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Not Everyone Has Well Wishes for John McCain

Professor 'annoyed,' RNC member shares post cheering his approaching death

(Newser) - After John McCain's brain tumor was revealed, well wishes poured in . Politics aside, "you have to respect the life of this man," who "fought so you would not be forced into philosophical slavery and compliance," wrote Christine Flowers in one example at the Philadelphia Daily ... More »

Cancer Patients' Gray Hair Darkened While on New Drugs

14 patients in lung cancer study saw color return to their hair as side effect

(Newser) - Cancer patients' gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark while taking novel drugs, and it has doctors scratching their heads. The AP reports chemotherapy is notorious for making hair fall out, but the 14 patients involved were all being treated with new immunotherapy drugs that work differently and have different side... More »

Pregnant Mom to Deliver Early in Attempt to Save Her Life

Docs have removed tumors from her brain and abdomen

(Newser) - These are supposed to be the best days for Danielle Dick, a Kansas mother who's pregnant with twins and has a 2-year-old daughter. But after the 31-year-old found that she could "hardly put three words together" in a fog that seemed far worse than mere "pregnancy brain,... More »

California Has Bad News for Signature Monsanto Product

Glyphosate, active ingredient in Roundup, to be added to state's carcinogens list

(Newser) - California's latest environmental and health crackdown has Monsanto in its crosshairs: Reuters reports that as of July 7, glyphosate , the herbicide serving as the main ingredient in the agrochemical company's Roundup weed killer, will take a spot on the Golden State's list of cancer-causing chemicals, per the... More »

After Jailed Nobel Laureate's Cancer, China Relents

Liu Xiaobo received medical parole after learning of late-stage liver cancer: lawyer

(Newser) - Jailed Nobel Peace laureate and Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has been released on medical parole after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer, his lawyer said Monday. Liu was in stable condition at China Medical University's No. 1 Affiliated Hospital in the northeastern city of Shenyang, lawyer Mo Shaoping told... More »

Suddenly Widowed and With Cancer, Mom Worries for Sons

'It's been scary'

(Newser) - Within the span of days, Tessie Sylvester lost her husband to ALS and was diagnosed with cancer. But the Minneapolis mother of two isn't focusing on the unfairness of it all. "I’m not ready to give into it," she tells WCCO . John Sylvester, a former Minnesota... More »

Potential Cancer Fighter in the Pantry: Red Onions

Especially ones from Ontario, suggests new study

(Newser) - Have an appetite for onions? Your body could be benefitting in ways scientists are just beginning to understand. In the latest study on what may well be a superfood, scientists at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, report in the journal Food Research International that red onions in particular... More »

Trump Business Billed Son's Charity for Use of Course

'Forbes': Trump Organization got $1.2M out of children's cancer fundraiser

(Newser) - It's an unusually busy week for President Trump on the political front, but an investigative story by Forbes that casts his family's charity work in a bad light is percolating as well. The upshot of the piece by Dan Alexander is that the Trump Organization made money off... More »

Olivia Newton-John: Back Pain Was Actually Cancer

Reveals breast cancer diagnosis, cancels tour

(Newser) - Olivia Newton-John says she has breast cancer and is canceling her June tour. The 68-year-old singer said Tuesday she initially thought she was suffering from back pain, but learned it was "breast cancer that has metastasized to the sacrum." Newton-John said she will complete "a short course... More »

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 »

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