The unfolding information about the Zika virus and saddening images of babies infected with microcephaly should really scare us all. The disease has spread “explosively” throughout the Americas, with 32…
Barack Obama’s goal for America to find a ‘cure’ for cancer is unrealistic and too simplistic.
Obama's goal of "curing" cancer is unrealistic, simplistic and not achievable. Cancer is a group of more than 100 different diseases for which no single cure will ever be effective.
Dividing breast cancer cells.
Scientists have found that cancer growth follows the same mathematical law that predicts earthquakes.
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Vitamin D is often seen as a harmless supplement to take – the more the better. But the evidence suggests a different picture.
What triggers cancers: bad luck or environment?
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Two major studies have come to different conclusions – but there's much more to it than chance alone.
Jimmy Carter, cured.
Jimmy Carter is now cancer-free, but is it right to say that he's been cured?
Melbourne woman Lynette Rowe is one of around 10,000 people born with thalidomide-related disabilities.
Thalidomide is notorious for causing death and disability but it – and its derivatives – are proving useful for conditions such as leprosy.
Recent news reports that vegetable oil can cause cancer don’t rely on solid new scientific evidence.
Few media reports in the health sphere generate as much attention as those with screaming headlines about a new link between food and cancer, but they're not always based on the best scientific evidence available.
A report released by the World Health Organisation has ranked red meat as probably carcinogenic to humans, possibly causing bowel cancer.
The World Health Organisation's report on the increased cancer risk with eating processed and red meat has been met with mixed reactions.
There are scores of carcinogens. Most aren’t as tasty.
WHO has said that processed meats cause cancer. But there are more, less visible carcinogens to worry about
Consumption of chicken has been rising in Africa. This is a short-term solution to improving food insecurity.
Meat has health benefits. And good quality meat could also be the solution to the food insecurity problems that plague two-thirds of households in the developing world.
Eating two slices of bacon every day increases your risk of bowel cancer.
The World Health Organisation has determined that eating processed meat definitely causes cancer, while eating red meat probably does.
Fracking in the US has relied on chemicals linked to a range of health problems but the industry claims UK operations would be far safer.
Free radicals - misunderstood?
New research suggests that far from helping treatment, antioxidants can change cancer cells to make them spread more quickly.
Rectal examinations are less accurate than blood tests, missing more cancer and causing more false alarms.
In news which may come as a relief to apprehensive men and short-fingered doctors alike, guidelines are now changing.
You’d be in bad shape if your cells couldn’t fix DNA issues that arise.
Cells must repair the thousands of bits of DNA damage they incur every day. These cellular mechanisms fend off cancerous tumors, and cancer researchers are working to harness their power.
Moderate intakes of red meat and alcohol can prevent a cancer diagnosis.
Nearly 40,000 cancers diagnosed in Australia can be prevented if people avoid known risk factors for the disease, according to research published today.
Representatives of the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries at a press conference in Atlanta, after a deal was reached.
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Before the last round of negotiations, only a handful of issues remained in the way of concluding the TPP. A potential deal-breaker for Australia was intellectual property protections for biologics.
Novel drugs that reduce the spread of cancer in mice could pave the way for changing the way we fight tumours.
Is sugar the answer for tackling cancer cells?
Eating less sugar isn't enough to stop glucose-hungry cancer cells but new research points the way to how we might starve them to death.