Medicine

Cancer-causing toxin found in sunflower seeds

Cancer-causing toxin found in sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds and products made from them are often contaminated with a toxin produced by molds, report researchers. This poses an increased health risk...
Our immune system could cure cancer

Our immune system could cure cancer

What if our immune system could cure cancer? This logic seems almost too simple to be true, but it forms the basis of an emerging...
5 things I wish I knew at the time of my cancer diagnosis

5 things I wish I knew at the time of my cancer diagnosis

“Teacher” is one of the many hats Tori Tomalia wears. As a seasoned veteran of the cancer war, she can teach us plenty. “Life with...
Why diabetes can increase heat attack risk

Why diabetes can increase heart attack risk

Diabetics have a significantly higher risk of suffering a heart attack. A research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now identified one...
This common snack can send your blood pressure soaring

This common snack can send your blood pressure soaring

Black licorice. You either love it – or you hate it. But one Western researcher is offering a reason to pass the next time...
New types of blood cells found in immune system

New types of blood cells found in immune system

Scientists have identified new classes of cells in the human immune system. The cells are new classes of types of white blood cells called dendritic...
Will your heart benefit from statins? This blood test can tell

Will your heart benefit from statins? This blood test can tell

Research shows the troponin test – currently used to help diagnose a heart attack – could be used to assess future heart disease risk. The...
Can integrative therapies help people recovery from cancer?

Can integrative therapies help people recovery from cancer?

Many cancer patients in search of relief from unpleasant symptoms and side effects from conventional cancer therapies wonder about incorporating complementary or integrative therapies...
Beans, seeds and nuts may lower your type 2 diabetes risk

Beans, seeds and nuts may lower your type 2 diabetes risk

A new study from the University of Eastern Finland adds to the growing body of evidence indicating that the source of dietary protein may...
These newly discovered genes can help suppress prostate cancer

These newly discovered genes can help suppress prostate cancer

New genes which help prevent prostate, skin and breast cancer development in mice have been discovered by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute...