Huge discrepancies in heart disease deaths in Europe

2014-08-20 10:29

Researchers found that deaths from heart disease and stroke in some European countries were declining, whereas in Russia there was no sign of a letup.

Look: Peruvian nurse cares for 175 sick cats

2014-08-18 08:59

Avocados aren't only tasty, they're good for you too. Here are five reasons why it's good to get your guacamole on!

Celine Dion takes career hiatus due to family health concerns

2014-08-14 08:55

Singer Celine Dion has decided to put her career on hold indefinitely and has cancelled her Asia tour and shows at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to focus on her ailing husband and her family.

No apparent link between sleep apnoea and cancer

2014-08-11 10:18

A new study shows no connection between sleep apnoea and cancer, although low oxygen levels might trigger cell mutations connected with cancer.

Your gut bacteria could show your risk for cancer

2014-08-08 11:39

Gut bacteria analysis may improve identification of those who are at risk for, or already have, colon cancer.

Does hair dye cause cancer? Latest research.

2014-08-07 15:59

New research has found that hairdressers who often use certain dyes and perming products had more carcinogenic chemicals in their blood that colleagues who used these less frequently. Are their salon customers at risk too?

Aspirin can drastically cut cancer rates

2014-08-06 12:49

More than 130,000 deaths could be avoided over a 20-year period if 50- to 64-year-olds took daily aspirin for 10 years.

Birth control pills may increase breast cancer risk

2014-08-04 15:50

High-dose oestrogen contraceptives have been linked to an increased breast cancer risk in women under the age of 50.

Don’t ignore ‘sun spots’

2014-08-01 10:19

If you’ve noticed a small spot or rough patch on your skin that doesn’t seem to be clearing up, don’t just ignore it. It could be pre-cancerous.

Parts of your body to watch

2014-08-01 10:15

Melanoma can develop anywhere on the body, even the soles of your feet and parts of the body never exposed to the sun.

What’s a mole, anyway?

2014-08-01 10:04

A mole is basically a brownish spot or blemish on the skin. The darker hue is provided by melanin, the pigment that gives skin its colour.


2014-08-01 10:02

Melanoma is a potentially serious skin cancer that develops from normal skin cells called melanocytes.

How does a skin biopsy work?

2014-08-01 09:53

Are you worried that you might have skin cancer? All lesions that may be cancerous should be biopsied, meaning all or part of the lesion should be removed for analysis.

How is skin cancer diagnosed?

2014-07-31 16:51

If you have a change on the skin, your doctor must find out whether it's due to cancer or to some other cause. Find out what to expect.

Risks for skin cancer

2014-07-31 16:42

People with certain risk factors are more likely than others to develop skin cancer. Are you at risk?

How skin cancer starts

2014-07-31 16:30

Cancer begins in cells, the building blocks that make up tissues. Learn more about how it grows and develops from here.

Scientists aim for prototype of cancer surgery device

2014-07-31 14:44

Hungarian scientists are aiming for the first prototype of a new device that will help surgeons distinguish between healthy tissue and tumours in a split-second as they operate.

How is liver cancer diagnosed?

2014-07-29 16:57

If your symptoms suggest liver cancer, your doctor will examine you and order special tests to help confirm or refute the diagnosis.

Liver cancer: who is at risk?

2014-07-29 16:49

Certain risk factors increase one’s risk of developing liver cancer.

Lymphoma treatment linked to fertility issues in men

2014-07-28 08:24

A new study suggests that lymphoma treatment may halt men's sperm production.

Cat poo parasite could cure cancer

2014-07-24 16:23

The tiny toxoplasmosis parasite found in cat faeces shows great promise as a cancer fighter.

Living with cancer - the medical side

2014-07-24 14:42

There are so many different aspects of living with cancer – from the pure medical issues, to emotional aspects, to the impact on the family as well as daily living considerations.

Living with cancer - emotional issues

2014-07-24 14:41

Being diagnosed with cancer is traumatic to most people. Here are some tips on dealing with the emotional issues surrounding this.

