#WorldCancerDay- 7 signs you cannot afford to ignore

The word ‘caution’ signifies the care or the need to take action to avoid any mistake or danger. On the occasion of ‘World Cancer Day’ which is observed on the 4th of February, the word caution helped to recognise and establish the 7 most common and significant signs of cancer

#WorldCancerDay- 7 signs you cannot afford to ignoreWhat does ‘caution’ stand for? Change in bowel or bladder: If you have been experiencing healthy and regular bowel movements but have begun to experience a sudden or gradual shift in this routine; be it the frequency, constipation, diarrhoea, change in shape or colour, bloody stools and rectal bleeding, these could be signs of cancer. […]

Can stress cause cancer? What you need to know

Experts say there has been growing evidence that chronic stress can affect a person’s cancer risk and progression

Can stress cause cancer? What you need to knowChronic stress is known to negatively affect the body. It could trigger the development of inflammation and cardiometabolic disease. Stress can also contribute to the development of cancer. Previous studies showed that it can speed up the progression and worsen outcomes of the disease. But can stress be the main cause of cancer? The National […]

Know about the health benefits of hot chilli peppers

Fighting cancer is not the only positive effect of eating hot chilli peppers as people can enjoy a number of health benefits from this spicy food

Know about the health benefits of hot chilli peppersThere is already a number of good reasons to add hot chilli peppers to your diet and the number continues to grow. A new study suggests that it could also help in the fight against lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death for men and women. The study published in Experimental Biology shows that […]

Maintaining physical fitness helps combat lung and bowel cancer

A new study claims maintaining physical fitness helps prevent lung and bowel cancers. The researchers also discovered that those who already were at risk of these diseases but were deemed physically fit had greater chances of survival

Maintaining physical fitness helps combat lung and bowel cancerThe paper published in the Wiley Online Library showcased a study done on 43,143 health system patients who engaged in exercise stress tests of fitness in a span of 18 years. Researchers found that physically fit persons were at a lower risk of developing lung and colorectal cancers. Those aged 40 to 70 years old […]

Chilli pepper compound may slow down lung cancer, reveals study

A new study finds that capsaicin, the pungent compound in chilli peppers, can successfully stop lung cancer metastasis

Chilli pepper compound may slow down lung cancer, reveals studyNew research suggests that there may be a nutritional compound that can hinder this process of metastasis. Capsaicin, which is the chemical compound that gives chilli peppers their pungent flavour, stopped lung cancer metastasis in rodents and cultured human cell lines. Piyali Dasgupta, Ph.D., from the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in […]

Colorectal cancer: Here’s what you need to eat and avoid

From purple potatoes to vegetables to fruits, read on to see the perfect food to eat that could help reduce the risk of having colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer: Here’s what you need to eat and avoidColorectal cancer affects either the rectum or colon but some people may develop the disease in both areas. Colorectal cancer commonly affect older people. But younger groups are also at risk due to genetic and lifestyle factors. Diet is among the major factors contributing to the development of the cancer for young and older individuals. […]

Binge-watching TV can increase bowel cancer risk in men

Compared with men who watched TV for up to 1 hour each day, those who watched TV for at least 4 hours per day were found to have a 35 per cent greater risk of bowel cancer. The team found no link between time spent watching TV and the risk of bowel cancer in women

Binge-watching TV can increase bowel cancer risk in menResearchers found that men who watched TV for more than 4 hours per day were likelier to develop bowel cancer over 6 years when compared with those who spent less time in front of the TV. But don’t lose hope, the study also found that men could lower their risk of colon cancer by increasing […]

Adequate intake of milk in different life stages helps prevent chronic diseases

An adequate consumption of milk and dairy products at different life stages can help prevent various chronic diseases. The findings of the review were recently published in Advances in Nutrition

Adequate intake of milk in different life stages helps prevent chronic diseasesFor example, there is a positive link between moderate intake of milk during pregnancy and birth weight, length and bone mineral content during childhood. In addition, daily intake of milk and dairy products among elderly people may reduce the risk of frailty and sarcopenia. These are just some of the conclusions of a systematic review […]

Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk, reveals study

We know that a diet packed with sugary, fatty foods and a lack of exercise can make us more prone to developing a host of life-shortening illnesses, but this is thought to be the first large study to focus on the link between the nutritional content of our food and cancer

Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk, reveals studyPeople who regularly eat foods with a low nutritional quality have a higher risk of developing cancer. The study authors state that more countries should now enforce food labelling that clearly specifies nutritional value. The British Food Standards Agency developed their nutrient profiling system (FSAm-NPS) as a way to ensure that people are able to […]

Vitamin D may help fight colorectal cancer, suggests study

A new study concludes that high doses of vitamin D may help hinder the growth of advanced colorectal cancer in combination with chemotherapy

Vitamin D may help fight colorectal cancer, suggests studyA clinical trial called SUNSHINE has found that large doses of vitamin D could significantly slow down the progression of metastatic colorectal cancer. Dr Kimmie Ng, director of clinical research at Dana-Farber’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment Center in Boston, MA, says that the results of the trial are promising and could lead to new treatment possibilities […]