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Skin Cancer Deaths Spike for Men in Developed World

Meanwhile, rates in women have gone up just slightly or not at all

(Newser) - A startling trend has developed in the rates of skin cancer across much of the developed world. Per the Guardian , melanoma-related deaths of men have spiked in many of the countries examined as part of a study presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference in Glasgow on Sunday. The research... More »

Best-Selling Author's Cancer Remedy Costs Him $105M

Robert Young, author of 'The ph Miracle,' is hit hard in civil lawsuit

(Newser) - Robert Young is the author of a best-selling book called The ph Miracle in which he argues that the real culprit behind cancer and other diseases is acidity in the body, and that much can be fixed with the right diet, per the San Diego Tribune . Putting that theory into... More »

Calif. Man OK With Getting $211M Less From Monsanto

Dewayne Johnson could have demanded a new trial

(Newser) - A Northern California groundskeeper said Wednesday that he'll accept a judge's reduced verdict of $78 million against Monsanto after a jury found the company's weed killer caused his cancer. Dewayne Johnson's attorney formally informed the San Francisco Superior Court that he wouldn't contest the judge'... More »

Buble's Teary Carpool Karaoke Moment: 'My Whole Life Ended'

Singer talks with James Corden about dealing with his son Noah's cancer diagnosis

(Newser) - Get ready for your Saturday morning "I'm not crying, you're crying" moment. Michael Buble cruised around with James Corden for a special Carpool Karaoke segment that aired Friday, part of the UK's "Stand Up to Cancer" telethon, HuffPost reports. And while the song-filled drive with... More »

Cancer Study Isn't Great News for Tall People

Researchers see a greater risk for those of above-average height

(Newser) - A new study on cancer won't make for pleasant reading for tall people. Consider this quote from lead researcher Leonard Nunney of the University of California Riverside: "If you were comparing a 5-foot guy to a basketball player who's over 7 feet tall, then that basketball player... More »

Ryan Murphy Donates $10M to Hospital in Son's Honor

TV producer reveals son Ford, 4, was diagnosed with cancer two years ago

(Newser) - TV producer Ryan Murphy revealed Monday that his son, Ford, has been battling cancer for two years—and that he's donating $10 million to Children's Hospital Los Angeles in tribute to the 4-year-old. Ford, a "sweet little innocent boy with a deep belly laugh and an obsession... More »

WWE Star Breaks Character for Emotional Live Reveal

Roman Reigns (aka Leati Joseph Anoa'i) says he's been living with leukemia for 11 years, and it's back

(Newser) - Roman Reigns is now part of Wikipedia's "Breaking Kayfabe" page after an announcement during the WWE's Monday Night Raw live programming in Providence, RI. The professional wrestler (real name Leati Joseph Anoa'i), broke character and proclaimed he was giving up his WWE Universal Championship belt due... More »

Sorrowful Bill Gates Lauds Paul Allen's '2nd Act'

Microsoft co-founders met as kids, dropped out of college to form their company

(Newser) - Bill Gates wasn't even in his teens yet when he met Paul Allen at a school outside Seattle, and less than 10 years later, the two dropped out of college and founded Microsoft together. That long history, and their storied successes, have left Gates "heartbroken" after the death... More »

Former Top Chef Contestant Reveals She Has Just a Year to Live

Fatima Ali writes an essay about how she's spending the time she has left

(Newser) - Former Top Chef contestant Fatima Ali says she has a year to live. The 29-year-old, who appeared on Season 15 of the Bravo reality competition, underwent surgery to remove a tumor in January. However, Ali wrote Tuesday in an essay for Bon Appetit that the "cancer cells my doctors... More »

A Journey to Mars Could Mean Major Astronaut Health Woes

A study found that deep space radiation may cause cancer and intestinal issues

(Newser) - A study funded by NASA in a bid to determine what effects a journey into deep space might have on the health of astronauts has uncovered some startling possibilities for those brave souls who might one day venture to Mars. Per CNN , the findings out of Georgetown University Medical Center... More »

Kanye's Dad Beat Cancer. Their Celebratory Meal Was ... Interesting

Bugs?

