Cancer

Rarity of cancer in elephants may help explain cancer in humans

Elephants have 100 times as many cells as humans. But they seldom get cancer. This is surprising, because cancer is a result of cell division gone wrong, and the more cells an organism has, the higher the chances that some will mutate into tumors. Also, because elephants live so long — between 60 …

News

Eat this amount of fruit, vegetables a day to avoid breast cancer, study says

While there is no known cure for breast cancer, scientists believe there are factors that can lower your risk of a diagnosis. Eating lots of fruits …

Breast Cancer

'Scared to chew': How a betel nut chewing habit nearly cost an ARIA-award winning singer his gift

He's won an ARIA and is one of Papua New Guinea's most famous musicians, but George Telek nearly lost his ability to sing because of a simple …

World Health Organization

Grief is Crazy Making

“For me, it didn’t feel like mom was really dying, until I saw her dead.”<p>”I felt her hand. I touched her face. She had been dead for a few …

Grieving

The Observer view on the need for boys to be given the HPV vaccine | Observer editorial

The news that hundreds of thousands of British teenage boys could soon be given the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine is to be welcomed. For a decade, schoolgirls have been given it to ward off cervical cancer and, as the <i>Observer</i> has reported, many doctors believe boys should be similarly …

Public Health

Jonathan Gold Dies: First Food Critic To Win Pulitzer Prize Was 57

Jonathan Gold, whose love of the obscure ethnic food shops of Los Angeles turned on a generation to tastes they may not have discovered, has died. He …

Pulitzer Prize

WATCH: Recovering Gary V returns to 'Your Face'

MANILA - Music icon Gary Valenciano has returned as a judge in hit celebrity impersonation contest "Your Face Sounds Familiar (YFSF) Kids" after his …

Open Heart Surgery

Histopathology of the Macroglobulinemia of Waldenström | JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute

The histopathologic, phase microscopic, and clinical pathologic features of macroglobulinemia are described. The presence of lymphoid plasma cells …

Pathology

What are the first symptoms of ovarian cancer?

It is often difficult to diagnose ovarian cancer in its early stages because the symptoms are similar to those of other conditions. Anyone who …

Ovarian Cancer

Air pollution linked to higher breast cancer risk: Canadian study

Air pollution has long been linked to health conditions such as stroke, heart disease and lung cancer. According to a new Canadian study, polluted …

Breast Cancer

New hope for Victorian toddler diagnosed with rare brain tumour and given just months to live

New hope for 15-month-old boy who was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour and given just months to live<p><b>Kristian Kozul was 15-months-old when diagnosed</b> …

Tumors

Singer Lucky Ali s cancer tweet sends fans into a tizzy

Lucky Ali lost a friend to cancer recently and he was keen to warn people against chemotherapy. He shared that he was expressing concern and raising …

Indian Pop

New Legal Battle for Lacks Family

<i>By Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFRO</i><p>Henrietta Lacks’ cells are credited with eradicating polio, creating the field of virology and advancing …

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Public asked sexuality question that officials won't answer themselves

Civil servants overseeing a controversial policy which forces doctors to ask all patients about their sexuality are unhappy answering the question themselves, Government documents show.<p>From April next year, all NHS doctors and nurses will have had to enquire about their patient’s sexual …

LGBTQI

Larry Clisby Reportedly Has Stage 4 Cancer

Terrible news this afternoon from the internet where a GoFundMe campaign has been set-up for the radio voice of Purdue Men’s Basketball since as long …

Basketball

Dr. Marc Siegel: A brave little girl and medical research combine to fight cancer, but more action is needed

Addie DePersiis turns 2 in the week ahead and her birthday party is Sunday. The fact that she has lived this long is something of a miracle, because this brave and adorable little girl has been battling brain cancer since she was just 5 months old.<p>Addie has already been the beneficiary of more …

Opinion

From 'live fast, die young' to 'live longer, die slowly'

<b>After being in danger of "imminently dying", a cancer patient defied her prognosis and continued to attend yoga classes for many years after.</b><p>The unpredictability of death is why MP Madeleine Moon wants benefits changes.<p>Currently, to qualify for special payments, a patient must be expected to die …

News (Wales)

Fundraiser set to help family of NC firefighter who died of cancer

The Asheville Fire Department is planning to hold a fundraiser to help the family of a firefighter who died from cancer.<p>Engineer Will Willis lost his …

Asheville

From the archive: contraceptive control, from sponges to superglue

In this week’s archive, the <i>Observer Magazine</i> from 20 January 1985 gets hot under the collar for contraception. Our reporter Christine Doyle investigates pills, coils, implants, patches and other paraphernalia available in 1985 to stop you from getting pregnant.<p>The pill had developed a pretty bad …

Lifestyle (UK)

Cigarette packs with graphic images, blunt warnings are effective: focus groups

OTTAWA — One image shows a woman's torso with a cigarette being burned into her bladder through underwear.<p>Another depicts a man holding a colostomy …

Public Health

Hope for peanut allergies? Pills, patches, drops and even nuts themselves are being studied.

Every year, Americans make 30,000 emergency room visits because of food allergies, according to the Food and Drug Administration.<p>Even touching a …

Biomedicine

Rhabdomyosarcoma - Symptoms and causes

Overview<p>Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a rare cancer that forms in soft tissue — specifically skeletal muscle tissue or sometimes in hollow organs such as …

Inflammation

Los Angeles Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold dies of pancreatic cancer at 57

9:32 PM ET, July 21, 2018<p><b>Los Angeles Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold dies of pancreatic cancer at 57</b> — Jonathan Gold, the Pulitzer …

Donald Trump Jr

Vegetarian diet helps keep Indian gut healthy: Study | health

The primarily vegetarian diet of rural Indians might be keeping their gut healthy and populated with good bacteria, a recent study has …

Microbiology

Management changes set for Calvary Hospital

Staff at Calvary's public and private hospitals will operate under the umbrella under sweeping changes.

Public Health

The billionaire who bought the LA Times: 'Hipsters will want paper soon'

<b>Patrick Soon-Shiong despises clickbait and says the future belongs to quality journalism. Will his gamble pay off?...</b><p>Dr Patrick Soon-Shiong, a former …

Journalism

Fred Lee’s Social Network: B.C. Hospitality Foundation helps industry workers in need

<b>BIG TIP:</b> The B.C. Hospitality Foundation is a charity that raises fund to support those in the hospitality industry — folks like our baristas, …

Jody Wilson-Raybould

Health clubs using tanning beds to attract members despite cancer risks

<b>(the huhu via iStock)</b><p>Individuals using indoor tanning are exposed to two types of UV rays — UVA and UVB — that can lead to cancer<p>Sherry Pagoto<p>July 21, 2018 8:29pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>I drove past Planet Fitness on the way to my 10-year-old’s gymnastics …

Public Health

Beating Cancer, But Battling Hiring Discrimination

Job applicants who disclose their status as cancer survivors may be less likely to get a job offer, according to new research.<p>“Managers and employees …

Employment

With EPA rule change, worries linger for those near coal ash ponds

<b>(CNN) —</b> In March 2017, coal mogul Bob Murray came to the Washington headquarters of the US Department of Energy for a meeting with Secretary Rick Perry. Also at the table was Andrew Wheeler, who this month became acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency.<p>Wheeler had helped organize the …

Regulation