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Shots - Health News
2:30 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Contagious Cancer In Dogs Leaves Prehistoric Paw Prints

The sexually transmitted cancer is common in street dogs around the world.
Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon January 27, 2014 11:36 am

Our four-legged friends suffer from many of the same cancers that we do. But one type of dog tumor acts like no other: It's contagious.

The tumor spreads from one pooch to another when the dogs have sex or even just touch or lick each other.

"It's a common disease in street dogs all around the world," says geneticist Elizabeth Murchison at the University of Cambridge. "People in the U.S. and U.K. haven't heard of it because it's found mostly in free-roaming dogs in developing countries."

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Shots - Health News
12:48 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

How Will Medicare Pull Back The Curtain On Pay For Doctors?

A snippet of the data ProPublica obtained from the federal government about Medicare Part D, the prescription drug benefit for seniors.
ProPublica

The federal government said last week that it would begin releasing data on physician payments in the Medicare program. Somehow, the move seems to have ticked off both supporters and opponents of broader transparency in medicine.

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Technology
12:39 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Are E-Books Killing Reading For Fun?

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Race
12:39 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

People Assumed I Was A Tech Whiz Because I'm Asian

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Health & Science
12:14 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Wisconsin Legislators Agree to Boost Mental Health Services

Wisconsin Republicans and Democrats have agreed on one flurry of bills. They boost community mental health services.

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