Psychedelic compound boosts cancer patients' mindset

Dec 2, 2016

Psychedelic compound boosts cancer patients' mindset

Cancer patients often experience mental anguish and stress, but a single dose of a hallucinogen found in psychedelic mushrooms, along with psychological counseling, improved their mindset, two studies said Thursday. The approach “significantly lessens mental anguish in distressed cancer patients for months at a ...

Alcohol consumption blamed for 5% of new cancer cases

Nov 3, 2016

Alcohol consumption blamed for 5% of new cancer cases

Alcohol consumption caused more than 700,000 new cancer cases and around 366,000 cancer deaths in 2012, mainly in rich countries, according to data reported Wednesday to the World Cancer Congress in Paris. Comparing the cancer risk of people who drink to that of people ...

French particle accelerator to target 'exotic' nuclei

Nov 3, 2016

French particle accelerator to target 'exotic' nuclei

Long thought to be the smallest building blocks of all matter, we now know atoms are themselves composed of electrons spinning around a nucleus made of protons and neutrons. But where do nuclei come from? How are they forged? Which forces govern their behavior? ...

Oct 25, 2016

Hirao's death caused by bile duct cancer, family says

Rugby legend Seiji Hirao died of bile duct cancer, his family revealed in a statement through the Japan Rugby Football Union on Tuesday. Hirao’s family said the former Japan captain and head coach passed away at 7:16 a.m. last Thursday at the age of ...