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POSTED May 4, 2012 9:14 p.m.

BREAST CANCER IS RARE IN MEN, BUT THEY FARE WORSE: CHICAGO (AP) — Men rarely get breast cancer, but those who do often don't survive as long as women, largely because they don't even realize they can get it and are slow to recognize the warning signs, researchers say.

On average, women with breast cancer lived two years longer than men in the biggest study yet of the disease in males.

The study found that men's breast tumors were larger at diagnosis, more advanced and more likely to have spread to other parts of the body. Men were also diagnosed later in life; in the study, they were 63 on average, versus 59 for women.

Many men have no idea that they can get breast cancer, and some doctors are in the dark, too, dismissing symptoms that would be an automatic red flag in women, said study leader Dr. Jon Greif, a breast cancer surgeon in Oakland, Calif.

The American Cancer Society estimates 1 in 1,000 men will get breast cancer, versus 1 in 8 women. By comparison, 1 in 6 men will get prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men.

SALMONELLA IN DOG FOOD SICKENS 14 PEOPLE IN US: COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Fourteen people in at least nine states have been sickened by salmonella after handling tainted dog food from a South Carolina plant that a few years ago produced food contaminated by toxic mold that killed dozens of dogs, federal officials said Friday.

At least five people were hospitalized because of the dog food, which was made by Diamond Pet Foods at its plant in Gaston, S.C., the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. No pets were sickened, according to the Meta, Mo.-based company.

Three people each were infected in Missouri and North Carolina; two people in Ohio; and one person each in Alabama, Connecticut, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia, the CDC said.

ADAM YAUCH OF THE BEASTIE BOYS DIES AT 47 : NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Yauch, the gravelly voiced rapper who helped make the Beastie Boys one of the seminal groups in hip-hop, died Friday. He was 47.

Yauch, also known as MCA, died in New York after a nearly three-year battle with cancer, his representatives said. He had been diagnosed with a cancerous salivary gland in 2009.

At the time, Yauch expressed hope that it was "very treatable," but his illness forced the group to cancel shows and delayed the release of their 2011 album, "Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2."

He hadn't performed in public since 2009 and was absent when the Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month.

Yauch was an integral, founding member to the ever-weaving trio: three Jewish kids from New York who found widespread respect in a hip-hop world with few credible white performers.

MAN SAYS BEST BUY EMPLOYEE FALSELY OUTED HIM : DENVER (AP) — A man who exchanged his mobile phone for a new one at Best Buy wasn't a happy customer when he says he discovered an employee used the old phone to ghost write a message on his Facebook page.

Rich Dewberry tells KMGH-TV in Denver the message said: "I am gay. I'm coming out."

Dewberry says he's straight and got calls from friends and an ex-spouse after the message was posted.

He says he didn't log out of Facebook before giving up his old phone, and the message was posted before his new phone was activated.

Dewberry says Best Buy told him the employee was fired.

Best Buy didn't confirm the dismissal to KMGH but said employees sign a code of ethics detailing how they should handle customer information.

 

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