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Monsanto asks judge to throw out $289M award in cancer suit

Monsanto asks judge to throw out $  289M award in cancer suitSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Agribusiness company Monsanto has asked a San Francisco judge to throw out a jury's $ 289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said the company's Roundup weed killer left him dying of cancer.



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Exclusive: With more immigrant children in detention, HHS cuts funds for other programs — like cancer research

Exclusive: With more immigrant children in detention, HHS cuts funds for other programs — like cancer researchThe government is diverting millions of dollars from programs including the CDC and the National Institutes of Health.



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Trump: FBI Probe Is 'A Cancer,’ Exposing It Will Be Among His ‘Crowning Achievements’

Trump: FBI Probe Is 'A Cancer,’ Exposing It Will Be Among His ‘Crowning Achievements’President Donald Trump denounced the FBI once again in an interview on



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Cancer to kill 10 mn in 2018 despite better prevention

Cancer to kill 10 mn in 2018 despite better preventionCancer will kill nearly 10 million people this year, experts said Wednesday, warning the disease’s global burden continues to rise in spite of better prevention and earlier diagnosis. An estimated 18.1 million new cancer cases were predicted worldwide for 2018 — with 9.6 million deaths, said a report of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). This is up from estimated 14.1 million new cancer cases and 8.2 million deaths reported in the agency’s last assessment just six years ago.



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Cancer in Europe: more cases but fewer deaths

Cancer in Europe: more cases but fewer deathsThe number of cancer cases has continued to rise across Europe, however mortality rates from the disease have fallen, according to the World Health Organization’s “European Health Report”, published Wednesday. Some 2.4 percent of people living in the 53 countries constituting the WHO’s “Europe region” had cancer in 2014, a 50 percent increase since 2000, although the figure conceals significant disparities in cancer type and region. In the Nordic countries of Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland, the prevalence of cancer is twice as high at five percent, while it is only 1.8 percent in the 10 post-Soviet states that comprise the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), which includes Belarus, Georgia and Russia.



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Nail biting habit allegedly causes skin cancer

Nail biting habit allegedly causes skin cancerA 20-year-old Australian woman has to have her thumb amputated after her nail biting habit causes a rare form of skin cancer.



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John McCain Will Not Continue Treatment For Brain Cancer, Family Says

John McCain Will Not Continue Treatment For Brain Cancer, Family SaysSen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for



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US jury orders Monsanto to pay $290mn to cancer patient over weed killer

US jury orders Monsanto to pay $  290mn to cancer patient over weed killerA California jury ordered chemical giant Monsanto to pay nearly $ 290 million Friday for failing to warn a dying groundskeeper that its weed killer Roundup might cause cancer. Jurors unanimously found that Monsanto — which vowed to appeal — acted with “malice” and that its weed killers Roundup and the professional grade version RangerPro contributed “substantially” to Dewayne Johnson’s terminal illness. Following eight weeks of trial proceedings, the San Francisco jury ordered Monsanto to pay $ 250 million in punitive damages along with compensatory damages and other costs, bringing the total figure to nearly $ 290 million.



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Charles Krauthammer dead: Columnist and Fox News contributor dies of cancer, aged 68

Charles Krauthammer dead: Columnist and Fox News contributor dies of cancer, aged 68Renowned conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer has died at the age of 68, after a prolonged battle with cancer. The Pulitzer Prize winner and Fox News contributor announced earlier this month that he had only weeks left to live. In an essay for the Washington Post, he explained that he had undergone surgery to remove a cancerous tumour last August, and had been battling the complications ever since.



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Woman Diagnosed With Cancer After Doctor Spots Lump on Her Throat During HGTV Appearance

Woman Diagnosed With Cancer After Doctor Spots Lump on Her Throat During HGTV AppearanceNicole McGuinness is now receiving treatment after the eagle-eyed doctor advised her to see a doctor after finding her on social media.



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