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  • Groundsman, 46, ... awarded $289M by jury that found weedkiller Roundup DID give him lymphoma ....

    08/10/2018 9:03:27 PM PDT · by Mr Ramsbotham · 105 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | August 8, 2018 | MIA DE GRAAF HEALTH EDITOR FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Roundup does cause cancer, a jury has declared in an unprecedented trial into the health dangers of Monsanto's weedkiller. After three days of deliberations, jurors on Friday sided with terminally-ill groundsman Dewayne Johnson, 46, who has just weeks to live, awarding him $250 million in punitive damages, plus nearly $40m in compensatory damages, bringing the total to $289m.
  • Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in California Roundup cancer trial

    08/10/2018 3:42:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/10/18 | Tina Bellon
    A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused him cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages. The case of school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was the first lawsuit alleging glyphosate causes cancer to go to trial. Monsanto, a unit of Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE) following a $62.5 billion acquisition by the German conglomerate, faces more than 5,000 similar lawsuits across the United States. The jury at San Francisco’s Superior Court of California deliberated for three days before finding that Monsanto had failed...
  • Basal cell carcinoma may signal higher risk for other cancers, study finds

    08/09/2018 3:33:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies ^ | Aug.09.2018 / 6:22 AM ET / | by Linda Carroll /
    People who develop a common benign skin carcinoma multiple times may be at increased risk for other more serious cancers, including blood, breast, colon and prostate cancers, a new study finds. Stanford University researchers suspect the increased cancer susceptibility is caused by mutations in certain genes responsible for making proteins that repair DNA damage, according to the study published in JCI Insight. Multiple episodes of basal cell carcinoma are simply a sign of this susceptibility. The new findings don’t mean anyone who develops a basal cell carcinoma once or twice has a higher risk of developing other cancers, said study...
  • A natural yellow chemical compound you can find in grocery stores could help fight cancer, diabetes

    08/06/2018 11:49:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/01/2018 | Hilary Brueck, Business Insider
    Many curries and stews around the world are made with turmeric, which gives them a yellowish hue and a peppery, ginger-like taste. Shutterstock Turmeric and the chemical compound derived from it, called curcumin, have some amazing health benefits. In addition to being an anti-inflammatory that helps boost circulation, turmeric may also be an anti-cancer, antioxidant therapy that can fight off brain plaques, possibly helping prevent diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and more. And unlike a lot of other vitamins and supplements, it's cheap. Doctors are increasingly embracing the idea that the food we eat may be as good as any disease-fighting,...
  • Researchers Find Abortion is the Leading Cause of Death, Surpassing Heart Disease and Cancer

    08/05/2018 5:27:31 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Catholic Citizens of Illinois ^ | August 2, 2018 | Paul Stark
    Abortion ends the life of a human organism—an individual member of the species Homo sapiens. Yet abortions are not classified as deaths in U.S. vital statistics. What would those statistics look like if this omission were corrected?A team of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte decided to find out.“There is no credible scientific opposition to the fact that a new genetically distinct human organism begins with fertilization,” James Studnicki, Sharon J. MacKinnon, and John W. Fisher explain in their paper, published in June 2016 in the Open Journal of Preventive Medicine.“Yet, despite the universal acknowledgement that the...
  • Teen With Terminal Cancer Forgives Cyberbullies as He Fights ‘Culture of Death’

    08/04/2018 8:31:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | August 2, 2018 | Katherine Rohloff /
    In March, 16-year-old Jeremiah Thomas was diagnosed with an extremely aggressive bone cancer. Since then, he has battled chemotherapy, radiation, a collapsed lung, paralysis, and, unfortunately, many social media trolls. But Jeremiah also has forged an unlikely partnership with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and forgiven those who taunt him. With perhaps only weeks left to live, Jeremiah—a former all-star, state champion football player from Waco, Texas—has been told numerous times on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook that he is not dying soon enough … because he took a stand for life. “Cancer is giving your mom a late term abortion. Lmao...
  • Prayers requested vanity post

