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Fathers' Genes Could Raise Daughters' Ovarian Cancer Risk

New research indicates that fathers can pass a gene mutation to daughters, which would increase daughters' risk of ovarian cancer. More research is necessary, but the findings hold great promise for better cancer prevention.

Medicine February 17, 2018

Eating Ultra-Processed Foods Increases Cancer Risk: Here's What You Need To Know

A new research linked the consumption of ultra-processed foods to a higher risk of cancer. Ultra-processed food, such as packed snacks, chocolate bars, instant noodles, and frozen meals, contains chemicals not commonly used for cooking.

Public Health February 15, 2018

DNA Nanorobots Programmed To Kill Tumors: The Latest Weapon Against Cancer

DNA nanorobots are the latest weapon against the scourge of cancer, as researchers were able to program them to kill human breast cancer tumors in mice. What's next for the breakthrough technology?

Biotech February 13, 2018

Limiting Consumption Of Amino Acid Found In Asparagus Stopped Spread Of Breast Cancer To Other Organs

Researchers discovered that limiting the intake of the amino acid asparagine also slowed down the spread of breast cancer. Food intake has been linked to cancer growth in the past, and this new study is another example of the connection.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 8, 2018

Male Rats Exposed To Cell Phone Radiation Develop Cancer, Says Study

In a new study, male and female rats were exposed to high cellphone radiation, the finding of which showed male rats can develop cancer. However, the study found female rats didn't get cancer.

Animals February 7, 2018

Hot Tea May Increase Risk For Esophageal Cancer In Cigarette Smokers And Alcohol Drinkers

A study involving nearly 500,000 adults in China suggests that smokers and heavy drinkers who drink hot tea regularly may have increased risk of developing esophageal cancer. How can the hot beverage cause the potentially fatal disease?

Public Health February 6, 2018

New Cancer Vaccine Holds Promise In Preventing Metastases And Cancer Recurrence

A treatment that involves injecting immune stimulating agents into solid tumors eliminates all traces of cancer in mice. The cancer vaccine may potentially prevent cancers from returning after treatment.

Medicine February 5, 2018

30 Minutes Of Daily Exercise Reduces Risk Of Deaths Linked To Cancer And Heart Disease, Says Study

Can't find time to do physical activity during the day? A new report shows that doing 30 minutes of daily exercise can reduce the risk of deaths linked to cancer and heart disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 2, 2018

Experimental Cancer Vaccine Wiped Out All Tumors In Mice: Human Trials Up Next

A 'cancer vaccine' developed by researchers from Stanford University eliminated tumors in mice during experiments. The treatment, made up of a combination of molecules, will now undergo human trials to confirm if they are safe.

Medicine February 1, 2018

California Coffee Shops Should Warn About Cancer Risk From Coffee Chemical, Lawsuit Alleges

California coffee shops could be forced to display warnings that a chemical found in coffee may pose a cancer risk. The chemical is called acrylamide and is created during the process of roasting coffee beans.

Public Health January 31, 2018

Pocket-Sized Device Could Make Genome Sequencing Cheaper And Faster

The mobile phone-sized device called MinION sequenced a complete human genome ever mapped using a single technology. What are its potential applications in the field of medicine?

Medicine January 30, 2018

Dying Teenager Diagnosed With Rare Cancer Marries High School Sweetheart

With only weeks to live, a Florida teenager wished to marry his longtime girlfriend. With the help of family, friends, and strangers, they were able to turn his dream into reality.

Feature | Health January 29, 2018

New Blood Test Can Detect 8 Types Of Cancer, Study Says

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University have come up with a blood test that can apparently detect eight common types of cancer. They aim to release an annual test to aid people in the early detection of the disease.

Public Health January 19, 2018

Cancer Patient Holly Butcher Pens Dying Letter To Encourage Blood Donation: 'Help Each Other More'

A 27-year-old dying of Ewing sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, spent her last days writing an inspiring letter. On the day she died, her family shared her message on social media and is now touching thousands of hearts across the globe.

Public Health January 8, 2018

Alcohol Consumption Increases Cancer Risks, Damages DNA: Study

Yet another study was able to link alcohol consumption to cancer. Apparently, drinking alcoholic beverages causes some level of DNA damage in stem cells, increasing cancer risks.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 4, 2018

Facebook Suspends Account Of Husband Who Shares Photo Of Dying Wife

After sharing his wife’s cervical cancer story and dying photo, Elliott Lowe’s profile was suspended. He has failed to recover access despite verifying his identity.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 26, 2017

North Carolina Sues Pharmaceutical Company Insys Over Opioid Scheme

North Carolina has sued pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics Inc., accusing it of an illegal opioid scheme. Insys allegedly bribed doctors to prescribe cancer medicine Subsys, and tricked insurers into covering it.

Public Health December 22, 2017

Nearly Half Of Cancers In United States Linked To Lifestyle Causes: Study

Research finds that over 40 percent of cancer cases and deaths may be attributed to preventable exposures such as smoking and alcohol consumption. Preventing exposure and increasing access to health care may reduce cancer cases and deaths.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 23, 2017

Cancer In Vietnam War Veterans May Be Linked To Lethal Parasite From Southeast Asia

War veterans suffering from cholangiocarcinoma, a rare bile duct cancer, may have been infected by liver fluke from the rivers of Vietnam. How did the soldiers contract the slow-killing parasite?

