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Home DNA tests may affect insurance, employment

Curious about what your DNA might say about your medical future? Genetic tests may tell you if you are more likely to get sick, but taking the tests …

The Brave New World of DNA Synthesis

Over the last several decades, DNA - the genetic material of life as we know it - has completed a remarkable scientific cycle. In 1953, it was a …

Doctors With Cancer Push California To Allow Aid In Dying

Dan Swangard knows what death looks like.<p>As a physician, he has seen patients die in hospitals, hooked to morphine drips and overcome with anxiety. He has watched death drag on for weeks or months as terrified relatives stand by helplessly.<p>Recently, however, his thoughts about how seriously ill …

Medicine

Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes

What is genetic testing?<p>Genetic testing looks for specific inherited changes (mutations) in a person’s chromosomes, genes, or proteins. Genetic …

New DNA Tech: Creating Unicorns and Curing Cancer for Real?

We have the earth-shattering technology in our hands—but even its inventors worry about its awesome power to alter our genetic future.<p><i>“We have within</i> …

Genetics

Cancer sufferers who are single, older or female more likely to be diagnosed late

A major study has identified the risk factors which mean cancer sufferers are more likely to be diagnosed as an emergency case, rather than referred via their GP<p>Cancer sufferers who are female, older or single are more likely to be diagnosed later, when disease is harder to treat, a major study …

Giant Alien Planet Has 4 Suns in Its Sky

Planets with four suns in their sky may be more common than previously thought, a new study suggests.<p>Astronomers have spotted a fourth star in a …

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria From Texan Cattle Yards Are Now Airborne, Study Finds

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Russia Ordered A News Outlet To Remove References To A Cancer Patient's Suicide

The man was one of 11 cancer patients reported to have committed suicide in Moscow since February. Patients struggle to relieve pain under Russia's restrictive drug laws.<p>Following a spate of suicides by cancer patients — nearly a dozen in Moscow alone since the start of February — the Russian …

Russia

‘How a bee sting saved my life’

Ellie Lobel was ready to die. Then she was attacked by bees. Christie Wilcox hears how venom can be a saviour.<p>They were in my hair, in my head, all I heard was this crazy buzzing<p>Ellie Lobel was 27 when she was bitten by a tick and contracted Lyme disease. And she was not yet 45 when she decided to …

Immune System

Silencing genes — to understand them

Hijacking a cell process called RNA interference can let scientists turn off a selected gene. Its silencing can point to what genes do when they’re …

Genetics

Is the Universe Finite or Infinite?

<i>Two possiblities exist: either the Universe is finite and has a size, or it’s infinite and goes on forever. Both possibilities have mind-bending</i> …

Dark Matter

Brain tumour boy Ashya King is free of cancer after proton therapy, parents say

The parents of five-year-old Ashya King, who were jailed after taking him abroad for brain tumour treatment, say their son is now free of cancer<p>Ashya King is free of cancer after he was given treatment not available for him on the NHS, his parents have claimed.<p>The five-year-old's family have told …

Cancer

Does Sugar Promote Heart Disease and Cancer?

<i>This is a Flash-based video and may not be viewable on mobile devices.</i><p><b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>More than 1,660,290 new cancer cases are projected to be …

NASA Employee Saw 9-Foot Tall Alien With Astronauts in Space Shuttle — Evidence Of Military Alliance With Alien Race?

Some online UFO websites are revisiting the strange case of Clark C. McClelland, a man who claimed in 2008 that he was a retired spacecraft operator …

Paranormal

Healthcare Professionals Are Overmedicating Senior Cancer Patients, And Here's What Can Be Done

Overmedicating senior cancer patients has become an area of concern for many in the medical community. Instead of strictly blaming healthcare professionals for their lack of oversight, experts point to the failures of available medication management tools.<p>Researchers reviewed drug regimens of 234 …

Digital Health

Researchers hail 'pivotal breakthrough' in cancer treatment

Researchers are hailing a "pivotal milestone" in the treatment of deadly types of stomach and breast cancer that they hope will offer an alternative …

A cancer research breakthrough

Queen’s University cancer researcher Madhuri Koti has discovered a biomarker that will help lead to better predictions of the success of chemotherapy …

Cancer

Cancer Drugs Boom Spurred by FDA Moving at Lightning Speed

More new drugs are getting the green light in the U.S. as drugmakers take advantage of a speedier metabolism at the Food and Drug …

Biotechnology

Reporter's death prompts worry: How common are brain aneurysms?

Lisa Colagrossi, a 49-year-old reporter for WABC-TV in New York City who died suddenly of a brain aneurysm on Friday, is a prime example of how …

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Weedkiller alert over cancer link

The World Heath Organisation's cancer agency has declared that glyphosate, the active ingredient in popular herbicide Roundup, is 'probably carcinogenic'<p>The World Health Organisation’s cancer agency has declared that one of the UK’s most widely used weedkillers is “probably carcinogenic to …

Glyphosate

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

How Cells Communicate During Fight or Flight

Often, it is necessary to take some artistic license when creating images of proteins and other molecules. So what do they really look like? …

University of Oxford

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Cancer World

The making of a modern disease.<p>This is how it starts. Carla wakes up one morning feeling that something is wrong. She has been having headaches, but not of the normal, take-a-pill-and-relax type. These headaches come with a sort of numbness, and now she notices some other things that aren’t as they …

Dr. Leonard Coldwell - How Stress & Fear Cause Cancer & What To Do About It

Study identifies eight signs associated with impending death in cancer patients

Request an Appointment<p>If you are ready to make an appointment, select a button on the right. If you have questions about MD Anderson’s appointment …

Cancer