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FDA Approves Cancer Screening in a Box

The demand for reducing the cost of healthcare is fostering a new generation of accessibility. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the FDA recently approved optical imaging devices, for oral cancers, developed by bioengineers at Rice University. The team explains, in the Journal o ...

Ingredients in Colgate Toothpaste Linked to Cancer?

The antibacterial agent Trisclosan, which is found in the popular toothpaste Colgate, has been linked to cancer cell growth and development issues. Colgate is endorsed by the American Dental Association.Trisclosan is currently being tested for safety in the use of consumer products such as toys, cu ...

Avastin: New Drug for Cervical Cancer Approved by FDA

The chemotherapy drug Avastin, made by Genentech, (a unit of Roche) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use against late-stage cervical cancer. This is the seventh indication for the drug, which is also used to treat other cancers like colon cancer, lung cancer and kidney cancer. T ...