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One More Reason To Avoid Electronic Gifts For Kids: Button Batteries Can Kill

Those shiny coin-like disc batteries (also known as button batteries) have overtaken traditional cylindrical batteries, due to their compact size and high-voltage power, and they are wreaking havoc on young children. Lithium disc batteries, commonly used in key fobs, digital thermometers, remote controls, watches, cameras, holiday ornaments,  and hand-held electronic toys, are remarkably attractive to… Read More »

Cancer Will Kill About 10 Million People This Year, Experts Predict

Nearly 10 million people around the world will die of cancer this year, according to new estimates from the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The IARC’s report, which was published Wednesday in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, was based on cancer incidence data from 185 countries around the world.… Read More »