Insomnia common problem among cancer patients, suggests study

Roughly half of the patients with cancer have symptoms of insomnia, and many may have sleep problems that linger for at least a year, a small study suggests

Insomnia common problem among cancer patients, suggests studyUp to 10 per cent of adults in the developed world suffer from chronic insomnia, and cancer patients are particularly prone to it, researchers note in Sleep Medicine. Even though sleep disorders have been tied to worse outcomes for cancer patients, research to date on hasn’t offered a clear picture of what circumstances might make […]

Onion and garlic consumption can help reduce cancer risk, reveals new study

Scientists from the First Hospital of China Medical University recently set out to understand whether consuming greater amounts of these vegetables might prevent people from developing colorectal cancer. They recently published their results in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology

Onion and garlic consumption can help reduce cancer risk, reveals new study  Garlic, onions, leeks, chives, and shallots are classed as allium vegetables. They are grown throughout much of the world and form the bedrock of family meals far and wide. Earlier studies have shown that certain compounds in allium vegetables — including flavanols and organosulphur compounds — are bioactive. Some have been shown to hinder […]

Colon cancer could be made more aggressive by common oral bacteria

Researchers have determined how a type of bacteria commonly found in the mouth accelerates the growth of colon cancer

Colon cancer could be made more aggressive by common oral bacteriaTests have shown that around a third of people who develop colorectal cancer also have the bacterium, which has the name Fusobacterium nucleatum. Their cancer also tends to be more aggressive, but it was not clear why until the recent study. A paper that now features in the journal EMBO Reports reveals how the microorganism […]

Walnuts can reduce risk of colon cancer by impacting gut microbiome

Diets rich in nuts, such as walnuts, have been shown to play a role in heart health and in reducing colorectal cancer. According to a new study from the University of Illinois, the way walnuts impact the gut microbiome—the collection of trillions of microbes or bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract—may be behind some of those health benefits

Walnuts can reduce risk of colon cancer by impacting gut microbiomeWalnuts are just one in a line foods that contain dietary fibre and have interested scientists for their impact on the microbiome and health. Dietary fibre acts as a food source for gut microbiota, helping the bacteria to do their jobs—breaking down complex foods, providing us nutrients, or helping us feel full, for example. Fruits, […]

Binge-watching TV shows, prolonged sitting increases risk of colorectal cancer

Young-onset colorectal cancer, diagnosed under age 50, is increasing in the US and globally, sharply contrasting with the dramatic decreases among older people, largely as a result of cancer screening initiatives

Binge-watching TV shows, prolonged sitting increases risk of colorectal cancerA new study in JNCI Cancer Spectrum has identified a connection between prolonged time spent sitting while watching TV and increased risk of colorectal cancer for younger Americans. Young-onset colorectal cancer has potentially different molecular characteristics compared to those of late-onset, and is typically more aggressive and found at a more advanced stage than those […]

#WorldCancerDay: Excess meat, high calorie beverage consumption increases risk of colon cancer

According to researchers, a diet high in foods with the potential to cause inflammation, including meats, refined grains and high-calorie beverages, was associated with increased risk of developing colorectal cancer for men and women

#WorldCancerDay: Excess meat, high calorie beverage consumption increases risk of colon cancerIf you happen to be a meat lover and love to indulge in aerated drinks and beverages, then here’s something for you. In a recent study published in the JAMA Oncology journal, it was found that consuming heavy diets like meats, high-calorie beverages and refined grains could possibly increase the risk of cancer in both […]

High fibre diet can cut risk of early death by one third, reveals WHO study

Most people around the world do not eat the amount of fibre needed to prevent key life-threatening illnesses, new research suggests

High fibre diet can cut risk of early death by one third, reveals WHO studyPeople who eat lots of high-fibre and whole grain foods have lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic diseases than people whose diets are low in fibre, a study commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) says. For every 8 gram increase in fibre eaten a day, total deaths and incidences of […]

Universal 10-minute cancer test in sight, state scientists

Scientists have developed a universal cancer test that can detect traces of the disease in a patient’s bloodstream. The cheap and simple test uses a colour-changing fluid to reveal the presence of malignant cells anywhere in the body and provides results in less than 10 minutes

Universal 10-minute cancer test in sight, state scientistsScientists have created an experimental test that can detect cancer in less than 10 minutes. The test uses a DNA feature that seems to be common to all types of cancer and does not occur in healthy tissue. A team at the University of Queensland in Australia has discovered that DNA fragments from cancer cells […]

Healthy diets linked to better outcomes in colorectal cancer, finds study

Colorectal cancer patients who followed healthy diets had a lower risk of death from colorectal cancer and all causes, even those who improved their diets after being diagnosed, according to a new American Cancer Society study

Healthy diets linked to better outcomes in colorectal cancer, finds studyThere are more than 1.4 million colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors in the United States. Previous studies have suggested a strong influence of diet quality in disease outcomes, and that some pre- and post-diagnosis dietary components are related to survival in men and women with CRC. But studies of dietary patterns to assess overall diet quality […]

Can aspirin really help treat cancer? Researchers provide analysis

Overall, the analysis revealed that the chances of surviving a cancer diagnosis were 20-30% greater among people who took aspirin compared with those who did not. This was true at any given point after receiving the diagnosis

Can aspirin really help treat cancer? Researchers provide analysisPeter Elwood, of the Cochrane Institute of Primary Care and Public Health at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom, is the lead and corresponding author of the new analysis, which was published in the journal PLOS One. Elwood explains the motivation for the research, saying, “The use of low-dose aspirin as a preventive in heart […]