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Johnson & Johnson's 'No-Brainer' Fix on Baby Powder

Cornstarch will take its place, starting next year, after complaints talc caused cancer

(Newser) - You already won't find Johnson & Johnson baby powder containing talc on most store shelves in the US and Canada, but now the company is nixing the ingredient in that product worldwide, after tens of thousands of complaints were filed alleging it caused cancer in consumers who used it....

Lawsuit Over 'FCANCER' Vanity Plate to Go Forward
DMV Revoked Her Vanity
Plate. She's Fighting Back
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DMV Revoked Her Vanity Plate. She's Fighting Back

Federal judge rules that Kari Lynn Overington's suit on 'FCANCER' plate may proceed

(Newser) - Kari Lynn Overington was in a celebratory mood when she hit the milestone of being cancer-free for two years, so she treated herself to a new car and a vanity plate that said "FCANCER," a defiant message to the breast cancer she'd beat. The DMV issued the...

She Became a Dame for 'Talking About Poo'
UK Podcaster
Deborah James
Dies at 40
OBITUARY

UK Podcaster Deborah James Dies at 40

Mom of 2 announced last month she was in hospice care for bowel cancer

(Newser) - Last month, podcaster Deborah James delivered some surprise news to fans, announcing her bowel cancer had returned after a bout of remission and that she was in hospice care at home. Now, a sad update out of the UK: James has died of her illness at the age of 40,...

Greg LeMond: Cancer Diagnosis Brings 'Great Relief'

US cycling legend had been feeling lousy for weeks

(Newser) - Two-time world cycling champion and three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond has been diagnosed with a form of leukaemia, which he says is treatable. "No one ever wants to hear the word cancer but, admittedly, there is great relief, now, to know why I was feeling poorly,"...

Some Cancer Patients May Be Able to Skip Chemo
Some Cancer Patients Can
Skip Chemo, Radiation
new studies

Some Cancer Patients Can Skip Chemo, Radiation

Studies point way to less treatment for some sufferers of colon and breast cancer

(Newser) - After surgery, some cancer patients can safely skip radiation or chemotherapy, according to two studies exploring shorter, gentler cancer care. Researchers are looking for ways to precisely predict which cancer patients can avoid unneeded treatment to cut down on harmful side effects and unnecessary costs, per the AP . One new...

In Cancer Study, Every Single Patient Sees Tumor Vanish

Sample is small, just 18 people with rectal cancer, but results have stunned researchers

(Newser) - Eighteen for 18. That is the remarkable record of success so far of an ongoing drug trial for patients with rectal cancer. Every patient enrolled in the study at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York has seen their tumors vanish after taking the drug for six months,...

Eddie Van Halen's Son: Show About Dad Is 'Pathetic'

Wolfgang calls out cable network's detailed look at rock star's illness

(Newser) - An episode of a Reelz docuseries immersed in the details of Eddie Van Halen's cancer death has drawn fury from the rock star's family. His son, Wolfgang Van Halen, called the program "pathetic and heartless." Actress Valerie Bertinelli, who was married to Eddie Van Halen for...

BBC Host Pens 'Message I Never Wanted to Write'
BBC's
'Bowel Babe'
Blown Away
by Damehood
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BBC's 'Bowel Babe' Blown Away by Damehood

Deborah James awarded for charity efforts days after announcing she was in hospice care

(Newser) - Update: Deborah James' days are limited. But recent ones have been remarkable. The host of the BBC podcast "You, Me, and the Big C," now in hospice care with bowel cancer, was awarded damehood Thursday as her campaign to raise money for cancer research, started just four days...

Another Risk After Cancer Diagnosis: Suicide
Another Risk After Cancer
Diagnosis: Suicide
new studies

Another Risk After Cancer Diagnosis: Suicide

Two new studies look at the mental toll on patients

(Newser) - Researchers have long known that cancer patients face higher risk of depression and other psychiatric disorders, as well as suicide. That may be unsurprising, given the terminal nature of some cancer diagnoses. However, two sweeping new studies go far deeper into the data than previous efforts, identifying patterns among patients...

They Were Set to Wed in June. Then, 2 Cancer Diagnoses
First She Got the Doctor's
Call. Then Her Fiance Did
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First She Got the Doctor's Call. Then Her Fiance Did

Mariah Nelesen, Clay Slenk move up wedding date after cancer diagnoses within 8 days of each other

(Newser) - Mariah Nelesen and Clay Slenk's wedding on June 10 was supposed to be a grand affair, with every detail meticulously planned out. Now they've moved the date up to April 9, and they're planning on a reception meal of "burgers and brats on the grill,"...

