Peanut is the first documented case of an orangutan undergoing a cancer treatment that is similar to that of a human. She began treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma in early August and is expected to receive six treatments of chemotherapy.
AP (May 11, 2015) Liquid biopsies are starting to transform cancer treatment. The new blood tests look for cancer DNA and prevent some patients from having to undergo more invasive surgical and needle biopsies. (May ... watch video
Newsy (Feb. 19, 2016) Australian researchers found that stress and sugar consumption had similar effects on rats' brains, suggesting the same could be true for humans.
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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Mar. 17, 2016) Researchers have successfully used stem cells to treat cats with a debilitating mouth disease. The findings could translate into potential therapies for humans suffering from similar ailments. Ben ... watch video
AP (July 22, 2013) Chemo hair loss can be as traumatizing as cancer itself, but a handful of breast cancer patients kept much of their hair through use of cold cap systems. They're not FDA approved, but one cancer ... watch video
TheStreet (June 4, 2014) One thing cancer does is teach you about life, says Mark Herzlich, New York Giant and author of "What It Takes". An All-American at Boston College, Herzlich overcame Ewing's sarcoma, a rare bonce ... watch video
Aug. 29, 2016 Researchers examined cerebral blood flow in master athletes (ages 50-80 years) before and after a 10-day period during which they stopped all exercise. Using MRI brain imaging techniques, they found ... read more
Aug. 29, 2016 According to the study, of the older inmates, 49 percent said they experience poor or fair health, 20 percent have chronic lung disease, and 54 percent have trouble performing daily activities such ... read more
Aug. 29, 2016 Studies have indicated that nicotine may be beneficial for memory function. Scientists are set out to shed further light on the properties attributed to nicotine by determining the precise structure ... read more
Aug. 29, 2016 People with blood type O get sicker from cholera than people of other blood types. Researchers have found that cholera toxin activates a key molecule more strongly in people with blood type O than ... read more
Aug. 29, 2016 Being overweight increases the chances of premature death . This statement is backed by a four-continent effort involving 239 studies and data from 10.6 million people. The ... read more
May 27, 2015 In Hodgkin's lymphoma -- cancer of the lymph nodes -- nine out of ten patients survive the disease, thanks to the highly effective treatments that are now available. Depending on the type of ... read more
Aug. 22, 2014 Women treated for the cancer Hodgkin lymphoma will be able to better understand their risks of future infertility after researchers estimated their risk of premature menopause with different ... read more