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Scientists identified three genetic mutations that increase the number of cigarettes people smoke a day. And several genes appear to dictate how likely you are to take up smoking and how easily you can quit.

2010-04-26

 smoking genetics lung cancer
A Massachusetts man who was rushed to hospital with a collapsed lung came home with an unusual diagnosis: a pea plant was growing in his lung. Ron Sveden had been battling emphysema for months when his condition deteriorated. He was steeling himself for a cancer diagnosis when X-rays revealed the growth in his lung. Doctors believe that Mr Sveden ate the pea at some point, but it "went down the wrong way" and sprouted...

2010-08-11

 pea plant lung cancer
A US government delegation has been invited to Scotland in a bid to overturn its 40-year ban on haggis.

2011-01-23

 Scotland haggis lung sheep USA food delicacy
A vaccine which triggers the immune system to attack the most common type of lung cancer has shown promise in early clinical trials.

2011-10-21

 lung cancer lung cancer vaccine virus smallpox immunity training