This month Cancer Research UK released a game that helped scientists find a cure for cancer. It takes the obscure data that needs to be analyzed and translates that into a fun little game which can be played on Android or Apple devices. The aggregate data of players help scientists understand what’s going on in the body when someone is impacted by cancer.
The game’s ingenuity lies in its simplicity. Racking up the combined data crunching power of what we hope will be thousands of casual gamers will help our scientists spot the subtle patterns and peaks and troughs in (Read more…)
Sheryl Ubelacker/The Canadian Press TORONTO — Women who carry a BRCA genetic mutation have a significantly reduced chance of developing ovarian cancer and dying prematurely if they opt to have their ovaries and fallopian tubes preventively removed earlier than later, […]
Like many people who were exposed to asbestos, it took more than 20 years before former Ontario Hydro mechanic Man Hong Chan knew anything was wrong. When he started feeling short of breath during his weekly soccer matches, Chan went … Continue Reading
Canada.com Health takes a look at a few stories you may have missed this week. Progress and promise in prostate cancer research A new study may suggest a re-think is in order in the way we treat prostate cancer. Dr. […]
Lindsey Tanner/The Associated Press CHICAGO — A dramatic rise in thyroid cancer has resulted from overdiagnosis and treatment of tumors too small to ever cause harm, according to a study that found cases nearly tripled since 1975. The study is […]
Helen Branswell/The Canadian Press TORONTO — A new study suggests giving advanced cancer patients earlier access to palliative care services improves their quality of life and their satisfaction with the care they are getting. The research was led by researchers […]
Scientists have finally unlocked the sequence of the world’s oldest surviving cancer — an 11,000-year-old, sexually-transmitted genital cancer that still affects dogs today.
The former prison guard on her music and recovery
TORONTO — One-third how-to guide for grieving widows, one-third love story and one-third coming-of-age tale of a young immigrant girl’s ascent to Parliament despite an adolescence fraught with abuse — that’s how Olivia Chow describes her new book. While a […]
The company claims your exposure to formaldehyde (an organic compound, and known carcinogen, widely used in medicine, industry, and research) in an apple is 15-times greater than it is in a bottle of their shampoo. And yet, the company is making moves …
Lisa Adams is a stay-at-home mom who maintains a personal blog about her years-long struggle with breast cancer. But last week, two writers — Bill and Emma Keller — wrote opinion pieces in the Guardian and New York Times criticizing Adams for being too public about her pain.
The modern bedroom is full of lights, from glowing computer monitors and clock radios to any number of blinking and glimmering electronic devices. Trouble is, chronic exposure to light at night leads to a host of health problems. Read more… &nbs…
MONTREAL – It took six days for the patient to die. She was 48 years old, with curly blonde hair and no signs of the physical wasting away that so often occurs with advanced cancer. But her bowel was completely […]
A 28-year-old Toronto woman has died less than four months after learning that she had cancer — and that her diagnosis and treatment had been delayed because of an alleged hospital error. Houda Rafle passed away early Wednesday, just as … Continue Reading
See that walnut-like object in this brain scan? It’s a tumor that needs to be removed. But to avoid damaging critical functions like speech and vision, surgeons have to see the brain’s tangled web of connections. The solution? Just add water. Read more…
Former English Premiership star turned actor Vinnie Jones has revealed that both he and his wife Tanya are battling skin cancer. The former Wimbledon, Chelsea and Leeds United star-turned-actor (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) told the The UK Sun […]
The standoff between Windsor Regional Hospital and Cancer Care Ontario has come to an end. On Monday, Windsor West MPP Teresa Piruzza announced the hospital will be designated a Level 2 thoracic cancer care centre, meaning both the surgeries and … Continue Reading
Huge crowds gathered in San Francisco today to cheer on Bat Kid, aka Miles, a 5-year-old who is battling cancer, saving Gotham City, and making it rain all over the entire internet’s face. Don’t believe me? Try to get through all these pictures of the pint-sized crime fighter without breaking down a tiny bit. I’m not crying — you’re crying! ALL OF YOU ARE CRYING.
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is famous for many things, not least of which is his perfectly manicured moustache. Now Hadfield — or rather, Hadfield’s moustache — has lent some celebrity sparkle to Movember, the annual fundraiser for prostate cancer awareness […]
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – For cancer patients dealing with the physical and psychological trauma of the disease, even looking in the mirror can be difficult. When chemotherapy robs your hair, it’s common to feel that a part of your identity … Continue Reading
A television journalist who did an on-air mammogram for breast cancer awareness may have saved her life after doctors discovered she had breast cancer. Amy Robach, a correspondent for ABC News, had been putting off a screening for about a […]
“There’s many people that have been diagnosed with cancer. Many of them have left. Some of them have died,” said Anne Brown, who lives in the Riverside Park subdivision, near Fort Saskatchewan, one of four counties part of the Industrial Heartland.
