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Elderly Michigan woman skips chemo to see the world

An elderly Michigan woman got a one-two punch of devastating news in the middle of 2015 and decided that, instead of giving up on life, she'd take the road trip of a lifetime.

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Traffic stop ends with donation to help girl with bone cancer

Drivers don't usually leave traffic stops smiling, but this mom and daughter were beaming after police handed them a check rather than a ticket last week.

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Going for a long drive? Don't forget the sunscreen

It's very easy to ignore, but drivers need to consider their exposure to the sun's UVA and UVB rays when behind the wheel. Studies indicate that skin cancer is more prevalent on the left side because it's the one the radiation hits most when coming through the window.

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New 'clean' diesels not associated with lung cancer risks

A newly released study finds that the emissions from post-2007, EPA-compliant diesel engines do not show risks of causing lung cancer in lab rats. The animals were exposed to the exhaust for 80 hours a week for up to 30 months. Previous studies have shown much more adverse effects from older diesels.

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UN says diesel trucks might not be worst emission offenders

Airborne particulate matter can really do a number on us humans, particularly with regard to our cardiovascular systems. It seems reasonable for air pollution, then, to be a major concern when calculating the environmental and health costs of the way we do business. Diesel-powered transport has come under particularly

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EPA's $9M clean diesel campaign could pay back $117M in health benefits

Diesel fumes are bad for people. But diesel power is good for a lot of heavy-duty work. So, for now, one answer to threading the needle of that little conundrum is to

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Diesel exhaust causes 6% of all lung cancer deaths

If there were ever a reason for automakers like Audi and Volkswagen to get their "clean diesel" technology – or something even cleaner, i.e., zero-emission vehicles – on the road, this is it. Researchers at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands say up to six percent of lung-cancer deaths in

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Exposure to smog while pregnant increases chance of childhood cancer

There's more scientific research on the hazardous impacts of air pollution. Researchers at the Universirty of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health have found that living near traffic pollution during pregnancy and the first year of life might increase the likelihood of developing childhood cancer.

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EU: European countries must reduce diesel emissions

Europeans drive a lot of diesel-powered vehicles. This is intentional. Since diesel is inherently more efficient than gasoline, many European countries give tax advantages to diesel fuel. In response, automakers in Europe offer several small diesel vehicles with high-torque engines, offering high mileage and practicality. Now,

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Lawsuit Involving Cancer Patient And Nissan Dealership Takes Unexpected Turn

Judge rules employee's brothers defamed Massachusetts dealership

On the surface, it seemed like Jill Colter had a slam-dunk case against a Nissan dealership she had accused of firing her because she had stage 4 cancer.

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Diesel fumes cause cancer (and brake dust isn't exactly healthy, either)

As if it wasn't clear from the bouts of coughing that sometimes happen when a truck goes by, diesel fumes are not good for people. After reviewing various studies, including one from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the World Health Organization has officially linked diesel exhaust to cancer, specifically lung and bladder cancers.

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World Health Organization says diesel fumes cause cancer

Although no one ever believed that inhaling black, grit-filled smoke would do you any favors, the World Heath Organization notes that doing so is much worse than merely unkind: the WHO has officially decreed that inhaling diesel fumes can cause lung cancer and has added the fumes to its list of Group 1 Carc

First Viper to be auctioned off for pediatric cancer charity

Cancer sucks. And pediatric cancer sucks the worst. Without hesitation, we would trade all the exotic cars in the world for a cure.

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Your Ride Is Here gives cancer patients a ride to treatment in style

Those of us who are fortunate enough to have never suffered through cancer likely don't realize how the disease can turn some of life's simplest acts into huge hurdles. Just getting to treatment appointments can be daunting with the onset of symptoms and side effects. One cancer survivor in Austin, Texas has set up a network of exotic and classic car owners to make getting to the hospital a little bit easier and more fun at the same time.

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Fiat supports cancer research with 500 Pink Ribbon Edition

Seeing ribbons on cars is nothing new. And we're not even talking about the gift-wrapping kind. We mean ribbons for causes, whether it's "support our troops" or "bring them home", or more often than not, in support of a cure for cancer. But while those are typically glued onto a car's trunk-lid or a truck's tailgate, Fiat and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation are taking things one step further with the 500 Pink Ribbon edition.

Hyundai Drive 4 Hope drives up cancer awareness with hydrogen SUV

Hyundai Motor America has launched its Drive 4 Hope cancer awareness campaign. During the month of September, the official vehicle of Hope on Wheels, the Hyundai Tucson FCEV, will travel coast to coast for kids with cancer.

Chevy fielding pink Camaro for safety, charity

Chevrolet plans to do more with its NASCAR Camaro pace car than merely slow the field down. For the next two races at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Richmond International Raceway, a Camaro doused in pink to support breast cancer research will lead the field. As if the hue weren't enough, when the safety car comes out, Chevrolet will donate $200 per lap to the American Cancer Society.

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Jeremy Clarkson in trouble for parking in handicapped space, joking about cancer

There's just no telling what sort of trouble the zany hosts of Top Gear will get into next. Recent months have seen Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond garner the ire of at least two world religions and an entire nation among other offenses. As you'd expect

Zombie meme alert: electric cars cause cancer

Apparently, the range anxiety meme isn't enough. The latest anti-electric vehicle (EV) topic to make a comeback is that EVs might give you cancer (previous post). Writing in Slate, Matthew DeBord

Could gravel roads cause lung cancer? North Dakota scientists think it might...

According to the Associated Press, certain gravel roads in western North Dakota use erionite, a mineral that is mined in the Killdeer mountains. Erionite forms wool-like fribrous masses among rock formations and has properties similar to asbestos. Scientists suspect that, like asbestos, erionite collects in the lungs in those fibrous masses, a factor that could lead to lung cancer in people who have long-term exposure to it.

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