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Researchers Discover The Proteins Responsible For Cancer Metastasis And How To Control Them

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University tracked down the signaling process that triggers the spread of cancers and found two existing drugs that can inhibit metastasis.

Medicine

Hanford Nuclear Site Incident: What Are The Health And Human Risks?

The tunnel breach detected in Hanford Nuclear Reservation in the United States has triggered concerns about radiation hazards, and workers have been alerted. The facility is famous for having supplied plutonium for the bomb dropped on Nagasaki.

Public Health May 11, 2017

Overall Environmental Factors Can Up Cancer Risk In Humans

A new study suggested that exposure to pollution is linked with higher cancer risk. The researchers shared that the findings are applicable for both male and female populations in the United States.

Public Health May 9, 2017

How To Beat Cancer? CRISPR Stares Into Its Eyes Then Snips Out The Bad Genes

Scientists used the CRISPR tool to replace cancer-causing fusion genes with cancer-fighting genes in mice. This experiment could pave the way for the gene-editing tool to be used against cancer in the future.

Biotech May 5, 2017

FDA Goes After Companies Illegally Selling Unproven Cancer Treatment Products

FDA cautioned 14 companies for selling untested and unapproved medication, which the firms claimed to be for cancer treatment. These products were sold online through social media sites like Instagram and Facebook.

Public Health April 26, 2017

Italian Court Rules Cellphone Use Caused Brain Tumor: What Do Cancer Experts Say?

An Italian court ruled that heavy mobile phone use caused a former telecom worker's brain tumor. What do scientific studies and cancer experts say about this link?

Public Health April 24, 2017

Breast Cancer Rates Rising Among Asian-American Women

Research from California’s Cancer Prevention Institute reveals that women from six out of seven Asian-American ethnic groups have seen an overall rise in breast cancer incidences. Lead researcher recommends further investigation.

Public Health April 24, 2017

Mobile Phone Use Can Lead To Brain Tumors, Italian Court Rules In Telecom Executive’s Case

An Italian court ruled telecom executive Roberto Romeo developed a brain tumor due to the prolonged use of a mobile phone as per his job requirements. The link between cellphones and brain cancer has been widely disputed in health studies.

Public Health April 21, 2017

West Virginia Becomes 29th US State To OK Medical Marijuana

West Virginia became the 29th state in the United States to legalize medical marijuana. The new law will allow doctors to prescribe cannabis for terminally ill and support 16 medical conditions including cancer and AIDS.

Public Health April 20, 2017

Could This Chewing Gum In Development Detect Cancer Early On?

An American company is planning to launch a chewing gum that can detect whether a person has cancer. When chewed, the gum can identify chemicals indicating cancer.

Medicine April 13, 2017

Cosmopolitan Comes Under Fire For Weight Loss Feature On Cancer Patient

A weight loss article published by Cosmopolitan magazine has drawn the flak of readers. The real secret of reducing weight 'without a single session at the gym' turned out to be the case of a woman having lost weight because of cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 12, 2017

Meet The Bionic Thymus: The Artificial Organ For Pumping T Cells For Cancer Treatment

Scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles have developed an artificial thymus that can turn blood stem cells into disease-fighting T cells and help in the detection and cure of cancer.

Medicine April 12, 2017

Genital HPV In US: Infection Rate Higher In Men Than Women

A CDC report revealed that HPV infection is higher among American men than it is in women. Doctors advised vaccination to prevent the onset of diseases related to the infection in men, including genital and oral cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 8, 2017

Can Long-Term Aspirin Use Reduce Risk Of Cancer-Related Deaths?

A study revealed that long-term use of aspirin may decrease risk of death from cancer. The drug was found to significantly decrease death from colorectal cancer among those who consumed it regularly.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 6, 2017

Can Diet Play An Important Role In Reducing Risk Of Colon Cancer?

A person’s diet could play a pivotal role in decreasing the risk of colon cancer. Studies have revealed that one's dietary habits are interlinked with the risk of colorectal cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 6, 2017

Can Taking Antibiotics For Extended Period Increase Precancerous Colon Growths?

