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When Men Get Breast Cancer, They Enter A World Of Pink

Most breast cancer cases are in women, so treatment and support are geared toward them. Men with breast cancer can feel isolated. One man was given a pink ice pack with instructions to "place it inside your bra."

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How Will Host Chris Rock Treat The Oscars' Lack Of Diversity?

Since it was revealed that all 20 of this year's Academy Award acting nominees are white, everyone's waiting to see how the host — a comedian who never pulls punches — will handle it.

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Hongeo, a dish of skate left to ferment in its own urine, is a beloved delicacy in parts of South Korea — despite its overpowering ammonia smell. A sashimi platter of hongeo for three to four people usually costs anywhere from 60,000 ₩ (U.S. $49.78) to 150,000 ₩ (U.S. $124.46). Marius Stankiewicz hide caption

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The Salt

Hold Your Nose And Take A Bite: The Odd Appeal Of A South Korean Fish Dish

Hongeo is skate fermented in its own urine and served sashimi-style. Despite its powerful ammonia smell, it's a beloved delicacy in parts of South Korea, and a vital part of the local fishing economy.

Sylvester Williams, a Denver Broncos nose guard, nabs Isaiah Crowell of the Cleveland Browns last October. If measured by BMI, Williams is obese. AAron Ontiveroz/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

If BMI Is The Test Of Health, Many Pro Athletes Would Flunk

Proposed federal rules would let employers penalize overweight or obese workers by making them pay more for health insurance. But having a high BMI doesn't mean you're not healthy.

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For Mardi Gras, Les Bon Temps Rouler In Mobile, Ala., Too

Most people associate Mardi Gras with New Orleans. But the pre-Lenten celebration has roots in another Gulf Coast city: Mobile proudly bills itself as the "mother of mystics."

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Former Wheaton College professor Larycia Hawkins (right) is greeted by supporter Donna Demir after a news conference on Jan. 6 in Chicago. Hawkins, who's Christian, was suspended by Wheaton, an evangelical Christian school, after she said Muslims and Christians worship the same God. Administrators initiated steps to fire her. On Saturday the professor and school announced they'd parted ways. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Professor Who Said Christians, Muslims Share A God Is Leaving Christian College

Larycia Hawkins says she expressed solidarity with Muslims; evangelical Wheaton College said she contradicted its statement of faith. Hawkins, who faced possible termination, is leaving the school.

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