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Scotland Jails Fugitive Whose Obituary Has Already Run

Sheriff declares American Nicholas Alahverdian untrustworthy

(Newser) - Update: A wanted man who evaded capture for years after, authorities say, faking his death, was jailed Friday without bail in Scotland when the court decreed he "cannot be trusted." Nicholas Alahverdian was picked up after failing to show up for an extradition hearing, the AP reports. He'...

Chris Evert: I Have Cancer My Late Sister Had

Tennis Hall of Famer, in early stages of ovarian cancer, has started chemo

(Newser) - While much of the attention in the tennis world has recently been focused on the upcoming Australian Open, especially Novak Djokovic's attempts to get into the country to play there, a message from legend Chris Evert on Friday evening shifted things to more sobering ground. "I wanted to...

P&G Recalls Old Spice, Secret Sprays Over Carcinogen
New Woes on the
P&G Recall Front
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New Woes on the P&G Recall Front

Last month it was aerosol antiperspirants, over benzene; now it's various hair care products

(Newser) - Update: First it was Procter & Gamble's antiperspirants. Now the company is recalling nearly three dozen dry shampoos, dry conditioners, and other hair care products, after "unexpected levels" of benzene, a cancer-causing chemical, were found in them, reports NBC News . In a Friday Food and Drug Administration release...

St. Jude's Has Billions, and ProPublica Isn't Sure It Should

Site argues the charity has overly huge reserves as some of its families struggle financially

(Newser) - ProPublica's stated mission is to investigate "abuses of power," which might make its deep dive into St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital seem confusing at first. Why would it be digging into what it describes as the "most highly regarded health care charity in the...

Amy Klobuchar: I Delayed Doctor's Visit, Then Got Cancer Diagnosis
Amy Klobuchar's
6-Month Follow-Up
Had Good News
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Amy Klobuchar's 6-Month Follow-Up Had Good News

Minnesota senator is cancer-free

(Newser) - Update: Amy Klobuchar is cancer-free. The Democratic senator tweeted Wednesday that following her recent six-month "post-cancer" check-up, "everything was clear." After expressing gratitude to her family, friends, doctors, and nurses, she ended the post by reminding her followers to schedule their mammograms, USA Today reports. Our original ...

Sister's Death Helped Her Make a Wrenching Choice

Sasa Woodruff had to choose whether to live with a high risk of cancer or remove stomach

(Newser) - It was just a "hiccup in my genetic code," writes Sasa Woodruff at NPR . But that hiccup left her with a wrenching choice: Should she live with a high risk of cancer or have her entire stomach removed? In the first-person account, Woodruff explains that genetic screening—done...

Joe Exotic Wants Your Prayers
Bad News for Joe Exotic

Bad News for Joe Exotic

'Tiger King' star says he has aggressive cancer, which should warrant his release

(Newser) - There's renewed urgency to Joe Exotic's push to be freed from prison in Florida: The Tiger King star, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, says he's been diagnosed with a "very" aggressive form of prostate cancer. "It is with a sad face that I have...

Interactive Map Details Toxic Hot Spots Around US
Interactive Map Details
Toxic Hot Spots Around US
propublica

Interactive Map Details Toxic Hot Spots Around US

ProPublica uses EPA data to produce what may be the most detailed map yet

(Newser) - The journalistic organization ProPublica has crunched EPA data to produce what it calls the most detailed map ever of industrial sites that produce cancer-causing air pollution. The project has identified more than 1,000 "toxic hot spots" around the country with a threshold of having a 1 in 100,...

Rise in Younger Colon Cancer Patients Is a New Worry

Patients under 50 are at least as likely to die from the disease as older people: study

(Newser) - This spring, the US Preventive Services Task Force lowered the recommended age at which Americans should begin colon cancer screening from 50 to 45, citing an increase in cases in younger adults. As HealthDay News reports, cases in Americans under the age of 50 rose from 6% in 1990 to...

8 Weeks Into Study, Cancer Patient Recounts 'Amazing' Call

2-drug immunotherapy appears to have wiped out his throat cancer

(Newser) - A new study in the UK suggests that some cancer patients get better results with a drug combination that allows them to avoid aggressive chemotherapy. The phase 3 trial involved about 1,000 patients with advanced head and neck cancer, according to a post by the Institute of Cancer Research...

