Use of hair dyes, relaxers linked with increased breast cancer risk

The researchers investigated links between raised risk of breast cancer and use of hair products, with particular focus on the use of hair dyes, use of products for relaxing or straightening hair, and use of creams containing cholesterol or placenta for deep conditioning of hair

Use of hair dyes, relaxers linked with increased breast cancer riskThe study – led by researchers from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ – is published in the journal Carcinogenesis. Breast cancer is cancer that starts in breast cells. It is the second most common cancer worldwide, and the most common in women. In 2012, there were nearly 1.7 million global cases of breast cancer […]

Breast cancer: Bacterial deficiency linked with onset

Previous studies have also examined the link between gut microbiota and the development of breast cancer. These studies have suggested that the microbes in the gut may regulate estrogen levels, leading to estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer

Breast cancer: Bacterial deficiency linked with onsetThe human microbiome, or the total number of bacteria living in the human body, is known to play a key role in the development of many diseases. In particular, the bacteria living in our gut have been linked to numerous conditions, ranging from type 2 diabetes to Parkinson’s disease, and even multiple sclerosis. Previous studies […]

Yoga: Breast cancer survivors mantra for life 

Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, Hanisha Jatwani was shaken with the news. But, she never lost her positivity and her fighting spirit. According to her physical abilities, she continued to perform Yoga during her surgery, chemotherapy and radiation phase. She modified a lot of asanas because of physical restrictions. After recovering, she started teaching Yoga. She now conducts several workshops to teach others

Yoga: Breast cancer survivors mantra for life “We all have a turning point in life, for me it was being diagnosed with breast cancer. It has changed my life for better. The positivity from Yoga which I got during this period helped me to fight back,” said Hanisha Jatwani, who battled breast cancer detected in the 3rd stage. She is now a […]

Yoga improves quality of life in breast cancer patients, proves study  

The study randomly assigned patients to perform yoga and conventional exercise or asanas, in addition to standard chemotherapy. The sample size for the study was 605 patients, with at least a year of follow-up.  The improvements were found on those performing these asanas regularly

Yoga improves quality of life in breast cancer patients, proves study  An Indian study by including doctors Nita Nair, Nishu Singh Goel and five others from Department of Surgical Oncology, Breast Disease Management Group and Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) in Mumbai have evaluated and proven that yoga helps improve the quality of life for women undergoing medical treatment for breast cancer. Interestingly, the study shows that […]

In a breakthrough study, researchers find reason behind breast cancer relapse

Although improved cancer treatments mean that many patients survive the initial tumour, relapse is now the leading cause of death among breast cancer patients

In a breakthrough study, researchers find reason behind breast cancer relapseIn today’s day and age cancer is no longer a death sentence; it is now possible to successfully treat a range of cancer types and, consequently, survival rates are on the up. For instance, in breast cancer, the 5-year survival rate is 89 per cent, and the 10-year survival rate is 83 per cent. In […]

Low-dose aspirin linked to lower breast cancer risk?

Research has showed that aspirin works as an aromatase inhibitor. Breast cancer is often treated with medication that is a stronger form of aromatase inhibitor; it stops the production of estrogen, which can stimulate the growth of hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer cells

Low-dose aspirin linked to lower breast cancer risk?According to a study published in the journal Breast Cancer Research on Monday. Women who regularly take a low-dose aspirin, have a lower risk of breast cancer The research used data from more than 57,000 women who were part of the California Teachers Study. In the 23 per cent of women who reported using low-dose […]

Mexican teen’s breast cancer detection bra awarded top inventors’ prize

18-year-old Julian Rios Cantu said his mother repeatedly battled the disease and eventually, both her breasts were removed. This was his inspiration to create an intelligent bra that can help in early detection of breast cancer. His innovation was recognised at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) this weekend

Mexican teen’s breast cancer detection bra awarded top inventors’ prizeA teenager from Mexico has won the top prize at Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) this weekend for his innovation of EVA, an intelligent bra that can help in the early detection of breast cancer. Julian Rios Cantu, 18-year-old, said his mother repeatedly battled the disease and eventually, both her breasts were removed. This was […]