Washington, DC - Household air pollution created by using wood, coal and other solid fuels for cooking and heating homes is a leading cause of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases worldwide, and causes more than 4 million premature deaths each year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). To tackle this global health problem, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), with partial support through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is funding a $30.5 million, multi-country trial to determine if using a widely available, clean, alternative cooking fuel significantly reduces deaths and illnesses, especially in women and children who suffer the greatest exposure.

Washington, DC - Research shows dental sealants to shield the back teeth could prevent up to 80 percent of cavities in school-aged children. They are quick, easy, and painless to apply – yet according to a new CDC Vital Signs, about 60 percent of school children ages 6-11 years don’t get dental sealants.

Scottsdale, Arizona - Breast cancer is cancer that forms in the cells of the breasts.

Rochester, Minnesota - Lymphedema is most commonly caused by the removal of or damage to your lymph nodes as a part of cancer treatment. It results from a blockage in your lymphatic system, which is part of your immune system. The blockage prevents lymph fluid from draining well, and the fluid buildup leads to swelling.

Rochester, Minnesota - New Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine guidance for preteens from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) means more Americans will be protected from cancer. The new recommendations will enable the HPV vaccine series to be delivered to children in two doses instead of three. The CDC says adolescents 11-14 can take the two-dose vaccine series. The three-dose schedule will remain in effect for ages 15-26.

Rochester, Minnesota - In addition to changing leaves, the arrival of fall usually signifies the beginning of flu season.