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Scientists used Zika to kill aggressive brain cancer cells in mice

If it works in humans, it could help eliminate one of the deadliest forms of cancer.<p>Fears of Zika have plummeted in the last year. New cases of the disease that plagued the Americas for nearly two years and infected hundreds of thousands of people are incredibly rare these days. Still, that doesn’t …

Immune System

Is hydrogen peroxide a proven cure for cancer?

The chemical hydrogen peroxide is used for a wide range of purposes such as teeth whitening and cleaning small scrapes and cuts. There are even …

Cancer Cells

Cancer From Organ Donor Kills Three People In What Doctors Are Calling An ‘Extraordinary Case’

Cancer isn’t generally thought of as a contagious disease, but three people are dead after cancer cells entered their bodies after they received …

Breast Cancer

What happens at each stage of breast cancer?

Breast cancer stages range from 0-4. Each stage has different symptoms and treatment options.<p>Breast cancer has four stages, and a doctor uses the TNM …

Cancer

A Breakthrough Cancer Drug Has Been Approved. Now Comes the Battle Over the Price

Novartis AG’s breakthrough cancer drug Kymriah has been approved in Europe. Now comes the debate about its hefty cost.<p>In Germany, Novartis has set a …

European Union

Experimental cancer vaccine combo has 100% success rate in mice

A promising new cancer vaccine has shown the ability to ward off, and stop the return, of aggressive cancer cells.<p>By adding a molecule called Diprovocim to a vaccine, researchers report being able to draw cancer-fighting cells to tumor sites in mice. It works in conjunction with other …

Immune System

Queen’s University researchers make bowel cancer breakthrough

Researchers at Queen’s have made a massive breakthrough in the fight against cancer.<p>The team behind the discovery describe it as a “ground-breaking …

Cancer

A silver lining for colorectal cancer patients

Colorectal cancer – which affects the colon and rectum – was diagnosed in 5,383 men and 4,424 women in Singapore from 2011 to 2015, according to the …

Cancer

Rainforests Are Fast Becoming a Laboratory for Cancer Drugs

Djaja D. Soejarto has been trekking through the rain forests of Laos and Vietnam for over two decades in search of cytotoxic molecules—the anticancer …

Cancer Cells

Professor researching if snake venom can cure cancer

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — When Stephen Mackessy opened the door to one of his favorite rooms on the University of Northern Colorado campus, it erupted with a noise like a mix of cicadas buzzing, rain hitting a metal roof and raucous applause after a concert.<p>It's enough to make many people nervous, even …

Cancer Cells

Cancer update: Research from August 2018

Cancer never rests — and neither do those who have devoted their lives to finding new ways to battle this deadly disease. In this Spotlight, we look …

Cancer Cells

Primary breast cancer can 'shut down its own spread'

Breakthrough research shows that primary breast cancer has the ability to "essentially shut down its own spread." These findings may help "freeze" …

Cancer

Combination approach shows promise for beating advanced melanoma

In UCLA-led study, new treatment is more effective in people receiving immunotherapy for the first time<p>A UCLA-led study has found that a treatment …

Immunotherapy

New class of drug compounds puts cancer in a sleeper hold

Cancer isn't some foreign illness invading your body – it's essentially just regular cells dividing out of control. Current cancer treatments like …

A new treatment for pancreatic cancer?

Blocking a digestive hormone may help in preventing the spread of pancreatic cancer according to research conducted at from Georgetown University, US.<p>…

Cancer

A malaria protein may be the key to a universal blood test for cancer

A simple blood test that can detect the presence of all cancers is a bit of a holy grail for many medical researchers. While numerous biomarkers are …

The physics of stress-free productivity: Newton’s first law on getting things done the easy way

In 1685, Sir Isaac Newton — a genius physicist with long, curly, white hair — set out to mathematically prove how planets moved through space and …

Trump set to roll back restrictions on coal-burning power plants

The Trump administration is escalating an effort to revive the flagging U.S. coal industry with a planned move next week to replace restrictive Obama-era climate policies with new rules designed to help coal-burning plants run harder and stay open longer.<p>The proposed new rules, which the …

11 ways smart people deal with uncertainty

Our brains are hardwired to make much of modern life difficult. This is especially true when it comes to dealing with uncertainty. On the bright …

Emotional Intelligence

Sorry about your Stage 3 cancer. Here's a bill for $21,000 in charges you thought were covered

When Michele Brough was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in April, her oncologist wasted no time in reaching out to her insurer, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, to obtain pre-approval for a drug that would strengthen her immune system to better withstand chemotherapy.<p>The good news came …

How ablation destroys cancer to prolong lives

Seven years ago, when Heather Hall was informed by her oncologist that her kidney cancer had spread to the liver, she initially assumed she had just months to live. “I’d been on chemotherapy for a while, but they’d done a CT scan and found three new tumours,” she says. “But they then said that, …

Tumors

37 States That Don't Tax Social Security Benefits

Find out how states will treat your Social Security benefits and other retirement income.<p>Are you going to have to pay taxes on your retirement …

IBM's Watson reportedly created unsafe cancer treatment plans

Medical experts apparently found multiple instances of unsafe recommendations by the system.<p>Last year, studies presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting showed that IBM Watson was pretty darn good at creating treatment plans for cancer patients. Turns out, however, …

14 million Americans are drinking carcinogen-polluted tap water

The people of Flint, Michigan, still don’t have clean drinking water, and now a new report shows they aren’t alone.<p>The drinking water of some 14 million Americans is contaminated with a cancer-causing industrial solvent called Trichloroethylene, or TCE, according to a new EWG analysis of tests from …

Diabetic women at greater risk of cancer than men, according to new study

Diabetes is linked with an increased risk of developing cancer particularly among women, new research suggests.<p>A review of 47 studies involving almost 20 million people has shown for the first time that women with the condition are at a greater risk than men of developing any form of the disease, …

Cancer patients who use alternative medicine die sooner, study finds

Health news<p>Cancer patients who choose alternative medicine over standard, proven cancer treatments are more likely to die, researchers reported Thursday.<p>Complementary medicine did no apparent harm if people used it alongside conventional surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, the researchers found. …

Alternative Medicine

More Americans Are Dying of Cirrhosis and Liver Cancer

65 percent<p>Deaths from cirrhosis and liver cancer are rising dramatically in the United States.<p>From 1999 to 2016, annual cirrhosis deaths increased by 65 percent, to 34,174, according to a study published in the journal BMJ. The largest increases were related to alcoholic cirrhosis among people ages …

Native Americans

How magnetized wire can detect cancer cells in your blood

A fascinating cancer detection technique has been developed by scientists at Stanford University. The process involves a small magnetic wire being …

Liver cancer death rate in US surged 43% in 16 years

<b>(CNN) —</b> Death rates from liver cancer increased 43% for American adults from 2000 to 2016, according to a report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. The increase comes even as mortality for all cancers combined has …

American Cancer Society

3 ways to handle employees who constantly have an excuse

Being around employees who always make excuses can be tough, whether you’re a coworker or the boss. Here’s how to handle those who act like this on a …