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Veteran US senator McCain halts cancer treatment

1 month, 24 days ago
Veteran US senator John McCain -- a towering figure in American politics for decades -- has stopped treatment for brain cancer, one year after the Republican went public with his diagnosis.

HIV-positive baby dies in Russia after mum refuses treatment

6 months, 15 days ago
MOSCOW: An investigation was launched in Russia on Monday into the death of a five-month-old HIV-positive baby whose mother refused her treatment because she believed the virus was a "myth". The woman, who has been HIV-positive for more…

Stem cell eye treatment safe, restores some vision: study

6 months, 30 days ago
PARIS: Two people with severe vision loss due to a degenerative eye disease are able to read after embryonic stem cell treatment, researchers said Monday. The pair suffer from "wet" age-related macular degeneration, which can blur vision…

How infertility treatment has left sperm science behind

7 months, 7 days ago
LONDON: They can make test-tube babies, grow human eggs in a lab and reproduce mice from frozen testicle tissue, but when it comes to knowing how a man’s sperm can swim to, find and fertilize an egg, scientists are still floundering.…

As cancer survival rate grows, so does number of new cases

8 months, 16 days ago
PARIS: Even as cancer treatment improves and survival rates go up, so too does the number of people afflicted with the deadly disease, experts said ahead of World Cancer Day. The 14 million new cancer cases worldwide recorded in 2012…

Turkey wants to bring wounded from Syria for treatment

9 months, 25 days ago
ISTANBUL: Turkey is working with Russia to evacuate around 500 people from the besieged Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday. “There are around 500 people, including 170 children and women…