Lung cancer diagnosis quadruples suicide risk

2017-05-24 14:08

It's important for family members, friends or caretakers to look for warning signs so that depression can be treated immediately.

Movies better than anaesthesia during kids' radiation therapy

2017-05-15 12:35

A study was set up to test if letting children watch a video of their choice would allow them to keep still enough so that they would not need to be given anaesthesia.

Bone marrow: be someone’s match

2017-05-12 13:41

A bone-marrow donation is not a scary procedure and doesn’t involve drilling into your bones. We found out more.

Johnson & Johnson loses another baby powder lawsuit

2017-05-05 18:52

A woman has been awarded a record-setting $110.5m in the latest lawsuit alleging that using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused cancer.

DA wants Aspen anti-competitive actions probed

2017-04-20 18:58

The SA has asked the Competition Commission and the Medicines Control Council to investigate claims of anti-competitive behaviour by pharmaceutical firm Aspen.

Aspen shares drop over report of secret plan to destroy cancer drugs

2017-04-18 08:42

Aspen has responded to UK reports, which claim that it secretly planned to destroy cancer medicines as a threat to force countries in Europe to allow price hikes.

Guys, a good night's sleep might save your life

2017-04-05 13:26

A study suggests that there is a potential link between sleep deprivation and potentially fatal prostate cancer.

Hundreds of children diagnosed with cancer in SA each year

2017-03-31 11:22

If, however, these cancers are detected early, the children's chances of survival are as high as 77%.

Preventing cancer is a human rights issue

2017-03-21 08:25

The South African Constitution gives protection to the rights involved in cancer prevention. On Human Rights Day we take a closer look.

Daughter’s cancer breaks mother’s heart

2017-03-09 13:35

"If I could have just one wish, I’d wish for just one more day with her, just one more minute to say ‘I love you and I’m proud of you’.”


HPV vaccine may also prevent cancers affecting men

2017-05-23 09:56

A study found that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine significantly cuts related head and neck cancers in men.

Dutch court rules boy, 12, can refuse chemo

2017-05-12 17:04

A Dutch court rules that a 12-year-old boy suffering from a brain tumour has a right to refuse chemotherapy, rejecting his father's plea to order him to have the treatment.

Jury awards record-setting sum in baby powder lawsuit

2017-05-08 14:38

A woman won a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, alleging that using the company's baby powder caused her to develop ovarian cancer.

Scientists find DNA link between early puberty and cancer

2017-04-26 14:50

A study found new genetic evidence linking earlier puberty to increased risk in later life for several cancers that are sensitive to sex hormones.

Childhood cancer rates jump 13% in one decade

2017-04-18 11:53

Cancer is a significant cause of death in children and adolescents, despite its relatively rare occurrence, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

Fewer disabled adults screened for colon cancer

2017-04-06 14:13

Individuals with disabilities may not be routinely screened for colon cancer due to a lack of education, transport and other challenges.

Can daily low-dose aspirin lower cancer death risk?

2017-04-05 09:20

A large study found that adults who regularly use aspirin are 7% to 11% less likely to die of cancer over the next few decades.

Colonoscopy myths busted

2017-03-23 09:29

The thought of having a colonoscopy probably sends chills down your spine. Although it’s not the most pleasant procedure, it shouldn’t hurt and could end up saving your life.

Immunotherapy might keep HIV in check

2017-03-14 10:23

What if your body's natural defences could combat HIV? A new study found that immunotherapy might be able to help keep the Aids-causing virus in check.

Cancer can kill you faster behind bars

2017-02-27 13:34

Studies have found that prison inmates have a higher risk of developing certain kinds of diseases that can lead to an early death.

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