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29.03.2019

‘Verdict Is In’: Monsanto Found Liable for Man’s Cancer, Ordered to Pay $80 Million in Damages

‘Verdict Is In’: Monsanto Found Liable for Man’s Cancer, Ordered to Pay $80 Million in Damages

“The jury resoundingly held Monsanto accountable for its 40 years of corporate malfeasance.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams In a victory for consumers and yet another massive blow to Monsanto, a federal jury on Wednesday found the company liable for causing a California man’s… »

12.08.2018

“Guilty on all counts!’: in historic victory, Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in Roundup cancer lawsuit

“Guilty on all counts!’: in historic victory, Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in Roundup cancer lawsuit

”This is a company that has always put profits ahead of public safety, and today, Monsanto has finally been held accountable.” by Common Dreams staff In an historic victory for those who have long sought to see agrochemical giant Monsanto held to account for the powerful company’s… »

26.04.2016

30 years since Chernobyl: effects suppressed and downplayed

30 years since Chernobyl: effects suppressed and downplayed

Marking the commemorations of  the nuclear disasters in Chernobyl and Fukushima, IPPNW Germany is calling on the German government to work towards a speedy closure and decommissioning of all nuclear reactors in Europe. One early morning thirty years ago, humankind was made painfully aware of the dangers of nuclear energy… »

26.08.2015

Scientists turn cancerous cells back into normal cells

Scientists turn cancerous cells back into normal cells

Scientists have discovered a process to turn cancer cells back into normal cells by restoring the balance of key molecules controlling specific cellular functions. A group of researchers from the Mayo Clinic carried out the research published in the journal Nature: Cell Biology on Monday. Utilizing the new method in… »

01.06.2015

‘Huge paradigm shift’: Biggest cancer breakthrough in 40 years sees tumors disappear

‘Huge paradigm shift’: Biggest cancer breakthrough in 40 years sees tumors disappear

Terminally ill cancer patients have seen miracle reversals, with some tumors completely disappearing, thanks to new drugs, which follow trials with “spectacular” results. Doctors now promise to save tens of thousands of lives. The test results, announced on Sunday at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual conference in Chicago,… »

01.12.2014

Obesity-related Cancers on the Rise, Especially in Developed Countries

Obesity-related Cancers on the Rise, Especially in Developed Countries

Human Wrongs Watch Being overweight or obese have become major risk factors for developing cancer, particularly among women and in more developed countries, the specialized cancer agency of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported on 26 November 2014. Overweight and obesity are responsible for an estimated 481,000… »

19.10.2013

IARC: Outdoor air pollution a leading environmental cause of cancer deaths

IARC: Outdoor air pollution a leading environmental cause of cancer deaths

PRESS RELEASE N° 221 Lyon/Geneva, 17 October 2013 – The specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), announced today that it has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1). 1 After thoroughly reviewing the latest available scientific literature,… »

02.02.2013

Survey by UN health agency shows major gaps in cancer control and care

Survey by UN health agency shows major gaps in cancer control and care

Ahead of World Cancer Day, the United Nations health agency today launched a survey showing that more than half of all countries are struggling to prevent cancer and to provide appropriate long-term treatment and care to avoid human suffering and protect countries’ social and economic development. “Cancer should not… »

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