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In this photo taken on March 29, 2014, medical personnel at the emergency entrance of a hospital receive suspected Ebola virus patients in Conakry, Guinea.

Ebola Death Toll Rises in West Africa

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Hassana Ousmane rHassana Ousmane rests her head against the bed where 21-month-old Zeinab, suffering from diarrhea, rests, Princess Marie Louise Children's Hospital, Accra, April 25, 2012.sts her head against the bed where her 21-month-old daughter Zeinab

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FILE - Passengers walk past the medical quarantine area showing information sheets for the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus at the arrival section of Manila's International Airport in Paranaque, south of Manila, April 16, 2014.

Saudi Arabia Reports 11 New Cases of MERS Virus

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FILE - A large majority of US newborns are breastfed.

Breastfeeding May Reduce Diabetes and Heart Disease Risk

Study followed 7,000 teenagers in grades 7 through 12 for more than a decade More

FILE - A highly-detailed image of the hippocampus region of the human brain.

Brain Imaging Comes to Children in Africa

Technology may soon be available in low-income countries More


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Breast Cancer: One Woman's Story

Much of the news about breast cancer focuses on a new treatment, or even the controversy of getting screened.  But this is the story of a women who has breast cancer, former VOA reporter Zulima Palacio.

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Much of the news about breast cancer focuses on a new treatment or even the controversy of getting screened. But this is the story of a woman who has breast cancer, former VOA reporter Zulima Palacio. VOA’s Carol Pearson has her story.
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Video Discovering Breast Cancer, One Woman's Story

Much of the news about breast cancer focuses on a new treatment or even the controversy of getting screened. But this is the story of a woman who has breast cancer, former VOA reporter Zulima Palacio. VOA’s Carol Pearson has her story.
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Video Chemotherapy an Effective Endurance Test

Chemotherapy can be used to treat many different cancers, including breast cancer. It kills the malignant cells, but has painful and unpleasant side effects. In this report, VOA's Carol Pearson talks to former VOA reporter Zuli Palacio about her personal experience with chemotherapy.
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Video Managing Stress Helps Cancer Patients Heal Faster And Feel Better

Just as stress and anxiety have a negative impact on health, having a positive outlook can help with healing. VOA's Carol Pearson spoke to a psychologist who works with cancer patients and to a cancer patient who works at keeping her spirts up.
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Video A Breast Cancer Patient Explains Her Decision to Have A Preventative Double Mastectomy

VOA's Carol Pearson has kept in touch with former VOA reporter Zuli Palacio, who has cancer in one breast but decided to have both breasts removed.
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Video Breast Cancer: Not An Automatic Death Sentence

Breast cancer is a catch-all phrase because there are many different types of breast cancers. Some are more aggressive than others. Tumors can be small or large. And treatments can vary. In this report, Carol Pearson explores different options for fighting breast cancer.