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

    Health

    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 ovarian cancer survivor $55M in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder suit

    Health

    ST. LOUIS — For the second time in three months, a St. Louis jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a huge award over claims that its talcum powder causes cancer.  …

  3. Who, and what it takes to make a difference in South Pinellas

    News

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

    Autoracing

    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.
  5. Parenthood makes us better, if not happier, studies suggest

    Health

    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]
  6. Defective 'breast cancer' genes aren't just dangerous for women

    Health

    Joe Scholten's sister had already beaten breast cancer and was battling ovarian cancer when she tested positive for a genetic mutation linked to both. He responded by doing something unusual: He got tested, too. …

    Bill Rotter, who after finding a lump in his breast had a single mastectomy, now tries to bring awareness to this rare but possible form of cancer in men by openly talking and writing about what he went through. [Photo by Darren Hauck for the Washington Post]
  7. Gene Wilder, star of 'Willy Wonka,' 'Young Frankenstein' and 'Blazing Saddles,' dies at 83

    Celebrities

    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. …

    Sigerson Holmes, played by Gene Wilder, interrogates new client Jenny Hill (Madeline Kahn) as Sgt. Sacker (Marty Feldman) watches in "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother." [Times files]
  8. There is an array of contraceptive choices for the over-40 crowd

    Health

    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. …

    TNS
  9. News at noon: Iraq and Syria Q&A; Delegate meeting in Tampa; 'Hamilton' has 16 Tony Award nominations; Options other than brunch with mom this Sunday

    News

    • No one disputes that U.S. military forces are fighting in combat in Iraq and Syria — except maybe President Barack Obama and some members of his administration. Iraq and Syria Q&A: When is a U.S. 'boot on the ground' not a 'boot on the ground'? …

    Iraqi security forces participate in a March 2015 drill as U.S. forces train them in Taji, north of Baghdad. No one disputes that U.S. military forces are fighting in combat in Iraq and Syria - except maybe President Barack Obama and some members of his administration. The semantic arguments over whether there are American "boots on the ground" muddy the view of a situation in which several thousand armed U.S. military personnel are in Iraq and Syria. [Associated Press]
  10. Sisters diagnosed weeks apart fight breast cancer together

    Nation

    SALT LAKE CITY — Two Utah sisters grew up in the same bedroom, went to the same college, worked for almost a decade at the same company and have visited over 50 countries side by side. Now every three weeks, they sit together in matching chairs and chat as their bodies are pumped full of chemotherapy drugs.  …

    Annette Page, left, and her sister Sharee Page, pose for a photograph at Sharee's home in Farmington, Utah. [Associated Press]
  11. New Obamacare rule protects the rights of transgender patients

    Health

    Allowing public school students nationwide to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity wasn't the only step the Obama administration took toward promoting transgender equality last week. …

    A new federal rule will prohibit insurance companies from categorically denying coverage to gay, lesbian and transgender invidiuals. [Getty Images]
  12. Fennelly: Gymnastics coach Steve Nunno seeks Olympic return

    Olympics

    The coach stood in the gymnastics center at the Bob Sierra YMCA. The prodigy finished her floor exercise. "You've got to land it!" Steve Nunno said, loudly, clearly. "Your mind-set can't be I don't want to make a mistake. I want you to be, 'I'm going to nail the heck out of this — watch me!' " …

    Steve Nunno gets ready to embrace his best-known pupil, seven-time medalist Shannon Miller.
  13. Going the distance: Miles for Moffitt helps cancer research move forward

    Health

    Suzanne Oles wasn't well enough to join the crowd at last year's Miles for Moffitt fundraiser. She was in the middle of chemotherapy treatment for lung cancer.  …

    Dr. Anna Giuliano, a cancer epidemiologist at Moffitt Cancer Center, has had two studies funded by Miles for Moffitt.
  14. Experts say research shows promise for a breast cancer vaccine

    Medicine

    There are vaccines to help the body fight off measles, mumps and the flu. But breast cancer? That's exactly the technology a Florida-based company is hoping to bring to the market in the not-so-distant future. …

    Keith Knutson