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FDA finds link between pioglitazone and bladder cancer

Actos (pioglitazone), the widely prescribed diabetes drug, is under investigation for possible associations with heightened risk of bladder cancer, U.S. health officials said Friday.

Meat increases risk of bladder cancer by a third

Avid lovers of processed meat such as sausages, bacon and packaged ham run a 30 percent increased risk of developing bladder cancer, researchers warn.

Writer Dominick Dunne dead at 83

New York -- True-crime author and television personality Dominick Dunne died of bladder cancer Wednesday at his home in New York, his actor-son Griffin said. He was 83.

Dunne's death was first reported by Vanity Fair, a magazine for which he worked for more than two decades, serving as contributing editor, then special correspondent.

The Hartford, Conn., native started out as the stage manager of "The Howdy Doody Show" in the 1950s and went on to produce several TV shows. He also penned numerous novels, including "The Two Mrs. Grenvilles," "A Season in Purgatory" and "Another City, Not My Own."