Category: Cancer

Transgender teens may turn to alcohol to cope with extra stress

June 6, 2021

A 2-year survey of transgender or gender minority (GM) adolescents, who have a different gender identity than the one they were assigned at birth, suggests that many use alcohol to cope with GM-related stress. Internalized cissexism had associations with an increased risk of substance use in response to stress, whereas resilience and gender-related pride had…

Cancer research: What’s exciting the experts? Part 2

June 6, 2021

In the second part of our “what’s exciting the experts” series, Medical News Today spoke with another group of cancer experts. We asked them what recent advances have given them the most hope. Here, we provide a sneak peek at the fascinating forefront of cancer research in 2021. Cancer is not a single disease but…

How does the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine work?

June 6, 2021

The Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine uses two harmless viruses that deliver the genetic code for our cells to make a protein from the new coronavirus. This trains our immune system to fight against future infections with the new coronavirus. The Sputnik V vaccine, which also bears the name Gam-COVID-Vac, currently has authorization for use in…