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Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs Could Put 3 Million Surgeries At Risk

The Public Health England warned in a new report about the increase of antibiotic-resistant bloodstream infection in patients after a common surgery. This could lead to more serious, life-threatening complications.

Medicine

Study Yields Promising Results For Treating Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

A new study has proven that the combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy has enabled the immune system to attack triple-negative breast cancer in patients. Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of cancer that affects young women.

Public Health October 22, 2018

WOCC Report Shows Most Women Uninformed About Ovarian Cancer

A new study found that an alarming number of women have not heard of or do not know anything about ovarian cancer. The study also suggested that a number of doctors do not know enough about the disease.

Public Health October 22, 2018

Starbucks Indonesia Shows Off Pink-Themed Drinks For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Starbucks Indonesia launched three special pink drinks to raise awareness for breast cancer. Portion of the proceeds of the sales of the drinks will be donated to the nonprofit organization Lovepink Indonesia.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 10, 2018

Screenwriter Audrey Wells Who Wrote 'Under The Tuscan Sun' Passes Away At 58

After a five-year battle with cancer, screenwriter Audrey Wells has died. The prolific writer and director was known for her strong, inspirational, and driven female leads and was responsible for many successful films.

Celebrities October 9, 2018

Want To Lower Your Risk Of Breast Cancer? Avoid Processed Meat, Says Study

Researchers reviewed previous studies linking processed and red meat to cancer. They confirmed that eating bacon, ham, sausages, and other similar types of food increase the risk of breast cancer.

Public Health October 4, 2018

NASA Funded Study Says Prolonged Space Travel Could Destroy Astronauts' Guts

Astronauts who will be traveling toward the surface of Mars are at risk of developing stomach or colon cancer. Scientists found that long-term exposure to cosmic radiation can significantly damage a person's gastrointestinal tissues.

Space October 3, 2018

How To Stay Alchohol-Free This Coming 'Sober October'

For 'Sober October,' people are encouraged to quit drinking for 31 days for charity and to reduce health risks associated with alcohol. Here are three ways to help make abstaining for one whole month easier.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 18, 2018

Extraordinary Case: 4 People Get Cancer From Donated Organs

Can cancer be transmitted to people through organ donation? Four people who received organs from a single donor eventually developed breast cancer long after the transplantation.

Medicine September 16, 2018

FDA Findings Show Yet Another Impurity In Heart Drug Valsartan

The FDA has found NDEA, another known carcinogen, in some batches of valsartan drugs used for treating heart conditions and high blood pressure. The drugs have been added to the recalled list.

Medicine September 15, 2018

How Do You Spot Prostate Cancer Early On?

Thousands of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, but the disease is curable especially if detected early. Men aged 55 and older should watch out for these symptoms.

Public Health September 13, 2018

In The US, Cancers Related To HPV Are On The Rise

A report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that cases of HPV-related cancers are rising in the country. Despite this, the vaccine which can prevent the virus is still underused.

Public Health August 24, 2018

11-Year-Old Boy Dying From Leukemia Asks People To Send Him Racing Stickers For His Casket

Caleb Hammond, an 11-year-old boy suffering from leukemia, was taken home from the hospital as he was no longer responding to cancer treatment. The young racing fan has a modest request for stickers, which will be used to decorate his casket.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 20, 2018

Elephants' Cancer Resistance Due To 'Zombie' Gene: Can Humans Benefit From It?

Elephants have more cells than humans due to their size, which means that they should have a higher risk of cell mutations that lead to cancer. However, elephants rarely suffer the dreaded disease due to a newly discovered 'zombie' gene.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 15, 2018

Complementary Therapies May Increase Risk Of Early Death In Cancer Patients

Patients with breast, prostate, lung or colorectal cancer who received complementary therapies are more likely to refuse standard treatment such as chemotherapy and surgery. They also have a higher risk of early death.

Public Health July 20, 2018

Liver Cancer Death Rates In The US Are On The Rise

The number of people who’ve died from liver cancer has increased between 2000 and 2016, as per new data by the CDC. The reason for this might not be what you’re think of, though.

