SHOW #52 (March 29, 2015) ANGELINA JOLIE'S SURGERY TO PREVENT CANCER. Also: Self-driving cars, unnecessary exposure to radiation from X-rays and CT scans, testing a new drug to prevent Alzheimer's & does your dog have you trained?
Here are links to more information on the stories covered on this show.
Angelina Jolie revealed last week that she had more surgery - she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed - hoping to reduce her risk of cancer. Two years ago, Jolie revealed that she carries a defective breast cancer gene that puts her at high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Read more...
History could be made in the coming week. An SUV is going coast-to-coast without a human driver. The 3,500-mile trip from California to New York is the longest automated drive ever attempted in North America. Read more...
The A4 study is a clinical drug trial for older individuals who may be at risk for Alzheimer's disease. The study aims to see if use of a drug can prevent the memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Read more...
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