Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, including benazepril, captopril and enalapril are prescribed for high blood pressure and heart disease.
A recent study by McGill University in Montreal, and published the medical journal, BMJ, has recently found that patients taking these drugs for more than five years may be 14% more likely to get lung cancer than people not on these drugs. The r... ››› more
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
If you suffer from heartburn and acid reflux, also referred to as gastro oesophageal reflux disease (or GERD for short), it's important that you read on.
Researchers noted a rise in both GERD and oesophageal cancer in the past years. It seems our diet choices and obesity have led to this rise.
One of the ways to prevent oesophageal cancer is by treating heartburn.
Keep reading to find ... ››› more
Research from the University of Southern Denmark and the Danish Cancer Society found a link between skin cancer and a common diabetes and blood pressure drug, hydrochlorothiazide.
If you take one of these drugs containing hydrochlorothiazide, it's important that you read on: HydroDIURIL, Microzide, Esidrix, Oretic, Amturnide, Oreticyl, Esimil, HydrALAZINE Plus, Hydra-Zide, Apresazide, Serpazid... ››› more
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
The rate of cancer is increasing and could surpass the current number one killer, heart disease in the next few years.
If you have a history of cancer in your family, you may be concerned that this dreaded disease could strike you at any time.
But, did you know, there are just over a handful of ways that you can cut your risk of cancer significantly?
Keep reading to find out what they ... ››› more
A new study published in the journal Gut reveals that colon cancer patients who consume higher amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, mainly from oily fish, have a better chance of survival.
The study looked at almost 1,700 American adults with colon cancer who benefited from this healthy fat. Read on for the full story... Study links high omega-3 consumption to better odds of surviving colon cancer
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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
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
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.
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