Joe Exotic Wants Your Prayers
Tiger King Star Hears
His New Jail Sentence
UPDATED

Tiger King Star Hears His New Jail Sentence

'Joe Exotic,' aka Joseph Maldonado-Passage, gets 21 years instead of 22 in resentencing

(Newser) - Update: Joseph Maldonado-Passage will be serving a little less time behind bars than expected. On Friday, an Oklahoma City federal judge resentenced the Tiger King star, also known as "Joe Exotic," to 21 years in prison—one year less than the original sentence in his murder-for-hire case, reports...

Scotland Jails Fugitive Whose Obituary Has Already Run

Sheriff declares American Nicholas Alahverdian untrustworthy

(Newser) - Update: A wanted man who evaded capture for years after, authorities say, faking his death, was jailed Friday without bail in Scotland when the court decreed he "cannot be trusted." Nicholas Alahverdian was picked up after failing to show up for an extradition hearing, the AP reports. He'...

Chris Evert: I Have Cancer My Late Sister Had

Tennis Hall of Famer, in early stages of ovarian cancer, has started chemo

(Newser) - While much of the attention in the tennis world has recently been focused on the upcoming Australian Open, especially Novak Djokovic's attempts to get into the country to play there, a message from legend Chris Evert on Friday evening shifted things to more sobering ground. "I wanted to...

P&G Recalls Old Spice, Secret Sprays Over Carcinogen
New Woes on the
P&G Recall Front
UPDATED

New Woes on the P&G Recall Front

Last month it was aerosol antiperspirants, over benzene; now it's various hair care products

(Newser) - Update: First it was Procter & Gamble's antiperspirants. Now the company is recalling nearly three dozen dry shampoos, dry conditioners, and other hair care products, after "unexpected levels" of benzene, a cancer-causing chemical, were found in them, reports NBC News . In a Friday Food and Drug Administration release...

St. Jude's Has Billions, and ProPublica Isn't Sure It Should

Site argues the charity has overly huge reserves as some of its families struggle financially

(Newser) - ProPublica's stated mission is to investigate "abuses of power," which might make its deep dive into St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital seem confusing at first. Why would it be digging into what it describes as the "most highly regarded health care charity in the...

Amy Klobuchar: I Delayed Doctor's Visit, Then Got Cancer Diagnosis
Amy Klobuchar's
6-Month Follow-Up
Had Good News
UPDATED

Amy Klobuchar's 6-Month Follow-Up Had Good News

Minnesota senator is cancer-free

(Newser) - Update: Amy Klobuchar is cancer-free. The Democratic senator tweeted Wednesday that following her recent six-month "post-cancer" check-up, "everything was clear." After expressing gratitude to her family, friends, doctors, and nurses, she ended the post by reminding her followers to schedule their mammograms, USA Today reports. Our original ...

Sister's Death Helped Her Make a Wrenching Choice

Sasa Woodruff had to choose whether to live with a high risk of cancer or remove stomach

(Newser) - It was just a "hiccup in my genetic code," writes Sasa Woodruff at NPR . But that hiccup left her with a wrenching choice: Should she live with a high risk of cancer or have her entire stomach removed? In the first-person account, Woodruff explains that genetic screening—done...

Interactive Map Details Toxic Hot Spots Around US
Interactive Map Details
Toxic Hot Spots Around US
propublica

Interactive Map Details Toxic Hot Spots Around US

ProPublica uses EPA data to produce what may be the most detailed map yet

(Newser) - The journalistic organization ProPublica has crunched EPA data to produce what it calls the most detailed map ever of industrial sites that produce cancer-causing air pollution. The project has identified more than 1,000 "toxic hot spots" around the country with a threshold of having a 1 in 100,...

Rise in Younger Colon Cancer Patients Is a New Worry

Patients under 50 are at least as likely to die from the disease as older people: study

(Newser) - This spring, the US Preventive Services Task Force lowered the recommended age at which Americans should begin colon cancer screening from 50 to 45, citing an increase in cases in younger adults. As HealthDay News reports, cases in Americans under the age of 50 rose from 6% in 1990 to...

8 Weeks Into Study, Cancer Patient Recounts 'Amazing' Call

2-drug immunotherapy appears to have wiped out his throat cancer

(Newser) - A new study in the UK suggests that some cancer patients get better results with a drug combination that allows them to avoid aggressive chemotherapy. The phase 3 trial involved about 1,000 patients with advanced head and neck cancer, according to a post by the Institute of Cancer Research...

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