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Johnson & Johnson told to pay $2.1 billion over cancer-causing talc powder

Washington - A US court has upheld a verdict that talcum powder sold by Johnson & Johnson caused ovarian cancer and ordered the pharmaceutical giant to pay $2.1 billion in damages.The decision by the Missouri Court of Appeals cut by more than half the $4.

Cameron Mathison talks first Father's Day following kidney cancer Special

Actor, health, and wellness advocate Cameron Mathison chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his first Father's Day following his kidney cancer.

Aspirin use cuts risk of digestive tract cancers: study

Paris - Regular aspirin use reduces the risk of digestive tract cancer 20 to 40 percent, according to findings published Thursday that bolster growing evidence the common analgesic can help prevent the disease.

Presence of microbial DNA in blood may indicate signs of cancer

A new study indicates that looking for signs of certain microbial DNA in a patient's blood may be tell-tale sign of cancer. The discovery could help to advance cancer detection.

In Haiti, virus crisis leaves cancer patients in limbo

Port-au-prince - In early March, 31-year-old Melchior visited a doctor in his home country of Haiti, complaining of headaches. He underwent an MRI, and got his diagnosis several days later: a tumor in the pituitary gland, at the base of his brain.

Micro-pollution ravaging China and South Asia: study

Paris - Nearly 90 percent of the 200 cities beset by the world's highest levels of deadly micro-pollution are in China and India, with most of the rest in Pakistan and Indonesia, researchers reported Tuesday.

Cancer drug shortages leave Mexican kids fighting for life

Mexico - Five-year-old Dhana Rivas is fighting for her life on two fronts, fending off the acute lymphoblastic leukemia eating away at her frail body while her family simultaneously battles the shortage of cancer drugs plaguing Mexico.

Q&A: Killing cancer first in a lab may replace generic treatment Special

Functional profiling is a laboratory technique pioneered by Dr. Nagourney, founder of Nagourney Cancer Institute, that measures how cancer cells respond when they are exposed to drugs and drug combinations. Dr. Nagourney outlines the approach.

Research: Is your coffee habit putting you at a health risk?

Some foods and drinks are good for you, others less so. But why are some people affected and not others? To investigate the factors, a research group have identified nine gene groups connected with different foods and disease risks.

A new milestone for using Crispr gene-editing against cancer

Washington - US scientists have succeeded in genetically editing the immune systems of three cancer patients using Crispr, without creating any side effects, a first for the tool which is revolutionizing biomedical research.

Scientists find powerhouses that fight tumours from within

Apo - Lurking deep inside some tumours are "factories" full of immune cells that help the body fight a rearguard action against cancer and are key to helping some patients recover, new research has shown.

Rep. Kelly to Trump: stop claiming credit for cancer reduction

U.S. President Donald Trump has spoken of his success in lowering U.S. cancer rates. However, this is challenged by U.S. Congresswoman Robin Kelly, who states the success is due to actions put in place by President Obama.

Why the algorithms assisting medics is good for health services Special

In light of the Google AI radiology news, where AI can identify breast cancer more accurately than radiologists, Joseph Mossel of Ibex Medical Analytics tells Digital Journal why such developments are good for health services worldwide.

AI beats human breast cancer diagnosis

Paris - A computer programme can identify breast cancer from routine scans with greater accuracy than human experts, researchers said in what they hoped could prove a breakthrough in the fight against the global killer.

Brazil's Bolsonaro examined for skin cancer

S - Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday he had been examined for skin cancer, in the latest health scare for the 64-year-old.The president was seriously injured in a knife attack while campaigning for election last year.

Review: Nathan Adrian inspirational in 'No Less of a Man' video Special

On November 26, the video "No Less of a Man," featuring eight-time Olympic medalist Nathan Adrian, was posted on the Movember YouTube page.

Criss Angel shares news that his son's cancer has returned

World-renowned magician Criss Angel revealed that his five-year-old son, Johnny Crisstopher's, cancer has returned. Three years ago, he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Microsoft is using AI to screen for cervical cancer

Microsoft has partnered with SRL Diagnostics to develop an AI Network for Pathology. The technology is being used to screen for cervical cancer in India.

Q&A: AI fighting cancer by rescuing and repurposing failed drugs Special

Lantern Pharma is aiming to change how the industry thinks about clinical testing, by analyzing historical data with AI and machine learning to get the right people in the right trials with the right drugs.

Cameron Mathison updates fans on health following kidney surgery

Emmy-nominated actor Cameron Mathison ("All My Children") updated his fans and followers on social media following his surgery for the removal of a tumor on his kidney.

Artificial intelligence is helping to improve cancer detection

The newest trend and weapon in breast cancer detection is artificial intelligence and advances with the technology is improving mammography for both patients and physicians.

Cameron Mathison reveals renal cancer diagnosis, asks for prayers

On September 9, Cameron Mathison, former star of "All My Children" opened up about his recent health diagnosis to his fans and followers on social media.

Essential Science: Soft drink consumption and mortality risk

Researchers have examined data connecting soft drink consumption and the risk of early mortality and concluded that there is a connection. This relates to an International Agency for Research on Cancer study.

Tamara Braun to participate at ovarian cancer awareness benefit

Emmy award-winning actress Tamara Braun will be participating at the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation benefit on Saturday, September 14.

Cancer now 'leading cause of death' in rich countries

Paris - Cancer has become the leading cause of death in rich nations, overtaking heart disease, according to the results of two landmark, decade-long global surveys of health trends released Tuesday.

Liquid biopsy improves personalized medicine for cancer

A new liquid biopsy medical technique promises to take personalized medicine for cancer into the future, offering better treatment options with treatment based on real-time data assessments.

The curious story of a dog's cell that turned into a cancer

A contagious canine cancer that conquered the world by spreading between dogs during mating likely arose around 6,000 years ago in Asia and spread around the globe through maritime activities, scientists say.

Can diet help cancer treatment? Study in mice offers clues

Apo - Diet is already a key part of managing diseases like diabetes and hypertension, but new research adds to a growing body of evidence that it could help cancer treatment too.

Nano-engineered cuttlefish ink may hold cancer cure

Medical technologies produce nanoparticles like photothermal agents, that when irradiated can destroy cancer cells. These synesthetic chemicals are expensive; a new research stream has turned to the humble cuttlefish for an alternative.

Q&A: How fruit flies aid personalized cancer treatments Special

London - London-based startup My Personal Therapeutics are pioneering the use of fruit fly avatars and big data to create fully personalized cancer treatments for patients. To find out more, we've interviewed founder Laura Towart.
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Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
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2015. St. Jude Childcare Centre. Mumbai, India
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2015. St. Jude Childcare Centre. Mumbai, India
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Graduation seat reserved for student who lost his life to cancer.
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