Why It's Harmful to Describe Cancer as a "War"

When people talk about cancer, they often resort to the language of war – e.g. Mary lost her brave fight with cancer. Many compelling objections have been made against the use of such "battle metaphors," and a growing body of evidence suggests that, for some people, they can actually be harmful. » 11/06/14 11:30am 11/06/14 11:30am

These fish could be harbingers of a major human health crisis

Bad news, everyone. Researchers have discovered that 15% of the coral trout living in Australia's great Barrier Reef are suffering from what's been described as a scalier version of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. That's unsettling for a number of reasons, but there are two big ones that should immediately… » 8/03/12 1:00pm 8/03/12 1:00pm