We owe it to Aboriginal people living near uranium mines to learn more about what’s making them sick.
Artificial cells on tiny microfluidic chips can provide early insight into how new cancer drugs behave in cells, and why certain kinds of cancer are more resistant to chemotherapy treatment.
Black residents of Shelburne, N.S., spent decades living near a dump, worrying about its possible connection to elevated cancer rates. A new study will investigate the dump’s long-term consequences.
Roundup may be taking a beating in the US, where three juries have concluded that it gave plaintiffs cancer, but it’s still widely used around the globe.
Doing at least 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week can be enough to reduce or eliminate some of the health harms of poor sleep.
Only 6,000 women used self-collection in cervical screening between 2017 and 2019, out of about one million women eligible. We need to boost those numbers if we’re ever to eliminate cervical cancer.
Higher doses of radiotherapy for cancer treatment destroy more healthy tissue as well as more tumour cells. Gold nanoparticles sensitize tumours to radiation, making treatment more effective.
The Arctic and sub-Arctic regions are no longer exempt of industrial contamination. Researchers have found high blood levels of potentially harmful chemicals in people living in the North.
Promising results in mice show this rare form of cancer could be treated using the same drugs already used against one type of leukaemia.
Inuit living in their traditional territory must travel long distances — often with no personal support — for specialized health-care services like cancer care, obstetrics and dialysis.
I was motivated to improve the outcome for women with ovarian cancer by my experience as a junior doctor in London in 1985. But 36 years on, the results aren’t what we’d hoped.
Long non-coding RNAs were long thought to serve no purpose. Now, researchers think differently.
Why do nuclear plants produce radioactive water – and what happens when that water gets into the ocean?
Without reliable, local and timely data, countries will miss the potential of sugar-sweetened beverage taxation as a public health intervention.
Between 2018 and 2019 Kenya registered a 30% spike in sugar production and an increase in sugar consumption.
We have two mRNA COVID-19 vaccines so far. But what else can this technology do?
In our new study, we’ve found the majority of news stories are failing to cover potential downsides of early detection tests. This could be perpetuating the problem of overdiagnosis.
Nanodiamonds aren’t just cellular bling: they could be used to better understand the development of cancer in our cells.
The coronavirus pandemic has driven a lot of scientific progress in the past year. But just as some of the social changes are likely here to stay, so are some medical innovations.
We should assess the pandemic’s effect in the round, beyond just COVID deaths.