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Even One Drink a Day Can Up Breast Cancer Risk

Regular physical activity, on the other hand, may have the opposite effect

(Newser) - Just one alcoholic drink per day—even a teeny one—may not bode well for women on the breast cancer front, reports the Washington Post . That's the conclusion of a large-scale review by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research fund that took a closer... More »

Woman Wins Record $110M Payout Over Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson says it will continue to defend its product amid cancer lawsuits

(Newser) - A St. Louis jury has awarded a Virginia woman a record-setting $110.5 million in the latest lawsuit alleging that using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused cancer, the AP reports. The jury ruling Thursday night for 62-year-old Lois Slemp, of Wise, Virginia, comes after three previous St. Louis... More »

Val Kilmer Changes His Tune on Cancer

In Reddit AMA, says he had a 'healing' of it

(Newser) - Val Kilmer took Michael Douglas to task for saying the actor had oral cancer . "I love Michael Douglas but he is misinformed," was how Kilmer put it six months ago. It appears that wasn't so. In a Wednesday Reddit Ask Me Anything chat that's now grabbing... More »

With Wife in Isolation, Husband Won't Leave Her Side

John, Marci Newman have been married for 18 years

(Newser) - A picture a girl took of the back of her father's head has gone viral as it captures a moment that has brought some to tears. John Newman, 45, has been married to 49-year-old Marci Newman for almost 18 years, and he's taking quite seriously his vow to... More »

Erin Moran's Brother Has Message for 'Tiny' Scott Baio

And Moran's husband pens emotional letter: Cancer 'got so bad so fast'

(Newser) - As Scott Baio walked back his suggestion that drugs and booze had a possible role in Erin Moran's death, Moran's husband put out a letter documenting the actual cause of what killed the actress: stage 4 cancer (friends tell the New York Post it was throat cancer). Variety ... More »

Erin Moran Had Advanced Cancer

But authorities don't specify which kind the 'Happy Days' star had

(Newser) - Authorities say former Happy Days star Erin Moran likely died from cancer at her southern Indiana home, reports the AP . A statement released Monday by the Harrison County Sheriff's Department says an autopsy revealed the 56-year-old actress had stage-four cancer, but doesn't specify what type. The department says... More »

Knowing Booze Causes Cancer Inspires People to Cut Down

Most effective ad at motivating people to reduce their drinking shows cancer mutations

(Newser) - If you want to get people to stop boozing it up, don't show them images of glasses of healthy, sparkling water instead of beer—show them an ad that illustrates how too many cocktails can cause cancer to course through their bodies, the Guardian reports. That's the finding... More »

A Cosmo Weight-Loss Article Has Infuriated Twitter

People didn't like that the subject of story was an Aussie woman who had cancer

(Newser) - It was like any other Tuesday on Cosmopolitan's Twitter feed, with tweets about a possible Gilmore Girls revival, women who apply makeup with tampons , and ... a weight loss story that sent the internet into a tizzy. The offending tweet, since deleted, linked to an article titled "How This... More »

Scientists Halt Growth of Colon, Stomach Cancers

Protein-inhibiting drug possible within 3 years: researchers

(Newser) - Australian researchers have discovered a "revolutionary" new way to stop the growth of colon and stomach cancers, which could lead to a new cancer-fighting drug within three years. Matthias Ernst at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute explains that white blood cells called macrophages help to heal wounds and... More »

Wife of Michael Buble Gives Update on Son's Cancer Battle

Noah is said to be doing 'well'

(Newser) - Michael Buble's wife says their 3-year-old son, Noah, is "well" following treatment for cancer in Los Angeles. Speaking at a press conference Monday in her native Argentina, actress Luisana Lopilato said that Noah has a long recovery ahead of him. She says the experience has made her value... More »

Mom-to-Be Dies When Abdominal Pain Turns Out to Be Cancer

$80K raised for Danielle Janofsky's newborn son and family

(Newser) - Abdominal pain is no strange consequence of pregnancy, so when Danielle Janofsky entered a hospital complaining of stomach pain while six months pregnant with her second child, she expected she would soon return home soon. She never returned at all. Doctors discovered that melanoma she had been diagnosed with in... More »

Rare Cancer in NYC Linked to Chernobyl

Radiation from 1986 meltdown may have caused 10 cases of eye cancer

(Newser) - It was a rare form of eye cancer seen only a few times in the US in the past two decades. So when 10 New Yorkers developed vitreoretinal lymphoma within four years of each other, researchers hunted for a common link. That search led them across the world to the... More »

An Answer for Cancer Patients Who Wonder 'Why Me?'

Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer

(Newser) - Cancer patients often wonder "why me?" Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun, or a bad diet? Lifestyle and heredity get the most blame, but new research suggests random chance plays a bigger role than people... More »

Mom Beats Cancer While Pregnant, Dies a Day After Birth

Jamie Snider died of heart failure after surgery

(Newser) - Jamie Snider had gotten through so much: She lost an ovary while beating cancer, but was able to get pregnant with twins anyway. Then, while pregnant, the disease, a rare and aggressive form of cervical cancer, came back—and she beat it again, while pregnant. But last week, a day... More »

Breast Implants Could Give You Rare Cancer

FDA links breast implants to anaplastic large cell lymphoma

(Newser) - Six years after first announcing a possible link between breast implants and a rare form of cancer, the FDA confirmed Tuesday that breast implants are connected to anaplastic large cell lymphoma, NBC News reports. In a statement , the FDA says women with breast implants "have a very low but... More »

She Was Given Weeks to Live—9 Years Ago

WXIA describes Ashley Hallford's 'miraculous' recovery

(Newser) - Ashley Hallford was 32 weeks pregnant when the diagnosis came. A hard lump on her neck wasn't caused by an infection in the salivary gland as doctors had suspected. Rather, it was "a rare and very aggressive" form of cancer, Hallford tells WXIA . A week later, the Georgia... More »

Please 'Swipe Right' for My Husband

Dying woman sets up dating profile for spouse in 'NYT' essay

(Newser) - Jason Brian Rosenthal is a wonderful father, can flip a pancake like nobody's business, offers gumballs to unsuspecting recipients, and is the subject of a singles "ad" as it appears in the most recent New York Times "Modern Love" column. The person who's trying to find... More »

There's a New Recommended Daily Quota for Fruits, Veggies

Study says eating 10 servings could slash risk of premature death, disease

(Newser) - If you've struggled to meet the World Health Organization's five-a-day fruits and veggies recommendation , you may want to reassess your consumption strategy. An Imperial College London study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology has found that doubling the current suggestion to 10 servings a day could stave... More »

Kids Share Photo of Parents Before Both Died of Cancer

Crowdfunding campaign underway to aid Mike and Julie Bennet's 3 children

(Newser) - Mike and Julie Bennet died of cancer five days apart, and an image of their final moments together is attracting attention. The British couple's three children have released a bittersweet photo of their parents holding hands from their hospital beds; it was taken shortly before Mike Bennet, 57, died... More »

Mom Had Quadruplets Early to Start Chemo, Gets Big Help

Thousands of strangers have rallied to donate $1M and counting

(Newser) - In late December, a Kentucky woman who was 30 weeks pregnant with quadruplets delivered them early via C-section because of a grim diagnosis: her cancer was back. Having married military police officer Charles Gaytan in early 2016, Kayla Gaytan learned just a week later that she had Hodgkins lymphoma, and... More »

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