Timely and appropriate investigation of suspicious symptoms, especially blood in the urine, is crucial for the accurate and early diagnosis of bladder cancer.
Many smokers still think filters make cigarettes safer. But they actually make them more harmful, and the tobacco industry has known about this for a long time.
More than 2,000 Canadians have chosen medical assistance in dying (MAID) since legalization in 2016. But palliative care doctors aren't embracing assisted suicide as part of their job.
If you sit all day at work, then cancer, diabetes, heart disease and death are the likely outcomes. A cardiologist explains how the simple act of counting can reverse this evolutionary trend.
A new study has been found that television viewing increases your risk of dying from an inflammatory-related condition like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. But it's more complicated than that.
If opioids prevent significant suffering, then the solution to the prescription opioid problem cannot simply be to stop using them.
The Pap smear test is used for screening for cancer, but it could be repurposed for diagnosing cervical cancer, according to new research.
Poor diet kills hundreds of thousands per year. If we want to achieve meaningful health care reform, we need to address our nation's nutrition crisis.
A new study has found the alcohol industry deliberately misrepresenting the cancer risk of alcohol, while passing it off as health messaging.
Most children who have cancer live in the developing world where their survival rate is less than 25%. In Kenya awareness about childhood cancer is low and treatment isn't always readily available.
Men diagnosed with prostate cancer should be given all their options for treatment before they make a decision. In Australia today, this isn't the rule, but the exception.
Study uses satellite data to add to growing evidence that nighttime light exposure raises risk of breast cancer, with the strongest link among young women.
Harnessing the medicinal benefit of the body’s own cannabis-like substances may provide an alternative to medicinal marijuana.
The gene therapy CTL019 induced complete remission in 90% of patients.
Two US researchers have traced the majority of cancers to DNA replication errors during our natural cell replacement. Their finding asks for a renewed inquiry into the role of "chance" in cancer.
Stem cell science continues to offer great promise. But a growing number of clinics are selling treatments without evidence that what they offer is effective – or even safe.
Almost one-third of human disease requires surgery, but most of those people who need surgery are not getting it. Here's why we need to make surgery more accessible.
The number of adults living with cancer is expected to triple in size by 2030. How can we prepare for this public health challenge?
Cancer care is often impersonal, industrial and needlessly stressful. Allowing patients to witness personal introductions between their physicians would help ease their anxiety and build trust.
Public health experts traditionally expect that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to be unwell and die before your time. But newly available data on cancer rates show that's not always true.