Here's the chemistry behind how processed meats cause cancer.
Eating processed meats such as hot dogs, sausages, ham and bacon can cause colorectal cancer, says the World Health Organization. While the cancer risk in most cases is slight, it does increase with the amount of processed meats consumed, according…
By Nsikan Akpan
World Health Organization rewrites its health guidelines on meat consumption, arguing that processed meats cause cancer. Red meat carries a high risk too.
By Michelle Harven
After outrage from the public and even presidential candidates, Turing Pharmaceuticals has announced it will reduce the price of the drug whose cost had previously increased by more than 5,000 percent practically overnight.
By Colleen Shalby
Not long after Oliver Sacks wrote the bestseller, “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” and just before his 1973 memoir “Awakenings” made its movie debut starring Robin Williams, “The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour” interviewed the famed neurologist.
By PBS NewsHour
Former President Jimmy Carter revealed to reporters today that he has spots of melanoma on his brain. He discussed his diagnosis, his faith, what he wishes he had done differently in life and what he’d like to see happen with…
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Wednesday, a blast at a Chinese warehouse for hazardous materials lot off a much larger explosion, sending a gigantic fireball into the air. At least 13 were killed and up to 400 injured. Also, former President…
Former President Jimmy Carter announced today that a liver surgery revealed the presence of cancer.
This July marks the 70th anniversary of the first ever test of an atomic bomb in New Mexico. But a group called the Downwinders -- local residents whose homes were downwind of the blast site -- aren't celebrating the milestone.
By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News
Cancer patients who do rehabilitation before they begin treatment may recover more quickly from surgery, chemotherapy or radiation, some cancer specialists say. But insurance coverage for cancer “prehabilitation,” as it’s called, can be spotty, especially if the aim is to…
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