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Toxic mafia dumps sow panic in Italy 'Triangle of Death'
Toxic mafia dumps sow panic in Italy 'Triangle of Death'

Anger is boiling over near Naples after revelations about toxic mafia dumps blamed for rising cancer rates that have prompted accusations the state is ignoring a vast public health crisis.

Toxic mafia dumps sow panic in Italy 'Triangle of Death'
Cancer costs EU $170 bln annually: study
Cancer costs EU $170 bln annually: study

Cancer cost the then 27 countries of the European Union 126 billion euros ($170.1 billion) in 2009.

Cancer costs EU $170 bln annually: study
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Risk calculator boosts odds of finding lung cancer

A new software tool may help doctors eliminate mistakes when judging whether a spot that turns up on a smoker's lung scan is cancerous or not.

Risk calculator boosts odds of finding lung cancer
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Young women who drink face higher breast cancer risk

Young women who drink alcohol every day may be raising significantly their risk of breast cancer.

Young women who drink face higher breast cancer risk
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Chinese herb remedy extract linked to cancer: study

A plant extract used in Chinese herbal remedies for arthritis, gout and inflammation has been directly linked to cancer and causes a surprising number of genetic mutations.

Chinese herb remedy extract linked to cancer: study
US actor Dustin Hoffman hugs his wife Lisa. ©REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
US actor Dustin Hoffman was treated for cancer: spokeswoman

US actor Dustin Hoffman has undergone successful treatment for cancer.

US actor Dustin Hoffman was treated for cancer: spokeswoman
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Some blood pressure meds boost breast cancer risk: study

Postmenopausal women who take certain blood pressure medications for 10 years or more face twice the risk of developing breast cancer..

Some blood pressure meds boost breast cancer risk: study
The scientist Diyas Myrzakozha. Snapshot of Khabar video
Almaty scientist can diagnose cancer in 10 minutes

Doctor of Chemistry Diyas Myrzakozha from Almaty has developed a principally new method of highly accurate early diagnostics of cancer.

Almaty scientist can diagnose cancer in 10 minutes
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'Intelligent' knife can tell tumor from healthy tissue

A new kind of surgical knife can tell cancerous from healthy tissue in seconds and may help improve tumor removal in the operating room.

'Intelligent' knife can tell tumor from healthy tissue
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More evidence of prostate cancer, omega-3 link

US scientists said they have confirmed a surprising 2011 study that found a higher risk of prostate cancer among men who consume omega-3 fatty acids.

More evidence of prostate cancer, omega-3 link
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Air pollution boosts lung, heart risks: studies

Long-term exposure to particulate air pollution boosts the risk of lung cancer, even at concentrations below the legal maximum.

Air pollution boosts lung, heart risks: studies
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Survivors of childhood cancer prone to adult illness: study

Patients who successfully battled cancer during childhood face an extraordinarily high rate of chronic illness during their grown-up years.

Survivors of childhood cancer prone to adult illness: study
New health threats for China as it grows richer: Lancet
New health threats for China as it grows richer: Lancet

The Chinese are increasingly facing diseases of affluence such as cancer, according to a study to be published Saturday in a leading medical journal, with threats to health including diet, pollution and city living.

New health threats for China as it grows richer: Lancet
Michael Douglas denies blaming oral sex for his cancer
Michael Douglas denies blaming oral sex for his cancer

A spokesman for Michael Douglas denied Monday that the veteran Hollywood actor had blamed his throat cancer on oral sex.

Michael Douglas denies blaming oral sex for his cancer
Jolie 'moved' by public support following surgery
Jolie 'moved' by public support following surgery

Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie said Sunday she had been "moved" by public support after she revealed she had had a double mastectomy to reduce her high risk of breast cancer.

Jolie 'moved' by public support following surgery
Simple vinegar test cuts cervical cancer deaths
Simple vinegar test cuts cervical cancer deaths

A simple vinegar test cut cervical cancer rates among Indian women by nearly a third and could prevent 73,000 deaths worldwide each year.

Simple vinegar test cuts cervical cancer deaths
US actor Michael Douglas. ©REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
Douglas blames sex life for cancer battle

Veteran Hollywood star Michael Douglas blamed the cancerous tumour which developed in his throat three years ago on his sex life.

Douglas blames sex life for cancer battle
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Cancer researchers warn US budget cuts block advances

Cancer researchers warned Friday that federal budget cuts enacted by the US Congress could block key advances in the fight against deadly disease.

Cancer researchers warn US budget cuts block advances
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Gene clues for testicular cancer, heart defect

Separate studies of the human genome have found tantalising clues to the inherited causes of testicular cancer and non-inherited causes of congenital heart disease.

Gene clues for testicular cancer, heart defect
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US studies find genetic links in aggressive cancers

Some of the most devastating forms of cancer have genetic similarities even though they strike different body parts.

US studies find genetic links in aggressive cancers