Friday, May 24, 2019 | Updated at 11:45 PM ET

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Monsanto wages legal fight against California's carcinogenic designation of its product.

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Legendary British actor Alan Rickman passed away at the age of 69, sources confirmed Thursday.

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Legendary English singer and songwriter David Bowie died on Jan. 10 after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was 69.

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The University of Washington has produced research, which found that approximately 3.5 percent of neighborhoods in Houston have the highest risk for cancer in the nation. The research also determines that toxic conditions are a threat to many poor immigrant Latino communities.

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Chemicals emitted from older furniture and dollar store products can cause serious health problems, most often affecting children from black and Latino households.

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The rate of "second cancers" have been on the upswing for the past few decades, increasingly affecting the health and lives of cancer survivors, according to a new report.

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The latest studies show that Hispanic women are becoming more at risk to different types of cancers.

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The sexually transmitted DNA virus, which can lead to numerous types of cancer, especially cervical cancer, is called human papillomavirus virus (HPV), and totally preventable. Unfortunately, many people don't know that.

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"Poder y Vida (Power and Life) Latina Initiative," launched by Susan G. Komen of Oregon & Southwest Washington, Kaiser Permanente Northwest and numerous other community organizations, was created with the intention of improving access to breast cancer screening.

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On May 18, New York City implemented a law signed by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg raising the minimum age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21.

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The actor shared the news on Instagram once again.

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Following the heels of the decision by CVS Caremark Corp. to stop selling tobacco products, 28 U.S. attorneys general are pushing for the heads of five major retailers to do the same, according to "Fox News."

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Fine points regarding Latino health has been revealed in multiple studies over the last number of years, and the public has become privy to information regarding conditions and diseases that most affect the Latino community.

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John Ruiz, Ph.D., assistant professor at the University of North Texas, Department of Psychology, headed new research which supports the existence of the pseudo-mythical "Hispanic paradox," a debatable phenomenon where poor Latinos experience health that's comparable or better than other ethnicities. The Journal of "Endocrinology and Metabolism" published a new study about poor minority patients being more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage thyroid cancer and living longer, which supports Ruiz's finding.

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While Daft Punk, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and New Zealand teenager Lorde were among the winners who stole the show, the 56th annual Grammy Awards, there were also several notable and touching wins in the Latin categories.

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Dangerous radioactive material, used in cancer-treating medicine, was stolen, along with the truck that was carrying the teletheraphy source containing cobalt-60. Tepojaco, a town in the central state of Hildago was the scene of the crime. The capital and six of Mexico's 31 states were put on alert on Dec. 3, and Mexican authorities were able to recover the material on Thursday of the same week, which had been abandoned in a field.

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