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  • Fish oil is eight times more effective than flaxseed oil at preventing tumours
  • Fish oil is eight times more effective than flaxseed oil at preventing tumours
    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
  • [19 February 2018]
  • 'Ultra-processed' foods like sugary cereals and instant noodles raise your cancer risk!
  • 'Ultra-processed' foods like sugary cereals and instant noodles raise your cancer risk!
    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
  • [19 February 2018]
  • Your favourite hot drink could cause oesophageal cancer!
  • Your favourite hot drink could cause oesophageal cancer!
    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
  • [15 February 2018]
  • Getting screened for colon cancer examination may trigger appendicitis
  • Getting screened for colon cancer examination may trigger appendicitis
    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
  • [08 February 2018]
  • Four lung cancer symptoms that go beyond a cough
  • Four lung cancer symptoms that go beyond a cough
    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
  • [06 February 2018]
  • Knock out breast cancer with this humble fruit!
  • Knock out breast cancer with this humble fruit!
    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
  • [30 January 2018]
  • You're buying prostate cancer in canned foods and plastic bottles!
  • You're buying prostate cancer in canned foods and plastic bottles!
    BPA, short for bisphenol A, is found in so many things that we come into contact with on a daily basis. Think cash register receipts, canned foods and drinks, water bottles and the list goes on. But just because this synthetic compound is so common doesn't mean we shouldn't take it seriously… In fact, recent research from the University of Illinois at Chicago in the United States shows th... ››› more
  • [22 January 2018]
  • PSA screening for prostate cancer may not be necessary in future…
  • PSA screening for prostate cancer may not be necessary in future…
    According to the National Cancer Registry, the lifetime risk for prostate cancer in men in South Africa is one in 18. While these statistics are scary, the good news is that prostate cancer tools and treatments are becoming more advanced by the minute! The latest tool that researchers have developed is a validated genetic tool to predict aggressive prostate cancer onset. Read on to learn al... ››› more
  • [18 January 2018]
  • Your coffee-drinking habit may stave off this deadly form of skin cancer!
  • Your coffee-drinking habit may stave off this deadly form of skin cancer!
    Does your near-religious coffee-drinking habit make you feel more guilty than it does good? It doesn't have to be this way anymore - new research from the National Cancer Institute has revealed that drinking coffee may lower your risk for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Keep reading to find out just how much coffee you need to drink to reap the skin cancer-fighting benefits… ... ››› more
  • [12 January 2018]
  • This berry may improve the success of cervical cancer treatment by 70%!
  • This berry may improve the success of cervical cancer treatment by 70%!
    If you're a woman diagnosed with cervical cancer, you may be surprised to learn that there's a certain berry that can help improve the success of your radiation treatment - blueberries! This is according to a new study by researchers at the University of Missouri (MU) School of Medicine in the United States. The team found that combining blueberry extract with radiation can boost the treatment... ››› more
  • [11 January 2018]
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