Cancer is not an inescapable fate. But while prevention can save millions of lives much more cheaply than treatment, it remains an underfunded, much-neglected weapon in the anti-cancer arsenal, experts say.
Taiwan on Saturday reported its first case of human infection of avian influenza A (H7N9) for this year, involving a Taiwanese businessman based in China who was confirmed to be infected with the virus and continues to receive treatment in an intensive care unit, according to health authorities.
An innovative vaccine made from genetic material protected lab animals from the Zika virus in experiments, scientists reported Thursday, calling it a "promising" lead in fighting the threat to humans.
Cancer rates in Britain will rise six times faster among women than men within the next two decades, according to data released on Friday by charity Cancer Research UK.
Adult soccer players who regularly use their heads to hit balls are three times more likely to show concussion symptoms than players who don't head the ball often, a US study said Wednesday.
The number of people seeking emergency treatment with flu-like symptoms during this year's Lunar New Year holiday was down 60 percent from the same period last year, mainly due to the government's expanded vaccination campaign to combat influenza, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said on Thursday.
Researchers on Wednesday unveiled 83 rare gene variants which exert a strong influence on human height, with some capable of adding or subtracting more than two centimeters.
People on the bottom rung of the socioeconomic ladder may live two years less on average than those at the top, according to a large-scale study published Wednesday.
Eating chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa can help improve brain function, according to a new study by Japan's Meiji Seika Kaisha, Ltd.
Fewer sex toys contain dangerous chemicals than children's toys, a Swedish inspection authority said in a report published on Monday.