- 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
- 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!
- 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!
- 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…
- 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!
- 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%!
- 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]
- This new cancer research may motivate you to stay healthy this year
- If your New Year's resolutions to live a healthy lifestyle have already started to pall, new cancer research published in ecancermedicalscience may provide the motivation needed to stick with them.
The study of half a million subjects found that hard-won healthy choices led to a total reduction of about one-third in cancer risk and possibly a greater risk in cancer mortality. Keep reading for m... ››› more
- [08 January 2018]
- This single macronutrient key to healthy blood sugar levels, gut health and more
- When it comes to nutrition, we tend to keep things simple and break it down into pieces: Protein, carbohydrates, fat and so on. But there's so much more to eating a healthy diet than consuming an appropriate amount of macronutrients to keep your blood sugar levels, gut health and other aspects of your health in check.
In our modern day diet, there's one nutrient that's causing some serious prob... ››› more
- [03 January 2018]
- Sun exposure may be key to surviving breast cancer, study suggests
- A body of epidemiologic studies suggest that people with higher blood levels of vitamin D, otherwise known as the sunshine vitamin, are at lower risk for colorectal cancer.
Now, a new study published in the JAMA Oncology suggests that the same may hold true for breast cancer...
The study found that women with optimal vitamin D levels also had a better chance of surviving breast cancer. To u... ››› more
- [30 December 2017]
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