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The Weekly, November 8, 2019

We’ve changed our name! The “ICYMI” newsletter is now “The Weekly”   Feature story Most Americans Fear Cancer, but Feel Powerless to Prevent It: Survey FRIDAY, Nov. 1, 2019 (U.S. News & World Report)—While 6 in 10 Americans say they’re concerned about developing cancer, only 1 in 4 make cancer prevention part of their daily lives, a new […]

The Weekly, November 1, 2019

We’ve changed our name! The “ICYMI” newsletter is now “The Weekly”   Feature story Black Salve Is A Dangerous Fake Cancer Cure, But It Continues To Flourish In Facebook Groups WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (BuzzFeed News)—”Black salve” burns through human skin, but Facebook says that groups dedicated to the sham medicine don’t violate its community guidelines. In other […]

ICYMI, October 25, 2019

*The “ICYMI” newsletter will change its name to “The Weekly” next month Feature story FDA pushes for stronger warnings about breast implant risks, including cancer WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 (ABC News)—The Food and Drug Administration issued new breast implant guidance on Wednesday, recommending that manufacturers include serious warning labels about the potential complications and risks. The […]

ICYMI, October 18, 2019

*The “ICYMI” newsletter will change its name to “The Weekly” next month Feature story Exercise Advice for Surviving Cancer, and Maybe Avoiding It WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (The New York Times)—Even a little exercise may help people avoid and survive many types of cancer, according to new exercise guidelines released today that focus on how exercise […]

ICYMI, October 11, 2019

*The “ICYMI” newsletter will change its name to “The Weekly” next month Feature story Researchers Find E-cigarettes Cause Lung Cancer in Mice in First Study Tying Vaping to Cancer MONDAY, Oct. 7, 2019 (CNBC)—E-cigarette vapor causes lung cancer and potentially bladder cancer in mice, damaging their DNA and leading researchers at New York University to […]

ICYMI, October 4, 2019

Feature story Is Eating Beef Healthy? The New Fight Raging in Nutrition Science, Explained. TUESDAY, Oct. 1, 2019 (Vox)—A group of 14 researchers just set off a firestorm with a new series of studies that upends years of nutrition advice about meat. Their five systematic reviews, published Monday in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, […]

ICYMI, September 27, 2019

Feature story Juul Replaces Its C.E.O. With a Tobacco Executive WEDNESDAY, September 25, 2019 (The New York Times)—The vaping powerhouse Juul Labs replaced its chief executive with a veteran of Big Tobacco on Wednesday, deepening the company’s turmoil and raising doubts about the very future of the e-cigarette industry. The sudden announcement capped a relentless cascade […]

ICYMI, September 20, 2019

Feature story Can Early Breast Cancer-Detection Be Painless, Low-Cost, and Radiation-Free?  TUESDAY, September 17, 2019 (Vogue)—Miles away from the nearest imaging center and wearing a kimono instead of a medical gown, I am sitting at the kitchen table in my Brooklyn apartment with Matthew Campisi, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at NYU. Goateed […]

ICYMI, September 13, 2019

Feature story Trump Administration Plans to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes WEDNESDAY, September 11, 2019 (The New York Times)—The Trump administration said on Wednesday that it would ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes, at a time when hundreds of people have been sickened by mysterious lung illnesses and teenage vaping continues to rise. Sitting in the Oval […]

ICYMI, September 6, 2019

  Feature story MD Anderson cancer doctor emerges as a top candidate for FDA job Thursday, September 5, 2019 (The Washington Post)—Stephen Hahn, a top official at MD Anderson Cancer Center, is being considered for the top job at the Food and Drug Administration, according to people familiar with the discussions. Hahn, a radiation oncologist and […]