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Using cancer cells to kill cancer cells

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A report on some more promising cancer research.
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Antioxidants aid cancer cells in metastasizing, research shows

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New research shows that antioxidants shield cancer cells immediately after they leave the tumor in metastasis.
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The Vatican denies reports that Pope Francis has a brain tumor

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An Italian newspaper is standing by its report, despite an unequivocal denial from the Vatican.
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You probably don’t use sunscreen, and you should

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Americans are bad at using sunscreen, which puts them at risk for skin cancer.
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Scientists are testing lots of different medical uses for marijuana

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From epilepsy to cancer, ongoing research is yielding promising signs in using marijuana in medical treatments.
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Medical roundup: Aspirin and cancer prevention; Diabetes on the rise

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Aspirin may help prevent some types of cancer, diabetes is on the rise, and how to prevent colon cancer.
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Statins may help with dementia, Parkinson’s, cancer, stroke and more

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While statins may be beneficial in a number of conditions, they are by no means benign drugs that carry no risk.
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Blood tests for cancer may be possible in the near future

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Most cancers that are solid tumors (lung, breast, thyroid, bowel) can’t be detected by blood tests. Until now.
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Science is not the enemy

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When I wrote about the risks of e-cigarettes & benefits of circumcision, you’d have thought I spat on the flag.
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Dog senses woman’s breast cancer (BBC video, not April Fools)

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BBC: “We now know that dogs like max are smelling the tiny volatile chemicals given off by cancerous tumors.”
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The truth about e-cigarettes

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The jury is still out on whether e-cigarettes are safe, and whether they even help you stop smoking.
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The French way of cancer treatment; it’s entirely humane

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Cancer care in France — an American daughter’s discovery that the French system for health care is, well, humane.
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Marijuana as a possible treatment for HIV and cancer

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A look at new research on using THC, the principal drug in marijuana, to fight HIV and damage cancer cells.
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