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
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
In 99% of skin cancer cases, the cancer is clearly visible on the outside of the boy - think moles, rashes, blemishes or lesions. However, in 1% of people, symptoms are invisible…
It's rare, but some people experience non-skin symptoms that are their first clue that they have skin cancer. In case you fall into this unlucky minority group, read on to learn about four skin cancer signs that you... ››› more
On most days, you do what you can to brush your teeth both morning and night. But some nights, you fall asleep before you make it to the bathroom to get things done. While this seems like a harmless habit, it might not be if you do it repeatedly.
A new study published in the journal Cancer Research has revealed that not brushing your teeth can increase your risk of throat cancer. The study foun... ››› more
You get regular colonoscopies to check for colon cancer and see a dermatologist to make sure you don't have skin cancer. But what about thyroid cancer - is it even something you're concerned about?
Perhaps not, but maybe you should be. The number of people diagnosed with thyroid cancer has doubled since the 1970s. Woman, in particular, seem to be at risk. Here are four symptoms to watch out for... ››› more
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