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Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Some types can cause health problems including cancers. The results of a study released by the CDC on April 6 show that more than 1 in 5 U.S. adults are infected with cancer-causing HPV. “We tend to overlook the fact that […]

Move over, apple, and make room for another health trooper. An aspirin a day may keep cancer away. Researchers followed 86,206 women from 1980 to 2012 and 43,977 men from 1986 to 2012. Baseline aspirin use was recorded and then researchers followed up on use every two years after that. Participants with a history of cancer, […]

Canada is set to legalize marijuana by July 1, 2018, according to news reports, citing the week of April 10 for legislation to be introduced to Parliament. According to the CBC report, the country’s marijuana supply and license producers will be legislated by lawmakers in Ottawa. The national age limit to purchase the drug will be […]

Researchers know that patients with several types of cancer, including prostate cancer, have higher than normal levels of a protein called AMACR, and that the protein is linked to the aggressiveness of cancer. Lowering levels of AMACR reduces the growth of cancer cells, and these cells revert to more “normal” behavior. However, exploitation of these […]

Researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles have developed a computer program that can simultaneously detect cancer and identify from a patient’s blood sample where in the body the cancer is located. The scientists call the program CancerLocator, which works by measuring tumor DNA circulating in the blood. The program works by looking for specific […]

David Rockefeller, the last surviving grandson of John D. Rockefeller and a man who wielded vast influence around the world, died on Monday in Pocantico Hills, New York. He was 101. From The New York Times: The youngest of six siblings, David Rockefeller was born in Manhattan on June 12, 1915. His father, John D. […]

Otto Warburg discovered that cancer cells were low in oxygen due to a change in cellular respiration — from using oxygen to using fermentation of sugar. “Cancer, above all other diseases, has countless secondary causes. But, even for cancer, there is only one prime cause,” Warburg said. “Summarized in a few words, the prime cause […]

Oregon State University researchers have discovered that sulforaphane, a dietary compound known to help prevent prostate cancer, is one of the reasons why broccoli may be good for your health. The finding provides more evidence for how long non-coding RNAs, which were once thought to be a type of “junk DNA” of no particular value […]

Monsanto may be the boogeyman after all. On March 10, the chemical monolith lost a court challenge to keep glyphosate off California’s public list of cancer-causing chemicals. Now, there is physical evidence Monsanto and an Environmental Protection Agency official were in cahoots to thwart another agency’s investigation into glyphosate, the key chemical in the herbicide […]

A cancer blood test works by screening for DNA released by dying tumor cells. These tests are showing promise for detecting traces of tumor DNA in the blood of cancer patients. As a cancerous tumor progresses, it takes over parts of the body. It battles “regular” cells for space as well as nutrients. The tumor […]