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04.23.15 Liam Mathews

State Senator Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) released a statement on Wednesday calling for a moratorium on use of the weed killer Roundup, citing a recent World Health Organization report that says that the active ingredient, glyphosate, is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Senator Hoylman’s statement reads, in part: “The initial research on Roundup is extremely troubling. Experts […]

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01.19.15 Rhett Jones

It seems like every day another cause of cancer is discovered, so it may come as a surprise that a new report is estimating that almost no one will be dying from the insidious disease by the year 2050. According to a study by University College London,”it is realistic to expect that by 2050 nearly all […]

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09.15.14 Marina Galperina

A goldfish named George is recovering in Melbourne after a successful “high-risk” operation at the Lort Smith Animal Hospital. “George had a quite large tumour on the top of his head that was growing slowly, and it was beginning to affect his quality of life,” Dr. Tristan Rich told Melbourne’s 3AW radio station after performing the $200 micro-surgery on the anesthetized […]

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08.12.14 Bucky Turco

According to DNAInfo, the city’s Parks Department is spritzing parks and other greenspaces with a pesticide that is known to cause cancer: The Parks Department sprays the pesticide, called Roundup, to kill weeds that harbor rats on “little-used” areas near playgrounds, officials said. The city posts warning signs for 24 hours before and after spraying. […]

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02.06.13 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL’s original series I Should Have Shot That! asks photographers about that one shot that got away. This week, Brendan McInerney talks about a moment in Moldovian hospice care he just couldn’t shoot.  I’m in a town called Taraclia in Moldova of the former USSR. I’m currently an English teacher. It’s alright. It pays the bills. I live in […]

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01.21.13 Samer Kalaf

When the internet isn’t busy sharing weird porn and cats, it can fulfill some cool goals. Last August, Kim Suozzi wrote a post on Reddit explaining her story: She was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and had only six to ten months left to live. As a believer in cryonics, Suozzi wished to raise […]

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12.26.12 Andy Cush

When confronted with a technology as game-changing as 3D-printing, it’s hard to keep your mind from going to darkest, most nefarious places. But it’s not all Wikiweapons and weird sex toys: witness the researchers of Parabon Nanolabs, who are using tiny, tiny printers to attempt to cure cancer. Using a system they call the Assemblix […]

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09.10.12 Andy Cush

Today, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer announced that the federal government–despite the findings of its own official report–will include 50 additional types of cancer to the coverage provided by the Zadroga Act, which provides healthcare and financial aid for Ground Zero workers. “Anybody who got sick because of their heroic actions has been financially […]

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09.20.11 Tabatha McGurr

Who would you rather get your regular testicular check from – some stiff, cold-handed old doctor, or radiant blonde model Rhian Sugden? That’s exactly what the people over at JWT London thought when they created this video for the MCAC (Male Cancer Awareness Campaign), which is aimed at 18 to 35 year-old men. NSFW! […]

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09.02.11 Bucky Turco

According to a new study, firefighters who toiled in the ruins of the World Trade Center after the 9/11 attacks are 19% more likely to contract cancer than those who didn’t. However, experts say there’s still not enough evidence to prove a direct correlation between the two. So, any FDNY first responders diagnosed with cancer […]

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