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,…
By Associated Press
The court next meets on Jan. 7. Despite her health problems, Ginsburg has never missed arguments.
By Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress, The Conversation
The Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency solicited the advice of a controversial toxicologist, Edward Calabrese, to consider changes to how it regulates radiation.
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
The Trump administration is turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you — like a little bit of sunlight.
James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo won the 2018 Nobel Prize in in Medicine for a branch of medicine that calls on our immune systems to fight tumors.
By Dr. Howard Markel
The cause of his untimely death was most likely glioblastoma, the same type of brain cancer that killed Senators Edward M. Kennedy in 2009 and John McCain this September.
By Amanda Grennell
An EPA report on formaldehyde, more than a decade in the making, still hasn't been released to the public.
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