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The pros and cons of radiotherapy for cancer: will it work for you?

In a new paper, researchers suggest that women undergoing radiotherapy for many cancers are more likely than men to be cured, but the side...

This study shows a new way to diagnose colon cancer

Currently, the gold standard for detecting colon cancer is through the use of colonoscopies. But such procedures are invasive, uncomfortable and embarrassing for patients. Because...

Common drugs for inflammation, diabetes, alcoholism may help kill cancer

A recent study from MIT and elsewhere found dozens of non-oncology drugs, including drugs for diabetes, inflammation, alcoholism—and even for treating arthritis in dogs—could...

New drug may prevent cancer therapy from damaging the heart

The commonly used chemotherapy drug doxorubicin can damage the heart muscle, in some cases leading to heart failure. In a new study, researchers found that...

Common Mexican plant may stop cancer growth

A recent study from the University of Colorado and elsewhere found that the firecracker bush (Bouvardia ternifolia), native to Mexico and the American Southwest,...

These two things are key to surviving cancer

A recent study from the University of Alberta suggests high muscle mass and healthy diets play key roles in fighting against cancer. The study showed...

Common Indian fruit may slow down cancer growth

Bitter melon is an Asian fruit commonly eaten in India. It available as a green vegetable in local Asian markets. People can prepare bitter melon...

Deadlier colon cancer develops differently in women and men

In a new study, researchers found that colon cancer tumor cells produce energy for growth differently in women and men. This difference is associated with...

Cancer and COVID-19: What you should know

The number of COVID-19 cases are expected to continue to grow across the globe in the upcoming months and that means more people will...

Statin drugs can starve cancer cells to death

More than 35 million Americans take statin drugs daily to lower their blood cholesterol levels. In a new study, researchers added to growing evidence that...

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The do’s and don’ts of social interaction during a pandemic

Across the nation, Americans find themselves in varying degrees of social isolation as part of a coordinated effort to try to slow the spread...

Should I exercise during the coronavirus pandemic?

So here we are, perfecting our social distancing skills while schools, sports and other forms of social engagement are on indefinite hold, by a...

How stress and loneliness could make you more likely to get COVID-19

In a new study, researchers found that stress, loneliness and lack of sleep are all factors that can weaken the immune system and make...

Scientists tap unused energy source to power future smart sensor networks

The electricity that lights our homes and powers our appliances also creates small magnetic fields that are present all around us. Scientists have developed a...

On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn CO2 into new products

If humans ever hope to colonize Mars, the settlers will need to manufacture on-planet a huge range of organic compounds, from fuels to drugs,...

Hubble Telescope finds best evidence for elusive mid-size black hole

New data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have provided the strongest evidence yet for mid-sized black holes in the Universe. Hubble confirms that this...