Bladder cancer has a lower profile compared to other types of cancer such as breast, lung and prostate.
Timely and appropriate investigation of suspicious symptoms, especially blood in the urine, is crucial for the accurate and early diagnosis of bladder cancer.
Filters were engineered to make cigarettes taste better, and seem safer.
Many smokers still think filters make cigarettes safer. But they actually make them more harmful, and the tobacco industry has known about this for a long time.
Medical assistance in dying has been legal in Canada since July 2016, but there are no ‘specialists’ responsible for doctor-assisted suicide and many doctors are overwhelmed with requests.
More than 2,000 Canadians have chosen medical assistance in dying (MAID) since legalization in 2016. But palliative care doctors aren't embracing assisted suicide as part of their job.
When we sit, we accumulate calories and excess fat which can cause obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and death. The solution may be as simple as counting.
If you sit all day at work, then cancer, diabetes, heart disease and death are the likely outcomes. A cardiologist explains how the simple act of counting can reverse this evolutionary trend.
This study didn’t actually measure sitting and its relationship to inflammation - which causes disease.
A new study has been found that television viewing increases your risk of dying from an inflammatory-related condition like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. But it's more complicated than that.
For patients with chronic pain, the answer isn’t simple.
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If opioids prevent significant suffering, then the solution to the prescription opioid problem cannot simply be to stop using them.
Close-up of abnormal cells from Pap smear.
The Pap smear test is used for screening for cancer, but it could be repurposed for diagnosing cervical cancer, according to new research.
Poor diet hurts our health and our wallets.
Poor diet kills hundreds of thousands per year. If we want to achieve meaningful health care reform, we need to address our nation's nutrition crisis.
We’ve known for over three decades that cancer risk increases with alcohol consumption.
A new study has found the alcohol industry deliberately misrepresenting the cancer risk of alcohol, while passing it off as health messaging.
Most common childhood cancers are leukemia and Hodgkin lymphoma.
Most children who have cancer live in the developing world where their survival rate is less than 25%. In Kenya awareness about childhood cancer is low and treatment isn't always readily available.
Patients need to be at the centre of consultations about their treatment.
Men diagnosed with prostate cancer should be given all their options for treatment before they make a decision. In Australia today, this isn't the rule, but the exception.
Artificial light has transformed the night sky, a change researchers continue to link to health problems.
Fabio Falchi et al
Study uses satellite data to add to growing evidence that nighttime light exposure raises risk of breast cancer, with the strongest link among young women.
Harnessing the medicinal benefit of the body’s own cannabis-like substances may provide an alternative to medicinal marijuana.
DNA: the new battleground.
The gene therapy CTL019 induced complete remission in 90% of patients.
A young breast-cancer patient in her home.
Two US researchers have traced the majority of cancers to DNA replication errors during our natural cell replacement. Their finding asks for a renewed inquiry into the role of "chance" in cancer.
Stem cells have saved thousands of lives thanks to their applications in cancer treatments. Many other uses peddled by private clinics are without evidence.
Stem cell science continues to offer great promise. But a growing number of clinics are selling treatments without evidence that what they offer is effective – or even safe.
Boston Children's Hospital
Almost one-third of human disease requires surgery, but most of those people who need surgery are not getting it. Here's why we need to make surgery more accessible.
The number of adults living with cancer will likely triple in size by 2030.
The number of adults living with cancer is expected to triple in size by 2030. How can we prepare for this public health challenge?
The modern medical system is built on a one-on-one relationship between patient and physician.
(AP Photo/Jeff Barnard, File)
Cancer care is often impersonal, industrial and needlessly stressful. Allowing patients to witness personal introductions between their physicians would help ease their anxiety and build trust.
The highest incidence rates by state for the major cancers for men and women are in Queensland.
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Public health experts traditionally expect that the poorer you are, the more likely you are to be unwell and die before your time. But newly available data on cancer rates show that's not always true.