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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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