New research suggests life on Earth became more diverse because of a change in biology related to stem cells, not just rising oxygen levels.
Scientists have made advances in developing a new type of blood test to detect eight of the most common cancers.
A liquid biopsy is far less invasive than a standard biopsy, where a needle is put into a solid tumour to confirm a cancer diagnosis.
There are currently few effective and non-invasive methods to screen for early stages of cancer. But scientists have now developed a new blood test that promises to detect eight different cancers.
AML under the microscope.
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Improvements in survival rates for acute myeloid leukaemia have failed to keep pace with other leukaemias. That may be about to change.
Despite the marketing hype, antioxidants can be harmful when consumed in excess.
Antioxidants are meant to be good for us, but not all antioxidants are equal.
New mouse model study sheds light on why alcohol is so harmful.
Do not be derailed by news reports that exercise is bad for the heart. Taking more exercise is a New Year’s resolution to stick to. Exercise reduces risks of depression, cancers, heart disease, stroke and sudden death.
Taking more exercise is a New Year's resolution to stick to. Exercise reduces risks of depression, cancers, heart disease, stroke and sudden death.
People who are chronically stressed are more than twice as likely to have a heart attack than those who aren’t.
Stress has subtle, underlying effects on almost every part of the body, including the heart, gut and immune system.
Only one Canadian researcher has ever received the Nobel Prize for medicine, for the discovery of insulin in 1923. And yet Canadians have been essential to developments in stem cell research, gene sequencing and treatments for cancer and brain trauma.
Only one Canadian has ever received the Nobel Prize for medicine, in 1923. But Canadian discoveries have been essential to stem cell research, gene sequencing and treatments for cancer.
Radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Children are most at risk of exposure in homes, especially during the winter months.
Radon is a radioactive gas that seeps into buildings through foundation cracks. It is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. And it only costs around $60 to test your home.
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We need to ensure cancer research addresses what matters most.
Poor food safety at home could lead to serious consequences for those with suppressed immune systems.
Already suffering debilitating side effects, chemotherapy patients could be made seriously ill by the food they eat.
Even if they are not treated, only about three per cent of men will die of prostate cancer over their lifetime, most in their 70s or 80s.
A family physician and public health researcher explains why he isn't getting a prostate cancer test in Movember or at any time in the near future.
Acute myeloid leukemia is a type of cancer where the bone marrow makes abnormal myeloblasts, a type of white blood cell.
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AML can kill with surprising rapidity. Luckily new treatments are on the horizon.
All brain tumours are associated with significant sickness and death, even if they are benign.
Why hasn't there been an improvement in survival in the last 30 years for patients with brain cancers?
Kenya needs to develop effective cancer testing and treatment options.
There is an urgent need for affordable cancer treatment services, lower drug costs, better equipped facilities, favourable national cancer policies and specialist doctors in Kenya.
Different people have very different chances of being diagnosed with breast cancer.
There is usually no one factor that causes breast cancer. It's likely a combination of the effects of a person's risks combined with an element of bad luck.
Palliative care patients talk far more of life than of death.
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A palliative care doctor discusses his interactions with his patients: "I wouldn't know what I would want were I in their shoes," he says.
Dr. Karen Lindfors, a professor of radiology and chief of breast imaging at the University of California, Davis Medical Center, examines the mammogram of a patient.
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The majority of research suggests the benefits of mammography screening greatly outweigh the harms for women over age 40.
You don’t need to hit the gym to reduce your chance of early death.
A new study has found bodyweight exercises you can do at home are just as good as a gym workout.