What do the deniers of global warmer have to say about the air pollution and its detrimental impact on our health?
“It’s specifically about the danger in the air all around us. The world health organization is warning tonight that air pollution is, indeed, a major cause of cancer.”
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“From car exhaust and traffic across the country to industrial stacks spewing smoke and haze halfway around the world, we know air pollution isn’t good for us, but today there is more proof of just (Read more…)
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Breast Cancer®, the America’s Sweetheart of deadly, disfiguring diseases that it is, inspires a deluge of pink junk for sale every October. Some of that pink junk, in addition to being ugly, cloying, and infantilizing, contains chemicals that have been linked to boobs full of tumors. No Awareness™ like the Awareness™ that comes with, uh, actually having Breast Cancer®, right? (swan dives onto subway tracks, directly in path of pink branded Breast Cancer® Awareness™ train.)
The plight of Saskatoon woman Doris Lemke and her family is resonating with people beyond Saskatchewan’s borders. In a story broken by Metro two weeks ago, Lemke had hundreds of apples stolen from a tree on her front lawn. She … Continue Reading
There’s a ton of awful science reporting out there… but at least most of it comes from people misinterpreting scientific papers and skimming actual press releases. Meanwhile, there’s one journalist, who went out looking for an “expert” to say that tattoos cause cancer.
Arb and I are now down to only one cat. This is how I’ll remember Lilith
Not long after her boneless lying in the sun picture, we started noticing Lilith was losing weight. And then her coat turned nasty like she wasn’t grooming herself properly, so it was vet time pronto. I assumed it was just worms again, since Lilith hunts and hunting cats tend to get whatever parasites infest their prey.
As it turns out, Lilith had lost a whole lot of weight, and it was only the last rapid bit we’d noticed. She had lost more (Read more…)
Canada’s obesity epidemic is creating new and unexpected problems for cancer specialists, from confusion over appropriate chemotherapy dosing, to problems radiating internal organs buried in excess fat. Obesity not only increases the risk of cancer, obese patients are also more […]
One Saskatoon woman’s personal struggle is bringing out the best in her community after she posted an ad on Kijiji. Last weekend, Doris Lemke enlisted the help of a couple of neighbours to pick 250 ripe red apples from a … Continue Reading
Victoria police are in mourning this week, after the force’s longest-serving female officer lost her battle with cancer. On Tuesday, the VicPD announced that retired detective constable Terry Albrecht had died. Sworn in as a constable in 1978, Albrecht was … Continue Reading
An “out of this world” video from children in Windsor Regional Hospital’s pediatric oncology unit has convinced astronaut Chris Hadfield to come to town. As a former commander of the International Space Station, Hadfield’s social media saavy and stunning orbital … Continue Reading
This past spring, grateful for the return of his health, Brandon Harrison decided to give back through a cross-country longboard charity drive with his father
In June, Michael Douglas opened up to the world about his health struggles, saying his throat cancer had been caused by performing oral sex. That admission appears to have backfired. The cancer, which Douglas survived following intensive chemotherapy treatments, wasn’t […]
It looks like sushi time is over – seafood is no longer safe to eat after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Fukushima continues to dump 300-400 tons of radioactive contaminated water into the Pacific every hour. Japanese experts estimate Fukushima’s fallout at 20-30 times as high as the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings in 1945. Polar […]
OTTAWA — Cancer researchers around the world are excited about a virus-based treatment developed in Ottawa that blows up leukemia cells “like popcorn.” Results of the treatment, which boasts a 60 per cent cure rate in mice, are so promising […]
‘We can’t apologize enough’: Nova Scotia’s largest health authority says it is certain these were the only mistakes of this type
The trend seems linked to increased oral sex and is another reason why more effort must be made to improve the lacklustre uptake of the HPV vaccine, doctors say
OTTAWA — A Liberal senator from Manitoba who made headlines last year after a confrontation with his much younger wife onboard an airplane has resigned from the upper chamber. Liberal Rod Zimmer officially left the Senate on Friday after delivering […]
Though marijuana smoke does contain cancer-causing chemicals, the majority of people simply don’t consume enough of it to get ill, a critic of the study says
A recent article examines why deaths from infectious diseases have dropped so dramatically. It says it’s less to do with medicine and more to do with better living and working conditions for workers. Ian Hudson co-wrote the article with Robert Chernomas. He teaches economics at the University of Winnipeg and is co-author of To Live and Die in America. He speaks with Redeye host Mordecai Briemberg.
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