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  • Food and Drug Administration Oct 23, 2019

    FDA Wants Stronger Warning on Breast Implants About Risks

    U.S. health officials want women getting breast implants to receive stronger warnings and more details about the possible risks and complications. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that manufacturers should add a warning highlighted by a box — the most serious type — to the information given to women considering implants. The agency is also recommending patients complete a...

  • Donald Trump Aug 31, 2019

    Too Old for President? Health and Fitness a Better Question

    Science says age is only a number, not a proxy for physical and mental fitness. But with three Democrats in their 70s vying to challenge the oldest first-term president in American history, age’s importance will be tested as never before. Only a few years separate President Donald Trump, 73, from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, 77, and former Vice President Joe...

  • Cancer Aug 28, 2019

    LA Women File Lawsuits Against Breast Implant Maker Over Cancer Risks

    Two lawsuits were filed against Allergan Wednesday related to its line of Biocell textured breast implants, which are the subject of a worldwide recall, alleging a failure to warn of cancer risks.

  • Cancer Aug 7, 2019

    Medicare to Cover Breakthrough Gene Therapy for Some Cancers

    Expanding access to a promising but costly treatment, Medicare said Wednesday it will cover for some blood cancers a breakthrough gene therapy that revs up a patient’s own immune cells to destroy malignancies. Officials said Medicare will cover CAR-T cell therapies for certain types of lymphoma and leukemia. The cost of the treatments can run to hundreds of thousands of...

  • Canada Jul 24, 2019

    Breast Implant Recalled After Link to More Rare Cancer Cases

    Breast implant maker Allergan Inc. issued a worldwide recall Wednesday for certain textured models after regulators alerted the company to a heightened cancer risk with the devices. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it called for the removal after new information showed Allergan’s Biocell breast implants with a textured surface were tied to the vast majority of cases of...

  • United States Jul 19, 2019

    Weed Killer Chemical and Kids’ Cereals: Toxicity Experts Debate the Risk of Glyphosate

    Various oat-based products like cereals, trail mixes and snack bars tested positive over the past year for a chemical in a widely used weedkiller that is linked to cancer, according to the Environmental Working Group, an advocacy organization. While several experts say not to panic, they note that a debate exists over how great a risk the chemical poses to...

  • Cancer May 2, 2019

    Breast Implants Tied to Rare Cancer to Remain on US Market

    U.S. health authorities will allow a type of breast implant linked to a rare form of cancer to stay on the market. But the Food and Drug Administration said women should receive more information about potential risks when considering the implants. Thursday’s announcement follows a March public meeting where dozens of women called for bolder steps on breast implant...

  • Cancer Apr 8, 2019

    Cancer ‘Vaccine’ Shows Promise in Human Trial of Lymphoma Patients

    An experimental cancer “vaccine” showed promising results in a small clinical trial of patients with lymphoma, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Medicine. Researchers at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital tested the treatment in 11 patients with lymphoma. Their results were successful enough to warrant another clinical trial in March on lymphoma patients as well as...

  • Los Angeles Nov 26, 2018

    Breast Implant Injuries Hidden as Patients’ Questions Mount

    To all the world, it looked like breast implants were safe. From 2008 to 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration publicly reported 200 or so complaints annually — a tiny fraction of the hundreds of thousands of implant surgeries performed each year. Then last fall, something strange happened: Thousands of problems with breast implants flooded the FDA’s system. More...

  • San Francisco Jul 9, 2018

    First Trial Over Roundup Weed Killer Cancer Claim Underway in SF

    Lawyers for a school groundskeeper dying of cancer have asked a San Francisco jury to find that agribusiness giant Monsanto’s widely used weed killer Roundup likely caused his disease.

  • California Apr 19, 2018

    ‘Dance Moms’ Star Miller Has Cancer, Underwent Spine Surgery

    Former “Dance Moms” reality TV star Abby Lee Miller has been diagnosed with cancer. Doctor Hooman Melamed tells People.com she contracted what they thought was a rare spinal infection and nearly died this week. The doctor says Miller went to a California emergency room, where her condition deteriorated and she became “paralyzed from the neck down.” He says Miller underwent...

  • Seattle Jun 12, 2017

    Doctors Reprogram Patients’ Own Cells Into Cancer Assassins

    Ken Shefveland’s body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They removed some of his immune cells, engineered them into cancer assassins and unleashed them into his bloodstream. Immune therapy is the hottest trend in cancer care and this is its next frontier — creating “living drugs” that grow inside the body...

  • Seattle Jun 12, 2017

    New Frontier in Cancer Care: Immune Therapy Can Turn Blood Into Living Drugs

    Ken Shefveland’s body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They removed some of his immune cells, engineered them into cancer assassins and unleashed them into his bloodstream. Immune therapy is the hottest trend in cancer care and this is its next frontier — creating “living drugs” that grow inside the body...

  • Cancer Jan 25, 2017

    Mom Fighting Cancer Gives Birth to ‘Miracle’ Quadruplets

    A mother who’s beat cancer but had it return gave birth to quadruplets in what she says is a “miracle,” TODAY.com reported. Kayla Gaytan was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma just six days shy of her 29th birthday and a week after her wedding. She’d already had two children with her husband Charles, a soldier stationed in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, when...

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