The cornerstone of our adaptive immune system is the ability to remember the various infections we have encountered. Quite literally, if it doesn’t kill you, it makes your immune system stronger.
As you age, your body deteriorates and your risk of disease and injury increases. Here's a decade by decade guide to what you're up against – and what you can do about it.
Chlorine has been used to disinfect drinking water for more than a hundred years. But new alternatives may be safer.
Developing drugs is typically the domain of large pharmaceutical companies. But here is an example of drug development for a rare pediatric brain cancer that was done in a university setting.
Around 63,000 people with cancer want to work but are unable to through lack of support. Three important things need to happen to help them.
The Gila monster gave humans a treatment for diabetes. What other medical miracles are we losing by failing to protect wildlife and ecosystems?
Our research has found that cancer DNA forms a unique structure when placed in water. We used this finding to develop a test that can detect cancerous DNA in less than ten minutes.
Neutrons can penetrate through matter, which means they can be harnessed for all sorts of important work.
I have worked on this problem for many years, and to be honest it still blows my mind to really think about just how complex it is.
From weekend walks with your doctor to free gym memberships, there is a global movement afoot.
How a price-hiking "meat tax" could prevent 220,000 deaths and save more than US$40 billion in health care costs around the world every year.
Eating meat damages the environment and has been linked with higher risk of disease, but you don't have to go vegan to make a difference to your health and the planet.
A new machine-learning algorithm does more with less.
The fallout from childhood cancer is much wider than just the patient and their parents.
The opioid epidemic has hit parts of Appalachia very hard' places where cancer rates are high. Many patients are surviving cancer treatment only to become addicted.
Thousands of people are suing Monsanto, claiming that its Roundup herbicide gave them cancer. A California judge has reduced the first damage award but let the verdict against Monsanto stand.
The participants who chose more organically grown foods over 4.5 years had slightly lower rates of cancer. But it doesn't necessarily mean one thing caused the other.
New research suggests people who eat organic plant foods have a reduction in risk of common cancers.
When it comes to treating cancer, focus for decades has been on killing the fastest growing cells. New research finds that this approach may be too simple.
Harmful pesticides have been found in the widely consumed sharptooth catfish found in a river that runs through Johannesburg.