Small sea sponge holds big promise against pancreatic cancer

/ Jul 27, 2017

Small sea sponge holds big promise against pancreatic cancer

A small dull-green sponge discovered in dark, icy waters of the Pacific off Alaska could be the first effective weapon against pancreatic cancer, researchers said Wednesday. Pancreatic cancer, with particularly aggressive tumors, is notoriously difficult to treat. "One would never have imagined, looking at this sponge, ...

WHO blasts tobacco industry for blocking anti-smoking moves

Jul 20, 2017

WHO blasts tobacco industry for blocking anti-smoking moves

The tobacco industry continues to subvert government attempts to prevent tobacco-related deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday in a fresh call to counter corporate lobbying and litigation. Countries with partly state-owned tobacco companies, such as Japan, which has a stake in Japan ...

Chinese Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo in final stages of cancer: hospital

Jul 9, 2017

Chinese Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo in final stages of cancer: hospital

Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo's has final stage terminal liver cancer, the hospital treating the 61-year-old said Saturday, after doctors from Germany and the United States visited him. In a statement, the hospital in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang said Liu has accumulated ...