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3D printing helps with smarter cancer treatment

2014-12-17 14:00

Scientists have a new use for 3D printing by creating personalised replica models of cancerous parts of the body to allow doctors to target tumours more precisely.

Superbugs threaten to kill 10 million a year

2014-12-12 17:10

Drug-resistant superbugs could reverse key medical advances made yet, which may see diseases like malaria and HIV once again spiral out of control, a review warns.

Superbugs threaten to kill 10 million a year

2014-12-12 10:00

Drug-resistant superbugs could reverse key medical advances made yet, which may see diseases like malaria and HIV once again spiral out of control, a review warns.

Smoking worse for men

2014-12-05 07:05

Male smokers are three times more likely than non-smoking men to lose their Y chromosomes.

British doctor jailed for sexually abusing minors

2014-12-01 15:31

A British doctor was jailed for sexually abusing 18 of his young patients with 'unimaginable cruelty'.

Fat to blame for half a million cancers a year

2014-11-29 17:00

A recent study said that high body mass index (BMI) has now become a major cancer risk factor, responsible for some 3.6 percent of new cancer cases in 2012.

Fat to blame for half a million cancers a year

2014-11-26 10:38

A recent study said that high body mass index (BMI) has now become a major cancer risk factor, responsible for some 3.6 percent of new cancer cases in 2012.

When tumours contain hair, teeth and other body organs

2014-11-24 10:47

One of the most baffling phenomena in medical science is what is known as 'teratoma' tumours – when limbs, organs, hair and teeth are found in tumours. Why does this happen?

Tygerberg opens HIV biorepository

2014-11-21 14:47

Stellenbosch University has opened a biorepository where specimens for HIV-related cancers will be stored for research.

The lowdown on passive smoking

2014-11-14 13:04

Second-hand smoke contains all the same toxic chemicals as first-hand smoke.

Could your cellphone cause cancer?

2014-11-13 10:16

Talking on mobile or cordless phones for years may increase your risk for glioma, a deadly brain cancer.

Can cellphones cause brain cancer?

2014-11-12 13:03

Talking on mobile or cordless phones for years may increase your risk for glioma, a deadly brain cancer.

US hospital to build store of cancer genetic data

2014-11-06 15:34

An American university wants to build a store of genetic data about various metastatic cancer cases, theoretically sharpening treatment or even coming up with new therapies.

Movember madness – how to style your 'Mo'

2014-11-05 16:00

It's that time of year again – and we hope all men are growing their moustaches in support of Movember. Here are a few guidelines for you to 'get your Mo on' for prostate cancer awareness this month.

Menthol cigarettes no safer than regular tobacco

2014-11-04 22:52

Menthol cigarettes might taste better than regular tobacco but are no safer and might lead to more severe lung problems.

Young brain cancer sufferer ends her life with dignity

2014-11-03 11:29

A 29-year-old Oregon woman, Brittany Maynard, who had terminal brain cancer, ticked off the Grand Canyon from her bucket list and said in a video that she might end her life through assisted suicide on November 1. And that's exactly what she did.

Scientists build 'mini stomachs' in lab

2014-10-30 11:51

Scientists have used stem cells to build tiny clusters of human gastric tissue that could spur research into cancer, ulcers and diabetes.

Twitter could become your breast cancer information source

2014-10-29 17:55

Although tweets are limited to just 140 characters, much can be learnt about a wide range of topics. Here's how you can learn more about breast cancer and spread awareness of the disease using Twitter.

The inspiring story of a breast cancer survivor

2014-10-29 12:08

Natalie Lambrou shares part two of her inspiring journey – how she battled (and survived) breast cancer.

Lumps in your breast at age 15

2014-10-29 10:16

Start the breast cancer conversation and think beyond pink this October.

Obese kids don't react as well to chemotherapy

2014-10-28 12:33

Obese young people do worse on initial chemotherapy – called induction therapy – than their peers who aren't obese.

New leukaemia treatment producing dramatic results

2014-10-21 14:18

A new experimental therapy that trains leukaemia patients' cells to kill out-of-control blood cells is showing great promise.

Parenthood may push cancer patients to seek treatment

2014-10-16 16:13

Cancer patients who are parents may choose aggressive therapy in attempt to have more time with their children, a study finds.

 

Your pet can get cancer too

2014-12-15 10:03

Animals can also suffer from cancer, and cancers hit about half of dogs and a third of cats aged 10 years and older.

