Despite the popular belief that vitamin E and beta carotene supplements help prevent heart disease and cancer, the latest research suggests they do not – but the supplements do have potential risks.
While COVID has become less deadly, it has disproportionately claimed the lives of older and poorer Australians. Others have missed out on necessary preventative care during the pandemic.
Greater focus on preventing cancer including a more personalised screening programme could make a real difference, one expert argues.
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.
Awareness-raising alone is an ineffective solution to the breast cancer epidemic. We need more action on primary prevention to limit exposures to known and suspected breast carcinogens.
Most cases of breast cancer are related to environmental causes. When we talk about climate change, we must not forget this part of the story.
A new study shows that anal cancer, caused by the virus HPV, can be successfully fought in HIV-positive men by timely treatment and HPV vaccination of lesions that may ultimately lead to cancer.
Elephants naturally avoid cancer after 55 million years of evolution. Scientists are studying if they can extract lessons that could help people.