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The company had lost a previous trial and faces approximately 1,200 lawsuits accusing it of not adequately warning consumers about its talc-based products' cancer risks.
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After A Tragedy, This Restaurateur Did What All Entrepreneurs Must: She Learned How To Keep Going

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Cancer

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Technology

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Personal Health

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Johnson & Johnson

The Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson Doesn't Mean More Judgements Will Follow

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Science

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Cancer is a life-threatening disease characterized by the growth of abnormal cells in the body. Its causes are attributed to both genetic and exposure to known carcinogens like tobacco, UV radiation and alcohol.

Startups are also working to develop innovative methodologies to make treatment more effective, less expensive and less invasive.