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In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness, Chop't is "dressing in pink" and offering a limited edition "Pink Goddess Salad" to benefit cancer care and prevention throughout the month of October. It's through a partnership with The Pink Pony Fund of the Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation. The salad co ... More >>
So there has apparently been a big leadership shakeup at Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the country's best known breast cancer charity, after its stupid, stupid decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood in January resulted in public outrage. The changes? As per Komen P.R.: "Founder and CEO Nancy ... More >>
Does fracking make people sick? The jury is largely still out on that one. However, new info indicates that some claims about hydraulic fracturing's reportedly significant health risks appear to have been based on bad science.
In the long history of degenerate scumbags, few are scummier than Jessica Vega, an Upstate woman who faked having cancer to raise money for a wedding and a Caribbean honeymoon. Her plan backfired, though -- and now Vega's been ordered to repay the generous people she scammed out of more than $13,000 ... More >>
It's been less than a week since the term "tanning mom" entered the pop culture vocabulary, but the bronzed New Jersey catcher's mit mom accused of taking her 5-year-old daughter tanning has now achieved the ultimate cultural accolade: her own action figure.That's right, in addition to getting mocke ... More >>
More unsettling developments in the Susan G. Komen for the Cure shitshow. The breast cancer advocacy group cut $680,000 in screening grants to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, saying that the organization could not give money to groups that are under congressional investigation. ( ... More >>
This just in: Mike Bloomberg will match up to $250,000 in donations to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America so the group can continue breast screenings for poor women, according to an official mayoral tweet. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer foundation slashed $680,000 in ... More >>
The battle has finally been won against...breast cancer screenings? Yes, you read that right and yes, it's OK to get really pissed off, ladies. Amid sustained pressure from right-to-life groups (and the congressmen they support), Susan G. Komen for the Cure -- the nation's main breast can ... More >>
Margaret Edson's Pulitzer-winning 1995 play Wit finally makes it to Broadway in a Lynne Meadow-directed production starring Cynthia Nixon as a poetry professor named Vivian Bearing who's bearing a lot, actually. Vivian has been diagnosed with Stage IV ovarian cancer, and as she embarks on eight ro ... More >>
Piclol.euKe$ha moment.Fun will kill you, according to a recently published report. British scientists say that smoking and drinking, along with obesity, greatly accelerate cancer risks -- and their analysis of more than 100,000 patients seems to back up their findings.
"Annabel Cotton (Mia Wasikowska) is a beautiful and charming terminal cancer patient with a deep felt love of life and the natural world. "Enoch Brae (Henry Hopper) is a young man who has dropped out of the business of living after an accident claimed the life of his parents.
HPV: Have you heard of it? You probably have, because in the last few days and weeks it's been talked about a lot -- often incorrectly -- by people like Michele Bachmann and, most recently, tweeted about by Ayelet Waldman, wife of novelist Michael Chabon. In Bachmann's case, she's using HPV v ... More >>
This just in: Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman to run for the vice presidential office on a major party ticket, has died at age 75. The cause was blood cancer. Ferraro ran with Walter Mondale in 1984 against Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush; the Ferraro-Mondale ticket lost by a landslide. Fer ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 16, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 37 Attica: the death of '60s radicalism By Clark Whelton There are three treatments for cancer -- radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery. All three poison or mutilate the body and may even kill the patie ... More >>
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The University of California, Davis is researching how to control fermentation to the point of creating identical barrels of wine each vintage. [Wall Street Journal] A glimpse into the world of David Wondrich reveals how the cocktail historian came to write his book about punch, called Punch ... More >>
You know, the one with the guy with pancreatic cancer who says he was thrilled to find the Cancer Treatment Centers of America because there wasn't the defeating air of doom he'd encountered in other places. "The hospital just breeds an environment of hope," he beams, looking extremely healt ... More >>
Former Rams defensive tackle and TV actor Merlin Olsen has passed at 69 from mesothelioma. Though he was a superb defender whose 15 seasons with the Rams (then of Los Angeles) put him in the Pro Football Hall Fame, Olsen was always perceived a gentle-giant type (particularly with his aspect soften ... More >>
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For two years, the Twitter account @diditleak was the secret weapon of online listeners and music critics alike. In real time, the account, which ultimately garnered over 11,500 followers, announced whenever a digital copy of a particularly desirable record first hit the Internet. For that it ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 28, 1965, Vol. XI, No. 2 Norman Mailer on Lindsay & the City I was talking to a woman at a party the other night, and she said Abe Beame was an old machine politician and so she was going to vote for him because he would know ... More >>
If you're like most of our readers, you came to this post by accident. But it's a serendipitous accident if you stroll the streets of our fair city at night, because the tireless publicists of the Empire State Building inform us that tonight the skyscraper will glow pink and white in honor of ... More >>
Yesterday Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was seen around the city, proudly announcing her Safe Baby Products Act, which if passed would require the FDA to regulate personal care products for children, such as soaps, lotions, and shampoos. It's not a bad idea. A recent analysis of 48 baby products fo ... More >>
We like to pride ourselves on how progressive New York is, but a recent study shows that upscale restaurants prefer to hire white male wait staff. Applicants with similar resumes were sent out to apply for jobs over the course of a year; whites were twice as likely to get hired. [Reuters] Scientis ... More >>
Chef Grant Achatz appeared on Oprah yesterday on a show focusing on medical mistakes. Achatz told how his tongue cancer went untreated and undiagnosed for three years despite his repeatedly asking dentists and doctors about a white spot on his tongue that wouldn't heal.He finally went to an oral sur ... More >>
Concerns about the health of alarmingly thin pancreatic cancer survivor Steve Jobs have been so widespread and volatile that when some guy on the internet floated a rumor in October that the Apple CEO was in the hospital, the company's stock dropped five points. Now Jobs has admitted to the Times t ... More >>
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