Public Health July 19, 2018

FDA Recalls Common High Blood Pressure Drug With Valsartan Due To Cancer-Causing Ingredient

FDA announced a voluntary recall of common heart drug with active ingredient valsartan. The announcement was made a week after 22 countries had conducted their separate recalls of the same valsartan products.

Medicine July 14, 2018

‘Supramolecular’ Drug Assembled Like LEGO Pieces Promises Cure Against Cancer

Scientists created a drug using a self-assembling supramolecular system. The drug was designed to perform two jobs in one take: release the major immune cells in the body and stop certain cells from helping cancer cells grow.

Medicine July 4, 2018

New CDC Map Shows Childhood Cancer Rates Are Higher In The Northeast

A map released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that the Northeast has the highest rate of childhood cancer. The map also showed that states in the south had the lowest rate of cancer among children.

Public Health June 29, 2018

4-Year-Old Boy Diagnosed With Brain Tumor 2 Weeks After His 6-Year-Old Sister Was Hospitalized With Same Condition

Two siblings from California were both diagnosed with a massive brain tumor. The sister who is 6 years old was diagnosed first, followed by her 4-year-old brother and both siblings suffered from intense headaches.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 28, 2018

These Jobs Could Increase Your Risk Of Developing Cancer

People who work in certain professions, like manufacturing, are more likely to get cancer compared to those in other occupations. Here are the jobs that may increase the workers' risk of developing cancer, according to scientific research.

Public Health June 27, 2018

Researchers Discover That Ancient Egyptians Were 100 Times Less Likely To Get Cancer Than People Today

Scientists discovered the types of cancer that some ancient Egyptians had. People in ancient Egypt were less likely to get cancer than people living in modern times.

Ancient June 26, 2018

Flight Attendants Have Higher Risk Of Breast, Skin, And Other Types Of Cancer

Researchers found that flight attendants have higher rates of several forms of cancer particularly breast, melanoma, and non-melanoma skin cancer. What makes cabin crews vulnerable to developing cancer?

Public Health June 26, 2018

Lyft Partners With The American Cancer Society To Give Cancer Patients Free Rides

Lyft and the American Cancer Society announced a new partnership that would help cancer patients in different parts of the country. The Road to Recovery initiative will give out free rides for patients and caregivers going to medical appointments.

June 21, 2018

Study Reveals How Much Daily Alcohol Consumption Is Healthy To Reduce Cancer And Death Risk

A new study revealed the amount of daily alcohol intake that people should consider in the course of their lifetime. The study examined the combined risk of cancer and dying, and alcohol consumption among older adults.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 20, 2018

Higher Levels Of Vitamin D Could Help Prevent Colon Cancer, Particularly In Women

A new study shows that people who have higher levels of vitamin D are less likely to develop colon cancer. Researchers of the study suggest that more vitamin D could help strengthen resistance from stomach tumors, particularly in women.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 14, 2018

CRISPR Gene Editing Could Cause Cancer According To Separate Studies

Two individual studies conducted by separate teams of researchers found that breakthrough CRISPR gene editing technology could boost the risk of cancer in humans. Specifically, the teams looked into how the protein called p35 responded to the newly edited DNAs.

Biotech June 12, 2018

These Foods Could Help Fight Disease, According To Scientists

Nutritional scientists have identified the health benefits of certain foods such as eggs, yogurt, and coffee. In case you missed it, here's a list of the nutrition discoveries that scientists have recently stumbled upon.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 11, 2018

Woman's Life Saved By Doctor Who Spotted Cancerous Lump In Her Throat During HGTV Appearance

A woman who appeared on the HGTV show, 'Beachfront Bargain Hunt' was informed by a doctor watching the show of a lump in her throat. The woman discovered she had thyroid cancer after getting a checkup.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 6, 2018

Doctors Cure Woman Of Late-Stage Breast Cancer By Injecting Her With Billions Of Immune Cells

Doctors successfully cured a woman of late-stage breast cancer using a new form of therapy. The groundbreaking new treatment harnesses the patient’s own immune cells to kill off cancerous ones.

