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Potato Head: Hasbro eliminates ‘Mr.’ from brand name

Potato Head: Hasbro eliminates ‘Mr.’ from brand name

Business
Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Hasbro announced Thursday it's eliminating the "Mr." from the name of its popular Potato Head toys to offer children a gender neutral way to play. While the brand name of the toy will no longer feature the title "Mr.," Hasbro said it will still sell individual Mr. and Mrs. toys under the gender-neutral Potato Head banner. Advertisement The initiative coincides with the launch of a new Potato Head family toy, which includes two large potato bodies, one small potato body and 42 accessories to create characters of children's choosing. "Hasbro is making sure all feel welcome in the Potato Head world by officially dropping the Mr. from the Mr. Potato Head brand name and logo to promote gender equality and inclusion," Hasbro said in a statement. The new Potato Family Pack "will...
Antifungal drug eliminates dormant bowel cancer cells in mice

Antifungal drug eliminates dormant bowel cancer cells in mice

Health
June 1 (UPI) -- An antifungal medication commonly prescribed to treat toenail infections helped eliminate dormant cells within bowel tumors in mice. Researchers at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute found that itraconazole effectively halts the growth and progression of certain types of colorectal cancer. Their findings were published Thursday in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. "This innovative study has taken a step toward addressing one of the biggest challenges in cancer research," Dr. Greg Hannon, director of the institute, said in a press release. "Tumors are made up of many different types of cancer cells, which can evolve separately and respond to treatments differently." Colorectal cancer of the colon and rectum is the second leading cancer killer in the United Stat...