Apr 25, 2015

Smokers' haven China amends law to heavily curb tobacco ads

Reuters China’s rubber-stamp parliament has passed legislation that heavily restricts tobacco advertising in public, strengthening efforts to curb smoking in a country where more than a billion people are smokers or exposed to second-hand smoke. A revised Advertisement Law approved on Friday by the ...

Australian health blogger admits lying about cancer

Apr 23, 2015

Australian health blogger admits lying about cancer

An Australian blogger and author who became a hit after claiming she was winning a battle with brain cancer through whole foods and alternative therapies admitted Thursday she was lying and never had the disease. Belle Gibson launched her successful The Whole Pantry business ...

Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed over cancer fears

Mar 24, 2015

Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed over cancer fears

Hollywood mega-star Angelina Jolie announced Tuesday that she has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed over fears of cancer, following her double mastectomy two years ago. The actress, who has lost her mother, grandmother and aunt to the disease, said she had the ...

New cancer fears in France over breast implants

Mar 18, 2015

New cancer fears in France over breast implants

France’s national cancer institute said on Tuesday there was a “clearly established link” between a rare form of cancer and a certain type of breast implant, as the health minister sought to allay fears. The national cancer institute (INCa) said there had been 18 ...