TB, syphilis and leprosy make way for cancer

Looking at over 3000 skeletons dating from about 5300 BC to the 19th century AD, researchers have found much more evidence of tuberculosis, syphilis and leprosy than of cancer, but cancer is far more common today than those other diseases … Continue reading

Breast cancer, industrialized society and light

Researchers want to know why breast cancer is more common in industrialized societies, particularly among shift workers (Breast cancer mystery frustrates scientists). One theory points the finger at increased exposure to artificial light, which disrupts the body’s natural sleep and … Continue reading