Medicine June 6, 2018

New Study Reveals Which Countries Have The Highest And Lowest Cases Of Cancer

A new study reveals that India ranked as number 10 on the list of countries with the least amount of cancer cases. Australia, New Zealand, and the United States ranked as the top three countries to have the highest amount of cancer incidences.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 5, 2018

‘Holy Grail’ Blood Test Could Detect Cancer Years Ahead Before Tumors Even Develop

American scientists presented their findings on liquid biopsy at the conference of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists in Chicago. Experts in the United Kingdom expressed their optimism about the method and hoped to make it a universal cancer-detecting tool.

Medicine June 1, 2018

American Cancer Society Suggests Colon Cancer Screenings To Begin At Age 45 To Prevent Early Deaths

The American Cancer Society created new guidelines and recommendations related to colon cancer. This comes after the alarming rise of the condition among younger adults.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2018

Obesity Associated With 12 Types Of Cancer Including Ovarian, Prostate, and Breast Cancer

Obesity is an unhealthy condition and now 12 different types of cancer have been linked to it. Cancers associated with obesity include ovarian, prostate, and breast cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 29, 2018

Deaths From Prostate Cancer Stopped Falling In 2013 But Incidences Continue To Decline

Deaths from prostate cancer fell every year for 20 years, but the number of deaths hit a wall and is no longer facing a drop. Overall prostate cancer incidences have fallen.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2018

Young Women In America Are More Likely To Get Lung Cancer Than Men

A new study shows that young American women are more at risk to develop lung cancer. The data collected during the study showed a decline of the disease among men.

Public Health May 25, 2018

24-Year-Old Brazilian Model Who Documented Her Yearlong Battle With Stomach Cancer Dies

An Instagram model who would update her fans on her battle with stomach cancer passed away. The 24-year-old was diagnosed in 2017 and was hoping new treatment would save her life.

Public Health May 25, 2018

Standing Too Close To A BBQ Grill Could Expose Skin To Dangerous Chemicals That Can Cause Cancer

A new study conducted in China showed that exposure to the smoke of a barbecue grill could be dangerous. Researchers noted that hazardous chemical carcinogens produced from the smoke of the grill can get into people's skin.

Public Health May 23, 2018

Deadly Viruses Used To Fight Cancer Are Highly Sought Out By Major Pharmaceutical Companies

Various pharmaceutical companies are looking to obtain a new virus that could help fight against cancer. The researchers behind this new venture have used modified versions of deadly viruses to combat the disease.

Medicine May 21, 2018

Doctors Are Convincing More Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancer To Reject Aggressive Treatment: Study

A study found that men who choose not to undergo aggressive treatment for their low-risk prostate cancer are increasing. The study highlighted the importance of active surveillance versus overtreatment.

Public Health May 21, 2018

Artificial Intelligence May Help Prevent Thousands Of Cancer Deaths Per Year By 2033: UK PM Pledges Funding

Artificial intelligence may help prevent 22,000 cancer deaths every year starting 2033 through early diagnosis of the disease. UK Prime Minister Theresa May pledged millions of British pounds in government funding to help in the development of the AI technology.

Public Health May 21, 2018

Vitamin D Therapy May Help Diabetes Treatment, Study Shows

Scientists have discovered that vitamin D therapy may help in the treatment of diabetes. Vitamin D, known as the sunshine vitamin, may be combined with a newly identified compound to bring glucose levels back to normal in mouse models.

Medicine May 14, 2018

Most Oncologists Feel Less Knowledgeable About Medical Marijuana But Still Recommend It Anyway

Majority of oncologists in the United States feel they are less knowledgeable about the benefits of medical marijuana. However, a latest survey revealed that almost half of the respondents recommended cannabis for their cancer patients.

Public Health May 11, 2018

Your Coffee Will Now Come With A Cancer Warning If You’re In California

Coffee shops in California are now really required to put cancer warnings on its products, no exceptions. What’s more, companies could potentially end up paying massive fines if a settlement isn’t reached.

Public Health May 9, 2018

Prolonged Exposure To Air Pollution Triggers Inflammation And Progression Of Cancer Genes

Air pollutant particles like nickel can trigger inflammation and advance the progression of cancer. The study published in Scientific Reports showed the negative effects of harmful air quality in human health.

Public Health May 9, 2018

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