The medicinal plants that chimpanzees feed on in the wild could hold the key in dealing with common diseases.
A cancer is in remission when it can no longer be detected. But we only say it's cured when it hasn't come back for a certain time – and that differs for different cancers.
Historically the advice to cancer patients was to rest and avoid activity. We now know this advice may be harmful to patients, and that every person with cancer would benefit from exercise medicine.
Our new study has found that people who suffer from severe mental illness are at a much higher risk of dying from preventable diseases and conditions.
Synthetic biology allows us to engineer biological cells. This could help us tackle cancer in remarkable ways.
The UK has one of the most developed palliative care services in the world, yet people still miss out.
Cancer doesn't just grow uncontrollably. It has a smarter strategy than that.
Paradoxically, people who know the real causes of cancer are also the most likely to believe in mythical causes of it.
Detailed images of the anti-ageing enzyme telomerase are a drug designer's dream
A California judge ruled coffee should carry a cancer warning label but the evidence says something very different.
A diagnosis of precancerous cells isn't a cause for panic, but it does mean you should keep a close eye on your health.
When British parents are informed of the risks of HPV, they want their sons to be vaccinated against the virus.
Immunotherapy drugs work by increasing the patient's own immune response. The most successful examples of immunotherapies are drugs that act as antibodies, of which Keytruda is one.
Australia loses nearly A$2 billion of GDP every year due to people with cancer leaving the workforce.
A new silver-based compound that is less toxic with fewer side effects could hold the key to crippling cancer.
Since the 1980s, PSA tests have been used for the diagnosis and follow-up of prostate cancer. However, its use as a screening test for prostate cancer remains controversial.
Australians over the age of 40 can now calculate their risk of developing melanoma with a new online test.
The research shows a link between high-sugar diets and diseases such as dementia and cancer. It doesn't show that sugar causes them, but it's compelling enough to prompt us to cut down on sugar.
These female workers had their health destroyed by a horrific disease known as 'phossy jaw'. It caused their jaw bones to glow in the dark and rot away.
The growing list of alcohol-related diseases includes bowel cancers, mouth and oesophageal cancers, breast cancers, heart disease, respiratory infections and mental health problems.