Tasmanian devils pull back from brink of extinction

Sep 24, 2016

Tasmanian devils pull back from brink of extinction

Their numbers decimated by a vicious facial cancer, Tasmanian devils seem to be pulling back from the brink of extinction through lightning-fast genetic evolution, astonished scientists said. A detailed comparison of the genomes of 294 devils, before and after the cancer emerged 20 years ...

Sep 17, 2016

Cancer overtakes heart disease as Australia's biggest killer

Cancer has become Australia’s biggest killer, overtaking heart disease for the first time to take more lives than any other ailment, a government health agency said in a report released Tuesday. Indigenous Australians also fare much worse than nonindigenous on almost every health score, ...

Sep 2, 2016

Australian judge rules child will not be treated for cancer

An Australian judge has ruled against a hospital in favor of a 6-year-old cancer patient’s parents who want their son to die without further potentially life-saving treatment. Family Court Justice Richard O’Brien ruled on Thursday that Oshin Kiszko’s best interests would be served by ...

Aug 28, 2016

Alcohol abstinence reduces recurrence of esophagus cancer: study

Alcohol abstinence halves the risk of esophagus cancer from recurring, Japanese researchers have found. The team of researchers, led by Kyoto University professor Manabu Muto, conducted endoscopic examinations of esophaguses of 330 early-stage cancer patients once every six months over an 80 month period. ...

Aug 25, 2016

Being overweight is linked to eight more kinds of cancer

Being overweight can raise the likelihood of being diagnosed with cancers of the stomach and digestive tract, as well as certain brain and reproductive tumors, international researchers said Wednesday. A report in the New England Journal of Medicine adds eight more kinds of cancer ...