Latest Lung cancer News

Federal judge who presided over R. Kelly trial dead at 87 after battling lung cancer

Jun. 12, 2024 15:33 PM EDT

U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber, who presided over singer R. Kelly’s trial on child sex abuse charges, has died. He was 87. Leinenweber died Tuesday evening, the eastern division of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois said in a statement. The...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jun. 10, 2024 07:13 AM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph-Herald. June 8, 2024. Editorial: Reducing Iowa’s cancer rates a battle to be fought on many fronts Today, the Telegraph Herald kicks off a three-part series examining the causes and impacts of Iowa’s high cancer rates, as well as efforts to combat...

Cancer claims Iditarod champion Rick Mackey. His father and brother also won famed Alaska race

May. 15, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Rick Mackey, the winner of the 1983 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, has died of lung cancer, his daughter told The Associated Press Wednesday. Mackey, who died Monday, was 71. The Mackey name is closely tied to the history of the Iditarod, the grueling race...

EPA bans consumer use of a toxic chemical widely used as a paint stripper but known to cause cancer

Apr. 30, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday it has finalized a ban on consumer uses of  methylene chloride, a chemical that is widely used as a paint stripper but is known to cause liver cancer and other health problems. The EPA said its action will protect...

What to know about Zyn, the tiny nicotine pouch that's sparked a big health debate

Apr. 26, 2024 09:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A tiny Philip Morris product called Zyn has been making big headlines, sparking debate about whether new nicotine-based alternatives intended for adults may be catching on with underage teens and adolescents. Here’s what to know about Zyn: WHAT IS...

BNSF Railway says it didn't know about asbestos that's killed hundreds in Montana town

Apr. 19, 2024 20:10 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — BNSF Railway attorneys told a Montana jury Friday that the railroad should not be held liable for the lung cancer deaths of two former residents of an asbestos-contaminated Montana town, one of the deadliest sites in the federal Superfund pollution program. ...