As radiation therapy declined so did second cancers in childhood cancer survivors

Childhood cancer survivors are living longer. Now research shows they are also less likely to develop second cancers while still young. The decline followed a sharp drop in the use of radiation therapy for treatment of childhood cancers. Between the […]

Scientists ‘Inject’ Information Into Monkeys’ Brains

Scientists ‘Inject’ Information Into Monkeys’ Brains When you drive toward an intersection, the sight of the light turning red will (or should) make you step on the brake. This action happens thanks to a chain of events inside your head. […]

This Man Invented a Font to Help People With Dyslexia Read

A new typeface is making life easier for people everywhere who live with dyslexia. Christian Boer, 33, is a Dutch graphic designer who created the font that makes reading easier for people, like himself, who have dyslexia, according to his website. Now, […]


Current treatments involve targeting and killing specific cancer cells, but new research points to the efficacy of an ecological approach to curing the disease. Close-up view of cancer cells. In 1976, Peter Nowell put forth the idea that cancer was […]

Six Challenges To Tackle Before Artificial Intelligence Redesigns Healthcare

  The potential of artificial intelligence for making healthcare better is indisputable. The question is how to integrate it successfully into our healthcare systems. For doing so, we have to overcome technical, medical limitations, as well as regulatory obstacles, soothe […]

Health Officials Agree Undetectable HIV Levels Likely Mean Uninfectious

Medical organizations endorse the “Undetectable = Untransmissible” campaign, which aims to raise awareness of scientific evidence showing that virally suppressed people living with HIV cannot infect others. More than 500 organizations from 67 countries have now endorsed a campaign promoting […]

What if consciousness is not what drives the human mind?

  Everyone knows what it feels like to have consciousness: it’s that self-evident sense of personal awareness, which gives us a feeling of ownership and control over the thoughts, emotions and experiences that we have every day. Most experts think […]

One in four U.S. seniors with cancer has had it before

(HealthDay)—For a quarter of American seniors, a cancer diagnosis signals the return of an old foe, new research shows. Even in cancer patients younger than 65, one in 10 cases involves people who’ve had the disease before, the study of nearly 741,000 people […]