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May 27, 2006

Thalidomide Approved for Bone-Marrow Cancer

Thalidomide received federal approval Thursday for treatment of bone-marrow cancer, marking the further rehabilitation of a drug originally banned more than 40 years ago after it caused thousands of birth defects. (USATODAY)

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May 20, 2006

Benzene Found in Drinks

A government analysis of more than 100 soft drinks and other beverages turned up five with levels of cancer-causing benzene that exceed federal drinking-water standards, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday. (

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FDA Approves Cervical Cancer Vaccine

A vaccine that protects against the virus known to cause most cervical cancers was given the blessing of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel Thursday.

The vaccine, Gardasil, is expected to get full FDA approval on June 8, and the national Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will then decide whether to include the vaccine in routine vaccination schedules. Gardasil, which is manufactured by Merck & Co., would then become the first vaccine to be approved for the prevention of cervical cancer. (

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May 8, 2006

Electronic Fields Linked to Cancer, Depression, and Miscarriage

Invisible "smog", created by the electricity that powers our civilisation, is giving children cancer, causing miscarriages and suicides and making some people allergic to modern life, new scientific evidence reveals. (

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May 7, 2006

Elevated Bladder Cancer Risk From Tap Water

Pooled data from six case-control studies suggest that higher consumption of tap water-based drinks may slightly increase the risk of bladder cancer among men. (REUTERS)

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May 3, 2006

Tiger Woods' Father Has Died

Tiger Woods' father Earl died Wednesday morning at home. He was 74. He was first diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1998, but the cancer returned in 2004 and spread to other parts of his body. (

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