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20% Rise Seen in Number of Survivors of Cancer
About one in every 20 adults in the United States has survived cancer, including nearly one-fifth of all people over 65, according to new federal data. The numbers, released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute, indicated that the number of cancer survivors increased by about 20 percent in just six years, to 11.7 million in 2007, the latest year for which figures were analyzed, from 9.8 million in 2001. http://nyti.ms/ghN1Pw
 
Americans squeezed by gas prices

GaspumpCrude oil prices are drifting higher. Libya's civil war and lingering anxiety over potential political unrest in oil-rich Middle East nations pushed the average cost of regular unleaded gasoline to $3.53, up 76 cents a gallon from a year ago. Tom Kloza, head of the Oil Price Information Service, expects prices to peak at about $3.75 by April below the record of $4.11 set in July 2008. But production disruptions in Saudi Arabia or Iran could spike gas prices to $5 a gallon or higher. http://usat.ly/hYPRGo

 
Tsunami warning for parts of west U.S. coast
A tsunami warning has been expanded to include parts of the western U.S. coast. The Tsunami Warning Center in Alaska says the warning is in effect from Point Concepcion in central California to the Oregon-Washington border and parts of southern Alaska. Warnings were issued for Hawaii and other parts of the Pacific following a tsunami early Friday after a massive earthquake struck in Japan. http://usat.ly/hoash6
 
Domestic Terrorism Hearing Set to Begin

Domestic Terrorism Hearing Set to BeginControversy over the hearings has been building for weeks. Many Muslims fear they will be made targets, while religious and civil rights leaders are protesting what they see as ethnic profiling and the singling out of a particular minority. On Wednesday, a group of rabbis announced that they were starting a video campaign titled “Stand Together: Rabbis speak out against Islamophobia." http://nyti.ms/gefISL

 
FDA approves first new drug for lupus in 56 years
PillsThe Food and Drug Administration has approved the first new drug to treat lupus since 1955, a milestone that medical experts say could prompt development of other drugs that are even more effective in treating the debilitating illness. Known as Benlysta, the injectable drug is designed to treat flare-ups and pain caused by lupus, a little-understood disorder in which the body attacks its own tissue and organs. http://usat.ly/f27slW
 
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