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Garlic – a cancer prevention superstar

Posted on May 15, 2017 by Contributor

With cancer cases on the rise each year, it’s important to equip yourself with the most effective cancer-fighting ...

Powerful new weapon in fight against cancer

Posted on May 10, 2017 by Contributor

Cancer patients can now benefit from a faster, more targeted treatment introduced at a leading oncology centre in ...

A glow stick that detects cancer

Posted on May 2, 2017 by Contributor

From rock concert glow sticks to the doctor’s office, researchers have devised a type of ‘glow stick’ that ...

Don’t be fooled by these health myths

Posted on April 6, 2017 by Contributor

If you think you’re immune, see if you can pick out the one truth among these health myths…

Global tobacco control treaty reduces smoking rates

Posted on March 26, 2017 by Contributor

The adoption of tobacco reduction measures around the world has led to a 2,5% reduction in global smoking ...

A big reason to eat broccoli

Posted on March 20, 2017 by Contributor

Research has discovered one of the underlying reasons why broccoli is so good for you. Here’s a hint, ...

The science of stopping cancer

Posted on March 8, 2017 by Contributor

Amazing – scientists have discovered that a chemical found in tumours may actually be used to help stop ...

Get your boys to check their balls – it could save their lives

Posted on March 3, 2017 by Contributor

Moms have an important role to play when it comes to keeping their boys safe from testicular cancer ...

New ways to treat cancer

Posted on February 28, 2017 by Contributor

Unlike chemotherapy, which poisons cancer cells, new immunotherapies for cancer boost the body’s own immune response to destroy ...

Love and laces defeating cancer

Posted on February 2, 2017 by Contributor

With World Cancer Day on 4 February, it’s the perfect time to start making cancer-fighting lifestyle changes and ...

Breast cancer: breast conservation vs mastectomy

Posted on January 31, 2017 by Contributor

Could breast conservation be better than mastectomy for some patients? Here’s what the latest research has found …

Study: Personalised disease risk information helps smokers quit

Posted on January 31, 2017 by Contributor

Offering a ‘stop smoking’ taster session and personalised disease risk doubles likelihood smokers will seek help to quit ...

How to support World Cancer Day

Posted on January 27, 2017 by Contributor

Since we are all affected by cancer in some way, find out what you can do to show ...

MRI scan reduces need for biopsy in prostate cancer patients

Posted on January 23, 2017 by Contributor

Giving men with suspected prostate cancer an MRI scan could improve diagnosis and save those who do not ...

New guidelines to improve chemotherapy safety

Posted on January 10, 2017 by Contributor

A new set of chemotherapy guidelines have been developed by a group of local cancer practitioners to improve ...

Pepper plant’s cancer-killing properties uncovered

Posted on January 9, 2017 by Contributor

Scientists have uncovered cancer-killing properties of a spicy Indian pepper plant …

Cervical cancer vaccine: What you need to know

Posted on January 5, 2017 by Contributor

Every year almost 8000 South African women are diagnosed with cervical cancer, the leading cause of deaths from ...

Promising breast cancer vaccine

Posted on January 4, 2017 by Contributor

Medical researchers are working on a new vaccine that could help early-stage breast cancer patients …

Friends help women survive breast cancer

Posted on December 29, 2016 by Contributor

Among women with invasive breast cancer, those with the most friends and family connections have a lower breast ...

Fat fuels cancer

Posted on December 28, 2016 by Contributor

Scientists have discovered how a shift to increased fat utilisation is linked to cancer cells spreading in the ...

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