The hepatitis C virus, contracted through a tainted blood transfusion, dirty needles, or even the unclean razor of a roadside barber, currently infects an estimated 175 million people.
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, yet it is also one of the most preventable cancers.
Winner of the 2014 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Award for "pioneering studies of gene-environment interactions."
A new study finds that more than a half a million cases of colorectal cancer may have been prevented over the past 30 years.
By LEE W. JONES, PHD
Regular exercise, along with recommendations for other lifestyle behaviors, such as maintaining a healthy diet and weight and avoiding smoking, has become established as a cornerstone therapy for the prevention of numerous different chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and even neurodegenerative conditions.
After multiple health reform initiatives (one in 1983 and one in 2003), Mexico has gradually advanced towards universal health coverage and coverage now includes the "seguro popular" providing basic care for low-income citizens.
Every year on the anniversary of the signing by President Nixon of the bill that began the War on Cancer in 1971, there appears a barrage of newspaper articles that lament the lack of progress that has occurred since that event. But is that truly so? Or have these writers simply chosen the wrong benchmarks on which to focus?