Experimental blood test could detect melanoma skin cancer early, study finds – CNN

(CNN) Australian researchers have developed an experimental blood test they say is the first blood test capable of detecting melanoma — an aggressive form of skin cancer — in its early stages with a high degree of accuracy. The test Continue reading Experimental blood test could detect melanoma skin cancer early, study finds – CNN

East Dundee trustees on the fence about starting mosquito abatement program – Chicago Tribune

East Dundee trustees are not yet ready to the pull the trigger on a village-wide mosquito spraying program due to concerns about the insecticide’s possible health risks and effectiveness. Board members tabled plans Monday to ink a contract with Clarke …Read Continue reading East Dundee trustees on the fence about starting mosquito abatement program – Chicago Tribune

The CDC director’s deeply personal reason for fighting opioids: His son nearly died of an overdose – Washington Post

One of the nation’s top public-health officials has explained why the fight against the opioid epidemic is so personal to him. At a conference in New Orleans, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield Jr. opened up about Continue reading The CDC director’s deeply personal reason for fighting opioids: His son nearly died of an overdose – Washington Post

Liver Cancer Death Rates Rise As Overall Cancer Death Rates Fall in the US – Live Science

U.S. death rates from liver cancer have risen steadily since 2000, resulting in the disease going from the ninth-leading cause of cancer death to the sixth, a new report finds. The change comes as U.S. cancer death rates overall — Continue reading Liver Cancer Death Rates Rise As Overall Cancer Death Rates Fall in the US – Live Science

Smallpox Drug Will Be Stockpiled By US Government In Case of Bioterrorism Attack – Newsweek

The deadly smallpox virus has long been eradicated around the world—but now experts fear that the virus could be turned into a biological weapon. As a precaution, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug to treat smallpox Continue reading Smallpox Drug Will Be Stockpiled By US Government In Case of Bioterrorism Attack – Newsweek