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Jury orders J&J to pay $550 million in Missouri asbestos cancer case

A Missouri jury on Thursday found Johnson & Johnson liable in a lawsuit filed by 22 women who alleged the company's talc-based products, including J&J Baby Powder, contain asbestos and caused them ovarian cancer, and ordered the company to pay $550 million in compensatory damages.

Scans increasingly catch 'incidentalomas' that are rarely problematic

(Reuters Health) - Advanced imaging tests for many common health problems may catch something else entirely: abnormalities, known as "incidentalomas," that can create anxiety about tumors but more often than not, don't turn out to be cancer, a research review suggests.

Southeast Asia haze tied to hospitalization for breathing problems

(Reuters Health) - People are more likely to be hospitalized for respiratory disorders during the annual haze season in Southeast Asia, when densely polluted air hovers over the region, than at other times of year, a Malaysian study suggests.

WHO seeks access to Syrians dying from heat, disease in south

The World Health Organization (WHO) called on Thursday for access to 210,000 displaced people who have fled fighting in southern Syria and are in urgent need of medicines and health services, including some injured requiring evacuation.

Thinking skills may suffer on hot days

(Reuters Health) - Heat waves can sap productivity by slowing down thinking, even in the young and healthy, a small study suggests.

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