Susan G. Komen Foundation Under Fire For Partnership With Fracking Company

By: Thursday October 9, 2014 9:46 am

The Susan G Komen Foundation has once again found itself under fire for one of its corporate partnerships. Previously the organization, which focuses on breast cancer awareness, received criticism for partnering with fast food companies. Fast food companies are considered a major contributor the nation’s obesity problem. Obesity is believed to be a contributing lifestyle [...]

American Weapons Linked To Outbreak Of Birth Defects And Cancer In Iraq

By: Tuesday July 23, 2013 9:51 am

America’s war of aggression in Iraq produced many immediate casualties, but recent reports from the Iraq are citing another, longer term, cost of war. America’s use of depleted uranium shells is causing record numbers of birth defects and cancer in previous combat areas. Doctors are struggling to cope with the outbreak. The US military’s use [...]

Daily Commute Traffic Linked To Asthma, Anxiety, And Now Cancer

By: Friday April 12, 2013 10:40 am

There is no shortage of critiques of the suburbs. The most popular suburban critiques typically are cultural and revolve around disgust with Eisenhower era superficiality and antipathy towards white flight. There have even been some recent environmental additions to criticizing the suburban lifestyle with its long daily work commutes burning massive amounts of fossil fuel [...]

Novartis Ruling In India Could Spark Larger Movement Against Patent Trolling

By: Tuesday April 2, 2013 6:22 am

So let’s say you are a leading multinational pharmaceutical company and you have a blockbuster cancer drug. You patent the drug, make tremendous profits, but now the clock is ticking and the patent is set to expire. What do you do? If you are Novartis and your blockbuster cancer drug is Gleevec you are going [...]

Cancer Finally Covered as 9-11 Related Illness

By: Tuesday September 11, 2012 11:40 am

Eleven years after the attacks on 9-11 and the subsequent Ground Zero volunteer cleanup that left thousands sickened, the federal government finally added cancer to the list of illnesses linked to the attacks. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health approved the additions to the list of illnesses covered in the James Zadroga 9/11 [...]

Film Shows Epidemic of Cancer Downstream from Koch Industries Plant in Arkansas

By: Tuesday October 11, 2011 8:51 am

A provocative new video from Brave New Films exposes what appear to be serious environmental crimes in Crossett, Arkansas, caused by waste product at a Georgia-Pacific plant. Georgia-Pacific is owned by Koch Industries. In the video, the citizens of Penn Road, a residential neighborhood behind a channel into which the Georgia-Pacific plywood, paper mill, and [...]

NY-29: Eric Massa Leaving Congress After One Term, Possibly Due To Recurrence Of Cancer

By: Wednesday March 3, 2010 11:33 am

Ending one of the shorter political careers in recent memory, Rep. Eric Massa, a freshman Democrat in a swing seat, will not seek re-election, possibly because of a recurrence of the cancer that almost took his life several years ago. As I reported last month, Massa was diagnosed with terminal non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and was given [...]

Sen. Frank Lautenberg Diagnosed With Cancer

By: Friday February 19, 2010 10:16 am

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), one of the oldest lawmakers in the Senate, has been diagnosed with lymphoma of the stomach, his office confirms. Lautenberg was hospitalized after suffering a fall last week, and tests revealed the tumor. This is the statement from his office: After several days of hospitalization and testing, Senator Lautenberg’s doctors have [...]

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