California Court Upholds Verdict in Roundup Cancer Case

SAN FRANCISCO — A California appeals court on Monday upheld a groundbreaking verdict that Monsanto’s widely used weed killer caused cancer in a school groundskeeper but the panel also slashed the damage award from $78.5 million to $21.5 million. The 1st Dis...
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Garry Bredefeld’s Battle With Cancer

I have a personal story about cancer and I'm sharing it now six years after my first symptoms appeared in the hope of helping others to battle — and beat — this terrible disease. Today I am a two-time cancer...
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Rush Limbaugh Says He Has Advanced Lung Cancer

LOS ANGELES — Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said he’s been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. Addressing listeners on his program Monday, Limbaugh said will take some days off for further medical t...
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For 1st Time in 4 Years, US Life Expectancy Rises — a Little

NEW YORK — Life expectancy in the United States is up for the first time in four years. The increase is small — just a month — but marks at least a temporary halt to a downward trend. The rise is due to lower death rates for cancer and drug overdoses. Fo...
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More Americans Are Dying at Home Rather Than in Hospitals

For the first time since the early 1900s, more Americans are dying at home rather than in hospitals, a trend that reflects more hospice care and progress toward the kind of end that most people say they want. Deaths in nursing homes also have declined, acco...
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Hall of Fame Cornerback Willie Brown Dies at Age 78

Hall of Fame cornerback Willie Brown, who provided the iconic play of the Oakland Raiders' first Super Bowl title, died on Tuesday. He was 78. "The entire Hall of Fame family mourns the loss of a great man. Willie Brown was the epitome of the Raiders motto ...