Cancer

Get to know your gallbladder

You’ve almost certainly heard of the gallbladder, but likely only when someone you know needs to have it removed or is experiencing pain due to gallstones. To find out more, we talked to Dr. Matthew Dong, assistant professor of surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. What is the...

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 2:58pm

VIDEO: Alex Trebek reveals he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer

Alex Trebek announced Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. The longtime "Jeopardy!" host posted a video message to the show's official YouTube channel Wednesday to share the heartbreaking news to his fans and followers.  "I have some news to share with all of...

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 8:47pm

Asbestos imports up 2,000% after Trump deregulates cancer-causing material

As the Trump administration loosens regulations on the commercial use of asbestos, a building material linked to cancer and lung disease, federal data shows that asbestos imports soared 2,000% last summer. According to an analysis of the data conducted by the Asbestos Disease Awareness...

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 5:44pm

Does weed cure cancer? 'Weed The People’s' director calls its prohibition 'criminal' and a 'human rights issue'

Even though it has slowly become more acceptable as it has been legalized across America, the use of weed recreationally can still be a divisive subject.  That might change, though, if the benefits and medicinal effects of the drug were revealed. “Weed The People” exposes just...

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 5:06pm

Senator John McCain to stop medical treatment for brain cancer

U.S. Senator John McCain, the maverick Republican who survived a Vietnam War prison camp and ran unsuccessfully for president, is discontinuing medical treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, his family said in a statement on Friday, a year after he announced his diagnosis. "John...

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 12:27pm

What is glyphosate and does it cause cancer?

Unsafe levels of glyphosate were found in popular oat cereals, oatmeal and granola snack bars according to a recent report. Laboratory tests conducted by the Environmental Working Group show that nearly three-quarters of food samples tested contained glyphosate levels higher than what EWG...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 6:34pm

Lyft partners with Ronald McDonald House New York to help transport kids with cancer

In July, Lyft made headlines for its potential new feature, "zen mode," that will let drivers know ahead of time you’d rather stay mum during the drive. And two days before NYC, in an effort to reduce traffic, voted to cap the number of licenses for ride services (Via, Lyft,...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 10:47am

It's true: You can get skin cancer in the vagina

By now, you know it’s important to wear copious amounts of sunscreen while you’re outdoors. Our skin is our largest organ and skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, so many dermatologists recommend also wearing skin-protecting clothing while basking outdoors. So, only...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 4:41pm

Don't rely on sunscreen pills to protect you from the sun, FDA warns

Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in America. About one in five people are at risk for developing it in their lifetimes. The easiest way to cut down that risk? Wear sunscreen with the right ingredients — and the right SPF — and reapply it frequently. But the "reapply...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 2:39pm

Are gel manicures safe?

Like many Miss USA contestants, Karolina Jasko has an extensive beauty routine that includes regular gel manicures. It all turned upside down when she noticed something strange before one appointment. "I got this black vertical line on my fingernail and I never really noticed it because I had...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 12:51pm

Do cell phones cause brain cancer? Controversial study says yes

Do cell phones cause brain cancer? It might seem strange to think that because we’d all be in pretty big trouble if that was really the case. But a controversial new study does link brain cancer to cell phone use because the number people with malignant brain tumors known as Glioblastoma...

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 5:39pm

Is cell-phone radiation actually good for you?

Since we're already living in Bizarro World, consider this: What if decades of rumors about cell phone radiation were totally wrong? What if, instead of causing cancer, it actually helps you live longer? That's what a writer for Mother Jones said newly released animal research appears to...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 4:26pm

Mitt Romney's prognosis is good, but what is the prostate cancer survival rate?

Former presidential candidate — and possible future Senate candidate — Mitt Romney battled prostate cancer last summer, a source told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “Mitt Romney was treated over the summer for prostate cancer. He was treated surgically by Dr. Thomas Ahlering at UC...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 1:18pm

Getting cancer is a good thing, ridiculous blogger claims

Cancer is a horrible disease that killed nearly 600,000 Americans in 2016. But one Australian blogger thinks it’s not that bad — and she’s not afraid of sharing her ridiculous viewpoint with the world. “Cancer and disease is your body trying to save you,” Olivia...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 2:42pm

'You find yourself putting the bad memories out of your mind': Biden on loss of son

Joe Biden talked to Ellen DeGeneres in an emotional interview about writing the book Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose about facing the loss of his son Beau Biden. Joe Biden on Beau Biden Apologizing for sounding like a “typical dad,” the former vice...

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 5:00pm

FDA warns companies to stop saying that pot cures cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a word of warning to companies selling marijuana-based health supplements: Stop with wildly inaccurate claims, or else. Last week, the government agency sent warning letters to four companies — Natural Alchemist, Greenroads Health, That’s...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 10:57am

No one is safe from air pollution — not even unborn babies

The World Health Organization estimates that 92 percent of the world’s population lives in places where air pollution is higher than its accepted levels. This leaves much of the planet susceptible to air pollution human health effects, which include everything from chronic respiratory illness...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 4:20pm

The majority of anticancer drugs don't work, study shows

Medicine is supposed to either alleviate symptoms of a disease or help improve quality of life for those who take them, but a new study by researchers in Britain and Latvia show that most of the anticancer drugs on the market don’t do either. The study — published this month in the...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 2:32pm

Boston women will literally fight for a cancer cure at charity boxing event Thursday

Those pushing for cancer research often use the phrase “fight for a cure,” and on Thursday, a group of Boston-area women are taking that challenge literally. Thirty-two women will participate in a charity boxing event at the House of Blues, stepping into the ring to try to knockout...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 4:27pm

Your morning cup of coffee might soon come with a warning label

Nothing can come between you and your morning cup (or three!) of coffee, but a nonprofit organization is trying. The Council for Education and Research on Toxics (CERT) first filed a lawsuit against Starbucks and other California coffee companies and retailers in 2010 under Prop 65, a “right...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 2:38pm