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.
In the early stage of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma the disease is curable in more than 90% of the cases.
The incidence of Hodgkin's lymphoma in Kenya isn't known, but new information is emerging to shed light on its prevalence.
Better technologies should be adopted in sub-Saharan Africa to deal with childhood cancer.
Better technology to diagnose, treat and manage the disease early enough is needed to improve the survival rates of childhood cancer in sub Saharan Africa.
It’s estimated our cells will replicate 10,000 trillion times in our lifetime. Errors in this process can lead to cancer.
Modern medicine is increasing our lifespan. But as we survive diseases and live longer, more of us are succumbing to cancer.
Some say cancer-causing chemicals can leak into packaging and into your food.
There is no evidence supporting claims that cooking or heating food in the microwave can give you cancer or food poisoning.
The deadly facial tumour can hide itself from the Tasmanian devil’s immune system.
The facial tumour cells that threaten the Tasmanian devils may use a sort of molecular shield to protect them from the animal's immune system.
Obama annually welcomed students to the White House with their Science Fair projects.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh
The outgoing president leaves behind some solid accomplishments in the world of science, tech and medicine. But the biggest departure from his predecessors might have been in his approach.
Sunglasses should be worn at all times when outdoors during the day when the UV index is 3 or above.
Whether cheap or expensive, sunglasses play a crucial role in eye protection against ultraviolet radiation.
This interactive body map highlights the health risks associated with inactivity.
Being physically inactive has been shown to significantly increase the risk of many causes of death and disease. This interactive body map highlights the links between physical inactivity and disease.
Despite dozens of trials internationally, the evidence on medical cannabis is unconvincing.
NSW is about to embark on the largest and most definitive clinical trial ever of medicinal cannabis for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.
Many people with cancer feel ashamed and judged by others’ reactions.
People with cancer are exposed to many, often misrepresented, ideas about cancer. These can induce stress and even shame for the sufferer who might feel they've done something wrong.