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Image of the new blood test that detects cancer up to 4 years before diagnosis.

New Blood Test Detects Cancer Up to 4 Years Before Diagnosis

Carah Wertheimer · September 18, 2020

A cutting-edge blood test can detect five common cancers up to four years before most people even know they have the disease.

News
Image of a woman with blue dyed hair representing the new study that says hair is not linked to cancer.

No Increased Risk of Most Cancers From Hair Dye, Study Says

Carah Wertheimer · September 14, 2020

A major study found no increased risk of most types of cancer in women who use permanent hair dye at home.

Research + Findings
A stock image of a woman with heartburn, representing Zantac lawsuit consolidation in California.

California Attorneys Seek to Consolidate Zantac Lawsuits

James Parker · June 12, 2020

Attorneys representing 40 plaintiffs in California have recently filed a petition to consolidate product liability cases against the manufacturers of the heartburn medication Zantac, which may cause cancer.

Legal Developments
A photo of a hand throwing white powder in the air against a wooden fence backdrop, representing talcum powder statute of limitations.

How to Navigate Statutes of Limitation in Talc-Cancer Claims

Lynne Higby · May 27, 2020

Questions about the statute of limitations for ovarian cancer wrongful death claims have been raised by the families of women who used Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder products.

Legal Developments
A stock photo of talcum powder representing J&J's move to halt sales in the U.S. and Canada.

Johnson & Johnson Discontinues Talcum Powder in the U.S. & Canada

Carah Wertheimer · May 19, 2020

J&J will withdraw its signature talcum powder from North American markets, insisting the product is safe despite nearly 20,000 lawsuits alleging that asbestos-contaminated powder caused cancer.

News
Bald woman looks in the mirror, worried that her cancer chemotherapy treatment will be delayed because of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus Delays Chemotherapy for Cancer Patients

Benjamin Duong · April 16, 2020

Patients with cancer, already vulnerable with many dependent on regular treatment appointments, are facing delayed chemotherapy, surgeries and even outright cancellations.

News
A photo of a pharmacy, representing Zantac products no longer existing on pharmacy shelves.

Zantac and Ranitidine Products Removed from U.S. Market

Ashley Lombardo · April 1, 2020

On April 1, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requested immediate removal of Zantac products from the U.S. market, including all prescription and over-the-counter medications containing ranitidine.

News
A photo of an empty courtroom due to the  COVID-19 shutdown of courts.

Johnson & Johnson Talc Appeal Unhindered by COVID-19 Shutdown

James Parker · March 30, 2020

A Missouri appellate court set an April 24 date for Johnson & Johnson’s $4.69 billion talc appeal, despite the Missouri Supreme Court’s cancellation of all April arguments to reduce COVID-19 exposure.

Legal Developments
Photo of a woman holding her dyed hair, representing the cancer risk linked to hair dyes and straighteners.

Chemical Hair Dyes and Straighteners May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Benjamin Duong · March 2, 2020

Use of hair dyes and chemical hair straighteners may be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, with black women being at an increased risk compared to white women.

Research + Findings
Woman on laptop reading MT weekly's latest topics on J&J Asbestos Settlement, EPA to Regulate PFAS.

MT Weekly: J&J Asbestos Settlement, EPA to Regulate PFAS

Carah Wertheimer · February 25, 2020

This week, MedTruth provides updates on the latest baby powder settlement, the EPA's new regulations on PFAS, plus a study on the impacts of chemical exposure during pregnancy.

News
A black and white photo of the tools in the OncoGenesis cervical cancer screening test which can be taken at home due to improving technology

iPap: The Emerging Future of Cervical Cancer Screening Technology

Tess Francke · January 21, 2020

A new, at-home cervical cancer screening test may just revolutionize early detection, especially in international markets that lack the infrastructure to provide easy access to doctors and regular pap smear tests.

Women's Health
A photo of a truck storing Zantac in the sun, as exposure to heat during storage and transportation causes the heartburn medication to become contaminated with NDMA.

Exposure to Heat During Storage Causes Zantac Contamination

Benjamin Duong · January 14, 2020

Heat is the culprit causing carcinogenic NDMA contamination in Zantac, according to recent testing by Emery Pharma. A citizen petition requesting a total suspension of ranitidine products has been submitted to the FDA.

News
A photo of a woman sitting and facing a public meeting, representing the pending FDA asbestos identification meeting on asbestos in talc.

FDA Schedules Public Meeting to Assess Testing for Asbestos in Talc

James Parker · January 13, 2020

The public meeting may be crucial to qualifying expert witnesses for thousands of plaintiffs involved in national talcum powder cases.

FDA Regulation
Woman reading study about talcum powder and ovarian cancer which underrepresents populations of color.

