Instead of making doctors plead their case first to companies and then to the FDA, the FDA will become the initial step and will assign a staffer to quickly do the paperwork.
By Paul Solman
General Russel Honore commanded an infantry division in Korea and saw action in Operation Desert Storm, but it was his service as Commander of the Joint Task Force Katrina in 2005 that won him national acclaim. The experience of viewing…
By Associated Press
"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says his doctors say he's in "near remission" of advanced pancreatic cancer and his response to the treatment is "kind of mind-boggling."…
By Associated Press
The Oakland jury on Monday delivered Monsanto's third such loss in California since August.
By Charles Betley, The Conversation
April 15 is Tax Day, as well as the date each year on which the largest tobacco companies pay $9 billion dollars to states because of tobacco-related illnesses such as cancer and heart disease. But what is the real cost…
By Marla Cone, Kaiser Health News
You have the questions about glyphosate, Roundup and cancer. We have the answers.
By Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press
The unanimous verdict by the six-person jury in federal court in San Francisco came in a lawsuit filed against Roundup's manufacturer, agribusiness giant Monsanto, which says studies have established that Roundup's active ingredient is safe.
By Miles O'Brien
Asbestos is no longer ubiquitous in building materials, and since it's proven to cause cancer, many Americans likely assumed the substance had been banned entirely. But not only is asbestos a naturally occurring mineral, it is also still used to…
By Matthew Herper, STAT News
Cancer is older than human beings. Scientists have found dinosaurs with metastatic tumors. It’s simply not likely we’re going to outsmart all cancers with a single treatment, without drawbacks.
The death rate from cancer in the U.S. fell 27 percent between 1991 and 2016 due to earlier detection and a decline in smoking, according to a new study by the American Cancer Society. But obesity-related cancer deaths are increasing,…
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