According to a new study published in the Lancet, three-quarters of cancer patients who are clinically depressed are not getting proper treatment, at least in part because many people wrongly assume that depression is a normal reaction to cancer. Read more
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The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm.
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For the first time, the U.S. government acknowledges that it has begun looking into the potential harmful effects of DDT, the widely-used pesticide. The announcement, made by President John F. Kennedy at a press conference, had been prompted by a series of articles in New Yorker magazine by biologist Rachel Carson that will become her momentous book, Silent Spring. In making the case that chemicals can damage nature and potentially cause cancer in humans, Carson sparked the birth of the environmental movement in America. Get the full story.