Pancreatic cancer currently has one of the least optimistic prognosis, with just 5% of patients surviving five years after diagnosis. A recent study opens a door to hope.
Researchers have just discovered a new species of bacteria that cranks out a deadly toxin. In a common arrangement in the marine environment, a slug and alga both use this toxin for their own defense.
On the whole, we're living longer and healthier lives, thanks to advances in medical care, as well as lifestyle changes. But there are major differences in the health experiences of different groups.
Yeast isn't just important for the foods we consume. A rogue lineage of yeast species that evolves faster than any other is revealing secrets that may help illuminate the molecular causes of cancer.
It is not always easy to identify who needs palliative care.
Empowering young women with information in high school can help ensure that certain cancers are caught early.
The elements that make up each column of the periodic table share a set of common traits. Here, a chemist describes group 15 and the crucial role phosphorus, in particular, plays in cancer.
Platelets heal wounds. But they also seem to play a paradoxical role in both promoting and inhibiting the growth of solid tumors.
Artificial intelligence is being used to diagnose breast cancers from early mammogram tests.
Most cancer research has been done in Europe, there's minimal data on African populations.
You are probably familiar with graphics depicting the double helix structure of DNA. But have you ever seen a single DNA molecule standing straight?
We blame electronic devices for our increasingly sedentary behaviours. So why not harness them to study our movement patterns and tackle urgent health crises?
Health has taken centre stage of the election campaign. Here's what you need to know to make sense of the claims (and counter claims) of the major parties so far.
It's important that the proposed reforms do not just fund more care, but support more of the best care.
Smokeless tobacco products cause death and disability yet they are barely controlled in many countries.
Unveiled in his budget reply on Thursday night, Shorten said this would be the “most important investment in Medicare since Bob Hawke created it”.
Not all drug development needs to start from scratch. Sometimes researchers discover that a drug developed for one disease can be used for another. Here a cancer drug may show promise for dementia.
Researchers have developed a simple way to detect early stage oesophageal cancer using anitbodies in blood.
It's not unusual to be fed a whole lot of complex medical information by your doctor. Having an audio recording of the consultation that you can play later can help you take it in.
What is proof? In both law and science, it's basically a consensus of experts – but they work at very different speeds. That means juries may reach verdicts on an issue before the science is settled.