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January 15, 2014
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Minorities and poor have more advanced thyroid cancers when diagnosed, UCLA study shows

Black patients fare worst; Asians, Hispanics survive longest with disease UCLA researchers have found that minority patients and those of lower socioeconomic status are far more likely to have advanced thyroid cancer when they are diagnosed with the disease than … Continue reading

November 17, 2013
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Study: Catholic schools not superior to public schools

A national study led by a Michigan State University economist suggests Catholic schools are not superior to public schools after all. Math scores for Catholic students dropped between kindergarten and eighth grade, while math scores for public school students increased … Continue reading

December 23, 2012
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Public Obsession with Obesity May be More Dangerous than Obesity Itself, UCLA Author Says

Much has been made about who or what is to blame for the “obesity epidemic” and what can or should be done to stem the tide of rising body mass among the U.S. population. A new book by a UCLA … Continue reading

August 7, 2012
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Across the Border: Children of U.S.-born Latinas More Likely to Get Retina Cancer, Study Finds

In a large epidemiologic study, researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center found that babies of U.S.-born Latinas are at higher risk for retinoblastoma — a malignant tumor of the retina which typically occurs before the age of 6 — than … Continue reading

September 4, 2011
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Large Weight Gains Most Likely for Men After Divorce, Women After Marriage

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Both marriage and divorce can act as “weight shocks,” leading people to add a few extra pounds – especially among those over age 30 – according to a new study. But when it comes to large weight … Continue reading