COMMON painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen could triple a patient’s chances of surviving head and neck cancer, a study revealed yesterday. More than a third of people with head and neck cancer have a gene mutation that means they could benefit from regularly taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs .
Joel Balsam January 11, 2019 Share this article Deep in the Black Rock Desert—and arguably even deeper into the Burning man experience—a hardy crew of cancer patients are burying their diagnoses in the dust. The sun is beating down over one of the most inhospitable places on the planet and I can’t remember the last […]
A survey published in The Lancet journal tracked 220 cancer patients who turned to GoFundMe to pay for homeopathic treatment which is not based on modern science. At least 28 per cent of those patients died and research points to an increased risk of death among those who seek alternative treatments.
BLOOD pressure tablets containing a chemical used in rocket fuel have been recalled over fears they could cause cancer.
A growing number of doctors are prescribing visits to museums and art galleries, but what does the science say?
When facing a disease with life-or-death stakes, matters of the heart may seem like a secondary concern. But cancer can serve as a “litmus test” for a relationship — and many fail, said Dr. Robert Rutledge, a Halifax radiation oncologist.
DIABETES patients are to be prescribed a “very low calorie diet” in a new action plan to battle the disease, NHS England announced yesterday.
‘We’re guinea pigs’: Canada’s oversight process for implanted medical devices stuns suffering patients
Millions of Canadians rely on surgically implanted medical devices in order to function — to do everything from walk without pain to pump blood through their veins. But a new CBC investigation reveals some devices are approved with scant scientific evidence to show they are safe and effective.
The shortage in Canada of bupropion, a popular prescription antidepressant, has been stressful for patients with mental illnesses and the people who care for them.
Two Toronto hospitals that have a financial relationship with a private company that banks blood from babies’ umbilical cords say they need to be more upfront about their affiliation after an investigation by CBC’s The Fifth Estate raised questions about their practices.