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Deaths from the disease have fallen from 17,600 in 1995 to 15,800 in 2015. Better treatment and screening methods and improved public awareness have played a role say Cancer Research UK.
Every week, DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions. This week a patient asks what might have caused their heavy ten-day nosebleed (file pic) which led to surgery.
A study by Scientists from the University of Texas and Shandong University in China tracked 333,247 Americans for an average of 8.2 years. It found the drinking wine has health benefits.
Michael Edwards (pictured), from Fawsley in Northamptonshire, was diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration - a leading cause of blindness in the over-60s.
Even if medical tests don't show up any problems, being overweight is bad for the heart, experts say.
TORONTO - Officials in Toronto are trying to partially open three safe injection sites months earlier than anticipated, due to a rise in overdoses and deaths. Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's ...
VANCOUVER (Reuters) - British Columbian plans to stop all grizzly bear trophy hunting throughout the western Canadian province as of Nov. 30, a government minister said on Monday.
Boxing champion Nicola Adams OBE (pictured), 34, talks about dieting, her ADHD, and her weakness for waffles.
For a nation of tea drinkers, we do like our coffee (file pic). From humble mugs of instant to frothy cappuccinos, it's estimated we drink in excess of 55 million cups of it each day in the UK.
Rates of knee osteoarthritis have doubled in the United States since the 1940s, but it's not just because Americans are living longer and weigh more, a study suggests.
Riley Heasley, eight, of Colorado, was diagnosed with a fatal disease when he was three. The disease is incurable but Riley's mother, pictured, 25, and grandmother are raising funds for a cure.
A jury has been chosen in the case of a Pennsylvania businessman accused of mortgage fraud who won a new trial because the judge, witnesses and jurors who convicted him last year saw his defense attor
The study by researchers in China showed how levels of stress hormones soared after just 12 days exposed to dangerous polluted air particles.
Here are four reasons human behavior researchers say that you made the right decision to experience the eclipse in a crowd — even if the portable toilets overflow.
The latest kitchen must-have is a handheld blender for whipping up smoothies. But using one could leave you with a nasty injury, as one woman (whose x-ray is pictured) soon discovered.
Scientists are developing the drug that stops beta amyloid protein in the brain from grouping into plaques — one of the main causes of Alzheimer's disease (file pic).
MAUREEN BROOKBANKS talks to two mothers who are part of the growing brood of who encourage their children to call them by their first name and not 'mum.'
TORONTO - The City of Toronto plans to open three interim safe injection sites within days after harm reduction workers set up an unsanctioned supervised drug use space in a ...
The outbreak, spreading rapidly since it began in April, has killed about 2,000 Yemenis, the World Health Organization said on Monday.
(Reuters Health) - Even though pain and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are among the most common reasons people use medical marijuana in the U.S., there isn’t much proof cannabis works for eit
The study by researchers in China showed how levels of stress hormones soared after just 12 days exposed to dangerous polluted air particles.
The US Department of Veterans Affairs analyzed data into the treatment of chronic pain and PTSD in 47,000 patients from 1992 to 2011. They found no clear evidence the drug was helpful.
Marcus Hutchins was arrested earlier this month on a trip to cyber-security conferences in Las Vegas.
(Reuters) - Tropical Storm Gert continued to strengthen and is expected to develop into the second hurricane of the Atlantic season by late on Tuesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in
Stefanie Strathdee (left) feared the worst when husband Tom Patterson (right) was comatose. But his apparently miraculous recovery was a result of a natural phenomenon that could also treat acne.
It takes a minuscule amount of force to make T cells behave in the lab as they behave in the body. That finding is a leap in cancer therapy research.
How can xenophobia be reduced and altruism strengthened? Researchers have shown in a new study that the bonding hormone oxytocin together with social norms significantly increases the willingness to d
No amount of extra weight is good for your heart, no matter how fit you are by other measures, new British research shows.
Fresh insight into how the immune system keeps itself in check could lead to new ways of fighting chronic lung disease, report investigators.
The space under our skin might be an optimal location to treat type 1 diabetes (T1D), a group of researchers has demonstrated.
