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Is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) in Toothpaste Safe?

Just because the sodium lauryl sulfate in toothpaste doesn’t cause cancer doesn’t mean it can’t cause problems. Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) is a common detergent used in toothpaste. It was featured in a famous Internet hoax nearly 20 years ago. Colgate toothpaste contains SLS, which was supposedly proven to cause cancer, but at least buying …

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Why Cancer Registries are Part of America’s Fight for Racial Equality

Warren A Whyte, Ph.D., VP Scientific Partnerships at ConcertAI According to a 2019 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, one in 1,000 Black males can expect to die at the hands of the police. Black males were also 2.5 times more likely to die during an encounter with police than white …

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In-Home Cancer Care Could Save Lives and Cut Costs, But Barriers Prevent Broader Adoption

The health care sector is rushing toward the home to improve outcomes and lower costs. At-home cancer care lags behind other areas, but COVID-19 could be a major push to a new future for treatment and screenings. In 2020, the virus has disrupted traditional cancer care in several ways, including by delaying procedures originally scheduled …

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