Oncology & Cancer

Beating by overheating: A new strategy to combat cancer

Many new drugs inhibit the processes that cancer cells need to divide rapidly. So as to inhibit the cancer as a whole. But cancer cells have all sorts of workarounds to get around that effect. As a result, the tumor becomes ...

Medical research

Assessing the impact of fast-track drug approval programs

Over the past decade, regulatory agencies such as the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States and the and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in the European Union have put programs in place to get new drugs ...


More than one billion now afflicted by obesity: Lancet

More than one billion people around the world are now suffering from obesity with the number having more than quadrupled since 1990, according to a study released by The Lancet medical journal.


Canada unveils framework for universal drug plan

Canada on Thursday unveiled a framework for a universal drug plan that, once fully implemented, would mark the biggest expansion of its publicly funded health care system in decades.

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