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The animal that doesn’t get cancer

The naked mole rat offers hope for future cancer treatments (Credit: Alamy)

Many animals get cancer just like humans do, but there are a few mysterious species that rarely develop it Cancer is rife in the animal kingdom. For many, the mortality rate is similar to that suffered by humans. The dogs and cats we share our homes with can get various …

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Processed meats do cause cancer – WHO

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Processed meats – such as bacon, sausages and ham – do cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Its report said 50g of processed meat a day – less than two slices of bacon – increased the chance of developing colorectal cancer by 18%. Meanwhile, it said red …

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Aspirin trial to examine if it can stop cancer returning

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The world’s largest clinical trial to examine whether aspirin can prevent cancers returning has begun in the UK. About 11,000 people who have had early bowel, breast, prostate, stomach and oesophageal cancer will be involved. Uncertainty about the drug’s possible anti-cancer qualities has led to fierce medical debate in recent …

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Pfizer’s CEO Faces The Drug Pricing Firestorm

Innovation’s accountant: Pfizer CEO Ian Read

When Ian Read, an accountant and company lifer, took over as Pfizer’s chief executive in December 2010, the drug firm–the world’s largest–was facing the impending patent expiration of Lipitor, the bestselling drug ever made, and the utter failure of one of the most lavishly funded research laboratories on the planet …

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Dietary supplements less safe than previously thought, says report

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10-year study found that 23,000 patients attended emergency departments after suffering adverse events related to the supplements We swallow them by the handful to help us improve health, lose weight, and enhance sexual performance. But the multi-million pound trade in dietary supplements, which includes vitamin pills, herbal preparations and energy …

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