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Dancing with the Stars co-host has thyroid cancer, the cost of health care reform, how a pregnancy test revealed a man’s testicular cancer, and more of this week’s top news stories.

Brooke Burke-Charvet Has Thyroid Cancer
The co-host of Dancing With the Stars has announced she has thyroid cancer and will undergo surgery to have a thyroidectomy—a procedure to remove part or all of the thyroid gland. Read more

Pregnancy Test Reveals Testicular Cancer
When a young man took a pregnancy test as a joke, he didn’t expect it to reveal signs of early testicular cancer. How is this possible? Read more

Recall: Salmonella in Nesquik Chocolate Powder?
Nestle USA has recalled some of its Nesquik chocolate powder as it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No illnesses have been reported so far. Read more

Will Health Care Reform Cost Me More?
President Obama’s victory on election day ensures his plan for health care reform will continue to roll out. How will it impact you and your health care costs? Read more

Fasting May Not Be Needed Before Cholesterol Test
A large new study shows that cholesterol levels of those who eat are not radically different from those who fasted, which could mean that those scheduled for cholesterol tests may not need to skip breakfast after all. Read more

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