Infecting a cancer patient with the malaria parasite plasmodium appears to cause the immune system to battle tumour cells, according to Chinese scientists. Photo: Shutterstock

Has China found a cure for cancer in malaria?

  • Doctors warn public not to get overexcited or feed into irrational hype as scientist’s claim goes viral
  • ‘Not enough evidence to prove this method is useful yet,’ research team co-leader cautions
Topic |   China science

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Infecting a cancer patient with the malaria parasite plasmodium appears to cause the immune system to battle tumour cells, according to Chinese scientists. Photo: Shutterstock
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Damage to DNA implies a change in the genetic code, which is not repaired when the molecule chain replicates.

Lack of sleep could damage DNA and affect repair ability, possibly raising cancer risk, University of Hong Kong study finds

  • Research conducted on doctors who worked long, overnight shifts, and results may apply to those in other jobs with similar working patterns
  • Adults aged between 18 and 60 need at least seven hours of sleep per night
Topic |   Health and wellness

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Damage to DNA implies a change in the genetic code, which is not repaired when the molecule chain replicates.
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