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  1. Women's use of talc powder may be tied to ovarian cancer

    Research

    LOS ANGELES — Deane Berg's doctor called her in the day after Christmas 2006 to give her the crushing news. She'd had her ovaries removed, the pathology results were back, and the information could not have been much worse. Berg had stage III ovarian cancer, and her prognosis was poor. …

  2. Ovarian Cancer Foundation gala features entertainment from Brazil

    Humaninterest

    04.18.2015 With samba dancers and performers of capoeira, a martial arts discipline, organizers of Celma Carniva'Le, a fundraiser for the Celma Mastry Ovarian Cancer Foundation, paid tribute to the woman for whom it is named. …

  3. Like Angelina Jolie, women at risk for ovarian cancer face complex decision (w/video)

    Health

    Actor and director Angelina Jolie has ignited another worldwide conversation about cancer, revealing in the New York Times on Tuesday that she had undergone surgery, at age 39, to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes to prevent ovarian cancer. As she did 22 months ago, when she announced that she had had bilateral mastectomies to prevent breast cancer, Jolie cited her elevated risk of contracting the disease, the possible consequences and her desire to inform women of their options. …

    Angelia Jolie announced in an article she wrote for The New York Times that she has had preventative surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes, two years after having a preventative double mastectomy. [Getty Images]
  4. Doctor group seeks to clear confusion in cancer screening

    Medicine

    WASHINGTON — Screening for cancer has gotten more complicated in recent years with evolving guidelines that sometimes conflict. Now a doctors' group aims to ease some confusion — and encourage more discussion of testing's pros and cons — with advice on screening for five types of tumors.  …

  5. Despite advances, ovarian cancer survival rates refuse to budge

    Health

    Ovarian cancer is often called silent because there are usually only vague symptoms early on. Others insist there are clear signs if you know what to watch for, such as abdominal bloating, pelvic pain and extreme fatigue. …

  6. The science behind Angelina Jolie's surgery decision

    Incoming

    Actress Angelina Jolie has ignited another worldwide conversation about cancer, revealing in the New York Times on Tuesday that she had undergone surgery, at age 39, to remove her ovaries and Fallopian tubes to prevent ovarian cancer. As she did 22 months ago, when she announced that she had bilateral mastectomies to prevent breast cancer, Jolie cited her elevated risk of contracting the disease, the possible consequences and her desire to inform women of their options. …

    Angelina Jolie on Tuesday announced that she’d had a second surgery to eliminate cancer risk.
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  7. Shorter stature linked to higher risk of heart disease

    News

    Shorter stature, higher heart risk …

    HAYWARD, CAlif. Getting serious about using less water Construction workers start demolishing a swimming pool Wednesday at an apartment complex amid mandatory water restrictions in the devastating drought. State regulators are done with polite reminders. They are naming and shaming local water departments that have let water wasters slide — and forcing them to slash water use by as much as a third. Among the last straws was new data showing the worst water savings in February since officials started tracking conservation. Along the populous south coast from San Diego to Los Angeles, residents actually increased water consumption despite long-standing calls for cutbacks. And usage is expected to increase with summer tourism.
  8. More preventive surgery for Angelina Jolie

    The Juice

    Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery, having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer. …

  9. Angelina Jolie delivers empowerment message at Kids' Choice Awards

    Media

    LOS ANGELES — The traditional green slime flowed at the Kids' Choice Awards, but it was Angelina Jolie's message of empowerment for youngsters that stuck.  …

    Angelina Jolie accepts the award for favorite villain for "Maleficent" at Nickelodeon's 28th annual Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. [Associated Press]
  10. Low-cost tests for breast cancer genes show promise

    Health

    A Silicon Valley startup with some big-name backers is threatening to upend genetic screening for breast and ovarian cancer by offering a test on a sample of saliva that is so inexpensive that most women could get it. …

    Geneticist Mary-Claire King, whose work led to the discovery of the BRCA1 gene, called last year for testing to be offered to all American women 30 and older. Under current guidelines, she said, many women who have dangerous mutations would not qualify for testing.
  11. Angelina Jolie Pitt explains why she had ovaries, fallopian tubes removed (w/video)

    Columns

    Two years ago, I wrote about my choice to have a preventive double mastectomy. A simple blood test had revealed that I carried a mutation in the BRCA1 gene. It gave me an estimated 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer. I lost my mother, grandmother and aunt to cancer. …

  12. Tampa Bay's classiest 'party house' now on the market for $6 million

    Realestate

    It's one of Tampa Bay's great party houses but not in the debauched, get-sick-in-the-bushes, Animal House kind of way. …

    Fazal Fazlin’s estate at 900 Park St. in St. Petersburg is on the market for just under $6 milloin.
  13. Woman's Service League recognizes volunteer service

    Humaninterest

    03.14.2015 Celebrating its 73rd anniversary, the Woman's Service League honored seven community volunteers with its Spirit of Service awards at its annual Promenade and brunch in the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. …

    Spirit of Service award recipients Gary and Cheryl Sanchez, Crystal Peoples, Chris Allen and Virginia Meyer were honored by the Woman’s Service League.
  14. Things to do in Hillsborough County

    Briefs

    brandon Academy breaks ground on gym …

  15. For Dr. Oz's fans, the best prescription is skepticism

    Nation

    It's not hard to understand what makes Dr. Oz so popular. Called "America's doctor," syndicated talk-show host Mehmet Oz speaks in a way anyone can understand. Medicine may be complex. But with Dr. Oz, clad in scrubs and crooning to millions of viewers about "miracles" and "revolutionary" breakthroughs, it's often not. He somehow makes it fun. And people can't get enough. …

    Oz sees himself as an iconoclast.
  16. Ward's dad criticizes Stewart

    Autoracing

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The father of the driver struck by Tony Stewart's car said "there's no reason for" the crash that led to his son's death. …

  17. 'Decoding Annie Parker' could inspire patient participation in health decisions

    Health

    In a summer movie blockbuster season filled with dragons, apes and Transformers, it should not be surprising that a film about a patient and a scientist unraveling the mysteries of hereditary breast cancer is not getting a run at your local multiplex. …

    Decoding Annie Parker stars Samantha Morton as a patient in search of answers.
  18. Doctors' group advises against regular pelvic exams

    Nation

    Doctors should stop performing routine pelvic exams, a key component of regular physicals for women, an influential medical group said Monday. …