Lodged inside the brain of a woman misdiagnosed with a brain tumor was a baby tapeworm. Doctors found it during a surgery following a host of bizarre symptoms that include hallucinations and disorientation.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 10, 2019
Former 'Desperate Housewives' star Marcia Cross recently opened up about her battle with anal cancer. The 57-year-old actress, whose cancer is now in remission, said she wants to change people's misconceptions about the disease.
Public Health June 6, 2019
A new study evaluated new cancer treatments that received accelerated approval from the FDA. It found that out of 93 drugs in the program, only 19 were proven to extend the lives of patients who took them.
Public Health May 29, 2019
The Integrated Mitotic Stem Cell provides researchers a three-dimensional look at cell division in every stage. The Allen Institute for Cell Division hopes that the tool can unlock new insight about cell division and what happens when it goes awry.
May 23, 2019
More than 80,000 new cases of invasive cancer cases in the United States are linked to poor diet. What popular food products can increase a person's risk of developing the deadly disease?
Public Health May 22, 2019
Researchers found a fast-evolving lineage of the yeast Hanseniaspora that has lost genes, including those that repair DNA and limit changes in the genome. They believe that the findings could offer insights that might help in the war against cancer.
Earth/Environment May 22, 2019
A new study revealed that consuming more ultra-processed foods instead of minimally processed foods can lead to weight gain. Researchers explained that it all depended on the speed of which the person is eating.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 19, 2019
A California jury reaches a verdict awarding more than $2 billion to couple Alva and Alberta Pilliod who both contracted cancer after long-term exposure to the popular herbicide Roundup. The key ingredient of the weed killer is glyphosate.
Public Health May 15, 2019
Danish researchers found a link between the height, weight, and body mass index of children and cancer risk factors. Their study indicated that heavier and taller children have increased risks of having renal cell carcinoma later in life.
Public Health April 30, 2019
Employees at the Ink Wolves Tattoo in Tampa, Florida, tatted the 3-year-old cancer patient with Disney characters and other fun designs on her arms and legs. Trinity suffers from neuroblastoma and is undergoing treatment.
Feature | Health April 29, 2019
Second to third generations of those exposed to glyphosate seems to be the most affected by its adverse health effects. Researchers from Washington State University called the phenomenon 'generational toxicology.'
Public Health April 25, 2019
PFAS, which have been linked to cancer, contaminated drinking water and have been found in the bloodstream. Several government agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency, have taken actions to protect the public from exposure to the potentially harmful chemicals.
Public Health April 24, 2019
Three scientists working at MD Anderson Cancer Center were dismissed due to allegations of stealing data for the Chinese government. However, the Chinese-American community claimed the move amounted to racial profiling.
Feature | Health April 21, 2019
Torrent Pharmaceuticals has issued its fourth losartan recall since December after potentially carcinogenic impurities have been found in the high blood pressure medication. The FDA is advising patients to consult with pharmacists and physicians for alternatives.
Medicine April 20, 2019
Two cancer patients in the United States have been treated using the powerful gene-editing tool called CRISPR. Scientists confirmed that a U.S. CRISPR study is already underway.
Biotech April 17, 2019
By using CRISPR, scientists have found a way to target the vulnerable genes in cancer and destroy them in the process. Chemotherapy might not be an option for cancer treatment in the near future.
Medicine April 14, 2019
A U.S. study revealed cancer patients are not only using complementary and alternative medicine. Almost 30 percent of them do so without telling their doctors, raising concerns about safety and efficacy.
Medicine April 13, 2019
A Kansas woman suffered from a distinct type of rash all over her body for 11 months. Little did she know that it was already a rare sign of anal cancer.
Public Health April 12, 2019
Researchers come up with a novel type of immunotherapy that involves transforming tumors into 'cancer vaccine factories.' The treatment shows great potential in clinical trials on patients with lymphoma.
Medicine April 9, 2019
Scientists trained four beagles to identify blood samples from volunteers who have been diagnosed with lung cancer. The study could lead to new non-invasive methods to detect cancer early and improve the survival rate.
Public Health April 9, 2019
Molly Hughes was diagnosed with neuroblastoma when she was just 4 months old. After 130 days in the hospital and endless cancer treatments, she's now in remission.
Public Health April 7, 2019
A wearable device that can detect cancer cells shows promise during animal testing. The new technology screens for cancer cells in larger volumes of circulating blood, making liquid biopsies obsolete.
