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  • Why EVERYBODY should grow this green in their homes...
  • Watercress is a leafy green used in salads and as a garnish. But given its health benefits I'm about to tell you about, it should be a staple in every home... In fact, it used to be a staple vegetable in the 19th century and it was fed to Roman soldiers for its potent nutrient value. Not only this, Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine used it to treat his patients. It's easy to grow in the g... ››› more
  • [06 August 2018]
  • This nutrient combats the negative effects of chemo on the brain...
  • If you - or a loved one - is going through chemotherapy, you'll know about “chemo brain”. Cancer patients complain of a number of neurological side effects, including short-term memory loss and, in some cases, seizures, vision loss, and even dementia. This is because chemotherapy drugs cause healthy brain cells to die off... But there's even more bad news... Chemo can keep damagin... ››› more
  • [18 June 2018]
  • Stay away from sugar and carbs if you have head or neck cancer!
  • Are you a sugar addict? Well, then you might want to rethink your diet! According to a new study published in the International Journal of Cancer, eating high amounts of sugar and carbohydrates the year before treatment for head and neck cancer increases the risk of cancer recurrence and mortality. On the other hand, eating whole grains and legumes after treatment has an anti-cancer effect a... ››› more
  • [16 April 2018]
  • Your iron supplement might be a cancer promotor…
  • Doctors recommend iron supplement for symptoms of anaemia, such as fatigue, dizziness, rapid heartbeat and shortness of breath. However, new European research suggests that two common compounds found in iron supplements could have a serious side effect... The research, conducted by Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden in collaboration with researchers from the UK Medical Research Council a... ››› more
  • [13 April 2018]
  • Women with belly fat have lower odds of surviving kidney cancer
  • Attention, ladies! Belly fat reduces a woman's, but not a man's, chances of surviving kidney cancer, according to a recent study published online in the journal Radiology. The study, conducted by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis in the United States found no association between belly fat and men's kidney cancer survival at all. Read on for more. Study ties ... ››› more
  • [11 April 2018]
  • Cancer research shows that berries help beat colorectal cancer
  • A number of studies have shown that blueberries, raspberries and other berries rich in natural pigments known as anthocyanins, which give them their deep colour, fight the inflammation that leads to ageing. Now, new cancer research from the University of Eastern Finland shows that anthocyanins boost the function of an enzyme in cancer cells that fights cancer called sirtuin 6 enzyme (or SIRT6).... ››› more
  • [06 April 2018]
  • Taking your prostate cancer medication with a light breakfast boosts its efficiency
  • Prostate cancer drugs aren't cheap, so if you're on such medication, you're probably looking for ways to cut the cost. Well, good news - we know one a way! According to a new American study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, you can boost the efficiency of your prostate cancer medication by simply taking it with food. The investigators behind the study found that taking Zytiga (a... ››› more
  • [01 April 2018]
  • Coffee and cancer risk: Should concern be brewing?
  • A judge in California recently ruled that coffee sellers must post warnings about cancer risks. Now, the question is: How concerned should you be about your daily cuppa? Not very concerned, according to scientists and available evidence. In recent years, scientific concerns about coffee have begun to fade. In fact, a body of research suggests that the brew can actually improve your health. Let'... ››› more
  • [01 April 2018]
  • These foods fight cancer, according to recent cancer research
  • A few years ago, many doctors believed there was little a person could do to prevent cancer. However, this view is changing as cancer research shows that filling up on certain foods can help keep at least some cancers at bay. One recent study suggested that a diet rich in cruciferous vegetables, such as fibre- and folate-rich broccoli, sharply reduces the risk of colorectal cancer. Broccoli ... ››› more
  • [27 March 2018]
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