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  1. Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $417M in cancer case

    News

    LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. …

  2. Record $417 million awarded in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

    Nation

    LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.  …

    A bottle of Johnson's baby powder is displayed. On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, a Los Angeles County Superior Court spokeswoman confirmed that a jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in a case to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. [Associated Press]
  3. Perspective: Can talc baby powder cause cancer?

    Perspective

    A jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay what may be the largest award so far in a lawsuit tying ovarian cancer to talcum powder — $417 million in damages to a medical receptionist who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson's Baby Powder on her perineum for decades. But the scientific question remains: Is it plausible that this medicine cabinet staple can cause cancer? …

    The science isn’t settled, but talc crystals can move up the genital-urinary tract into the peritoneal cavity, where the ovaries are, and talc particles can set off inflammation, which is believed to play an important role in the development of ovarian cancer.
  4. Jury awards record-setting $110.5M in baby powder cancer lawsuit

    Civil

    ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis jury has awarded a Virginia woman a record-setting $110.5 million in the latest lawsuit alleging that using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused cancer.  …

    A St. Louis jury has awarded a Virginia woman a record-setting $110.5 million in the latest lawsuit alleging that using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused cancer. The jury ruling for Louis Slemp comes after three previous St. Louis juries awarded a total of $197 million to plaintiffs who made similar claims. Those cases, including the previous highest award of $72 million, are all under appeal. [Associated Press]
  5. First human embryo-editing experiment in U.S. corrects dangerous gene mutation

    Research

    Scientists for the first time have successfully edited genes in human embryos to repair a common and serious disease-causing mutation, producing apparently healthy embryos, according to a study published on Wednesday. …

    In an undated handout image, embryos after gene editing and a few rounds of cell division. In a major milestone sure to renew ethical concerns, scientists have successfully edited genes in human embryos to repair a common and serious disease-causing mutation, producing apparently healthy embryos, according to a study published in Nature on Aug. 2, 2017. [Shoukhrat Mitalipov via New York Times]
  6. Career Q&A: Worker loses mother and job

    Workinglife

    Q: I have apparently been fired because I took time off to help my dying mother. For seven years, I was employed by a physician who frequently praised my work. Six months ago, when my mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, "Dr. Parker" approved my taking an unpaid leave of absence to care for her. …

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  7. Drugs score big wins against lung, prostate, breast cancers

    Medicine

    CHICAGO — Drugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors. There's even a "uni-drug" that may fight many forms of the disease.  …

    Chemotherapy drugs are administered to a patient at North Carolina Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Thursday, May 25, 2017. According to new studies released at a June 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology conference, drugs are scoring big gains against some of the most common cancers, setting new standards of care for many prostate, breast and lung tumors. [Associated Press]
  8. At Mar-a-Lago, the star power of the presidency helps charities — and Trump — make more money

    National

    The women of the Palm Beach Habilitation Center had whispered among themselves that President Donald Trump might pop in for their Hab-a-Hearts Luncheon at Mar-a-Lago, Trump's luxurious private club. …

    President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach.[Alex Brandon | Associated Press]
  9. Who, and what it takes to make a difference in South Pinellas

    News

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  10. Parenthood makes us better, if not happier, studies suggest

    Health

    Parenthood makes us better, if not happier Not long ago, my toddler, Atlas, bounded into the kitchen exclaiming, "Mommy, come see the river!" …

    Sheril Kirshenbaum holds her son, Atlas. "Children can be exhausting, isolating and expensive," says the author. So "why do we keep having them?" [Courtesy of Kirshenbaum Family]