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Amid Increasing Drug Recalls, FDA Focuses on 2 Factories

Agency: Factories in China, India that made blood pressure drugs have equipment, process problems

(Newser) - With the significant number of drugs and drug ingredients made overseas, it's hard for the FDA to provide airtight oversight. But two plants in China and India that pump out oft-prescribed blood pressure and heart medications are now on the agency's radar after FDA tests revealed trace amounts... More »

Cancer Deaths in US Reach a Milestone

Rate has been declining for 25 years now

(Newser) - The US cancer death rate has hit a milestone: It's been falling for at least 25 years, according to a new report. Lower smoking rates are translating into fewer deaths, and advances in early detection and treatment also are helping, per the AP . But it's not all good... More »

Amid Health Rumors, Newton-John Quotes Mark Twain

'Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated'

(Newser) - Olivia Newton-John revealed her third cancer diagnosis last year with optimism: "I believe I will win over it," she said. The Grease actress remains of the same mindset despite reports suggesting she has only weeks to live, per People . "I just want to say the rumors of... More »

More Drugs Recalled Due to Cancer Risk

Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc., recalls valsartan tablets

(Newser) - The recall of blood pressure medications due to possible risk of cancer is expanding again. Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc., is voluntarily recalling 80 lots of its valsartan tablets "due to the detection of trace amounts of an unexpected impurity found in the finished drug product," per an FDA... More »

Ginsburg Home From Hospital After Cancer Surgery

Supreme Court justice is recuperating after cancerous lung growths were removed

(Newser) - It's been a year of medical emergencies for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but the Supreme Court justice is now back home and recovering after her most recent health issue. Per CNN , a court spokeswoman revealed Wednesday that Ginsburg was discharged from NYC's Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital on Tuesday, four... More »

Their Daughter's Prognosis Was Dire. Then, the Tumor Just Vanished

An 'extraordinarily rare' turn of events for 11-year-old Roxli Doss

(Newser) - A Texas girl's parents were told she had an inoperable brain tumor, and the odds looked bad—a survival rate beyond five years of less than 1%. Consider Roxli Doss an odds-beater. In what the 11-year-old's doctor tells CBS News and HuffPost is an "unbelievable" and "... More »

Mothers May Face Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

Years after childbirth, women face an increased likelihood of developing the disease, study finds

(Newser) - A study has found that women may be at an increased risk for developing breast cancer for years after giving birth. Per CNN , the study out of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that one factor tied to higher risk for the disease is having had a... More »

Easy Cancer Test Takes Just 10 Minutes

It could help as a quick and cheap approach

(Newser) - Worried you have cancer? One day you may take a 10-minute test with a touted 90% success rate—though some experts are raising doubts, the Guardian reports. Devised in Australia, the test uses a color-changing liquid and a new cancer-detection approach that could help people pre-screen before having more thorough... More »

Wanted: 'Extremely Rare Blood' for Sick Toddler

Donors for Florida girl need 'O' or 'A' blood type, with parents 100% Pakistani, Iranian, or Indian

(Newser) - A toddler in Florida has spurred a hunt for compatible blood donors, and the requirements are incredibly rigid. The little girl, identified as Zainab, 2, was diagnosed just a few weeks ago with neuroblastoma , a rare kind of blood cancer that typically only strikes children ages 5 and younger, WPLG... More »

2 More Blood-Pressure Meds Recalled Over Cancer Risk

Teva Pharmaceuticals pulls them off the market

(Newser) - Taking blood-pressure medication? Teva Pharmaceuticals is voluntarily recalling two drugs as part of an ongoing effort to take medications off the market that might cause cancer, USA Today reports. In an FDA-released statement , Teva says it's recalling all combination tablets using valsartan and amlodipine as well as a drug... More »

Pregnant Mom With Cancer to Public: 'You Can Save My Life'

Susie Rabaca, due with twins Dec. 6, needs 100% marrow match for aggressive leukemia

(Newser) - Susie Rabaca needs a "perfect" match. That's what the Southern California mother of three, who is pregnant with twins, is desperately seeking in her quest to find a bone marrow donor, People reports. Rabaca, who's due to give birth Dec. 6, has acute myeloid leukemia , an aggressive... More »

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 »

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