Standing outside a Cinnabon store in the mountains in Sochi, Ksenia Zotova dragged on a menthol cigarette and said she didn’t realize Russia planned to make the Winter Olympics its biggest-ever smoke-free event.
A half century after linking smoking to lung cancer, the U.S. is confronting stalled progress in kicking the habit of 42 million Americans with new evidence that many common ailments such as diabetes, arthritis and impotence can be tied to tobacco use.
Carol Patterson was waiting for a call from her doctor. When the phone rang on that afternoon in August 2011 at her home in Cortland, Ohio, it wasn’t a physician on the other end. A woman named Robin said she was representing the American Diabetes Association.
Transgene SA expects to start enrolling patients for advanced tests of its experimental lung cancer medicine as early as next summer after a mid-stage trial helped determine which people are most likely to benefit.
The expiring insurance program for sick Americans who’ve been refused coverage by private carriers will be extended for one month, as the U.S. government continues to fix the Obamacare health exchange intended as an alternative.
Human immune cells reprogrammed in the laboratory to attack leukemia helped drive out the blood cancer in adults and children with aggressive forms of the disease, according to studies on the new strategy.