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Mugabe died of cancer, Zimbabwe president confirms

Emmerson Mnangagwa, however, did not disclose the type.

Nicklaus-conqueror Barnes dies aged 74

The BBC reports Brian Barnes died of cancer.

Ex-Spain coach Luis Enrique’s nine-year-old daughter dies of cancer

In his poignant Twitter post, Luis Enrique thanked all the messages of support 'received during these months'.

Eating meat when pregnant: Is it a healthy choice?

There is no need to stop eating meat when pregnant provided you store, prepare and cook your proteins in the right way.

Australia cancer sufferer first to use new assisted dying law

Euthanasia had previously been legal in Australia's Northern Territory, but those laws were overturned in a contentious move by the federal government in 1997.

Falling prey to mental disorder after surviving a serious illness

Experts say it is common for recovering patients to be afflicted with mental disorders after surviving diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.

Singapore scientists develop antibody drug that may replace chemotherapy

Clinical trials at the National University Cancer Institute will soon be undergoing Phase 2 to test for efficacy, says report.

Can diet help cancer treatment? Study in mice offers clues

The study focuses on restricting the intake of the amino acid methionine, which is key to a process called one-carbon metabolism that helps cancer cells grow.

Swiss to take on big pharma with cheaper cancer treatment

Swiss hospitals are hoping to offer cancer cell therapy treatment for one-third cheaper than the commercialized process offered by the pharmaceutical industry.

Bayer in frame to win first EU nod for high-precision cancer...

The drug is being recommended for adults and children with difficult to treat forms of cancer that are driven by a rare genetic mutation known as NTRK gene fusion, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) says.

The link between oestrogen and breast cancer

Read how the female sex hormone oestrogen, that is produced in the ovary, has a direct link to the incidence of breast cancer.

Health minister calls for less alarming views on Pasir Gudang pollution

After chemical engineer speaks of possible cancer link, Dzulkefly says "don’t take an approach that would somehow trigger anxiety among the people"

Pasir Gudang gas linked to cancer, says lecturer

Studies have shown that daily or lengthy exposure to acrylonitrile gas could cause cancer, says Zulkifli Abdul Rashid of UiTM.

Expert debunks belief that ejaculating lowers prostate cancer risk

Malaysian Urological Association pans findings of a recent Taiwanese study and says doctors should not advise patients to masturbate more often.

Miracle or malarkey? Can arm-swinging stave off cancer?

Ping Shuai Qi Gong proponents claim not only can the simple exercise heal eczema and backache, but also cure 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.

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