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Tag: Cancer

Protecting your skin when the sun’s up

Besides using sunscreen, wearing sunglasses and appropriate clothing can go a long way in protecting your skin against the sun's harmful UV rays.

Obamacare led to better cancer outcomes

A pair of studies have found that Obamacare led to an increase in early-stage ovarian cancer detections.

New breast cancer drug found to boost survival rates by 30%

The treatment is less toxic than traditional chemotherapy because it more selectively targets cancerous cells, blocking their ability to multiply.

Google trains AI to identify lung cancer

This disease has one of the worst survival rates due to difficulties in detecting malignant tissue until it's evolved into late stage cancer.

Ensure MySalam and Peka B40 meet patient needs

Both schemes appear to fall short, so the government should monitor their implementation and make sure they really benefit the needy in the Bottom 40 group.

Blood in faeces: Before freaking out, read on

While some causes of blood in faeces are not life-threatening, others are - so it's always best that you see your doctor immediately.

Sevilla coach Caparros diagnosed with leukaemia

Caparros is not the first Sevilla coach to be diagnosed with cancer.

France to ban popular breast implants over cancer risk

Most of France's estimated 500,000 implant wearers are believed to have implants with a textured velcro-like surface which sticks to the breast tissue, to avoid slipping out of position.

Tasmanian devils prove quick adaptors in bid for survival

A contagious cancer is threatening Tasmanian devils with extinction, but the wily creatures are evolving rapidly to develop immunity.

Bring down cost of cancer medicines, says MP

Charles Santiago says the government and private sector should negotiate fair prices, as in UK and Australia.

Health ministry studying ways to reduce cancer treatment costs in private...

They include efforts to amend drug control procedures that directly affect treatment costs.

New technique may overcome infertility in childhood cancer survivors

Men diagnosed with cancer have the option of freezing their sperm ahead of chemotherapy, which can render them infertile.

Chong Wei out of Malaysian Open in blow to Olympic hopes

The badminton ace has been given the all-clear from cancer but is advised against putting his body under 'undue stress'.

Chong Wei comeback depends on doctor’s visit next week

Badminton ace is showing good form in training but whether he plays in the Malaysia Open or not will depend on his doctor’s assessment next week.

California jury orders J&J to pay US$29 million in latest talc...

This is the latest defeat for the healthcare conglomerate which is facing thousands of similar lawsuits.

Yannis Behrakis, award-winning Reuters photographer, dies aged 58

Yannis Behrakis, a championed photographer, a committed journalist, a loving father and idol to many, passed away after a long battle with cancer.

New cancer-causing toxin found in recalled blood pressure pills

A third cancer-causing toxin was found in some blood pressure pills recalled by India's Hetero Labs.

Study: Nearly half of children with cancer untreated

There are some 400,000 news cases of childhood cancer each year, but barely half are logged in national health registries.

Chong Wei delays comeback until April

The Malaysian star underwent treatment in Taiwan but pledged not to retire and resumed training last month.

Dealing with the financial impact of critical chronic diseases

WHO says the key to address these is to improve the management of its response - detection, early screening and treatment as well as palliative care.

Too much time sitting and watching TV linked to higher risk...

New international research has found that sedentary time spent sitting and watching TV may increase the risk of colorectal cancer, even in those under 50.

Govt subsidises cancer treatment for poor by 95%, says health ministry

Deputy Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye says the government welcomes any funds initiated by the private sector to help defray cancer treatment costs.

How MPs can help change Malaysia’s cancer story

An all-party group on cancer would allow MPs and other stakeholders to be engaged on the same platform without the limitations usually applicable to parliamentary select committees and caucuses.

Olympic champ Adrian has cancer, targeting Tokyo 2020

The 30-year-old has appeared in 3 Olympics, in 2008, 2012 and 2016, winning 8 medals in total.