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Children exposed to potentially toxic chemicals daily in household dust

Toxic chemicals that are associated with cancer and developmental and reproductive health problems have been found widespread in household dust.

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure: 6 Easy Ways

There are a number of steps, including both lifestyle measures and drugs doctors can provide, that can help to lower blood pressure. Learn about six here.

Quadruple helix form of DNA may aid in the development of targeted cancer therapies

Scientists have identified where a four-stranded version of DNA exists within the genome of human cells, and suggest that it may hold a key to developing new, targeted therapies for cancer.

Many adolescent girls with leukemia are not being screened for pregnancy before beginning chemotherapy

A new study indicates that adolescent females with acute leukemia have low rates of pregnancy screening prior to receiving chemotherapy that can cause birth defects.

Study reveals how ionising radiation damages DNA and causes cancer

For the first time, researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators have been able to identify in human cancers two characteristic patterns of DNA damage caused by...

Pac-Man like protein which eats dead cells could help in the fight against cancer

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have identified a protein which causes cells to eat their dying neighbours, helping to prevent inflammation - something which is vital in the fight to stop...

What is a Telangiectasia and Should I Be Worried?

Telangiectasias are small, broken, or widened blood vessels found near the surface of the skin. Learn about their causes, diagnosis, and treatment.

Study examines cancer rates among World Trade Center-exposed firefighters

Researchers found no overall increase in cancer risk among World Trade Center (WTC)-exposed firefighters following the 9/11 attacks compared with other firefighters from several US cities.

Melanoma may be stoppable with drug that halts cancer cell proliferation

Study shows revonedistat, a drug already in testing, blocks a protein that melanoma and other types of cancer cells rely on to replicate at great speed.

New immunotherapy treatment could lead to better, cheaper results for pancreatic cancer

A new immunotherapy treatment has shown dramatic results in treating advanced pancreatic cancer, a deadly cancer that has seen little progress in treatment over the last 20 years.