Rachel Maddow Explains Her Neck Bandage

MSNBC host reveals skin cancer diagnosis and treatment

(Newser) - It hasn't been an easy year on Rachel Maddow. Last November, the MSNBC host warned viewers to limit travel, saying COVID-19 nearly killed her longtime partner . Now, she's warning people to get checked over by their doctors after her own diagnosis with skin cancer. On Wednesday's episode...

Jury Awards Shannen Doherty $6.3M to Rebuild Her House

Actress had sued insurance company over settlement after wildfire

(Newser) - Update: A Los Angeles jury has agreed that Shannen Doherty is owed more money by her insurer after her house was hit by a wildfire—to the tune of $6.3 million. The actress had sued, arguing that the house was so damaged that it needed to be rebuilt, while...

Jeff Bridges Quotes 'The Dude' When Revealing Diagnosis
Jeff Bridges'
Cancer Update:
'Remission'
UPDATED

Jeff Bridges' Cancer Update: 'Remission'

Actor has lymphoma, also battled COVID

(Newser) - Update: Jeff Bridges has shared the best possible health update a year after revealing a cancer diagnosis. It's in remission, with a once-large mass having shrunk to the "size of a marble," he writes . The 71-year-old also revealed that he struggled with COVID earlier this year, but...

3 Years Later, a Big Reveal From Stanley Tucci

Actor reveals cancer diagnosis that came nearly a decade after first wife died of breast cancer

(Newser) - Stanley Tucci, who found his way into American households during the pandemic via his Searching for Italy series on CNN, was recently interviewed for an in-flight magazine, and in that chat, he made a startling revelation: He was diagnosed three years ago with cancer, nearly a decade after his first...

Researchers: Strong Evidence Links Alcohol to Cancer

But there's also good evidence that coffee reduces the risk of liver cancer

(Newser) - The effect of diet on cancer is tough to determine for many reasons, including the fact that most studies rely on data self-reported by participants, researchers say in a new study. The Imperial College London scientists looked at 860 meta-analyses of published studies involving 11 anatomical sites and found that...

Kathy Griffin: I Have Lung Cancer
Kathy Griffin:
I Have Lung Cancer

Kathy Griffin: I Have Lung Cancer

Comedian, who says she's never smoked, reveals she's getting half of her left lung removed

(Newser) - A stunning announcement from Kathy Griffin to start the week, though one infused with positivity. "I've got to tell you guys something," she posted on social media on Monday morning, followed by: "I have cancer." Lung cancer, specifically, and the 60-year-old comedian noted she was...

CNN Anchor Christiane Amanpour Reveals Diagnosis

Decorated reporter is 'confident' in her long-term prognosis for ovarian cancer

(Newser) - In what she says is "mostly ... a shoutout to early diagnosis," veteran journalist and war correspondent Christiane Amanpour revealed Monday she has ovarian cancer. The CNN anchor, 63, told viewers she had major surgery, which was successful, and is now undergoing chemotherapy, NBC News reports. She said she...

For Women, a Potential Wrinkle Over COVID Shots
For Women, a Potential
Wrinkle Over COVID Shots
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For Women, a Potential Wrinkle Over COVID Shots

Vaccine may lead to false positives on mammograms

(Newser) - It's a bit of a Catch-22: COVID vaccinations are making it possible for more women to venture out and get mammograms after putting them off for a year or so. But those same vaccinations appear to be distorting results and leading to false positives on the exams, reports the...

Ovarian Cancer Screening Study 'Deeply Disappointing'

Large-scale screening failed to save lives

(Newser) - Even in advanced stages, the symptoms of ovarian cancer —including feeling bloated, a swollen stomach, and needing to urinate more frequently—are often mistaken for less serious ailments. Researchers say they hoped large-scale screening would save lives, and they were "deeply disappointed" when that didn't turn out...

Here's Another Way Sugary Sodas May Be Bad for You
Here's Another Way Sugary
Sodas May Be Bad for You
NEW STUDY

Here's Another Way Sugary Sodas May Be Bad for You

Study suggests link with early onset colorectal cancer in women

(Newser) - Can a daily sugary drink raise the risk of cancer? A new study in the journal Gut suggests the possibility. Researchers say women in an ongoing study were twice as likely to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer before 50 if they drank about a pint of sugary drinks every day,...

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