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  • Is a legal compound from an illegal drug the answer to breast cancer prevention?
  • While marijuana is illegal in South Africa, hemp oil isn't. And hemp products are slowly creeping into mainstream natural medicine as remedies for all sorts of ailments and disease. Some health fanatics even claim hemp oil can cure cancer. And while it's not a brand new theory - in fact, claims for the healing power of hemp oil have been around since the 70s - it's not until recently t... ››› more
  • [05 December 2014]
  • Don't sit around while your cancer risk soars!
  • Experts have found it's not just the lack of exercise in people across the globe that's causing a rise in all type of major chronic illnesses. It's what you do when you're not doing exercise that's the problem! Recent studies have found that the longer you sit during the day, the higher your cancer risk. And it doesn't matter whether it's sitting behind a desk at the office, or whether you... ››› more
  • [04 December 2014]
  • Warning: Don't sit at the beach all day this December! It could kill you
  • Sitting on the beach all day these holidays might seem like the best thing in the world to relax and get over the stress of the past year. But did you know that sitting could kill you? That's right! Experts say that sitting for more than two hours a day increases your colon cancer risk 8%. Sit for six or more hours and your risk increases 10%. Those who sit behind a desk for most o... ››› more
  • [03 December 2014]
  • Breaking news: HIV patients at greater risk of cancer
  • Knowing your status is more important than you can imagine. And as we're in the throws of AIDs awareness month this December, it's a great time to talk about HIV and AIDs. Did you know that more than six million people in South Africa are living with HIV/AIDs? That's right! But what's even scarier is that experts predict the six million people that know their status only make up HALF of th... ››› more
  • [02 December 2014]
  • Are your genes turning your beer drinking habits into a cancer risk?
  • There's little more refreshing than cracking open an ice cold beer on a hot summer's day. And there's little more satisfying that clinking your beer glass against your friend's as you stand over the heat of the braai. But doing either might bring your health crashing down around you! Shocking new research shows that people with a certain gene see a 700% increase in their stomach cancer ris... ››› more
  • [21 November 2014]
  • Heavy drinkers watch out! Your stomach cancer risk is sky high
  • If you enjoy your booze, you might be at serious risk of stomach cancer, says recent research. Experts at the Mario Negri Institute in Italy conducted a meta analysis of 59 other studies to determine their findings. And with over 34,557 patients across the studies having developed stomach cancer, they could say with conviction that drinking too much puts you at risk of developing stomach c... ››› more
  • [21 November 2014]
  • Every time you take a sip of your cocktail, think about your breast cancer risk
  • Do you love a wine spritzer at book club? A cocktail on a girl's night out? Or an ice cold beer while you watch the rugby with the boys? If so, it's important you read this… Experts say, with every alcoholic drink you have before you have your first child, you increase your breast cancer risk 15%. It all has to do with what alcohol does to your body and the production of hormones… ... ››› more
  • [21 November 2014]
  • Sleeping a little longer than usual could lower your breast cancer risk
  • While you should sleep between seven and nine hours every night, for women, sleeping a little longer could have significant benefits. A Finnish study showed women who slept, on average, ten hours a night, had a lower breast cancer risk than those who slept less. Researchers found it had to do with a hormone your body makes when you sleep. In fact, this hormone literally possesses anticance... ››› more
  • [20 November 2014]
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