    08/03/2018 11:46:01 AM PDT · by zlala · 56 replies
    Self | August 3, 2018 | zlala
    A lovely couple & their families could use all the prayers they can get. Earlier this year the wife (32) was diagnosed with Nasopharyngeal cancer. As it’s rare they had to leave WA St for California for treatment. On Monday the husband (35) was taking a walk & collapsed. Strangers found him & called 911. He apparently had a undiagnosed heart condition. He has always been active, seemingly healthy. He is in a medically induced coma. His kidneys are failing & needs a heart transplant. It is a dire situation. They have 3 children (9, 7, 3). Their family, friends...
  • Heartbroken Mom Describes How Her Daughter Died After Aborting Her Grandchild

    07/26/2018 8:29:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 26, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A devastated British mother and grandmother recently lost both her daughter and unborn grandchild to cancer and abortion. Laura Kirwan told the Mirror that her daughter, Charlotte Smith, 23, of Blackpool, England, died unexpectedly of sepsis this spring after overcoming a battle with cancer. A year earlier, Kirwan’s unborn grandchild also died after Smith’s doctors encouraged her to have an abortion so she could begin cancer treatments, according to the report. “Charlotte lost her baby and endured all of that treatment for nothing,” Kirwan said. “Now all I have are the good memories and a picture of a grandchild I’ll...
  • New Study Finds Unintended Consequences of CRISPR Gene Editing

    07/23/2018 10:36:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | Ryan F. Mandelbaum
    CRISPR-Cas9 is a gene-editing system developed this past decade from a bacterial self-defense system. It provides a way to accurately cut a target strand of DNA in order to delete or replace base pairs, the pairs of As, Cs, Ts, and Gs that comprise the genetic code. It’s become popular in research and there are already clinical trials studying the use of CRISPR-Cas9 edited c The new research demonstrates some drawbacks to the system, and proposes that it hasn’t been studied enough in cells that can fix their own DNA. The scientists tried removing a gene in male mouse embryonic...
  • Valsartan recall: 4 things patients should know

    07/19/2018 8:15:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 4:10 AM ET, Thu July 19, 2018 | By Jacqueline Howard
    Several common drugs that contain valsartan, used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure, were recalled in the United States on Friday due to an "impurity" in the drug that poses a potential cancer risk. That impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine or NDMA, is classified as a probable human carcinogen, based on results from lab tests. The medicines included in the voluntary recall are valsartan from Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries, as well as valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide from Solco and Teva. Valsartan is off patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines, but not all medicines containing the...
  • FDA Recalls Common Heart Drug For Potential Cancer Risk

    07/18/2018 9:09:27 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 34 replies
    CBS ^ | 7/16/2018 | Jen Christensen
    The recall of a common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure was announced by the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday, a week after 22 other countries recalled it because the drug contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is off patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines, but not all medicines containing the ingredient are involved, according to the FDA. The US recall includes the the versions of valsartan that are made by Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. as well as valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide...
  • Great News For A Change (Farmer Dean)

    07/11/2018 7:40:12 AM PDT · by oldvirginian · 22 replies
    Dp0622 | July10, 2018 | dp0622
    FarmerDean, who has no physical right to be alive according to natural law, will be going home under GOD’S law in a few weeks. After over a YEAR fighting for his life from a botched cancer surgery of his intestines and MANY MANY nights where I thought he was going to God, the farmer/man/beast is going home and will once again one day heap 50 pound bails on a truck for hours at 66!! I just got a hernia thinking about it!!! :) God doesn’t always give us what we ask for and we can’t and aren’t supposed to understand...
  • Elvis Costello, 63, Reveals he is Battling 'Very Aggressive' Cancer as he Apologises to Fans [Trunc]

    07/06/2018 4:22:47 AM PDT · by Cecily · 35 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | July 6, 2018 | Joseph Curtis
    Elvis Costello has revealed he is battling a very aggressive form of cancer and has cancelled his European tour. The London-born musician, whose real name is Declan Patrick MacManus, has been advised to rest by his doctor following surgery for cancer. The 63-year-old released a statement on Facebook saying that while he had returned to touring he now needed further rest. Costello, whose pseudonym comes from a mixture of Elvis Presley and his musician father's stage name, was due to perform gigs in Manchester, Pula, Croatia, Graz and Vienna in Austria, Tysnes in Norway and Rattvik, Sweden. He had previously...
  • Cancer injection eliminates tumors in mice

