Permanent hair dye and straighteners can raise the risk of breast cancer

The study published online December 4 in the International Journal of Cancer and suggests that breast cancer risk increased with more frequent use of these chemical hair products. Using data from 46,709 women in the Sister Study, researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of NIH, found that women who regularly […]

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Women who are morning people may have a lower risk of #BreastCancer

If you’re a woman who greets the early morning with a smile, new research delivers good news, you have a slightly reduced risk of developing breast cancer. Being a morning person was associated with a slightly lower risk of breast cancer. Other studies find early risers are healthier and wealthier. New large-scale research has found […]

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Onion and garlic consumption can help reduce cancer risk

Onions and garlic can play a beneficial role in preventing breast cancer, suggests study

That’s according to the findings of a study led by University at Buffalo and University of Puerto Rico researchers. It’s the first population-based study to examine the association between onion and garlic consumption and breast cancer in Puerto Rico. The results were published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer. “We found that among Puerto Rican […]

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Diabetes tied to increased risk of advanced, aggressive breast cancer

Women with diabetes are more likely than those without the disease to be diagnosed with a more advanced and difficult to treat form of breast cancer, a Dutch study suggests. The researchers examined data on 6,267 women diagnosed with breast cancer from 2002 to 2014, including 1,567 patients with type 2 diabetes. Overall, women with […]

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Losing weight after menopause interlinked with lower breast cancer risk

While obesity has long been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, previous research has offered a mixed picture of the potential for weight loss to help reduce that risk. For the current study, researchers assessed weight and height to calculate body mass index (BMI) for more than 61,000 women twice, three years apart. […]

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

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

The 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 […]

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Male contraceptive pill crosses the human clinical trial hurdle

Birth control use linked to breast cancer risk, researchers suggest

Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen modestly raise the risk of breast cancer, especially with long-term use, a Danish study found. Researchers discovered a similar breast cancer risk with the progestin-only intrauterine device, and they could not rule out a risk for other hormonal contraceptives like patches and implants. However, the overall […]

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Artificial intelligence used to detect breast cancer

US scientists are using artificial intelligence to predict whether breast lesions identified from a biopsy will turn out to cancerous. The machine learning system has been tested on 335 high-risk lesions, and correctly diagnosed 97% as malignant. It reduced the number of unnecessary surgeries by more than 30%, the scientists said. One breast cancer specialist […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness: This is what men need to know

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which comes with some now-familiar trappings: pink ribbons everywhere, survivor stories, requests for donations. For the obvious reason that it is extremely rare, male breast cancer is not at the top of the discussion points. But the risk exists, and many men don’t know they can develop the disease. […]

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