Updated 10 December 2015

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Why the 911 death toll keeps rising

Just 19 days before the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre, Marcy Borders, known as the “dust lady” died of cancer, highlighting the thousands of cancer cases linked to the 2001 attack.

Cancer patient receives 3D printed ribs

A Spanish man who was diagnosed with a cancerous sarcoma in the wall of his chest has received a 3-D printed implant to replace his sternum and some of his ribs.

New implant captures cancer cells

A tiny implant has been developed that captures tumour cells in the bloodstream to prevent cancer spreading through the body.

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Detecting depression: Phone apps could monitor teen angst

Studies have linked heavy smartphone use with worsening teen mental health. But as teens scroll through Instagram and Snapchat, tap out texts or watch YouTube videos, they also leave digital footprints that might offer clues to their psychological well-being.

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Lifestyle changes helped new dad shed more than 20kg

Erik Minaya started to put on the kilos during his first year year in college. By age 24, he tipped the scale at nearly 120kg. But then he cut out fast food, replacing it with lower-carb offerings that he prepared himself.