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Obesity rates have more than doubled worldwide since 1980, according to the World Health Organization, to more than 600 million adults. For years, research has shown that people who are overweight or obese have an increased risk for heart disease, di...

How to Pick the Right Oncologist

Do you have the right oncologist? Check this list of 10 tips to make sure yours matches up with the health professional you really need.
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Long term mobile phone use may raise brain cancer risk

Here’s the latest development in the debate over whether extensive cell phone use can lead to brain cancer. A study published in the journal Pathophysiology reports that a team of Swedish researchers found that after 25 years of cell phone use, the r...

Stem cells loaded with herpes fight brain tumors

A new study has found that applying herpes-loaded stem cells to brain tumors may be an effective method for improving survival rates. Previous studies have tested the effects of herpes viruses on tumors, but researchers continually ran into the probl...

Cancer "monorails" may help kill brain tumors

Scientists at Georgia Tech say they have developed a new way to treat brain cancer, one that involves tricking tumor cells to move along a microfiber “track” to a location where doctors can target them more effectively. According to a study published ...

Fat cells used to fight brain cancer

In an elaborate game of cellular hide and seek, scientists have found a way to use stem cells from human fat to seek out hard-to-find ‘migrating’ cancer cells in the brain. The most common and aggressive type of brain tumor is called glioblastoma, an...

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