Tumour evolution was first identified 40 years ago. We're finally making good progress with it.
Keeping medical data electronically is ideal. It saves time and can be used more efficiently.
Africa is expected to have among the steepest increases in the number of people affected by non-communicable diseases - it needs health care systems that can cope.
Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia develops silently often with no symptoms, particularly in the early stages.
One of the confirmed causes of Chronic myeloid leukaemia is contact with an atomic weapon or nuclear radiation. Other risks factors of this type of cancer are still being established.
Each person’s unique gut microbiota composition is in continuous communication with the immune system.
The composition of bacteria in our gut regulates our immune system. Modifying it - through poo transplants for example - can control cancer risk, as well as response to treatment.
Shifting your diet away from processed foods and towards fruits and vegetables can reduce symptoms of asthma.
Upping your intake of vegetables and fruits can do more than just reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer – it could also help you breathe easier.
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Elephants express many extra genes derived from the critical tumour suppressor gene TP53.
Elephants naturally avoid cancer after 55 million years of evolution. Scientists are studying if they can extract lessons that could help people.
Pedal to the office and your risk of an early death drop by over 40%.
A tumor under the microscope.
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Cancer researchers dream of offering personalized treatments to patients. Can they get there using the same math that drives Netflix recommendations?
Diet drinks are even worse for our health than regular sugary sodas.
Artificial sweeteners used in diet sodas and other low-calorie foods can actually contribute to weight gain and type 2 diabetes. The more you use, the higher the risk.
We often hide behind a mask of wellness when we’re really sick. Maybe it’s time to be more open about our health.
Why are we so shocked when we, or someone we know, becomes ill? It's time to reclaim sickness as a normal part of life.
We know obesity is bad for health - but most people don’t realise it’s implicated in causing many cancers.
Obesity is linked with a host of health outcomes. Both a disease itself and a risk factor linked to many others, we explore the linkages between obesity and cancer.
Leukaemia: information may be the best cure.
A new data portal bypasses the big data bottleneck to find targeted therapies for leukaemia.
Cells within corn kernels have properties similar to those within human blood cells.
A gene controlling cell identity in corn kernels is the same one that controls progression to specific cancers in humans. Here's why.
Women are confused about what changes to the cervical screening program will mean for their sexual health.
There is a lot of misinformation about the government's new cervical cancer screening program that involves less frequent tests. Here are the facts.
Fluorescence microscopy image of the early stages of pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic cancer has long been known as the "silent killer" but why is it so difficult to detect?
How to cut rates of liver cancer? Reducing hepatitis C rates would be a good start.
The newer drugs for hepatitis C might mean fewer people are diagnosed with liver cancer.
DNA holds the secrets of human existence, and studying rare diseases can reveal some of these facts of life.
Rare diseases may only affect a handful of people but their treatment benefits everyone.
Pancreatic cancer has an extremely low five-year survival rate.
It's early days, but hope is on the horizon when it comes to one of the deadliest cancers.
Breast cancer is more common in overweight women.
Obesity is one of the factors behind a large rise in cancer rates among women.