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Breast cancer: Test means fewer women will need chemotherapy

Breast cancer: Test means fewer women will need chemotherapy

Health
About 70% of women with the most common form of early stage breast cancer can be spared the "agony of chemotherapy", researchers say.It follows trials of a genetic test that analyses the danger of a tumour. Cancer doctors said the findings would change practice in UK clinics on Monday, and meant women in this group could be treated safely with just surgery and hormone therapy.Charities said the news, affecting 3,000 UK women a year, was "wonderful".Chemotherapy is often used after surgery to reduce the chance of breast cancer spreading or coming back. It saves lives, but side-effects of the toxic drugs range from vomiting, fatigue and infertility to permanent nerve pain. In rare cases it can lead to heart failure and leukaemia. T...
Here's what the Senate's tax bill means for your wallet

Here's what the Senate's tax bill means for your wallet

Finance
Households can expect to save an average of $ 1,200 in 2019 thanks to the Senate's proposed overhaul, but the largest tax cuts will go to the highest income earners.Those are the findings of the Tax Policy Center's new analysis of the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act."In 2019, households across the board will save on taxes under the Senate's version of the bill. Those in the lowest quintile, with incomes below $ 25,000, would get an average tax cut of $ 40, while middle-income households earning between $ 50,000 and $ 87,000 would get an average tax cut of about $ 800, according to the Tax Policy Center.For the top 1 percent of households — those whose income exceeds $ 750,000 — taxes would fall by an average of $ 28,000, the Tax Policy Center found."On average, there's a slight tax cut in the earl
What Gymboree's Bankruptcy Means for Clothing Retailers

What Gymboree's Bankruptcy Means for Clothing Retailers

Finance
Gymboree, the children's clothing store, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this month, while it tries to resuscitate its struggling business. While this likely means more vacant real estate, it could ultimately benefit some clothiers and other competitors that are in better shape.Another one bites the dustGymboree, privately owned by Bain Capital since 2010, said its sales declined 6% and ran up a loss of $ 325 million during its last quarter. As a result, the company filed for bankruptcy protection in hopes of eliminating some $ 900 million of its $ 1.4 billion in debt.Additionally, the company will look to close down at least 375 and as many as 450 of its locations, which currently number 1,281. Freshly appointed CEO Daniel Griesemer, who came over from Til
'Queen's defeat means more practice and Peppa Pig'

'Queen's defeat means more practice and Peppa Pig'

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device 2017 Aegon ChampionshipsVenue: Queen's Club, London Dates: 19-25 JuneCoverage: Comprehensive live coverage on BBC One, BBC Two, Red Button, Connected TV and online dailyLosing in the first round at Queen's Club doesn't mean I can't go on and do well at Wimbledon. It just means I've got a lot of work to do.I knew before the tournament that I still have some way to go if I'm going to get up to the level where I challenge for the biggest titles, but I certainly expected more from myself.I'm not the only player to suffer a surprise on the grass - Roger Federer lost in the first round in Stuttgart, and Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic also lost at Queen's on Tuesday.Grass is a very different surfac...
Alicia Silverstone Feeds Her Son a Vegan Diet—Here's What It Means for His Health

Alicia Silverstone Feeds Her Son a Vegan Diet—Here's What It Means for His Health

Health
Three years after she won our hearts with her starring role in Clueless, Alicia Silverstone embraced a vegan diet—meaning she swore off meat, fish, dairy, and other animal products in favor of plant-based foods only.She's touted the benefits of veganism ever since, telling People her diet makes her "feel so good, feel so different." She's even choosing to raise her son, Bear Blu, now 6, as a vegan. Silverstone has said that her son enjoys the foods she feeds him. But can a vegan diet provide all of the nutrients a growing child needs?The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sets no guideline concerning the right age to begin a vegan diet, but we wanted to take a closer look at the issue—especially in light of recent news reports of babies dying because their parents didn't feed the properly