Antibiotic use linked to heightened bowel cancer risk, reveals study

Antibiotic use (pills/capsules) is linked to a heightened risk of bowel (colon) cancer, but a lower risk of rectal cancer, and depends, to some extent, on the type and class of drug prescribed, suggests research published online in the journal Gut

Antibiotic use linked to heightened bowel cancer risk, reveals studyThe findings suggest a pattern of risk that may be linked to differences in gut microbiome (bacteria) activity along the length of the bowel and reiterate the importance of judicious prescribing, say the researchers. In 2010, patients around the world took an estimated 70 billion doses of antibiotics – equivalent to 10 doses each. Antibiotics […]

Cancer more prevalent in females with severe sleep apnoea, suggest study

The recent study, which features in the European Respiratory Journal, analysed data on 20,000 adults with sleep apnoea. About 2% of the participants also had a diagnosis of cancer in their medical history. The data came from the European Sleep Apnea Database (ESADA), which has medical and visit records on adults registered at 33 centres across Europe

Cancer more prevalent in females with severe sleep apnoea, suggest studySome studies have identified links between sleep apnoea and cancer. Now, new research reveals that rates of cancer are higher among females with pronounced symptoms of apnoea. The international research team points out that while the findings do not prove that sleep apnoea causes cancer, there appears to be a clear link in females. “It’s […]

Mumbai: Cancer patients to receive Rs 25,000 for treatment via Mayoral fund

Cancer patients who are in need of funds for treatment will now be aided through the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s Mayoral Fund

Mumbai: Cancer patients to receive Rs 25,000 for treatment via Mayoral fund  The number of patients suffering from cancer is increasing in Mumbai. The BMC has decided that they will provide poor and needy cancer patients with Rs 25,000 as financial aid for treatment. They will receive through the Mayoral Fund when they approach the BMC or any civic-run hospital for treatment. As we all know, […]

Yoghurt may help to lower pre-cancerous bowel growth risk in men, reveals study

Eating two or more weekly servings of yoghurt may help to lower the risk of developing the abnormal growths (adenomas) which precede the development of bowel cancer, at least in men, finds research published online in the journal Gut

Yoghurt may help to lower pre-cancerous bowel growth risk in men, reveals studyThe observed associations were strongest for adenomas that are highly likely to become cancerous, and for those located in the colon rather than in the rectum, the findings indicate. Previously published research has suggested that eating a lot of yoghurt might lower the risk of bowel cancer by changing the type and volume of bacteria […]

Exercise improves anxiety and mood in older adults undergoing chemotherapy

Although we know that exercise improves anxiety and mood problems in younger people with cancer, few studies have looked at the effects of exercise on older adults with cancer

Exercise improves anxiety and mood in older adults undergoing chemotherapySince most new cancer cases occur in adults aged 60 or older, a team of researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center and other institutions designed a study to learn more. Their study appeared in the June issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS). Having cancer increases the chances of people […]

Here’s what you can eat to live a longer life

Researchers found that eating foods high in flavonoids could help extend life by reducing the risk of having a heart disease and cancer

Here’s what you can eat to live a longer lifeChanging your diet may help give you a longer life. A new study suggests that adding the foods and beverages that contain the compounds called flavonoids could reduce the risk of dying from a heart disease and cancer. Flavonoids can be found in almost all vegetables and fruits. These compounds are known for being an […]

Pune: Doctors witness unusual rise in cases of women opting for bilateral mastectomies

The oncologists are noticing that women with increased genetic risk for cancer opting for bilateral mastectomy (that is removing both the breasts). Women opt for genetic counselling, and if there is a risk of breast cancer, they opt for breast removal even before getting diagnosed with cancer

Pune: Doctors witness unusual rise in cases of women opting for bilateral mastectomiesThe Pune-based oncologists are noticing that women with increased genetic risk for cancer opting for bilateral mastectomy (that is removing both the breasts). Women are opting for genetic counselling for cancer. If there is an unusual risk of breast cancer is present, then women are opting for removal of both breasts. The trend is unusual […]

The effect of being overweight and obese on cancer risk is at least double than previously thought

The effect of being overweight and obese on the risk of cancer is at least twice as large as previously thought according to new findings by an international research team which included University of Bristol academics

The effect of being overweight and obese on cancer risk is at least double than previously thoughtThe study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology was led by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and involved researchers from Bristol Medical School. The team conducted genetic analyses on eight common obesity-related cancer types. They compared the genetic Mendelian randomization estimates of the association between body mass index (BMI) and cancer […]

Why does cigarette smoke make head and neck cancer more aggressive?

Head and neck cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the world. The vast majority of cases are head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), a type of cancer that arises in the outer layer of the skin and mucous membranes of the mouth, nose and throat. Cigarette smoking is a major risk factor for developing the disease and reduces treatment effectiveness

Why does cigarette smoke make head and neck cancer more aggressive?Now Thomas Jefferson University researchers studying the effects of cigarette smoke on tumour progression show that cigarette smoke reprograms the cells surrounding the cancer cells, and helps drive HNSCC aggressiveness. The results were published online in the journal Molecular Cancer Research. “Cigarette smoke changes the metabolism of cells in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas, […]

Eating chicken instead of red meat can help lower breast cancer risk

A new study has concluded that substituting chicken and other poultry for red meat may bring down the risk of breast cancer

Eating chicken instead of red meat can help lower breast cancer riskRed meat refers to the flesh obtained from cows, pigs and lambs, that is, beef, pork and lamb/mutton respectively. These contain more of the muscle protein called myoglobin which carries oxygen to the muscle tissue, similar to haemoglobin in the blood. The presence of myoglobin contributes to the red colour. Processed red meats also contain […]
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