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Australian health blogger admits lying about cancer

Sydney - An Australian blogger who found fame after claiming she was conquering brain cancer through natural therapy, her app even getting chosen for the new Apple watch, admitted Thursday she never had the disease.

Blood test shows promise to predict breast cancer

Can scientists discover cancer before it appears in the body? According to researchers at the University of Copenhagen, a simple sample of blood is all it takes to determine if a woman will get breast cancer within two to five years.

Old cancer drug could fight other forms of cancer

A cancer drug that has been used for several decades to treat leukemia may have other uses — fighting other forms of cancer, according to a new study.

Big Pharma company accused of blocking eye treatment

Pharmaceutical giant Novartis has been accused by the British Medical Journal of acting in a way to block access to low-cost eye treatment drug. The claim is refuted by Novartis.

Saccharin may actually block cancer

Miami - After some decades as being associated as a possible trigger for certain forms of cancer, the sugar substitute sweetener Saccharin may actually inhibit certain forms of cancer.

Using nanoparticles to battle cancer

Researchers have been studying the use of nanoparticles to diagnose cancer and to deliver therapies. A new research stream shows promise.

Risks sounded about betel nuts

They give a buzz equivalent to six cups of coffee and they are used as a symbol of love, marriage and a cure for indigestion and impotence in many parts of Asia. However, the innocuous looking betel nut is carcinogenic.

Harold Varmus to step down as head of U.S. cancer research

Washington D.c. - Harold Varmus, who has led the US National Cancer Institute since 2010, is to leave the role at the end of the March 2015.

Vegetarian diet reduces risk of colorectal cancer, says new study

A new study from the Loma Linda University in California has found that sticking to a vegetarian diet, cuts the risk of colorectal cancer by about 20 percent on average.

Action on tobacco's two-in-three death toll Special

Toronto - The Ontario Lung Association has called for for a substantial increase in provincial tobacco taxes as soon as possible. This is seen as the action necessary to cut smoking and smoking related diseases.

Op-Ed: Obama dodges lame-duck weakness through healthcare spending

Since the midterm victories that put both the House and Senate under GOP majorities, U.S. President Barack Obama’s lame-duck status has been popularly viewed as a foregone conclusion coloring every speech and initiative he has presented in 2015.

Oral bacteria play a role in promoting cancer

Tel Aviv - Bacteria found in the mouth are more prevalent in patients with colon cancer. It seems that these bacteria protect a variety of tumor cells from being killed by immune cells. This finding could lead to new treatments in cancer.

Dog tracks down owner recovering from cancer surgery [Video]

Cedar Rapids - A miniature schnauzer named Sissy, gave a convincing demonstration of the special bond between a dog and its human owner that has earned dogs the title of "man's best friend."

Carnivorous mushroom provides insight into human immune system

Scientists have been examining how edible oyster mushrooms eat spiders and roundworms. The proteins at play are similar to those found in the human immune system. So, what can we learn?

Coffee could lower risk of endometrial cancer

New research has found a link between regularly drinking coffee and a 20% decreased risk of endometrial cancer which currently affects around 1 in 37 US women in their lifetime, adding to the potential health benefits of consuming the popular beverage.

DNA can predict when we’re going to die

New research finds new link between DNA, which acts like a biological clock, and lung disease. Studying the ends of DNA could predict when people with the disease may die.

WHO says number of new cancer cases to rise by 70 percent

On the occasion of World Cancer Day on February 4, the World Health Organization has released data that shows that the number of new cancer cases is expected to rise by 70 percent in the next 20 years.

Green tea shows promise in killing oral cancer cells

A compound found in green tea could trigger a cycle that kills oral cancer cells, and, at the same time, leave healthy cells intact.

Developing gene therapy to lower cancer risks

Gene therapy is the primary method for treating rare, genetic diseases. However, many treatments carry the risk of cancer. A new study has attempted to lower this risk.

Chemists 'unboil' eggs to prove how they can lower drug costs

Chemists from UC Irvine decided to unboil egg whites to demonstrate an innovation that could slash costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry.

Review: 'HER2' has world premiere in Toronto Special

Toronto - Nightwood Theatre presents the world premiere of HER2 to Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto. Written by Maja Ardal, and directed by Kim Blackwell, HER2 brings the taboo subject of breast cancer onto the stage in a heart-warming manner.

Cancer-stricken Iranian teacher's pupils shave heads

Tehran - It is a disease that strikes tens of thousands of Iranians each year, but for 300 pupils news that their teacher had cancer prompted an unusual response -- they shaved their heads in sympathy.

Woman who faked having cancer sentenced for defrauding donors

Colchester - Danielle Watson, 24, was given a suspended jail sentence after she raised around $15,000 from claiming she had cervical cancer, when she actually didn't.

World faces a cancer tidal wave

Geneva - The World Health Organization (WHO) is predicting that cancer rates globally are set to increase. At the same time the health agency calls for restrictions on the levels of sugar and alcohol made available to the world's population.

Study says odds are being diagnosed with cancer is bad luck

Two researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore have published a study on cancer and how it develops and their findings might surprise some. It also might scare as the onus on cancer prevention, the research says, is not entirely on you.

Scientists track how lung cancer spreads

Manchester - Scientists have taken microscopic images revealing that the protein ties tethering cells together are severed in lung cancer cells. The result of this is that the cells can break loose and rapidly spread.

4 out of 10 cancers linked to lifestyle

South Mimms - A U.K. based cancer charity estimates that 4 out of 10 cancer cases could be avoided if people make alternative lifestyle choices.

Cancer fighting nanoparticles that leave no side-effects

London - Nanotechnology is being used in a number of areas. In medicine, there have been advances in using nanoparticles to fight cancer. One problem is stopping the nanoparticles killing other cells. For this, a new solution has been found.

Study finds natural supplements can prevent colorectal cancer

Scientists in Great Britain have found a link between the levels of selenium in our blood and a decreased risk of cancer.

Turning flesh into stone for cancer research

Washington - A new technique that can transmute living cells into permanent materials is one step towards researchers developing more potent anti-cancer medications.
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