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Cancer increasing on the mainland

The number of middle-aged mainlanders developing cancerous tumours doubled over the two decades to 2009, a new national report says.

Sunday, 13 January, 2013, 4:55am 1 comment

Short Science, January 13, 2013

A state-of-the-art computer-assisted autopsy system that is increasingly being used in European hospitals may eventually mean there is no such thing as a "perfect murder". The "virtopsy" is now being used at selected forensic medical institutes in Europe, after University of Zurich scientists pioneered the method.

13 Jan 2013 - 6:03am

Cancer studies often downplay chemo side effects, study

Doctors relying on studies published in top journals for guidance on treating women with breast cancer may not be getting the most accurate information, with the side effects of various treatments downplayed, according to a North American study.

11 Jan 2013 - 3:38pm

Case history: When fate plays a hand

Matteo Russo's left thumb hurt every time he tried to move it. He assumed that, because he was 74, the problem might be age related.

8 Jan 2013 - 2:48pm

Chavez suffers lung problems as aides allege 'psychological war'

Venezuela’s government accused opposition leaders of waging a “psychological war” to destabilise the country, as its cancer-stricken Hugo Chavez battles a lung infection.

4 Jan 2013 - 6:21pm

Venezuelan opposition demands ‘truth’ on Chavez's health

Venezuela’s main opposition movement demanded on Wednesday that the government tell “the truth” about President Hugo Chavez’s health as one of his closest allies said his condition was “very worrying.”

3 Jan 2013 - 3:37pm

Venezuelans on edge amid shifting news on Chavez

Supporters and opponents of President Hugo Chavez alike nervously welcomed the new year on Tuesday, left on edge by shifting signals from the government about the Venezuelan leader’s health.

2 Jan 2013 - 8:21pm

Two more cooking oils contain carcinogenic Benzopyrene

Two more cooking oil samples have been found to contain a cancer-causing substance at levels higher than the European Union or mainland limit.

The findings come a week after four out of 39 oil samples tested by the Centre for Food Safety were found to have levels of the carcinogenic Benzopyrene exceeding the EU's standard.

28 Dec 2012 - 5:21am

Short Science, December 23, 2012

Scientists at Europe's CERN research centre said they may be able to definitively announce in March that they have discovered the elusive Higgs boson.

23 Dec 2012 - 6:11am

Barcelona's Tito Vilanova suffers a relapse of cancer

Leading names from the sporting world sent their best wishes to Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova who underwent surgery yesterday and faces weeks of chemotherapy and radiotherapy after suffering a cancer relapse.

21 Dec 2012 - 3:00am