Consumption of antibiotics for an extended period could increase the risk of colon cancer in women. However, using antibiotics for a short period doesn't eliminate the risk of precancerous colon growths.

Public Health April 5, 2017

Researchers Find Novel Way Of Detecting Skin Cancer From Gene-Based Blood Tests

Researchers developed new blood tests to aid in the identification of signs for recurring metastatic melanoma. Currently, the tests are available for research purposes, but would become available in clinics in the near future.

Public Health April 4, 2017

Electricity-Based Therapy Extends Survival Of Brain Tumor Patients

Brain tumor patients who use the cap-like device Optune plus chemotherapy survived longer than patients who received only chemo. How does this therapy called tumor treating field work?

Medicine April 3, 2017

Annual Report Shows A Downward Trend In Overall Cancer Death Rates In The United States

Overall cancer death rates in the United States are seeing a downward trend according to a report. Authors call for more attention and resources for the prevention and treatment of several cancer types.

Public Health April 1, 2017

Contraceptive Pill May Protect Against Cancer For Up To 30 Years

Women who took oral birth control pill appeared protected from breast cancer and endometrial cancer for up to 30 years after they stopped taking oral contraceptives. Does this mean use of the pill is completely safe?

Public Health March 27, 2017

Random Unlucky DNA Mutations Cause Cancer More Than Other Factors But There Are Ways To Lower Your Risk

Simple random errors during cell division cause 66 percent of cancerous mutations, versus lower numbers for environmental and lifestyle factors. But it's not just a case of bad luck: Cancer and lifestyle still have strong links to focus on.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 27, 2017

Citrus vs. The Big C: Vitamin C 10 Times More Effective Than Cancer Drugs, Says Study

British scientists report that high-dose vitamin C, a nutrient naturally found in citrus fruits and vegetables, could be a potent treatment for cancer. How can this be possible?

Public Health March 27, 2017

FDA OKs Treatment For Rare Skin Cancer, Metastatic Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Finally, the FDA has given a green light to the first-ever drug for a rare form of skin cancer. What is metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma and how does one get it?

Medicine March 26, 2017

Worried About Aging? Chuck Out 'Retired' Cells, Says Study

To combat old-age-related studies, a new study has suggested removing old senescent cells with a drug. Already tested on old rats, it had positive results showing enhanced stamina, youthfulness, and better functioning of organs.

Medicine March 24, 2017

Blood Test Offers Non-Invasive Method Of Detecting Early Stage Cancer

CancerLocator is a blood test that offers a non-invasive way to detect lung, breast and liver cancer in the early stage and has a success rate of 80 percent. How does it work?

Medicine March 24, 2017

Unlucky DNA Mutations Explain Why People With Healthy Lifestyle Still Get Cancer

Random bad luck DNA mutations can be blamed for some cases of cancer. Does this mean that a healthy lifestyle no longer matters when it comes to preventing cancer?

Public Health March 24, 2017

66 Percent Of Cancers Triggered By Unpredictable DNA Glitch, Research Says

Apparently, even the healthiest person is not spared from cancer. This is what a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center suggest.

Medicine March 24, 2017

Mom Who Beat Cancer Twice Dies One Day After Giving Birth To Twins

Thirty-year-old Jamie Snider of Fresno, California, beat cancer twice and even gave birth to twin babies. A day after delivery, however, her heart failed, and she died.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 23, 2017

FDA Links Breast Implants To Rare Form Of Cancer, Confirms 9 Deaths

The FDA warned against breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a rare kind of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It has so far led to nine deaths and a probe on the specific danger of breast augmentation surgery.

Public Health March 21, 2017

Young Cancer Survivors Can Face Social Difficulties Following Diagnosis

A study has affirmed that young cancer survivors face an array of issues fitting into society following their diagnosis. This social isolation can lead to psychological distress, as well as higher physical symptoms from the disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 20, 2017

Who Is Belle Gibson: How Australia’s Celebrity Health Blogger Fooled The World By Faking Cancer

Here’s what you need to know about The Whole Pantry founder Belle Gibson. What made her lie about having cancer and why is she in trouble with the law?

