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October 21, 2017 3:44 PM $417M award in lawsuit linking Johnson & Johnson baby powder to cancer gets tossed

A bottle of Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder is seen in a photo illustration taken in New York, Feb. 24, 2016. (Reuters) Johnson & Johnson has won its appeal of a record $417 million verdict in a lawsuit brought by a California woman who claimed she got ovarian cancer from using the company’s talcum powder. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson 131

October 21, 2017 6:04 AM World Polio Day to be marked on October 24

ISLAMABAD: Like other parts of the globe, the World Polio Day will be celebrated in Pakistan on Tuesday (October 24) to raise awareness about the hazards of the crippling disease. The purpose behind observing the World Polio Day is to raise awareness among the people about the disease. The day is also observed to pay tribute to the US researcher Dr Jonaas 111

October 20, 2017 3:33 PM Pollution kills more people every year than wars, disasters and hunger: study

One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about 9 million — could be attributed to disease from toxic exposure, according to the study released in the Lancet medical journal. NEW DELHI—Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking 152

October 20, 2017 2:56 PM Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hunger

NEW DELHI — Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about 9 million — could be attributed to disease 146

October 20, 2017 8:40 AM Men Who Smoke and Have Oral Sex With Multiple Partners Have a Higher Cancer Risk

Smoking cigarettes, along with having five or more oral sex partners, increases men’s risk for the most common type of head and neck cancer. A study published Friday in Annals of Oncology finds these patterns of behavior are associated with oral and throat cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Public health experts already know from a large 154

October 20, 2017 1:21 AM World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger, study says

Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about 9 million — could be attributed to disease from toxic 136

October 19, 2017 3:17 AM Madagascar plague death toll climbs to 74

An outbreak of highly contagious plague has claimed 74 lives in Madagascar over the past two months with the capital particularly affected, according to a new official toll. A total of 805 cases have been reported on the poor Indian Ocean island nation since August, the health ministry said in a statement. Madagascar has suffered plague outbreaks almost 130

October 17, 2017 10:47 PM First flu death of the year reported in Yolo County

A middle-aged man died of influenza, Yolo County health officials announced Tuesday, making him the first influenza-related death this year. The man had “significant, pre-existing medical conditions,” said Yolo County Spokeswoman Beth Gabor in a statement. Last season, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported nearly 12,000 influenza-related 133

October 17, 2017 4:01 PM Barrow hospital to earn cash boost for ditching chocolate and fizzy drinks

HOSPITALS in Cumbria could receive a cash boost for ditching supersize chocolate bars and sugary snacks in vending machines and on-site shops. The boss of NHS England has announced a move to ban the sale of large sharing packs of sweets from vending machines on hospital premises in a bid to encourage people to eat more healthily. Pre-packaged sandwiches 115

October 15, 2017 1:17 AM So scary, many women die once they hear they have cancer — Mary, survivor

For over 32 years, October has been tagged as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, BCAM. Meanwhile, the myth that cancer is synonymous with death is fast changing. Today, cancer is no longer seen as a death sentence due to sustained awareness and treatment options in developed countries. But, every year, no fewer than 100,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed 148