While other major U.S. cities see the disparity in outcomes between black and white women battling breast cancer grow, a unique program in Chicago has reversed the trend.
Current treatments involve targeting and killing specific cancer cells, but new research points to the efficacy of an ecological approach to curing the disease.
People often take too long to believe common habits can pose danger.
The viral Vine is more than a touching tribute; it's a lesson on how to effectively raise awareness about public health issues.
The side effects are significant, but mostly people feel fine afterwards.
A twisting tale of industry cover-ups and misinformation that spans decades.
Big Pharma’s focus on blockbuster cancer drugs squeezes out research into potential treatments that are more affordable. Says one researcher: "What is scientific and sexy is driven by what can be monetized."
Studies have shown that when public figures die from disease, the public takes notice. New research suggests this could be the key to reaching those who are most at risk.
As a way to politicize the issue, most media coverage of birth-control methods is focused on the potential complications of use, but far more women experience positive benefits, including cancer prevention and menstrual regulation.