Talk:Leukemia

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Former good article nominee Leukemia was a Natural sciences good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Environmental Triggers based on New Evidence[edit]

The following studies need to be incorporated into the article so people can be made aware of environmental triggers that can augment any genetic risks for leukemia.

Glyphosate Exposure -

http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Glyphosate_and_Cancer.php

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1253709/

The first "study" you referenced is on a website run by Mae-Wan Ho who has embraced pseudoscience (including ideas like water memory) and the website is listed on Quackwatch. The second study you list is a cohort study which showed no causation or correlation between glyphosate and leukemia. In fact, there was only a "suggested association" (not correlation or causation) between glyphosate and multiple myeloma in a very small number of subjects (n = 19) which means nothing except other studies should be done. The study concluded: "Glyphosate exposure was not associated with cancer incidence overall or with most of the cancer subtypes we studied. There was a suggested association with multiple myeloma incidence that should be followed up as more cases occur in the AHS."
So, why should either be included in an article about leukemia, when one "study" is located on a website listed on Quackwatch and the other showed absolutely no association, correlation, let alone causation between glyphosate and leukemia? Supertheman (talk) 05:39, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

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UK/American English[edit]

Why does the article begin with "Leukemia (American English) or leukaemia (British English)"?

WP:ARTCON says we should use only one variety of English within articles. Any reason for not changing it? --Nbauman (talk) 04:36, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Have simplified. Usually we state spelling variations once. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 12:31, 24 November 2015 (UTC)