What fall teaches us about life and death.
With fall almost upon us, there's a lot we can learn from the changing season.
A urine test for ovarian cancer could increase survival rates from 20% to 90%.
Approximately 10,000 people have been diagnosed with cancer due to 9/11. What support is available to this community, and is it working?
What trends might emerge when we map cancer incidence and mortality rates across Australia?
It's clear that socioeconomic position has a strong influence on cancer incidence and mortality in Australia.
You've heard the adage, you are what you eat. But a new study suggests that you are 'when' you eat may be more accurate. Restricting eating times can keep chronic diseases at bay and ward off obesity.
Activists protest against the acquisition of the U.S. agrochemical company Monsanto by the German Bayer company in Bonn, Germany, Friday, May 25, 2018.
(AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Bayer, the new owner of Monsanto, will need to up its PR efforts, in the wake of last week's legal ruling on glyphosate weedkillers.
Plaintiff Dewayne Johnson reacts after hearing the verdict in his case against Monsanto at the Superior Court of California in San Francisco, Aug. 10, 2018.
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A jury concluded on Aug. 10 that exposure to the herbicide Roundup caused Dewayne Johnson's cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages. Thousands more claims are pending.
Chronic conditions are more common among those who suffer from depression and anxiety.
The four million Australians who suffer from mental illness have a shorter life expectancy.
A standee of the movie ‘Rampage’ at a theater in Bangkok, Thailand. Scientists in the film used CRISPR to create a monster.
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CRISPR has been hailed as the an editing tool that can delete inherited mutations and cure disease. But recent papers suggest that the technique may be too dangerous for use in human therapies.
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?
NIH Image Gallery
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.
Christine Zenino/Wikimedia Commons
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.