When we head out in the sun, we just want a sunscreen that will protect our skin and not kill us. That’s not too much to ask, is it? But the Environmental Working Group (EWG) wants us to pick the best sunscreen, and nags us with true but not very useful facts: This one contains an ingredient that caused cancer in a…
Dr. Amy Reed, an anesthesiologist, a cancer patient, and women’s health advocate who raised awareness about the high risks of a once common gynecological surgical practice, died at her home in Pennsylvania on Wednesday night. Reed was 44.
The second season of Jessica St. Clair’s show Playing House finished airing in September 2015, the same month that St. Clair was diagnosed with stage 2b estrogen positive breast cancer. In a new essay, St. Clair writes about how she got through it, and how her cancer fight was incorporated into the show’s upcoming…
Perhaps you’ve been wondering what Uncle Joe B. has been up to lately — that is, between trips to the ice cream parlor and his fictional existence as a lovable but mischievous internet meme. Lucky for you that I’ve got an update to share. On Sunday he spoke at South By Southwest about his new project, The Cancer…
Anyone who wants to punch Martin Shkreli square in the face has a chance now. Out of the kindness of his publicity-starved heart, Shkreli is proposing an alleged raffle to support a friend’s memorial fund.
On Saturday, 25-year-old Ryan Lawrence pleaded guilty to murdering his 21-month-old daughter. He indicated to authorities that he was envious of the attention she received after surviving eye cancer.
If you were thinking to yourself, “Gee, I need some more Tig Notaro in my life”—I know, me too—you’re in luck. Her new series, One Mississippi, will premiere September 9 on Amazon.
Two weeks ago, Shannen Doherty revealed photos of herself with a shaved head, a symbolic announcement that she had begun chemotherapy for her breast cancer. Originally diagnosed in February 2015, she says now that the cancer spread further than she and her doctors had hoped—out of her breasts and into the lymph nodes.
Humility is not a characteristic often associated with Real Housewives, so there’s no logical reason to expect it from the grand dame, the OG from the OC Vicki Gunvalson, who still won’t really admit that her boyfriend was probably definitely lying about his cancer treatments.
According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of cancers associated with HPV (human papillomavirus) has increased in the United States. The agency estimates that each year, between 2008-2012, an average of nearly 39,000 HPV-related cancers were diagnosed. That number is…
A 60-year-old woman from the UK has been fighting for the right to her daughter’s frozen eggs since her death in 2011 from cancer. Her daughter allegedly asked for her mother to “carry my babies,” but written consent was not obtained before she died.
No matter how fast medicine moves us towards treatments, preventive medicine will always be the most effective and cheapest way to keep healthy. In this post, we’ll run down some common women’s health screening tests, when you should get them, and what you’re in for when you walk in.
Oprah Winfrey, queen of Earth, is starring in an HBO movie about Henrietta Lacks, a black woman whose cells were controversially used to make major discoveries in medical research. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks—adapted from Rebecca Skloot’s 2010 New York Times bestseller—will play out from the perspective of…
In an interview with The Daily Mail, former supermodel and reality star Janice Dickinson announced that she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
Residents of New York City, feel free to have a meltdown: according to a study published by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, it isn’t a stray mutated subway rat or a pack of bodega incense dipped in Axe that will somehow give you lung cancer. Nope, apparently its your morning bagel—or as you can now…
On Tuesday, a Missouri jury sided with the family of the late Jackie Fox in a civil suit against the iconic baby powder producers, two years after her diagnosis and just a few months after her death.
But before we get to the science, let’s say what we’re all thinking—that rodent looks like a penis with feet.
During an episode in this season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kris Jenner made her daughters do a DNA-based cancer screening test. But it turns out that the company responsible for the test is promoting products that may be a bit ahead of the times...and science.
Tonight Vanessa Hudgens performs the role of iconic bad girl Rizzo in Fox’s production of Grease: Live!. But she does so with the new and painful knowledge that her father, Greg Hudgens, passed away on Saturday night.