What are the symptoms of testicular cancer?

2014-07-24 14:32

Testicular cancer can be completely asymptomatic in its early stage. Learn more.

What is testicular cancer?

2014-07-24 13:54

The vast majority of testicular cancer (95%) develop from the germinal cells of the testes.


How is lung cancer diagnosed?

2014-08-18 10:22

Procedures for obtaining small tissue samples on which the classification of tumours can be done include needle aspiration, sputum cytology and bronchoscopy.

Dog study suggests some bacteria can fight cancer

2014-08-14 11:25

Special bacteria, when injected into naturally occurring tumours of dogs, can seemingly fight cancer, causing tumours to shrink.

Link between sexual dysfunction and childhood cancer

2014-08-13 08:32

According to a study, adult women who survived cancer as a child report losing interest in their sexual needs and desires.

Daily aspirin can drastically cut cancer rates

2014-08-08 14:27

More than 130,000 deaths could be avoided over a 20-year period if 50- to 64-year-olds took daily aspirin for 10 years.

New system will help improve cancer diagnosis

2014-08-08 09:22

Cancer treatment will be boosted with a new system which can lead to more effective classification of cancers.

Can aspirin keep cancer at bay?

2014-08-06 14:56

More than 130,000 deaths could be avoided over a 20-year period if 50- to 64-year-olds took daily aspirin for 10 years.

Daily aspirin can drastically cut cancer rates

2014-08-06 11:53

More than 130,000 deaths could be avoided over a 20-year period if 50- to 64-year-olds took daily aspirin for 10 years.

PinkDrive and New Start part of a new collaboration

2014-08-03 14:45

Partnership launching in August aimed to reach more communities and to provide more health services.

Get the best from sunscreens

2014-08-01 10:16

Sunscreens work best if they’re used properly. Use these guidelines this summer.

7 tanning myths

2014-08-01 10:10

Skin cancer is a threat to everyone. And no, sunbeds and tanning lamps are not all that safe.

Beating skin cancer

2014-08-01 10:03

There isn’t really anything like a healthy suntan. All damage to your skin is accumulative and sunburn at 16 could very well mean skin cancer at 35.

Basal cell cancer

2014-08-01 09:56

Basal cell cancer (BCC) is a type of skin cancer caused by exposure to the sun. It is also called rodent ulcer.

How can skin cancer be prevented?

2014-07-31 16:56

There's no getting away from it. You need to cover up when you go outside, even when it's cloudy. Here's what else you should know about preventing skin cancer.

Skin cancer symptoms

2014-07-31 16:45

A change on the skin is the most common sign of skin cancer.

Types of skin cancer

2014-07-31 16:37

Exposure to sunlight can increase your risk of developing skin cancer. The types include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.

What is skin cancer?

2014-07-31 16:23

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. The two most common types are basal cell cancer and squamous cell cancer.

How is liver cancer treated?

2014-07-29 17:13

In liver cancer, treatment options and chance of recovery are determined by several different factors.

How does liver cancer present?

2014-07-29 16:52

Liver cancer is often “silent” and doesn't cause symptoms in the early stage.

What is liver cancer?

2014-07-29 16:47

Cancer that begins in the liver cells is known as primary liver cancer. Learn more.

Our top reads this week

2014-07-25 10:05

Living with cancer - family matters

2014-07-24 14:43

Families face many challenges when someone has been diagnosed with cancer. Apart from the emotional effects there are also practical aspects which need to be taken care of.

Living with cancer - tips for daily living

2014-07-24 14:42

There are things you can do to make your life easier while you are living with, or recovering from cancer.

Early warning signs of cancer

2014-07-24 14:34

There are so many different types of cancer of which quite a few have almost no warning signs.

What causes testicular cancer?

2014-07-24 13:56

The exact cause of testicular cancer is unknown. The clinical evidence suggests that congenital (born with), environmental and genetic factors play a role.

Ovarian cancer: diagnosis

2014-07-24 13:38

Any suspicion of ovarian cancer must immediately be investigated, so that your medical team can decide

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