Cancer patient's family worries over disruptive construction project

Cancer patient's family worries over disruptive construction projectA major construction project in Camden County that hopes to ease congestion for millions of drivers has brought nothing but headaches and sleepless nights for one family.

Are You Sitting on a Cancer-Causing Couch?
Forget California’s new statewide ban on plastic bags for a moment. On Tuesday, Gov. Jerry Brown also signed into law legislation that could have just as far-reaching consequences for human health and the environment—a mandate that manufacturers disclose on a label whether couches and other furniture contain carcinogenic flame retardants.

Now you can help Ms. Pac-Man fight breast cancer

Now you can help Ms. Pac-Man fight breast cancerMs. Pac-Man is joining the fight against breast cancer. For the month of October, Bandai Namco mobile games will offer an extra pink maze to its Pac-Man mobile games, costing $0.99. All proceeds go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Hidden Bra Cam Exposes Stolen Glances, Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness
Boobs! Women have 'em, and eyeballs are drawn to them. International brand Nestlé Fitness knows this and has used the idea in a new, hilariously on-point video campaign.

Your Sense of Smell Could Predict When You'll Die
Known as "olfactory dysfunction," the loss of smell is an even stronger predictor of when a person will likely die than conditions such as heart failure, cancer or lung disease, according to researchers at the University of Chicago. "We think loss of the sense of smell is like the canary in the coal mine," lead author Dr. Jayant Pinto, an associate professor of surgery at the University of Chicago, said in a statement. For the study, researchers administered a simple smell test to 3,005 participants ages 57 to 85. Five years after this initial smell test, the researchers confirmed which of the study participants were still alive.

Pac-Man Franchise Launches Campaign to Fight Breast Cancer

Pac-Man Franchise Launches Campaign to Fight Breast CancerAll proceeds from the sale of $1 iOS and Android game DLC will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Stella McCartney creates lingerie in support of the fight against breast cancer

Kate Moss for Stella McCartney LingerieThe London-based designer, who lost her mother to the disease, is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month with a neon pink lingerie range. 

Discuss risks of radiation imaging: cardiologists
By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Cardiologists should discuss with patients the risks and benefits of chest imaging using ionizing radiation before the procedure, according to a new statement endorsed by several medical organizations. Ionizing radiation, which can come from cardiac stress tests, CT scans and certain heart procedures, is tied to increased cancer risk. “There is continuing concern on the part of patients in the area of ionizing radiation,” said Dr. Andrew J. Einstein, an associate professor of medicine in radiology at Columbia University in New York. ...

Doctors Net Billions From Drug Firms
The 2010 Affordable Care Act included a provision dubbed the Sunshine Act, which requires manufacturers of drugs and medical devices to disclose the payments they make to physicians and teaching hospitals each year for services such as consulting or research. The database revealed some eye-popping totals, such as the $122.5 million paid by Roche Holding AG's Genentech unit to City of Hope medical center in Duarte, Calif., as royalties on sales of several products including blockbuster cancer treatments Herceptin and Avastin. Genentech licensed patents from City of Hope based on research the medical center conducted in the early 1980s. The company said that excluding the City of Hope royalties, about 85% of the physician payments it reported to CMS were focused on drug research.

New cancer therapy comes of age, cost a "toxic" side effect
By Ben Hirschler MADRID (Reuters) - A raft of new cancer drugs promise better, longer-lasting treatments with fewer adverse side effects -- but their high cost is a growing concern. Drugs that help the body's own immune cells fight tumors are expected to be used in multi-drug cocktails, pushing the price of therapies costing more than $100,000 a year even higher. At the same time, other expensive medicines are being combined to produce impressive results fighting diseases including breast and skin cancer. ...

Despite insurance, 1 in 3 cancer survivors incur $10,000+ debt
Even those with solid insurance plans find that cancer treatments leave them deep in debt.

Cancer doctor given 10 years for poisoning lover

Oncologist accused of poisoning lover and coworker's coffeeA jury has sentenced a Texas cancer researcher to 10 years in prison after she was convicted of poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a chemical found in antifreeze.

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