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80 percent of world's city dwellers breathing bad air: UN
80 percent of world's city dwellers breathing bad air: UN

Over 80 percent of the world's city dwellers breathe poor quality air, increasing their risk of lung cancer and other diseases: WHO

80 percent of world's city dwellers breathing bad air: UN
EU delays weedkiller decision amid cancer uproar
EU delays weedkiller decision amid cancer uproar

The EU postponed a decision to extend the approval of a key weedkiller for another 15 years amid an uproar that it may cause cancer.

EU delays weedkiller decision amid cancer uproar
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Should I stop eating meat? No need, experts say

The UN's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) warned that processed meats like sausages and ham cause bowel cancer, and red meat "probably" does too.

Should I stop eating meat? No need, experts say
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Women urged to wait until 45 for breast cancer screenings

In a controversial shift, a leading US medical association urged women to wait until the age of 45 before getting an annual mammogram to screen for breast cancer.

Women urged to wait until 45 for breast cancer screenings
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Less than a quarter of cancer patients have access to safe surgery: study

Fewer than a quarter of the 15 million people diagnosed with cancer worldwide this year have access to safe and proper surgery.

Less than a quarter of cancer patients have access to safe surgery: study
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Aspirin reduces bowel cancer risk in obese patients: study

Being overweight more than doubles the risk of bowel cancer in people with a certain gene disorder, but a regular dose of aspirin can reverse the trend.

Aspirin reduces bowel cancer risk in obese patients: study
Former US president Carter reveals he has cancer
Former US president Carter reveals he has cancer

Former US president Jimmy Carter said that recent liver surgery has shown he has cancer, and that it has spread.

Former US president Carter reveals he has cancer
Askhat Murzabayev. Photo © hipo.kz
25 y.o. Kazakhstani programmer donates $2 million for cancer research

Having worked at Barclays for half a year, a programmer from Kazakhstan Askhat Murzabayev earned a little over $2 million and donated the money to the International Cancer Research Center.

25 y.o. Kazakhstani programmer donates $2 million for cancer research
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Smartphone device may help diagnose cancer

A new device that can be added to a smartphone may be able to accurately and cheaply diagnose cancer, a technology which could be useful in remote areas.

Smartphone device may help diagnose cancer
Britain's Ashya King case caused 'impossible position': doctor
Britain's Ashya King case caused 'impossible position': doctor

The case of Ashya King, whose parents removed him from a British hospital, put the health service in an "impossible position", one of his doctors has said.

Britain's Ashya King case caused 'impossible position': doctor
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Drastic improvements in Kazakhstan oncology: increased financing and higher detection rates

Chief Oncologist of the Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development Kuanysh Nurgaviyev has reported on positive trends in the oncological situation in Kazakhstan and explained the increase of new cancer cases.

Drastic improvements in Kazakhstan oncology: increased financing and higher detection rates
World Health Organization (WHO) Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward. ©REUTERS
WHO makes cervical cancer protection easier, cheaper

The WHO introduced new cervical cancer guidelines, making it easier and cheaper to protect women against one of the deadliest, but most preventable, diseases.

WHO makes cervical cancer protection easier, cheaper
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Studies probe why osteoporosis drugs may prevent cancer

International researchers said they have made steps toward understanding why the most commonly used drugs for osteoporosis worldwide may also prevent some kinds of cancers.

Studies probe why osteoporosis drugs may prevent cancer
Hugh Jackman treated for skin cancer, again
Hugh Jackman treated for skin cancer, again

Oscar-nominated Australian actor Hugh Jackman has been treated for skin cancer for a third time in a year.

Hugh Jackman treated for skin cancer, again
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'We are either bad at treating or bad at diagnosing' - state oncological aid in Kazakhstan

Oncologist Nasrulla Shanazarov reported on the state of oncological help in Kazakhstan at the recent International Oncological Symposium.

'We are either bad at treating or bad at diagnosing' - state oncological aid in Kazakhstan
Roche breast cancer drug 'helps patients live longer': study
Roche breast cancer drug 'helps patients live longer': study

A drug developed by Swiss giant Roche to treat an aggressive form of breast cancer has been shown to extend patients' lives by almost 16 months.

Roche breast cancer drug 'helps patients live longer': study
Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala. ©Reuters/Navesh Chitrakar
Doctors say Nepal PM free of cancer: minister

Doctors have given a clean bill of health to Nepal's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, following successful radiotherapy for lung cancer.

Doctors say Nepal PM free of cancer: minister
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Pilots, cabin crew 'twice as likely to get skin cancer'

Airline pilots and cabin crew are twice as likely to suffer from skin cancer because of regular exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun.

Pilots, cabin crew 'twice as likely to get skin cancer'
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Botox may slow tumor growth in stomach cancer: study

International researchers said Wednesday the toxic injections might also be able to stop cancer in its tracks, at least temporarily.

Botox may slow tumor growth in stomach cancer: study
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Excess body weight boosts risk of 10 common cancers: study

Being overweight boosts the risk of 10 common cancers, said a study of UK adults that prompted a call for tougher anti-obesity measures.

Excess body weight boosts risk of 10 common cancers: study