Ghana's lack of a palliative care policy is posing a significant challenge to effective healthcare for cancer patients.
Cordyceps fungi that turn insects into "zombies" produce a compound that might be useful for treating cancer.
If patients received counselling from someone who spoke their language, they would have an opportunity to ask questions about their medical condition and understand it more clearly.
PODCAST: The first episode of a new series from The Anthill focuses on precision medicine.
New research reveals a link between a diagnosis of cancer and a lifetime number of 10 or more sexual partners. But there are some flaws in the research we need to consider in interpreting the results.
Cardiac rehabilitation is not available in many African countries and the way forward may be to focus on patients rather than specific diseases.
Chocolate plants can absorb cadmium through their roots and store it in chocolate leaves and seeds. Cadmium levels in processed chocolate depending on the production process and the producers.
A landmark analysis of the genetic sequences of hundreds of different cancers offers crucial insights into the origins and growth of the disease's myriad forms.
The rapid rise in cancer cases can be attributed to major societal and environmental changes that have occurred in the past few decades.
Anthrax is best known as a bioweapon. But researchers have figured out how to tweak the deadly toxin and use it to fight cancer. So far, dogs are the first to benefit from the new therapy.
How does one of the most popular drinks in the world actually work on our bodies?
There is a need to move from conventional cancer treatments to more targeted and personalised therapies.
Smoke haze almost seems to be the new normal in parts of Australia. But what do we know about the dangers to our health in the longer term?
Cancer survivors face physical and psychological barriers when returning to work.
Writer, broadcaster and commentator Clive James never missed an opportunity to educate his audience. That included raising awareness of leukaemia.
Menopausal women who were abused as children experience more hot flushes while sleeping than those who were not abused, according to recent research.
One in 20 patients referred to a cancer specialist by their GP don't turn up.
The technician who gave you that shiny manicure may be inhaling dangerous levels of toxic chemicals on the job.
In a new study, a team of US scientists have used gene editing to change the genetic code of white blood cells and transform them into more efficient tumor fighting cells. How did they do it?
Destruction of rainforests through wildfires or deforestation may harm human health. As these forests disappear, we may be losing precious medicinal plants that hold treatments for various diseases.