CDC links parasite cancer cells to human tumors

As if parasites weren’t worrisome enough, researchers recently discovered that cancer cells in a common tapeworm can cause cancer-like tumors in humans. Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

Melanoma rates double in 30 years

The rates of deadly skins cancers have doubled in the last three decades, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. Melanoma rates doubled between 1982 and 2011, […]

Dying with dignity in Washington

Right-to-die laws have become a national talking point ever since the country met Brittany Maynard – the 29-year-old, terminally ill woman who ended her own life Saturday. Maynard was diagnosed with […]

Google working on cancer-detecting pill

Google’s latest X lab project is a pill that could detect cancer in a person’s body. The pill, which is still in the experimental stage, is filled with tiny magnetic particles. […]

Baseball great’s death renews push to ban chewing tobacco

The death of Major League Baseball great Tony Gwynn has prompted public health organizations to once again push the league to ban chewing tobacco. The 54-year-old San Diego Padre all-star died […]

Medical conspiracy theories abound

Nearly half of Americans believe at least one medical conspiracy theory, with about 18 percent agreeing to three or more, according to a new study. For decades, medical conspiracy theories have […]

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