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(Reuters) – Clovis Oncology Inc said on Friday it was halting a mid-stage trial testing its lead drug in bladder cancer patients, sending shares down 12 percent. The company said its decision to discontinue the trial was based on recommendations of an independent committee, which suggested that the treatment may not provide a meaningful benefit […]

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Scientists have taken cancer apart piece-by-piece to reveal its weaknesses, and come up with new ideas for treatment. A team at the Wellcome Sanger Institute disabled every genetic instruction, one at a time, inside 30 types of cancer. It has thrown up 600 new cancer vulnerabilities and each could be the target of a drug. […]

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A 6-year-old’s attempt at faking sick to miss school has left her “red-in-the-face” after the marker she used to cover herself in phony chickenpox turned out to be permanent. Lily Schooley, who was allegedly dreading an upcoming spelling test, had reportedly seen a similar stunt pulled on YouTube. The Cornwall student reportedly asked to borrow […]

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Pregnant women in England will be able to get a new type of blood test to check for the potentially life-threatening condition pre-eclampsia. NHS England is making PLGF testing more widely available as evidence suggests it speeds up diagnosis which could save lives. Mums-to-be who develop pre-eclampsia have dangerously high blood pressure which can damage […]

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India’s drugs control agency has revealed that samples of Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) baby shampoo taken from two batches had failed the quality test as they contained “harmful ingredients.” The watchdog’s findings come just a few months after Indian authorities launched an investigation into the company’s baby powder to see if it contains cancer-causing asbestos. […]

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(Reuters) – A New Jersey jury on Wednesday cleared Johnson & Johnson of liability in a lawsuit brought by a man who said that asbestos in the company’s talcum powder products caused his mesothelioma. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder line a drugstore shelf in New York October 15, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson […]

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A lawyer for a man who said his cancer was caused by Bayer AG’s glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup on Tuesday urged U.S. jurors to “send a message” to the company by holding it liable and awarding millions in damages. FILE PHOTO: Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller atomizers are displayed for sale at a […]

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Henry Avocado Corporation is voluntarily recalling California-grown whole avocados sold in bulk at retail stores in 6 states over concerns they may be contaminated with listeria.(Business Wire via AP) A California-based company announced Saturday it is voluntarily recalling California-grown whole avocados over fears of possible listeria contamination. Henry Avocado Corporation said in news release it […]

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