There's no question that Angelina Jolie showed TONS of courage when she announced her decision to have preventative, and the more we look at her family's history with cancer the more it makes sense that she would take such extreme measures.
The actress knew for two reasons that she was at a high risk of being diagnosed with cancer. The first was she had a BRCA1 gene mutation, which greatly increases the chances of getting the disease. The second reason was that it runs in her family.
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SOMEONE GIVE THIS KID AS MUCH CANDY AS HE WANTS!
Or is it Pokemon cards? What do kids like these days?? LOLz!!
Apparently they like inventing things that show up adult scientists around the world — 15 year-old Jack Andraka has invented a simple test that can detect the same pancreatic cancer that Steve Jobs had… but waaaaay earlier!
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Chicken pox is no match for Barbara Walters!!
At 83 years old, who would've thought that a world-class journalist would still be able to get the chicken pox? Well, Babs did, and now she's just been released from the hospital (it came with a fever) to continue her recovery at home!
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Here's something you might not know: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster has chronic lyme disease.
The thing is, she only noticed something was wrong after filming the show!
Now she's opening up about her ongoing battle with the disease:
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ADHD rates among children continue to grow, grow, grow!
But is the rise real, or driven by greater awareness of the condition?
Between 2001 and 2010 the rate of new cases of ADHD in California climbed for both sexes and for most ethnic and racial groups for children between the ages of
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Oh no! This is absolutely awful!
Wilko Johnson, an actor on Game Of Thrones has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It's terminal.
We feel so bad for him!
Wilko played Ilyn Payne on the first two seasons of the ahmayzing series.
His manager said:
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Nelson Mandela has been discharged from the hospital!
Apparently the former South Africa President will be returning to his Houghton home, where he will continue to receive medical care — so while he's out of the hospital, he isn't out of the woods. He was diagnosed with a lung infection and underwent gallstone surgery.
Lung problems are par-for-the-course for Nelson, having even had TB before!
We hope he gets better soon!
[Image via AP Images.]
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