
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — American Nobel laureate for chemistry Richard Heck, who designed a method of building complex molecules that has helped fight cancer, protect crops and make electronic devices, was buried Tuesday in a metropolitan Manila cemetery beside the tomb of his Filipino wife. He was 84.

Fargo Season 2 Premiere Review: The Old Sophomore Surge

Fargo Season 2 Premiere Review: The Old Sophomore SurgeFargo S0201: "Waiting for Dutch" There's being dragged into an awkward social space and thrust into a crowd of people you don't know (think Christmas dinner with the in-laws), and there's being flung into a party you weren't invited to that leads to one of the best nights of your life (think any number of unforgettable nights that occurred through happenstance). Fargo 's second season definitely leaned toward the latter as it jumped straight into a complicated new story and a horde of new characters—albeit in a familiar frigid setting—without ever leaving the viewer thinking they were in the wrong place or weren't welcome. And that's Fargo 's success story and why Season 2 may be even better than the fantastic first season: comfort in its technically borrowed skin. The adaptation of the Coen Brothers' Fargo has become something of its own, telling similar stories of bad crime, accidental crooks, and isolated expanses with the patience and nuanced development that only a television series can deliver, and it's packed in a down coat full of confidence and mastery. And violence, glorious, grounded in reality, squeamish, brutal violence. Even when you're confused about why Michael Hogan's Otto Gerhardt is having a stroke before you even know his name, creator Noah Hawley's writing makes sure you damn well care from plenty of angles: whatever (bad) business they're involved in will be in trouble, his sons—already jockeying for prime seating around the table—will fight for his spot atop the family and business, and his wife will have to deal with a whole bunch of shit. It's all laid out without mood-crushing exposition, letting the audience catch up as part of the fun. Fargo , with its preference of showing and not telling, is instantly gripping on account of its ability to immediately form characters and settings from just a few frames of film, character actions, and camera framing. (Bad example, but compare that to something like Heroes , which hasn't done anything with its massive ensemble of characters after four hours.) Season 2 launched backward to 1979, to a young Lou Solverson (Patrick Wilson in Season 2, Keith Carradine in Season 1) investigating the previously on-screen crime of a triple homicide at an off-ramp diner. The bloodbath itself was classic Fargo , an orgy of violence choreographed like ballet with comedic undertones, an impeccable balance of harshness and hilarity as a thug's intimidation plan went very, very wrong. The result of this mess was Fargo 's other source of fuel: desperation. It was there in Season 1's Lester Nygaard after his somewhat accidental murder of his wife, and it's here in Kirsten Dunst's Peggy Bloomquist, who ended the fantastic diner massacre by slamming her car into Rye Gerhardt (Kieran Culkin), the dim-witted try-hard son of Otto and a member of Sioux Falls' Gerhardt crime syndicate. And there you have Page 1 of a complex story laid out for you in a compelling yet uncomplicated way. But there's so much more sprinkled on here. Brad Garrett's Joe Bulo was giving a '70s PowerPoint presentation on the revelations of the Gerhardt's sudden weakness after Otto's stroke and proposing a hostile takeover (in mob terms, total annihilation) of the crime family to his shadowy boss. Peggy's husband Ed (Jesse Plemons, helping another blonde through murder in a second season of a great show) is stuck plotting with his hitting-and-running wife after murdering a man she almost killed. Lou's wife Betsy (Cristin Milioti), a sassy makeover of a Good Housekeeping wife, is battling cancer and caring for young Molly. And Rye, before becoming splatter on Peggy's windshield, saw what may have been a frickin' unidentified flying object. Season 1 had its share of colorful characters that weren't as relevant as others, like Glenn Howerton's Don or Keegan-Michael Key & Jordan Peele's special agents, but "Waiting for Dutch" already made sure all of its characters felt more essential to the main story than they did in Season 1. And that's fair because Season 1 was more the conflict between a man (Lester) and an another man (Lorne Malvo), and Season 2 already feels like it's more about an incident (whatever "massacre" happens that Lou referenced in Season 1) and the people—both accidental and intended—involved in it. This likely will make Fargo more sustainable and consistent in Season 2 as all these moving parts and threats build and feed into the same ultimate violent moment, with plenty of practice dropping bodies along the way. Season 1 was a ton of fun but did ramble a bit out of bounds or at least along the sidelines at times, like with Malvo's blackmail of Milos or the roundabout connection of Hess to Lester and its means of unifying Lester and Malvo. But all the bloacks that were put in place in "Waiting for Dutch" have more direct lines to each other, and my mind is already doing backflips waiting for them to intertwine. There are lots of great premieres, but not many generated the kind of excitement for the rest of the season that "Waiting for Dutch" did. It's early, but there's no reason to shush what I said during Season 1: that Fargo deserves consideration as one of TV's best. NOTES, EH – What an amazing aesthetic choice to film Season 2 in a totally retro way. Not only does it give the season character, it entrenches it in a time and place. – "Cool" shows are hard to come by these days, but Fargo is most certainly one of the few that can undeniably pull cool off. – Anyway we can get a do-over and get Rye back in the show? Culkin was fantastic as the bumbling cretin. – The series' trademark "Wrench and Numbers" drum-heavy theme gets an update for Season 2 and it might be better than the original. – The little details, like characters wanting to sit in their chairs (Ed in his kitchen, Bear around the Gerhardt table), go long ways towards defining characters. Here, Ed wanted his routine unchanged and didn't want things shaken up, and Bear had obvious aspirations to move up. – "'Oh dear me,' ejaculated Ms. Pepper," said one of the oddest children's books I've ever heard. – "His wife Floyd is tough, but, you know, a girl."

