Long-term study of cellphone use finds no cancer link

In what's described as the largest ever study on the cancer risk of cellphones, Danish researchers have found no link between phone use and brain tumors.

Roger Ebert reflects on life itself

Roger Ebert's certainly been through a hell of a lot. 

He lost the ability to speak from a terrible bout with cancer, but it hasn't slowed down his writing, or his enthusiasm for living.

'Star-Trek' sick bay detects diseases

British engineers have built a £1 million Star Trek-style 'sick bay' for the National Health Service, debuting at the Leicester Royal Infirmary's accident and emergency department.

Caffeine could help fight skin cancer

A recent Rutgers University study supports the theory that caffeine can help protect against certain types of skin cancer on a molecular level.

Are tanning bed addicts like junkies?

A team of scientists has concluded that individuals who use frequently use tanning beds might be acting on an addictive neurological reward-and-reinforcement trigger.

TSA 'ignored warnings' on cancer cluster

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) says it's got evidence that the Department of Homeland Security has failed to properly evaluate the level of risk from airport body scanners.

Team overrides faulty genetic signalling for first time

Scientists have discovered an entirely new way to change the genetic code, bringing hope of treatments for devastating genetic disorders such as cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and many forms of cancer.

It's official: WHO classifies cellphones as cancer risk

After years of research and a great deal of argument, the World Health Organization has classified cellphones as possibly carcinogenic.

Surgeons use Kinect to speed up cancer surgery

Doctors at a Canadian hospital are using the X-box Kinect during cancer surgery, to speed up operations and reduce the risk of contamination.

Experts warn of cancer risk from airport security scanners

The backscatter X-ray scanners being used by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in airports security checkpoints could represent a risk to health, say researchers.

Are LED lights hazardous to your health?

Reds are the worst. They have eight times the amount of lead allowed under California law. But all of the light-emitting diodes (LEDs) tested by UC Irvine scientists were brimming with toxins - lead, arsenic and many other potentially hazardous substances - linked to cancer and other horrible diseases and maladies.

Smartphone app could help diagnose cancer

Doctors currently diagnosis suspicious lumps by using a needle to extract a sample for analysis. The sample - which is stained to highlight specific proteins - typically yields results in a few days, and may be inconclusive at times. 

Cellphone use alters brain activity

The debate over whether cellphones affect the brain rumbles on. The latest study shows a measurable effect on brain activity - but one which may or may not be harmful, say the team.

Reprogrammed stem cells could cause cancer

The use of reprogrammed stem cells for medical treatments is looking doubtful, with the discovery that such cells can lead to genomic abberations which could cause cancer.

'Eco' lights could cause cancer

LEDs are one of the few types of lighting that actually give you enough light to see by, while still being good for the environment... or maybe not.

Cancer causing chemical found on dollar bill

Remember when it was suddenly not OK to leave water bottles in the sun or to drink from canteens made of plastic that contained BPA? 

Team tests brain cancer vaccine

A medical team believes it's developed an effective vaccine against the most common type of brain cancer, and is about to try it out on human subjects.

New test delivers biopsy results in minutes

Patients may no longer have to wait days for biopsy results, thanks to a new tissue-imaging technique that gives results in a matter of minutes.

Breakthrough could lead to effective cancer vaccines

Scientists researching cancer vaccines have made a significant breakthrough that could allow many cancers, including breast and colorectal cancers, to be targeted.

Cellphones DO cause brain tumors, says latest study

New research aiming to incorporate the best data from previous studies indicates that cellphones really do increase the risk of brain cancer.  Independent studies follow-up over a long period suggest the risk is doublerd for heavy phone users.