Guilty or innocent?
Hundreds of lawsuits against Monsanto contend that its popular Roundup weed killer gave users cancer. But proving this kind of connection is challenging in both science and law.
T-cells (red) attacking cancer cells (white).
CAR-T is a powerful new immunotherapy for treating leukaemia. We need to build on it to attack other, harder-to-treat cancers.
Humans are not big mice so why are we still testing on these animals?
Freezer stash of frozen breast milk.
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Human milk is being traded online in the mistaken belief that it is a panacea.
Blood can tell us a lot about our health.
Researchers have discovered some blood markers that indicate melanoma. Here's what has to happen for the test to reach clinics.
What does AI see in this picture?
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With artificial intelligence, machines can now examine thousands of medical images for signs of disease. Will this technology replace doctors – or work side by side with them?
The new me.
Health coaching looks like more than a fad – it comes with impressive research findings and is winning over the NHS.
Soft tumors make life hard for sea turtles.
Sea turtles contend with a contagious disease that causes debilitating tumors. Genetic analysis is helping researchers figure out precision medicine-based treatments for the turtles.
America’s dogs are a husk(y) of what they once were.
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America's early dogs are all gone – save for their rather nasty cancer.
Peer support groups don’t cost much, and thousands of Australians find them useful.
Instead of just helping combat a chronic disease, peer support groups can help improve quality of life.
Medical social workers perform many tasks for patients, but the work is taking a high toll on them, leading to burnout and attrition.
Medical social workers coordinate care, an especially important job in complicated cases. Just as nurses and doctors are feeling burned out, these unsung heroes are feeling the burn, too. Here's why that's dangerous.
A luxury mansion in the suburbs of Vancouver, British Columbia.
As luxury housing developments swallow up agricultural land, they also diminish our food security and health.
First study to look at lifetime alcohol consumption and cancer risk. Here's what it found.
Section of a tumor observed with an optical microscope. The two white forms with brown borders are blood vessels. Inside, gold nanoparticles accumulate against their walls.
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Gold can be used to make jewelry, but also to fight cancer. Several clinical trials are currently underway in the United States where patients are being treated with gold nanoparticles.
In low-resource settings many patients cannot access the tests they need for accurate diagnosis, treatment and a chance of survival. Here, patients wait in the Edna Adan University Hospital in Somalia, 2010.
The World Health Organization has made bold progress by including many tests for non-communicable diseases on its new 'Essential Diagnostics List.'
Black salve doesn’t only destroy cancerous cells.
Snake oil salesman have been touting black salve for generations. But the evidence doesn't stack up.
Expert fact checks claim that cannabis cures cancer.
Diseases low on the hierarchy of prestige are often difficult to diagnose and treat.
In the hierarchy of diseases, those suffering from 'high prestige' diseases benefit from strong community and clinical support, while others are left in the dark.
The medicinal plants eaten by chimpanzees could develop improved traditional medicines.
The medicinal plants that chimpanzees feed on in the wild could hold the key in dealing with common diseases.
We only know if a cancer has been cured in hindsight.
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A cancer is in remission when it can no longer be detected. But we only say it's cured when it hasn't come back for a certain time – and that differs for different cancers.