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Ultra-processed foods ‘linked to cancer’

Ultra-processed foods ‘linked to cancer’

A link between highly processed foods and cancer has been suggested by French researchers. They classified foods including cakes, chicken nuggets and mass-produced bread as “ultra-processed”. A study of 105,000 people hinted the more of such foods people ate, the greater their risk of cancer. A lot of caution is being expressed about the study, […]

E-cigarettes may cause cancer and heart disease, says study

E-cigarettes may cause cancer and heart disease, says study

Researchers at the New York University School of Medicine in New York City found that mice exposed to electronic cigaratte (e-cigarette) vapor experienced DNA damage in the lungs, bladder, and heart, which could increase the risk of cancer and heart disease. Such damage was also found in cultured human lung and bladder cells that had been exposed to […]

5 Foods That May Increase Your Risk Of Cancer

5 Foods That May Increase Your Risk Of Cancer

It’s no secret that certain lifestyle habits like smoking and using tanning beds can up your risk of cancer. But did you know that some foods can also put you at an increased risk for the big C? While there’s no single food that directly causes cancer, certain cooking methods, growing techniques, and ingredients have been linked […]

These lifestyle changes could help lower your risk of developing cancer

These lifestyle changes could help lower your risk of developing cancer

SIMPLE LIFESTYLE CHANGES could significantly lower people’s risk of developing cancer, the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has said. Four out of 10 cancer cases are preventable and 40% of cancer risk has been attributed to five lifestyle factors — tobacco, diet, being overweight or obese, alcohol intake and low physical activity, according to the National […]

More than just ‘chemo brain’: Cancer impacts memory, too

More than just ‘chemo brain’: Cancer impacts memory, too

People undergoing cancer treatment often report experiencing “chemo brain,” or states of confusion and cognitive impairment due to aggressive chemotherapy treatment. But new research suggests that these cognitive problems might start earlier, with the development of cancer tumors. Researchers at the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care in Toronto, Canada, conducted a study focusing on the […]

Many cancer survivors are living with PTSD

Many cancer survivors are living with PTSD

A recent study showed approximately one-fifth of patients with cancer experienced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) several months after diagnosis, and many of these patients continued to live with PTSD years later. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings highlight the need for early identification, careful monitoring, and treatment […]

Nearly half of cancer deaths linked to preventable risk factors

Nearly half of cancer deaths linked to preventable risk factors

Cancer. To many of us, it may seem scary, mysterious, or even inevitable. Now, a new study suggests that nearly half of the country’s cancers may be preventable through decisions we make every day. Researchers with the American Cancer Society looked at data on cancer incidence and deaths, finding that 42 percent of cancer cases in the United States […]

The nurse hired to combat cancer myths online

The nurse hired to combat cancer myths online

A cancer charity has appointed a digital nurse to combat “fake news” online, which they say leaves patients “scared and at risk of bogus cures”. Macmillan Cancer Support found two-fifths of people with cancer looked up information about their diagnosis on the internet. One in eight of those went online because they didn’t fully understand […]

Scientists Discovered a “Kill Switch” That Destroys Any Cancer Cell

Scientists Discovered a “Kill Switch” That Destroys Any Cancer Cell

SUICIDE MOLECULES A new study has established that RNA molecules, originally developed as a means of studying genes, can trigger a hidden mechanism that prompts cells to commit suicide. Some scientists believe that this could be used as a new method of cancer treatment. “It’s like committing suicide by stabbing yourself, shooting yourself and jumping […]

Chemistry provides a new supply of a promising cancer and HIV treatment

Chemistry provides a new supply of a promising cancer and HIV treatment

A drug isolated from a marine pest holds promise for treating some of the world’s nastiest diseases, and researchers would love to find out just how effective it is — if only they could get their hands on more. As it stands, the world’s supply of the chemical is down to about half of what […]

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