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  • Could your favourite shoes give you cancer?
  • You eat healthy... Never smoked… Don't use harmful chemicals… And exercise - all in the pursuit of keeping your cancer risk as low as possible. But have you ever considered whether what you put on your feet is putting you at risk? Probably not. But research carried out by WDR, a Cologne based German Broadcaster Company, says you should. Here's why… The shoes you wear carr... ››› more
  • [09 April 2015]
  • Five shockingly easy ways to slash your cancer risk
  • The big “C” - it's a scary thought. Especially considering that every year, 14 MILLION people worldwide will hear their doctors say the words: "You have cancer". Among those will be more than 100,000 South Africans. But you don't have to be one of them. Below we reveal five specific tips that may seem small, but done together as part of a healthy lifestyle, could help lower your ... ››› more
  • [26 March 2015]
  • Your cancer risk: So much more than just genetics
  • While most people believe cancer is just something that “runs in the family”, studies show that only 10% of cancers are entirely hereditary. Environmental factors are to blame for the other 90%. And that means there's something you can do to protect yourself from getting it. Read on to discover which environmental factors are putting you at most risk so you can keep yourself and you... ››› more
  • [23 March 2015]
  • Tossing and turning all night? It could cause cancer…
  • If you don't manage to get seven to nine hours of solid, good quality sleep every night, your health may be at risk, says new research. When mice suffered constant sleep disruptions, their cancer risk shot up. But the reason wasn't because they already had a higher cancer risk. It was because of what lack of sleep did to their immune system. That's right! And just like in mince, a ... ››› more
  • [13 November 2014]
  • Did you ever think these ten every day acts could leave you with a soaring cancer risk?
  • You've stopped smoking, drink less alcohol and are eating a healthy diet and exercising. All in the name of lowering your cancer risk and improving your health. But what about the factors you haven't thought of? Worse, the things you do every day that you had no idea of their effects on your health and cancer risk. What things? Well, today, we're revealing ten every day factors ... ››› more
  • [08 October 2014]
  • Warning: Don't touch that wine at book club!
  • Thought you could get away with drinking a glass of wine at book club? Not anymore! Even small amounts of alcohol are bad for you. In particular, your cancer risk. Experts are saying alcohol increases your risk of dying from cancer 30%. And, if that's not shocking enough, 15% of these cancer-related deaths are a result of breast cancer. So articles that say its safe for you to drin... ››› more
  • [07 October 2014]
  • Warning: Your love of a sweet after dinner treat leads to cancer
  • Researchers are becoming increasingly interested in how your diet affects your susceptibility to certain types of cancers. They're currently looking into how the main components of your diet - carbs, protein and fat - affect your body and it's ability to produce and maintain cancerous cells. One of the most interesting is the affect of carbs. When carbs break down, they become simple... ››› more
  • [16 September 2014]
  • Are you cooking up cancer on your braai?
  • There's not a typical South African that would ever say no to a lekker piece of “braaivleis”, but could the way you cook your meat be increasing your risk of developing cancer? It's true! And while no one is trying to snatch the tongs from your hands just yet, simply add some of these steps to your normal braai to give your meal a healthier twist. Overcooking your meat on the braai has the ... ››› more
  • [09 January 2014]


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