Colorado Rockie's pitcher Chad Bettis (pictured left playing and right during chemotherapy treatments) is returning to the major leagues after a nine month battle with testicular cancer.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Breathing dirty air causes stress hormones to spike, new research suggests, which could help explain why long-term exposure to pollution is associated with heart disease, s
Health officials are reporting that fleas in Navajo and Coconino counties in Arizona have tested positive for the plague.
The emergence, in recent years, of the first mammalian haploid cell lines has raised great expectations in the scientific community. Despite their potential, these cultures present some issues that ma
Myxoma virus -- introduced to control the rabbit population in Australia in 1950 -- has developed a deadly ability to suppress the immune response in host rabbits. This example of an evolutionary arms
Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles say in a study they have identified a new way to activate stem cells in hair follicles to regrow hair.
ATHENS (Reuters) - Firefighters battled more than 90 forest fires across Greece on Monday, an outbreak fed by dry winds and hot weather that saw blazes burning near Athens, in the Peloponnese, and on
Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a tiny patch of heart tissue with its own blood vessels that can be delivered via injection.
A study by the American College of Cardiology said that people who enjoy light-to-moderate amounts of alcohol decrease their risk of mortality.
Researchers report encouraging preclinical results as they pursue elusive therapies that can repair scarred and poorly functioning heart tissues after cardiac injury. Scientists inhibited a protein th
Binge-watching may be a great way for young adults to catch up on multiple episodes of their favorite television series like 'The Walking Dead' or 'Game of Thrones,' but it comes at a price.
Intoxicated, heavy drinkers have a tendency to act rashly in response to negative emotions, which can intensify the risk for intimate partner aggression, according to a study.
A group of genes involved in calcium handling undergoes a highly-regulated process called alternative splicing that changes the type of protein the genes produce as muscles transition from newborn to
Maria Filomena da Costa, from Brazil, brought surgeons close to tears after she sang a religious song during the 'risky' 8-hour operation on an area of the brain responsible for speech.
CALGARY - One of the candidates to lead Alberta's new right-of-centre party says he would reform health-care funding to focus more on patients, improve wait times and end "divorce by ......
(Reuters Health) - Having a little wine or beer to unwind most days may help lower the odds of a premature death as long as that drink or two doesn’t routinely turn into more, a new study confirms.
KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait has contained a crude oil spill in the country's southern waters in the Gulf and is cleaning up contaminated parts of the shore, state news agency KUNA reported on Monday, ci
TORONTO (Reuters) - Shares of Canadian lumber producers slumped on Monday after BMO Capital Markets downgraded much of the sector on concerns that punitive U.S. duties, a stronger Canadian dollar and
Researchers from West Virginia University found that after just five minutes of vape exposure, mice's arteries narrow by 30 percent within an hour. Narrow arteries can result in heart attacks or str
Testosterone controls specific features of birdsong in two distinct regions of the canary brain that resemble the human motor cortex, according to a new study. The research points to a role for sex ho
A new cause of treatment resistance in prostate cancer has been uncovered by investigators. Their discovery also suggests ways to improve prostate cancer therapy.
Physicians trained at the United States' lowest-ranked medical schools write more opioid prescriptions than physicians trained at the highest-ranked schools, according to a study. The study suggests t
Research on rats by the University of Toronto has shown that the effects on running on the brain are strikingly more powerful if people take up the habit early in life.
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT The unnamed patient, believed to be from Madrid, is thought to have been suffering from a 'fat pad' in his eye. After pulling vigorously, the debris came out in one satisfyi
Why not consider de-licensing or mini-road tests as measures of ability?
BOSTON (Reuters) - Vanguard Group on Monday said it has urged companies to disclose how climate change could affect their business and asset valuations, reflecting how the environment has become a pri
HALIFAX - Former Nova Scotia premier Darrell Dexter has received an appointment to teach a public policy course at Dalhousie University. Dexter, who was the province's first NDP premier between 2009
The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers and healthcare providers to not use any liquid drug or dietary supplements due to potential contamination.
Imaging the movement of a virus demonstrates that single-particle X- ray scattering has the potential to shed new light on key molecular processes, like viral infection, when paired with powerful new
Scientists have synthesized a complex sugar molecule which specifically binds to the tumor protein Galectin-1. This could help to recognize tumors at an early stage and to combat them in a targeted ma
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