(Newser) - Kanye West (or "Ye," as he now likes to be called) has been making headlines as of late, stumping for Trump on Saturday Night Live and irritating the likes of Lana Del Rey with his comments on the 13th Amendment. His latest stunt involves a bonding experience with... More »

Nobel 2018: Pair Helped Create a New Way to Fight Cancer

James Allison of US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan forged way for immunotherapy

(Newser) - The first Nobel of the year is out, with an American and a Japanese researcher sharing the prize for medicine. The winners are James Allison of the University of Texas and Tasuku Honjo of Japan's Kyoto University, reports the AP . The two researchers did not work together, but both... More »

Arrests After Santa Put Up for Dying Toddler Is Stabbed

Homeowners help police catch teens who mucked with Christmas display

(Newser) - "They gutted the stomach. And then they sliced it sideways and up and down." The victim was an inflatable Santa Claus, but more than just a balloon was harmed. A Cincinnati-area neighborhood has been troubled for days over vandals who had been stabbing Christmas decorations put up to... More »

'Healthy' Organ Donor Kills 3 in 'Extraordinary' Case

Tests just couldn't find the cancer cells, report says

(Newser) - All four of them received organs from an apparently cancer-free donor, and three of them died—of cancer. In what researchers are calling an "extraordinary case," four organ-recipients from a 53-year-old stroke victim all developed breast cancer, LiveScience reports. A new report says the donor died in 2007,... More »

After 3rd Cancer Diagnosis, Grease Star Turns to 'Modern' Meds

Olivia Newton-John uses cannabis oil to help relieve pain after tumor found at base of her spine

(Newser) - In a secret she kept "from almost everyone," Olivia Newton-John was diagnosed with cancer in her shoulder five years ago—more than 20 years after she was first diagnosed with breast cancer, CNN notes. Now, just weeks shy of her 70th birthday, the Australian singer and actress reveals... More »

Drug Invented for Dogs Could Help Human Cancer Sufferers

The experimental treatment is for glioblastoma, which claimed John McCain's life

(Newser) - An experimental canine cancer drug is so promising that researchers are hoping it could one day help human patients suffering from the same aggressive brain malignancy that claimed US Sen. John McCain's life this past week. The drug is for glioblastoma, a fast-growing cancer for which doctors have few... More »

With 'Strength of Will,' John McCain Makes a Hard Decision

Senator will 'discontinue medical treatment' for aggressive brain cancer

(Newser) - "Sad news" is now making the rounds online from the John McCain camp: Per the New York Times and Fox News , the Arizona senator's family issued a statement Friday announcing he'll no longer seek treatment for the aggressive brain cancer he was diagnosed with in July... More »

Ex-Groundskeeper Wins $289M From Monsanto: Case 'Bigger Than Me'

Dewayne Johnson wins suit against company in San Francisco

(Newser) - A San Francisco jury on Friday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay $289 million to an ex-school groundskeeper dying of cancer, saying the company's Roundup weed killer contributed to his disease. Dewayne Johnson's suit was the first of thousands of cases filed in state and federal courts alleging... More »

University Text Cuts Claims About Cancer, the Holocaust

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill revises a widely read textbook

(Newser) - The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill has revised a textbook for a required fitness course that called cancer "a disease of choice" and included a theory asserting Holocaust victims failed to tap into their inner strength, the AP reports. The university released a statement saying revisions to 21st Century ... More »

5-Year-Old's Self-Penned Obit: 'See Ya Later, Suckas!'

The funeral of Garrett Matthias, who died of cancer, will include snow cones and bouncy houses

(Newser) - A funeral with snow cones, bouncy houses, fireworks, and a fiery burial ceremony straight out of Thor will be held Saturday in Van Meter, Iowa, and it's all the brainchild of the child who will be honored there. The Des Moines Register reports on the recent passing of 5-year-old... More »

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