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People live more than a decade longer on average today than they did in 1970, but spend much of these boon years battling diseases like cancer, according to a global health review published Thursday.
In eight European and Scandinavian countries, 270,000 people are diagnosed every year with cancers caused by smoking, according to a European study.
Controversial U.S. guidelines for mammography issued in 2009, calling for screening every two years rather than annually for women over 50 years old, can result in breast cancers being missed, according to U.S. researchers studying the hotly debated topic.
Men who drink one normal-sized soft drink per day are at greater risk of getting more aggressive forms of prostate cancer, according to a Swedish study released Monday.
More than a million U.S. women have received unnecessary and invasive cancer treatments over the last 30 years, thanks to routine mammograms that detected harmless tumors, scientists said Thursday.
The Bureau of National Health Insurance (BNHI) recently announced it will approve a target drug that can suppress EGF (epidermal growth factor) induced colorectal cancer as a first-line treatment starting Dec. 1.
Patients asked to estimate how many lives would be saved through cancer screening or how many hip fractures can be prevented with bone-building medication mostly overestimate the benefits of these preventive measures, according to a New Zealand study.
More than 170 countries Monday adopted what World Health Organization (WHO) chief Margaret Chan called a “game-changing” global pact to combat the illegal tobacco trade.
Taipei-based Orient Europharma Group (OEP) and Japan's Nano Carrier Co. Ltd. inked a new license agreement on a pancreatic cancer drug yesterday, and unveiled their joint investment of NT$700 million (US$24 million) in a new plant to produce cancer drugs.
S. Korea noodles to stay for sale pending test results
Health officials said yesterday that they will wait for the release of official test results before deciding whether a further three brands of instant noodles produced by a South Korean company at the center of a health scare should be pulled from store shelves.
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