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There are only five FDA-approved weight-loss drugs on the market.

A popular weight-loss drug may need a cancer warning after users were diagnosed with tumors

Belviq was first approved by the FDA in 2012 and works by making people feel fuller than they actually are. It was never approved for use in Canada.
Underwear company Thinx's display window at department store Selfridges.

Thinx is denying claims that its menstrual underwear contains toxic chemicals in the crotch

A chemist reportedly found PFAS, which are linked to negative health effects, in the garments. Still, the chemicals are likely harmless in clothing.
The biotech Arvinas focuses on targeted protein technology. Started by a founder of the field, it was the first to begin testing the tech in a research trial in humans.

Biopharma firm Adaptimmune spikes 330% after posting positive results for 4 tumor indicators

The results point to a platform that "is clearly active and can overcome the challenges of treating a range of solid tumors," the company's CEO said.
609,640 Americans died of cancer in 2018.

The US cancer rate just had its biggest-ever 1-year drop, and it’s because of improved cancer research

Cancer remains one of the world's leading causes of death, but rates are declining at a faster pace than ever before.
U.S. President Trump delivers remarks following missile attacks by Iran on U.S. bases in Iraq, at the White House in Washington

Trump tried to take credit for a fall in US cancer death rates, but the American Cancer Society says it has nothing to do with him

An American Cancer Society report said the rate of US cancer deaths dropped by 29% from 1991 to 2017, when Donald Trump took office.

Trump touts ‘409K’s’ and claims credit for all-time low in US cancer-death rates despite proposing dramatic cuts to medical funding

President Donald Trump wrongly tweeted about "409k's" on Thursday while touting the stock market's "ALL-TIME HIGH!"
Choose the right type of meat.

Author of ‘dietary guidelines’ encouraging people to keep eating red meat received industry funding

Experts had already pointed out flaws in the report's methodology and conclusions, and continue to stand by recommendations to limit red meat intake.

A study of more than 250,000 women is the best evidence yet that baby powder doesn’t increase ovarian cancer risk

A study of more than 250,000 US women released Tuesday suggests there's no meaningful link between genital baby powder use and ovarian cancer risk.
A mural of Rep. John Lewis in Atlanta.

Members of Congress, celebrities, and activists offer words of support after civil-rights icon Rep. John Lewis announces stage 4 pancreatic cancer dia...

Messages of support for Lewis have touted his strength and tenacity acquired while helping spearhead the civil-rights movement.
U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) (R) is presented with the 2010 Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama during an East Room event at the White House February 15, 2011 in Washington, DC.

Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis will undergo treatment for stage 4 pancreatic cancer

"I have been in some kind of fight – for freedom, equality, basic human rights – for nearly my entire life. I have never faced a fight quite like the one I have now."