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Tom Alter, veteran theatre film and television actor, diagnosed with stage 4 bone cancer

Theatre, television and film actor Tom Alter has been diagnosed with cancer. The news was confirmed by his son Jamie Alter days after Tom was discharged from a Mumbai hospital. Jamie confirmed that his father, aged 67, is suffering from stage four bone cancer. Tom fell sick a year ago when he did not turn up for his play based ... Read More »

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $417m in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay  $417 million to a hospitalised woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the Johnson baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. The lawsuit was brought by a California woman, Eva Echeverria, who alleged Johnson & Johnson failed to warn consumers about the cancer risks of ... Read More »

Trailblazer mathematics genius dies of breast cancer at 40

Maryam Mirzakhani, 40,an Iranian- born mathematician who was the first woman to win the coveted Fields Medal, has died of breast cancer in a US hospital.  Mirzakhani, a professor at Stanford University in California won the Fields Medal, the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for Mathematics in 2014. Mirzakhani is survived by her husband, mathematician Jan Vondrak, and daughter Anahita. ... Read More »

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