Diet may influence ovarian cancer survival

2014-12-12 14:09

A healthy diet before ovarian cancer diagnosis may indicate a stronger immune system and, indirectly, the capacity to respond favourably to therapy.

Green Day guitarist diagnosed with tonsil cancer

2014-12-09 10:54

Green Day guitarist Jason White has been diagnosed with tonsil cancer but is expected to make a "full and speedy" recovery.

Opinion: The Dewani trial is a farce

2014-12-01 15:37

A British doctor was jailed for sexually abusing 18 of his young patients with 'unimaginable cruelty'.

Fat to blame for half a million cancers a year

2014-11-30 05:30

A recent study said that high body mass index (BMI) has now become a major cancer risk factor, responsible for some 3.6 percent of new cancer cases in 2012.

Why tumours grow teeth

2014-11-28 08:53

One of the most baffling phenomena in medical science are tumours with limbs, organs, hair and teeth in them. Why does this happen?

When tumours contain hair, teeth and other body organs

2014-11-24 17:00

One of the most baffling phenomena in medical science is what is known as 'teratoma' tumours – when limbs, organs, hair and teeth are found in tumours. Why does this happen?

Tygerberg opens HIV biorepository

2014-11-21 14:50

Stellenbosch University has opened a biorepository where specimens for HIV-related cancers will be stored for research.

Are cigars safer than cigarettes?

2014-11-14 13:30

Even if the smoke isn’t inhaled, cigar smoking poses great health risks.

Third-hand smoke can be a killer

2014-11-14 13:04

The tobacco smoke that lingers after a cigarette has been smoked is harmful.

Can cellphones cause brain cancer?

2014-11-13 05:05

Talking on mobile or cordless phones for years may increase your risk for glioma, a deadly brain cancer.

Movember madness – how to style your 'Mo'

2014-11-07 05:15

It's that time of year again – and we hope all men are growing their moustaches in support of Movember. Here are a few guidelines for you to 'get your Mo on' for prostate cancer awareness this month.

Movember madness – how to style your 'Mo'

2014-11-06 05:00

It's that time of year again – and we hope all men are growing their moustaches in support of Movember. Here are a few guidelines for you to 'get your Mo on' for prostate cancer awareness this month.

Movember madness – how to style your 'Mo'

2014-11-05 10:16

It's that time of year again – and we hope all men are growing their moustaches in support of Movember. Here are a few guidelines for you to 'get your Mo on' for prostate cancer awareness this month.

Young brain cancer sufferer ends life with dignity

2014-11-04 09:37

A 29-year-old Oregon woman, Brittany Maynard, who had terminal brain cancer, ticked off the Grand Canyon from her bucket list and said in a video that she might end her life through assisted suicide on November 1. And that's exactly what she did.

Young brain cancer sufferer ends life with dignity

2014-11-03 11:15

A 29-year-old Oregon woman, Brittany Maynard, who had terminal brain cancer, ticked off the Grand Canyon from her bucket list and said in a video that she might end her life through assisted suicide on November 1. And that's exactly what she did.

How I survived breast cancer

2014-10-30 05:35

Natalie Lambrou shares part two of her inspiring journey – how she battled (and survived) breast cancer.

Twitter could become your breast cancer information source

2014-10-29 15:23

Although tweets are limited to just 140 characters, much can be learnt about a wide range of topics. Here's how you can learn more about breast cancer and spread awareness of the disease using Twitter.

New Google technology will search bodies for disease

2014-10-29 11:36

A team at Google are experimenting with 'nanoparticles' that hunt for signs of medical trouble in bloodstreams and then essentially report findings to wearable sensors.

Obese kids don't react as well to chemotherapy

2014-10-29 05:00

Obese young people do worse on initial chemotherapy – called induction therapy – than their peers who aren't obese.

Diagnosed with breast cancer at 15

2014-10-22 13:45

Imagine the shock of finding a lump in your breast at only 15. This was what happened to Julia Shabalala. Here is her story . . .

Diet may influence ovarian cancer survival

2014-10-17 08:48

A healthy diet before ovarian cancer diagnosis may indicate a stronger immune system and, indirectly, the capacity to respond favourably to therapy.

India orders bigger anti-smoking warnings

2014-10-15 19:23

India's government has announced plans for bigger health warnings on cigarette packets as part of its war against smoking.

Feeling cheated by doctors

2014-10-06 17:57

If you are a medical scheme member and your spouse gets breast cancer, you need to find out exactly what your scheme will pay for and what it won’t.

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