Most people avoid spending too much time in the sun to protect themselves against skin cancer. Now, a top expert says it's possible that the sun's rays can cause colon cancer as well.
“We know that people who develop squamous skin cancer are at higher risk for colon cancer, so we're looking into whether exposure from the sun's ultraviolet rays might be involved,” said Dr Tatiana Oberszyn. R... ››› more
In most cases, prostate cancer is treatable, plus it has strong survival rates. That's the good news. However, if prostate cancer goes undetected and spreads, it could turn into bad news.
That aside, because prostate cancer is still the most common cancer among men worldwide, researchers and doctors alike are constantly looking to discover advancements in the treatment of the disease.
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Do you suffer from dandruff and use an anti-dandruff shampoo to keep white, flaky scalp at bay? Then it's time you start looking at natural remedies for dandruff instead!
Anti-dandruff shampoos don't only turn your hair dry and frizzy - many also contain chemicals that natural practitioners say are best to avoid. Coal tar in particular, which has been a primary ingredient in anti-dandruff shamp... ››› more
Chowing down on sugary drinks, white bread and red meat might increase your risk of colon cancer in the long term. This is according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Oncology.
These foods trigger inflammation in your body, and the inflammation that they cause is linked to a higher risk of developing colon cancer, the study showed. Keep reading for the full findings.
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You already know that omega-3 fatty acids are excellent for your brain and heart health. Now, a new study has found that a certain type of omega-3 is highly effective at preventing tumours - marine-based omega-3 found in fish oil and marine life such as fish, algae and phytoplankton.
According to the study, fish oil is eight times more effective than plant-based sources of omega-3, such as edib... ››› more
Eating highly processed foods like fizzy drinks, sugary cereals, chicken nuggets, instant noodles and cookies may be associated with an increased risk of developing cancer, French researchers have found.
Their study, published in the British Medical Journal, used data from nearly 105,000 French adults who completed online questionnaires, detailing their intake of 3,300 food items. Keep reading ... ››› more
They say that tea is like a hug in a cup, but a new Chinese study suggests otherwise. According to the study, drinking scalding hot tea can increase the risk of oesophageal in people who drink alcohol and smoke - two habits that make cancer more likely.
The study found that Chinese adults who drank at least one glass of wine, beer or cocktail as well as a scalding hot cup of tea daily were five... ››› more
You know that going for a colonoscopy, a procedure in which your doctor uses a colonoscope to examine the inside of your colon, can potentially save your life by detecting and removing colon cancer.
But here's something you probably didn't know: Going for this procedure might trigger appendicitis! This is according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Surrey.
So how exactly does a c... ››› more
If there's one lung cancer symptom that you think of right off the bat, it's a cough. After all, it's the most common symptom of the disease, according to a study published in the journal Thorax, which found that 65% cases included it.
However, a cough doesn't necessarily mean you have lung cancer. It can also be a symptom of something much less serious, like respiratory infection. A cough also... ››› more
While no food or diet can promise 100% protection from breast cancer, research suggests that what you eat can impact your breast cancer risk. That's because some foods have the amazing ability to heal and protect your body from disease.
The latest breast cancer-fighting food on the block is the humble tomato, thanks to its ability to elevate levels of a hormone known to help regulate fat and bl... ››› more
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