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  1. Research, new treatments offer hope for ovarian cancer patients


    In about a month, the streets of downtown St. Petersburg will be bathed in blue — a blue-green shade of teal, actually — as hundreds of walkers, runners and supporters converge at Albert Whitted Park for the Celma Mastry Ovarian Cancer Foundation's One Step Closer to the Cure Run/Walk.  …

    “Specialists have improved survival to over five years for advanced ovarian cancer,” Dr. Rob Wenham says.
  2. Jury awards record-setting $110.5M in baby powder cancer lawsuit


    ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis jury has awarded a Virginia woman a record-setting $110.5 million in the latest lawsuit alleging that using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused cancer.  …

    A St. Louis jury has awarded a Virginia woman a record-setting $110.5 million in the latest lawsuit alleging that using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused cancer. The jury ruling for Louis Slemp comes after three previous St. Louis juries awarded a total of $197 million to plaintiffs who made similar claims. Those cases, including the previous highest award of $72 million, are all under appeal. [Associated Press]
  3. Career Q&A: Worker loses mother and job


    Q: I have apparently been fired because I took time off to help my dying mother. For seven years, I was employed by a physician who frequently praised my work. Six months ago, when my mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, "Dr. Parker" approved my taking an unpaid leave of absence to care for her. …

  4. Drugs score big wins against lung, prostate, breast cancers


    CHICAGO — Drugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors. There's even a "uni-drug" that may fight many forms of the disease.  …

    Chemotherapy drugs are administered to a patient at North Carolina Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Thursday, May 25, 2017. According to new studies released at a June 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology conference, drugs are scoring big gains against some of the most common cancers, setting new standards of care for many prostate, breast and lung tumors. [Associated Press]
  5. At Mar-a-Lago, the star power of the presidency helps charities — and Trump — make more money


    The women of the Palm Beach Habilitation Center had whispered among themselves that President Donald Trump might pop in for their Hab-a-Hearts Luncheon at Mar-a-Lago, Trump's luxurious private club. …

    A Secret Service agent stands at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach in April. [Doug Mills | New York Times]
  6. Who, and what it takes to make a difference in South Pinellas


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  7. Martin Truex wins Sprint Cup's Chase opener at Chicagoland


    JOLIET, Ill. — Martin Truex went from a completely unraveled tire that left him a lap down to his first stint at the top of the Sprint Cup Chase for the Championship standings. He can thank a late caution in what has been an emotional year for the small-team driver. …

    Martin Truex enjoys his win — yes, those are Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the trophy.
  8. Gene Wilder, star of 'Willy Wonka,' 'Young Frankenstein' and 'Blazing Saddles,' dies at 83


    Gene Wilder hadn't made a movie in 25 years when he died Monday at age 83, at his Stamford, Conn., home. The long absence doesn't matter. Neither does Mr. Wilder's relatively slim body of work; barely two dozen feature films. One role is all Mr. Wilder needed to be eternally mourned. …

    In this March 16, 2005 file photo, actor Gene Wilder speaks about his life and career at Boston University in Boston. [AP photo]
  9. Parenthood makes us better, if not happier, studies suggest


    Parenthood makes us better, if not happier Not long ago, my toddler, Atlas, bounded into the kitchen exclaiming, "Mommy, come see the river!" …

    Sheril Kirshenbaum holds her son, Atlas. "Children can be exhausting, isolating and expensive," says the author. So "why do we keep having them?" [Courtesy of Kirshenbaum Family]
  10. There is an array of contraceptive choices for the over-40 crowd


    Almost one-fourth of women in the United States between ages 15 and 44 use the birth control pill to prevent pregnancy. Some doctors advise against continuing its use after age 40, but women need to protect themselves against unwanted pregnancy until one year after menopause, which on average occurs at the age of 51-52. …