cancer

Will You Blab Your Secrets Under Anesthesia? 

Will You Blab Your Secrets Under Anesthesia? 

We see it all the time in movies. Under anaesthesia, all your deep, dark secrets supposedly come to light. But is it really true? Lifehacker was asked this question anonymously, and the letter writer asked:

Roundup Lost A Lawsuit, But We Still Don’t Know If It Causes Cancer

Roundup Lost A Lawsuit, But We Still Don’t Know If It Causes Cancer

This week a jury found that a man’s use of Roundup on weeds in his yard was a “substantial factor” in causing the cancer that he developed years later. But court cases are not scientific studies, and scientists are still divided on whether glyphosate should really be considered a carcinogen.

What Is Asbestos And Could It Make A Comeback?

What Is Asbestos And Could It Make A Comeback?

Photo: Brook Mitchell (Getty) Asbestos, a fireproof, fibrous mineral, was once in all kinds of products: building insulation and tiles, the linings of anything that could be exposed to heat, and even fake snow used as a Christmas decoration. Too bad it’s a carcinogen.