Feature | Health November 22, 2017

Alcohol And Cancer: Even Moderate Drinking Can Increase Your Risk

Can even moderate alcohol drinking increase the risk of cancer? A new statement from the ASCO warns that even a drink or two per day can still increase the risk.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 9, 2017

Rare Metal In Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid May Kill Cancer Cells

Iridium, a rare metal on Earth but abundant in rocks from space, may be used to treat cancerous cells. What makes the promising cancer treatment better than current therapies?

Space November 4, 2017

Men With Bent Penis At Higher Risk For Cancer

A new study has found that men with Peyronie's disease have an increased risk of various types of cancer. The research is based on the observation of patient data review of over 1.5 million males.

November 2, 2017

Doctor Spots Own Cancer With Pocket-Sized Ultrasound Connected To An iPhone

A new electric razor-sized ultrasound device, connected to a smartphone, helped a doctor diagnose his own cancer. The gadget called Butterfly iQ will be launched in the United States in 2018.

October 30, 2017

Woman Files Lawsuit Over Unnecessary Mastectomy And Hysterectomy

A woman has filed a $1.8 million lawsuit against medical professionals over 'unnecessary mastectomy and hysterectomy.' Elisha Cooke-Moore's lawsuit claims she was misled by medical professionals who told her she was carrying 'cancer-causing genes' and that she needed to undergo surgery.

Medicine October 28, 2017

Frequent Need To Urinate Could Be Sign Of Ovarian Cancer

The need to urinate more often than usual is a potential symptom of ovarian cancer, but only 1 percent of women are aware of this warning sign. What are the other signs of the disease?

Public Health October 25, 2017

A Woman Was Thought To Have Cancer, But It Was Just Her Tattoo

A 30-year-old Australian woman was thought to have lymphoma, a form of cancer. However, doctors discovered that her enlarged lymph nodes were actually caused by the black pigment of a tattoo that she got at her back 15 years ago.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 3, 2017

Nanoparticles From Tattoo Ink Travel To Lymph Nodes Of The Body

A study involving deceased individuals with tattoo revealed that pigments and toxic elements in the form of nanoparticles make their way into the body's lymph nodes. Tattooed corpses were also found to have higher levels of titanium dioxide.

Public Health September 13, 2017

Cancer Pen Could Detect Tumors In Just 10 Seconds

The MasSpec Pen can detect cancerous tissues in just seconds. The device is accurate 96 percent of the time and may pave way for less invasive and more precise cancer surgery.

Medicine September 7, 2017

Alternative Cancer Treatments More Than Double Risk Of Death

Cancer patients who opted to use alternative treatments were found to be at greater risk of dying early compared with their counterparts who use standard treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Steve Jobs used alternative cancer treatment for pancreatic cancer.

Public Health August 23, 2017

Johnson & Johnson Ordered To Pay $417 Million In Lawsuit Tying Baby Powder To Ovarian Cancer

Eva Echeverria claimed she would have stopped using Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder had a warning been placed on it. What do scientific studies say about the link between baby powder and ovarian cancer?

Public Health August 22, 2017

This Blood Test Is A 'Liquid Biopsy' That Can Detect Early-Stage Cancers

Scientists have developed a non-invasive method of detecting cancer which can spot the disease even in its early stages. The method can also possibly reduce the number of 'false positive' cancer diagnoses.

Medicine August 18, 2017

Immune Drugs Darkened Gray Hair Of Lung Cancer Patients

New immunotherapy drugs turned the gray hair of some lung cancer patients into black or dark brown. Do these drugs hold promise for a new gray hair treatment?

Medicine July 22, 2017

Early Prostate Cancer Surgery May Not Prolong Life: Treatment May Even Cause Lifelong Complications

Early surgery may not be necessary, and may even pose side effect risks to some men diagnosed with prostate cancer. A smaller group of patients though may still benefit from early treatment.

Public Health July 15, 2017

Novartis CAR-T Cancer Therapy For Leukemia Gets Landmark Recommendation From FDA Panel

A new gene therapy developed by Novartis has received crucial recommendation from an FDA advisory panel on July 12. Experts believe the treatment’s approval will pave the way for new gene-based medicines.

Medicine July 13, 2017

Monsanto's Weed Killer Roundup May Get Cancer Warning Label

Starting July 7, glyphosate, the main ingredient of Monsanto's Roundup, will be added to California's list of chemicals that can cause cancer. The weed killer may also get a label that can warn consumers about its potential dangers.

Public Health June 28, 2017

New Blood Test May Pave Way To Precision Treatment For Prostate Cancer

A three-in-one blood test can change the way advanced prostate cancer is treated and pave way for precision medicine for cancer. The blood test can even improve survival of patients, so here's how it works.

Medicine June 19, 2017

French Fries May Cause Early Death: Here Are Other Food That Can Shorten Life Span

Eating French fries and other fried potatoes twice per week can raise the risk of early death. What other popular food can increase a person's likelihood of dying early?

Healthy Living/Wellness June 16, 2017

The Price Astronauts Have To Pay For The Mars Mission? Cancer, New Study Warns

A new study has found that the risk of cancer doubles for long-term missions outside Earth's magnetic field. Cancer and the other risks of cosmic ray exposure are among the leading concerns on the planned human Mars mission.

Space June 6, 2017

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 May 27, 2017

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

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

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

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