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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 […]

ICYMI, August 30, 2019

Feature story For a Longer Life, Get Moving. Even a Little. WEDNESDAY, August 28, 2019 (The New York Times)—Men and women who move around throughout the day, even if they just stroll or clean the kitchen and do not formally exercise, are less likely to die prematurely than people who almost never leave their chairs, […]

ICYMI, August 23, 2019

  Feature story More women should be assessed for BRCA mutations, new recommendations say TUESDAY, August 20, 2019 (CNN)—More women should be assessed for harmful mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that can increase risk of certain cancers, according to new recommendations NOTE: The Prevent Cancer Foundation® supports expanding access to genetic testing and counseling for more […]

ICYMI, August 16, 2019

Feature story FDA proposes new graphic warnings to display on cigarette packs THURSDAY, August 15, 2019 (CNBC)—The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday unveiled new graphic health warnings for cigarette packs, the latest development in a decade-long battle between regulators and the tobacco industry. You might have also missed… About Who Should Get the HPV […]

ICYMI, August 9, 2019

Feature story Promising Blood Test Could Help to Predict Breast Cancer Recurrence THURSDAY, August 8, 2019 (TIME)—Doctors have gotten much better at detecting and treating breast cancer early. Drug and chemotherapy regimens to control tumors have gotten so effective, in fact, that in some cases, surgery is no longer necessary. In up to 30% of […]

ICYMI, August 2, 2019

Feature story Melanoma rates are up 800 percent for women aged 18-35, researchers say FRIDAY, July 26, 2019 (FOX)—One in five Americans will get skin cancer in their lifetime, making it the most common cancer in the U.S. — and its prevalence is on the rise at alarming rates in women according to new research […]

ICYMI, July 26, 2019

Feature story Juul went into a ninth-grade classroom and called its device ‘totally safe,’ teens testify THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 (CNN)—A Juul representative repeatedly told a ninth-grade classroom that the company’s e-cigarette was “totally safe” before showing underage students the device, according to two teenagers who testified under oath to Congress on Wednesday. The comments […]

ICYMI, July 19, 2019

  Feature story Juul CEO to parents of kids who vape: “I’m sorry” MONDAY, July 15, 2019 (CBS)—Juul Labs CEO Kevin Burns has a message for parents of young people who are addicted to his company’s vaping products: “I’m sorry.” Burns issued the unusual apology during a tour of a Juul plant with CNBC, which […]

ICYMI, July 12, 2019

Feature story British boys will receive HPV vaccine to prevent ‘thousands of cancers’ TUESDAY, July 9, 2019 (CNN)—Boys aged 12 and 13 will be offered the HPV vaccine in all British schools from September, in a move health officials say will prevent thousands of cancer cases. The jab would protect against a range of cancers caused […]