Cancer cells can force their neighbours to feed them

Cancer is formed when a cell mutates and develops the ability to grow uncontrollably. This uncontrollable growth means that cancer cells are energy hogs, they require copious amounts of fuel to drive their growth and movement. Many chemotherapeutics target the food supplies of cancer cells in an effort to starve them. Typically, nutrients are provided to cancer…

One third of adults with asthma may be misdiagnosed

You go to your family doctor complaining of difficulty breathing, wheezing, tightness in your chest, and a cough. Your doctor listens to your chest, makes some notes and diagnoses you with asthma. You get some inhalers to control the symptoms and carry on your way. Surprisingly, there was never a test done to determine if…

The miracle cure for cancer is not being hidden from you

Cancer is a horrendous disease that takes a toll not only on the patients but also their family and friends. Even with the best treatments and care, some cancers still have a high mortality rate. For example, pancreatic cancer has a mortality rate of 93%. A cancer diagnosis has a lot of emotion tied to…

Evaluating scientific claims on the Internet 

The internet is littered with websites claiming to have found the cures to many common ailments.But how many of them are true? And how do you know? With headlines being sensationalized and conspiracy theories abound, it can be difficult to know fact from fiction. Here is a 10 step guide to understanding the likelihood that the…