    07/04/2018 5:45:48 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 54 replies
    http://www.fox2detroit. ^ | FEB 05 2018 02:32 PM EST
    (FOX 26) - Scientists have taken a giant step towards curing cancer, according to a new study. Stanford university researchers have found a way to clear cancer in mice with immune-system stimulating injections. The report published in the Science Translational Medicine Journal last week shows promise in terms of destroying tumors. The new approach is a form of immunotherapy, which uses the body's own disease-fighting power to battle cancer. Scientists report using compound injections to effectively eradicate cancer tumors in mice. According to the study, their approach worked startlingly well -- even in mice who had lymphoma in two different...
  • The Secret War (Media and Propaganda)

    07/04/2018 10:27:48 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 16 replies
    Cancer Tutor ^ | 28 February 2018 | Webster Kehr
    Surviving cancer is totally a function of getting good information. If you have good information your chances of surviving your cancer can be 90 percent or higher. Television is one of the sources of bad information. Those who believe what they hear on television are likely to use the largely ineffective cancer treatments. Those who dig deeper can find cancer treatments with 90 percent and higher cure rates. A secret war, which very few people know about, is going on right now. You or someone you love could be a victim of this war. This war is not being fought...
  • 3-year-old cancer survivor serves as flower girl in bone marrow donor’s wedding

    07/01/2018 3:21:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    Skye was diagnosed with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia in March 2016, just before her first birthday, according to the Mark Broadway Photography blog. That year, she had her first bone marrow transplant from Ryals, who signed up as a bone marrow donor during college. “It’s the easiest thing,” Ryals told the Dothan Eagle. “It’s a cheek swab -- swab your cheek, put it in an envelope and they send it off ... I thought there’s like a one in a gazillion chance that I would ever be a match.” Almost a year later, Ryals got a call from a coordinator with Be the Match.  She...
  • How might baking soda boost cancer therapy?

    06/23/2018 8:15:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 77 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | June 1, 2018 | Source: Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
    A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered an entirely novel mechanism by which cells enter a state of dormancy as tissues starved of oxygen become increasingly acidic. The study, led by Chi Van Dang, scientific director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, has potentially significant implications for cancer therapy: Large swaths of solid tumors are often deprived of oxygen, and cells in such patches are thought to be a major source of drug resistance and disease relapses. Baking soda had previously been reported to enhance cancer immunotherapy by one of the co-authors of the new study, though the mechanism...
  • Team discovers that a derivative of vitamin B3 prevents liver cancer in mice

    06/29/2018 7:45:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 24 replies ^ | November 20, 2014 | Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO)
    Liver cancer is one of the most frequent cancers in the world, and with the worst prognosis...The most aggressive and frequent form of liver cancer is hepato-cellular carcinoma (HCC); little is known about it and there are relatively few treatment options. Researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), have produced the first mouse model that faithfully reproduces the steps of human HCC development, from the appearance of the first lesions in the liver to the development of metastasis. The results, published in the prestigious journal Cancer Cell, indicate that diets rich in nicotinamide riboside, a derivative of vitamin...
  • Eric Smith: A young man’s cancer journey and the God Who sustains him

    06/27/2018 11:11:57 PM PDT · by tang-soo · 19 replies
    New Life Church ^ | 6/22/2018 | Eric Smith
    In September of 2017 I started having mild abdominal pain. It didn’t seem serious; I was scared it would be a kidney stone. But after two weeks and some sleepless nights, we became worried enough to go the the ER. A scan soon showed that a large mass was growing near my intestines. The young doctor, who I think looked as scared as I felt, suggested that we be admitted immediately to diagnose the issue. I was transported to a new floor, and two days later we learned that I had Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma, a fast-growing type of...
  • Canada to allow mail-order marijuana sales

    06/23/2018 5:03:45 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/23/18 | Avery Anapol
    Canadians will soon be able to order marijuana through the mail as part of the nation’s new legalization of recreational pot. Lawmakers in the country passed the Cannabis Act earlier this week, setting the country up to regulate the market in the coming months. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday that legalization will begin on Oct. 17. The country is the second to legalize the substance nationwide, after Uruguay. The federal minimum age for marijuana use in Canada will be 18, but some provinces are setting their own minimum age at 19, which is the drinking age in most areas....