Cancer risk up by 19% in women working night shifts

Working the night shift is linked to a number of health issues, from heart disease to obesity to sleep disorders—and even cancer. Now, in a new report, researchers in China have found that women who work the night shift have a 19 per cent increased risk of developing cancer compared to women do not work at night

Cancer risk up by 19% in women working night shiftsResearchers found that women who engaged in long-term night shifts were almost a fifth more likely to develop cancer when compared with women who did not work such shifts. On looking at specific cancers, the researchers found that women who worked long-term night shifts were at even greater risk of skin cancer, breast cancer, and […]

Night time light exposure may raise risk of breast cancer, says study

The findings revealed that women who had higher average night time light levels before being diagnosed with breast cancer had a greater risk of developing breast cancer later on. The link between outdoor light at night and breast cancer was only present among premenopausal women and those who were current or former smokers

Night time light exposure may raise risk of breast cancer, says studyAs artificial lights continue to line city streets across the country, scientists are studying how light pollution affects the world around us. The abundance of bright bulbs has been linked to health problems among not only wildlife, but humans, too. Now, a new study has linked outdoor light and breast cancer. In the study, published […]

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 […]

Want to beat breast cancer, then burn your body fat and not just belly fat

A new study says that an overall decrease in body fat is actually key in lowering the levels of breast cancer markers. The team found that the reduction on body fat was linked to lower levels of markers associated with breast cancer, like sex hormones and leptin. A reduction in abdominal fat, however, helped reduce inflammation markers

Want to beat breast cancer, then burn your body fat and not just belly fatYou might be lamenting your lack of six pack, but it turns out a decrease in stomach fat likely won’t reduce your risk of breast cancer. A new study says that an overall decrease in body fat is actually key in lowering the levels of breast cancer markers. Published in Endocrine-Related Cancer, the research showed […]

10 super foods to prevent breast cancer

While there is no one single food or diet that can prevent or cause breast cancer, diet is an area in which individual choices can make a real difference

10 super foods to prevent breast cancerNo food or diet can prevent one from getting breast cancer; it is not 100% effective. However, nutrition is an important aspect and plays an important role in decreasing the chances of breast cancer. Even if you are diagnosed with it, eating and maintaining a nutritious and well-balanced diet can make a significant difference and […]

A simple blood test can help in predicting breast cancer relapse

Women in the study had a CellSearch test five years on average after their cancer was found and treated. Among those with estrogen-fuelled disease, 5 per cent had cancer cells in the blood test, and they turned out to have a 22-fold higher risk of recurrence within roughly two years compared to women whose blood test was negative

A simple blood test can help in predicting breast cancer relapseA blood test five years after breast cancer treatment helped identify some women who were more likely to relapse, long before a lump or other signs appeared, a preliminary study found. It was the largest experiment so far to use these tests, called liquid biopsies, for breast cancer. Results suggest they someday may help reveal […]

Birth control use linked to breast cancer risk, researchers suggest

Birth control can increase a woman's risk of breast cancer by up to 38%, depending on how long she has taken it, a new study finds. The risk was associated with all forms of hormonal contraception -- such as the pill, injections or IUDs -- when compared with women who have never used them

Birth control use linked to breast cancer risk, researchers suggestModern 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 […]

Breast cancer: Tumours larger in obese women, yet difficult to detect

New research suggests that in addition to being at higher risk of developing breast cancer, overweight women are more likely to have larger tumours at the time of diagnosis. These women may need more frequent mammograms to help spot early tumours, say researchers, but experts say more evidence is needed

Breast cancer: Tumours larger in obese women, yet difficult to detectOverweight women should be screened for breast cancer more frequently as they have a greater chance of rapidly developing hard-to-treat tumours, a new study shows. These women may need more frequent mammograms to help spot early tumours, say researchers, but experts say more evidence is needed. Some women who are at higher risk of breast […]

Scientist fight cancer cell growth with cold and flu drug

The researchers explain that when the stromal cells of tumours are exposed to oxidative stress, they release lactate and other "nutrients" that the cancer cells need to thrive. With this in mind, the team hypothesized that the antioxidant properties of NAC might help to "starve" cancer cells of these nutrients

Scientist fight cancer cell growth with cold and flu drugResearchers found that a medication used to ease symptoms of the common cold — called N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) — could also help to prevent the growth of cancer cells by depriving them of proteins that are important for their survival. Study co-author Prof. Federica Sotgia, of the School of Environment and Life Sciences at the University […]

Meet Anita Vesuvala, breast cancer survivor and counsellor for 22 years

Cancer can be quite difficult to deal with, not only physically but also on a psychological level. The diagnosis comes as a shock to the patient and then every step of the treatment checks the mental strength of the patient. Being a survivor, this 68-year-old counsels patients for 22 years now

Meet Anita Vesuvala, breast cancer survivor and counsellor for 22 yearsCancer not only takes toll on one’s physical health, but also on the psychological health of a person. The diagnosis comes as a shock to the patient and then every step of the treatment checks the mental strength of the patient. In such a case, the patients often feel that death is awaiting them.68-year-old; Anita […]
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