APOPO HeroRAT rat getting food reward

Dr. Nose: Disease-Detecting Animals

Belgian scientists are training rats to detect diseases. Other animals, including dogs, have a history of disease-detection.
A captive naked mole-rat eating By Ltshears - Trisha M Shears (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Remarkable Immunities of the Naked Mole-Rat

Research explains why naked mole rats, unlike most mammals, are resistant to cancer and the pain induced by acid. 
Glenn Frey, Alan Rickman and David Bowie

We’re More Sensitive to Our Health After a Celebrity Dies

Data suggests that people are more sensitive to health-related matters after the death of a celebrity. 

Do Tall People Have a Higher Risk of Cancer?

We review the research on the correlation between height and cancer risk.

A Tobacco Plant that Could Cure Cancer?

Australian researchers have discovered a potentially potent new cancer-fighting agent in a most unlikely source: a tobacco plant. ...