Doctors group sues California for failing to add processed meat to state carcinogen list

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine–a nonprofit with more than 25,000 members in California–filed a lawsuit against the State of California on March 11 for failing to include cancer-causing processed meat–such as hot dogs, bacon, and deli meat–on the state’s list of substances known to cause cancer, as required by Proposition 65. The lawsuit argues…

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Immunosuppressive therapy for inflammatory bowel disease does not increase women’s risk of vulvar or vaginal cancer

Oxford, March 11, 2020 – In a new retrospective study, researchers found that the use of immunosuppressive therapy does not increase the occurrence or recurrence of vulvar or vaginal cancer in women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, earlier onset of cancer was reported, and lymphomas were found in some patients, which is very rare…

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Sensing infection, suppressing regeneration

In a new peer-reviewed publication, University of Illinois at Chicago researchers describe how the body’s response to inflammation, which helps to fight many kinds of infections, also can counterproductively suppress much-needed cell repair and regeneration in blood vessels. In the study, which is published in Immunity, the researchers describe an enzyme that blocks the ability…

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