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A mosquito. Jaime Saldarriaga/Reuters

What really threatens America: Zika, cancer or ISIS?

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. EPA/Evan Vucci

Resolving to ‘cure cancer’, Obama promises the impossible

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.
What triggers cancers: bad luck or environment? Artotem, JD Hancock, Kerry Lannert, Marite Toledo/Flickr; Tatiana Shepeleva/www.shutterstock.com

Why most cancer isn’t due to ‘bad luck’

Two major studies have come to different conclusions – but there's much more to it than chance alone.
A report released by the World Health Organisation has ranked red meat as probably carcinogenic to humans, possibly causing bowel cancer. Supplied

Cancer and meat – too much hype?

The World Health Organisation's report on the increased cancer risk with eating processed and red meat has been met with mixed reactions.
Representatives of the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries at a press conference in Atlanta, after a deal was reached. EPA/Erik S. Lesser

Why biologics were such a big deal in the Trans Pacific Partnership

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.

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