Healthy Living/Wellness March 17, 2017

Court Documents Reveal Ghostwritten Studies, Questions On Monsanto Weed Killer’s Safety

Court filings in a federal mass litigation of farmers versus Monsanto reveal allegedly ghostwritten reports vouching for glyphosate's safety. The chemical is the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weed killer products.

Biotech March 15, 2017

Arsenic Poisoning: Here’s What You Need To Know About Jane Austen’s Possible Cause Of Death

What is arsenic poisoning, its symptoms and causes, and what are the chances that it contributed to the death of the popular female novelist Jane Austen?

Public Health March 12, 2017

Gleevec Can Keep Leukemia Patients Alive For More Than 10 years, But How Much Does It Cost?

So-called wonder drug Gleevec is heaven-sent to blood cancer patients. The high costs, however, might keep poorer patients from getting their hands on it easily.

Medicine March 11, 2017

This Toddler’s Message To His Terminally Ill Baby Brother Will Bring Tears To Your Eyes

A mother witnessed her older son comforting his younger sibling, who is diagnosed with a rare and incurable form of cancer. The preschooler’s show of love for his baby brother is heartfelt and deeply moving.

Public Health March 10, 2017

Cancer Pill Can Keep Leukemia Patients Alive For More Than 10 Years: Study

The cancer drug was hailed a wonder drug for chronic myeloid leukemia patients when it was approved by the FDA in 2011. Now, study found 83 percent of patients who used it as initial therapy were alive 10 years after diagnosis.

Medicine March 9, 2017

Study Shows Exercise Provides Relief Against Cancer-Related Fatigue

Exercise has always been good for the health. Now, researchers are saying it’s also more effective at providing patients with relief against cancer-related fatigue compared with medication.

Public Health March 3, 2017

Colon And Rectal Cancer Rates Up Among Generation X And Millennials: Symptoms, Risk Factors And What To Do

Colorectal cancer incidents in young adults are going up in the United States, according to a new study. Here are the signs, symptoms and other useful information to give you a clearer picture about this disease that claims thousands of lives every year.

Public Health March 2, 2017

New DNA Vaccine Designed To Boost Immunity And Fight Off Tumors

Wistar Institute and Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. developed a new DNA vaccine designed to improve anti-tumor immunity in cancer patients. How does it work and is it different from other cancer vaccines?

Medicine February 26, 2017

Surgeons Use Laser To Examine Brain Cancers And How Much Tissue To Cut

Surgeons use a laser-based microscope to examine brain cancers and help them achieve maximum removal of cancerous cells. The technique, developed in 2008, will help doctors make fast and accurate decisions.

Biotech February 25, 2017

Cancer Death Rate Likely To Decline Faster In Men Than In Women, New Research Finds

Cancer death rates in the EU are falling faster for men compared to women per a new study. The researchers predict that death rates for men will decline by 8 percent in 2017 vis-à-vis 4 percent for women.

Public Health February 22, 2017

Hibernation May Help Cure Terminal Cancer Patients: Expert

Putting cancer patients into hibernation may give oncologists more time to aggressively treat the tumors without killing the patient. The approach may help thousands of patients with advanced cancer.

Public Health February 20, 2017

Walking For 30 Minutes Can Help Cancer Patients, Reveals Study

Walking for half an hour three times a week may be good for patients with advanced cancer according researchers. A new study shares that cancer patients who indulged in physical activity showed improved emotional and physical health.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 19, 2017

Ovary Removal During Hysterectomy Increases Risks Of Heart Disease, Cancer, And Premature Death, Reveals New Study

Removing your ovaries through hysterectomy may not be a good idea. A new study from the University of Warwick in England linked this common surgical procedure to heart disease, cancer, and untimely death in women.

Public Health February 15, 2017

False Alarm Mammograms Can Cause Women To Skip Or Delay Future Breast Cancer Screening

Women who had mammograms with false-positive result are more likely to skip or delay getting breast cancer screening. Experts said this attitude could have potentially fatal consequences.

Public Health February 9, 2017

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