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Canadian Cancer Action Network – August 10, 2015

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What Is Happening in Canada

Why that medical test might not be necessary – The Star

Watermelon found to have delicious health benefits – The Star

How ticks became a major public health issue – Globe and Mail

Canadian health officials warn about outbreak of intestinal illness Cyclospora – Globe and Mail

Ovarian cancer not as fatal as previously thought, study finds – Medical News Today

Toronto can’t match Boston’s free sunscreen program because of red tape – The Star

Labelling on homeopathic products must make clear that they are not vaccines: Health Canada –National Post

What Is Happening Internationally

Cancer survival rates three times higher with early diagnosis – The Guardian

The contraceptive pill protects against womb cancer for decades after you stop taking it – Quartz

Contraceptives May Lower Endometrial Cancer Risk Long-Term – New York Times, Forbes

Women Not Getting Lifesaving Cancer Treatment, Study Finds – NBC

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