Public Health April 3, 2019
Using cooking oil multiple times and at high heat increases its likelihood to cause cancer. These oils have properties that trigger tumor cell proliferation, metastases, and lipid metabolism changes.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 1, 2019
CAR-T therapy is known to help patients with blood cancers immensely. Now, researchers show great promise in using the same methods in treating other types of cancer as well.
Medicine April 1, 2019
A US jury has ordered Monsanto to pay a Sonoma County resident more than $80 million in damages. The man claimed that long-term exposure to the company's herbicide Roundup caused him to develop non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Public Health March 28, 2019
FDA reviews the safety risks of breast implants at a public hearing where multiple women spoke out against breast implant surgery. Breast implants have been linked to a number of health issues, including a rare type of cancer.
Medicine March 26, 2019
On Sunday, March 24, dozens of people turned up at a St. Baldrick's head-shaving event in West Michigan. Volunteers aim to raise money to fund research that will benefit children diagnosed with cancer.
Public Health March 25, 2019
Researchers have successfully restored the fertility of non-human primates after chemotherapy. They hope that the new study will lead to solving the fertility issues that arise among childhood cancer survivors.
March 24, 2019
Drinking piping hot tea is shown to be linked to esophageal cancer, nearly doubling the risk of the disease. The new study reveals the connection, becoming the first time researchers showed a link with a specific temperature.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2019
Colon Cancer risk among younger adults has increased over the years. Experts believe that unhealthy food consumption and a sedentary lifestyle might be some of the factors contributing to the alarming trend.
Public Health March 19, 2019
Scientists signed a petition calling for stronger guidelines on wireless devices They cited scientific studies linking these gadgets to health problems such as cancer. Why are wireless headphones particularly concerning?
Public Health March 13, 2019
Anaplastic large cell lymphoma has already been linked to breast implants. Doctors now report the first case of deadly cancer on a woman who had a buttocks implant.
Public Health March 1, 2019
At-home cancer screening kits can effectively detect colorectal cancer among patients, according to a recent analysis. Researchers discovered that fecal immunochemical tests have 75 to 80 percent sensitivity compared to 90 percent from colonoscopy.
Public Health February 27, 2019
The body of a cancer patient who had radiation treatment was cremated in a crematory in Arizona, contaminating the vacuum filter, oven, and bone crusher with radioactive materials. The man received lutetium-177 dotatate prior to his death.
Public Health February 26, 2019
Scientists have decoded the entire great white shark genome, a groundbreaking step in the field of marine science. Analysis showed that huge-bodied sharks do not acquire cancer as frequently as humans or other animal species.
Animals February 19, 2019
Scientists found a mysterious mass in the fossil of the Pappochelys rosinae, the oldest known turtle, unearthed in 2015. They revealed in a recent study that the mass was a malignant tumor.
Ancient February 9, 2019
The FDA said that the number of unique cases of anaplastic large cell lymphoma associated with breast implants increased to over 400 patients. The agency also noted that the disease is more common in textured breast implants.
Public Health February 9, 2019
The risk of obesity-related cancers has increased among millennials in the past two decades. The researchers blame the steep rise in the prevalence of obesity in young people in the United States and around the world.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 4, 2019
AEBi said the MuTaTo cancer treatment will have minimal side effects and will be offered at a much lower cost compared with other treatments on the market. When will it become available?
Medicine January 29, 2019
Painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen improved the survival rate of head and neck cancer patients with mutated PIK3CA gene. How do these drugs block tumor growth?
Medicine January 27, 2019
Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc. recalled Irbesartan blood pressure drugs for containing trace amounts of a potentially carcinogenic ingredient. The drugs' APIs were manufactured by the same company linked to Valsartan and Losartan recalls.
Medicine January 21, 2019
Researchers at the University of Geneva created creatures that sprouted multiple heads when they engineered hydras not to express the Sp5 gene. The study may pave way for a treatment that can target cancer cells.
Animals January 20, 2019
Scientists in the United Kingdom developed a tool that can predict breast cancer risk in women. The team believes that the still-unreleased tool will lead to early detection and increase survival rate.
Public Health January 16, 2019
Martin Gore, a prominent cancer expert from the United Kingdom, reportedly passed away after he had received a vaccine for yellow fever. Investigations are still ongoing to find out whether his death was directly caused by the vaccine or unrelated factors.
Public Health January 12, 2019
A man who was misdiagnosed of cancer prompting him to undergo surgery to remove his prostate filed a lawsuit. The pathologist explained that a glitch in the scanner was the reason for the mix-up.
January 7, 2019