Non-communicable diseases are skyrocketing in Kenya and Uganda. Though the countries’ governments have a responsibility to tackle the problem, individuals need to take action too.
Radiation exposure as a child can increase cancer risk later in life. But by how much?
Chernobyl is already responsible for up to 5,000 cases of cancer in Europe.
After one reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant caught fire and exploded in 1986, the whole site was encased in a concrete sarcophagus.
The meltdown at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986 exposed 572 million people to radiation. No other nuclear accident holds a candle to that level of public health impact.
Exercise can help alleviate some of the side-effects of cancer treatment.
Research shows exercise can improve outcomes of cancer patients while driving down health-care costs.
Side effects of brain tumour treatment can impact upon academic learning.
Early intervention in neurocognition and communication can address communication and cognition difficulties in survivors of childhood brain cancer and increase their quality of life.
The cost of cancer drugs is killing patients and it needs to stop
Chemotherapy is used either to shrink cancers before surgery or to mop up cancer cells left behind after surgery.
Unlike most other types of drugs, the dose a chemotherapy patient is given isn't fixed. Instead it's individually selected based on height, weight and underlying health.
The government’s proposed changes are good, and evidence based, but whether they will work in practice is another thing.
Living with a chronic disease is hard work. Today the federal government announced its intention to “revolutionise" the way chronic diseases and complex conditions are cared for.
When the DNA repair tool is faulty or broken, cancer happens.
Lynch syndrome is a common, inherited condition that affects thousands of Australians and greatly increases their risk of developing cancer. Yet 95% of those who have it don't know about it.
A breast cancer patient undergoes radiation treatment at a hospital in Honduras in 2012.
Researchers believe that combining immunotherapy with traditional therapies such as radiation could open up new possibilities for cancer treatment.
Elementary school students about 13 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant walk past a geiger counter in 2012.
Remediation will never get radiation to zero in the area affected by the 2011 meltdown at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant. Rather than safety, the conversation should focus on acceptable risk.
This body map brings together evidence on proven cancer causes. Using credible, scientific sources it answers questions about whether alcohol, red meat or sun exposure increase your cancer risk.
Relative risk is your risk compared to that of someone else.
Relative risk is the risk one group of people has of developing a cancer compared to the risk of another group.
Prolonged periods of stress can aid in the spread of cancer.
Chronic stress accelerates cancer growth in mice, according to a new study, pointing to potential treatment targets to slow the progression of cancer to other organs.
Pancreatic cancer cells (left) next to normal pancreatic cells (right)
A new study has identified that pancreatic cancer is not one, but four types of cancer, and opened the door to possible new treatments.
Intestines by Shutterstock
Hormones may not be the only thing that determines how your organs act.
Roundup, or the chemical glyphosate, is a very common herbicide used to kill weeds.
The World Health Organization classifies the common herbicide glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans". But this doesn't mean using it to kill weeds in playgrounds will hurt children.
There is no firm evidence that mobile phone radiation causes us harm.
ABC's Catalyst episode "Wi-Fried" claimed that mobile phones and Wi-Fi might be a cancer risk, but the leading experts are not so convinced.
A woman sunbathes on a warm summer day on a private beach in Nice, France.
The risks of UV radiation exposure are well-known, but some scientists are exploring lesser-known benefits of UV light.
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Particle accelerators are helping to push forward the frontiers of theoretical physics but they've also had more impact on your everyday life than you realise.