Here’s the Terrible Habit Killing 30 Percent of This Country’s Young Men

Here’s the Terrible Habit Killing 30 Percent of This Country’s Young MenWith more than 1.3 billion residents, China enjoys a reputation as the world’s most populous nation. There are currently 300 million smokers in China, and an astounding 1 million people die every year from the effects of cancer. When I lived in Guangzhou, about an hour north of Hong Kong, in the mid 1990s, a friend purchased four cartons of Marlboro cigarettes as a present for her father at Chinese New Year.

Nigerian former oil minister Alison-Madueke has cancer: lawyer

Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum Diezani Alison-Madueke addresses delegates at the opening of the Nigeira Oil & Gas 2014 conference in AbujaNigerian former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is under investigation over allegations of bribery and money laundering, has breast cancer and will undergo surgery in Britain, her lawyer said on Saturday. Nigerian authorities said Alison-Madueke, who served as oil minister for Africa's biggest crude producer from 2010-2015, was arrested in London last week.

Nobel laureate chemist Richard Heck, 84, dies in Manila

Richard F. Heck of the U.S., the 2010 Nobel Chemistry co-laureate, holds up a chair after signing under its seat at the Nobel Museum in StockholmAmerican chemist and Nobel laureate Richard Heck died in Manila on Saturday after years of illnesses that left him almost penniless, relatives of his Filipina wife said on Saturday. Heck, 84, along with Japanese Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki, won the Nobel prize in chemistry in 2010 for inventing new ways to bind carbon atoms that were used in research to fight cancer and produce thin computer screens.

Tai chi can help build strength, relieve pain

Johney Yu and Diana Yang, both immigrants from China, practice tai chi at a daily class in AlhambraBy Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) - For people with chronic illnesses ranging from cancer to arthritis, Tai chi exercises may improve walking, build strength and reduce pain, according to a new analysis of past research. The slow and gentle movements of Tai chi, a modified form of an ancient Chinese martial art, may be especially suitable for middle aged and older people with multiple health conditions, the authors write in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. “Given the fact that many middle-aged and older persons have more than one chronic condition, it is important to examine the benefits of treatment/exercise interventions across several co-existing conditions,” lead author Yi-Wen Chen, from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, told Reuters Health by email.

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