Study Exploring Talc-Cancer Link Underrepresents Populations of Color

Benjamin Duong · January 13, 2020

A recent baby powder study found an insignificant link between the substance and ovarian cancer, but the study has limitations, including underrepresenting populations of color.

Research + Findings
A photo of an Asian pharmacist removing medications from the pharmacy shelf, representing the recent news around the FDA Ranitidine recall.

More Companies Pull Heartburn Meds to Participate in FDA Ranitidine Recall

James Parker · January 13, 2020

Appco Pharma and Denton Pharma have voluntarily recalled generic versions of Zantac (ranitidine) to align with the FDA's efforts to remove drugs from circulation that may contain more than 96 nanograms of NDMA per million nanograms of ranitidine.

FDA Regulation
A photo of white pills, representing the FDA's metformin probe to assess if it contains unsafe levels of NDMA.

FDA Metformin Probe Investigates Potential NDMA Hazard

James Parker · January 8, 2020

An investigation will determine whether the diabetes drug metformin contains dangerously elevated levels of the carcinogen NDMA, as part of a larger movement to examine a wide spectrum of medications for unsafe levels of contamination.

FDA Regulation
A photo of a justice scale representing the Los Angeles jury verdict which found in favor of Johnson & Johnson in a recent mesothelioma cancer case.

Los Angeles Jury Rules in Favor of Johnson & Johnson in Talc Mesothelioma Lawuit

James Parker · December 17, 2019

A jury in Los Angeles found Johnson & Johnson is not liable for causing Pui "Amy" Fong's mesothelioma, deciding its Baby Powder product was not defective nor a substantial threat.

Legal Developments
A photo of diverse women's hands to represent attention on Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2019 and AiRS Foundation Advocacy.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2019 Explores All Reconstruction Options

S. Nicole Lane · October 16, 2019

This October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, MedTruth recognizes the AiRS Foundation, which supports cancer survivors by providing information and financial aid to those considering reconstruction. It's important to note that reconstruction isn't the only option. Some women are taking social media by storm, advising women to "choose flat."

Health Features
Photo of Cancer Patient as she Enters Data into New Patient Reporting Technology Noona for Remote Care in Rural Areas

New Patient Reporting Technology Empowers Cancer Patients, Offering Remote Care

Tess Francke · October 8, 2019

Recent studies have found that rural cancer patients face challenges in accessing quality care over their metropolitan counterparts, which may impact life expectancy. Noona, a new system designed to provide cancer patients care and symptom assessment from the comfort of their own home, may just change that.

MedTech
Group of chickens next to a barn representing eating chicken over beef to reduce risk of breast cancer

Worried About Breast Cancer? Science Says Eat More Chicken, Less Red Meat

Carah Wertheimer · October 8, 2019

Research shows that women who consumed poultry rather than red meat had a significantly lower risk of breast cancer.

Research + Findings
An illustration of a patient undergoing adaptive radiotherapy, which may be the future of cancer treatment.

Adaptive Radiotherapy: Cancer Treatment May Be Safer, More Accessible

Benjamin Duong · August 21, 2019

Adaptive radiotherapy is a form of personalized radiation therapy for cancer treatment. Although still in its early stages, clinicians hope that with further development to imaging methods, this form of cancer treatment will be a safer option to target tumors while minimizing tissue damage.

Research + Findings
Image of ovary under microscope in a laboratory after ovarian cancer cells show mutation from talc exposure.

In the Lab: Ovarian Cancer Cells Show Mutation from Talc Exposure

Tess Francke · June 24, 2019

The link between talc powder and ovarian cancer has been warned about for years. Now, a recent study identifying evidence of cell mutation shows the way talc powder promotes the generation of ovarian cancer cells. This is the first study to confirm the cellular effect of talc.

Research + Findings
A photo of woman getting blood tested after researchers reveal new blood test for cancer detection.

Researchers Develop New Blood Test to Detect Cancer in 10 Minutes

Tess Francke · April 11, 2019

It's a quest to detect multiple types of cancer in its early stages with the simple blood test that would take under 10 minutes to report results. Researchers say it will be at least five years before there is sufficient data to show whether it can work.

News
A photo of two women, one who is a cancer survivor, to demonstrate why it's important to learn about ovarian cancer.

Why We Still Aren’t Educated Enough on Ovarian Cancer

S. Nicole Lane · November 14, 2018

A recent report found that many women don’t know that much about ovarian cancer whatsoever.

Women's Health
Pink illustration of the female reproductive system as it depicts the way ovarian cancer in fallopian tubes may be the starting point.

Preliminary Study Finds Ovarian Cancer May Start in Fallopian Tubes

Ashley Lombardo · October 25, 2017

An ovarian cancer study indicates the disease may originate in the fallopian tubes. Scientists used genome sequencing to examine DNA errors.

Research + Findings