Five-year-old Dhana Rivas is fighting for her life on two fronts, fending off the acute lymphoblastic leukemia eating away at her frail body while her family simultaneously battles the shortage of cancer drugs plaguing Mexico.
Cancer drug shortages leave Mexican kids fighting for life
Today, seven in 10 Americans are obese or overweight. The more overweight you are, the greater your risk for heart disease and cancers of the breast, colon and prostate. Maintaining a healthy weight is a major part of disease prevention.
Use nutrition to reduce cancer risk
By Matthew R. Francis*
The science of how diseases spread
Researchers say it has been cumbersome to deliver magnetic stimulation to stroke patients, which enhances the ability of nerve cells to adapt, but a new device manages to do it as a wearable.
'Brain stimulator' may boost stroke recovery
Scientists have discovered a new antibiotic that can kill even the toughest superbugs that have become resistant to all other known drugs, a new study reveals.
Scientists discover new antibiotic that kills bacteria resistant to all known drugs
Fluoride helps prevent tooth day — but too much of it can actually negatively affect oral hygiene, a new analysis has suggested.
Study: Fluoride good for teeth, but over-exposure may damage enamel
Hepatitis, appendicitis and viral meningitis are among the serious complications that can occur when you get the measles, doctors warned in a new report.
Measles complications can affect every organ: Study
Eating a diet of junk food for just one week was enough to damage part of the brain that stops us eating more when we are already full, research suggests.
One week of unhealthy eating could damage a part of brain stops us eating more
No country offers a child both the chance of a healthy upbringing and an environment fit for their future, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
Children facing uncertain future, experts warn
Indonesia’s finance minister proposed on Wednesday new duties on sweetened drinks, vehicles that emit carbon dioxide and plastic bags, to control consumption of the products in Southeast Asia’s largest economy.
Indonesia proposes to tax sweet drinks, polluting cars, plastic

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