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Can stress cause cancer? What you need to know

Chronic 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 […]

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Consumption of hot tea linked to risk of esophageal cancer, proves study

A new International Journal of Cancer study achieved this by following 50,045 individuals aged 40 to 75 years for a median of 10 years. The study found that consumption of hot tea is linked to risk of esophageal cancer. During follow-up, 317 new cases of esophageal cancer were identified. Compared with drinking less than 700 […]

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E-cigarette users show cancer-linked genetic changes, reveals new study

A USC study in 93 people shows that e-cigarette users develop some of the same cancer-related molecular changes in oral tissue as cigarette smokers, adding to the growing concern that e-cigarettes aren’t a harmless alternative to smoking. The research, published this week in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, comes amid a mushrooming e-cigarette market […]

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In a first, scientists create human esophagus through stem cells

For the first time, researchers have managed to create a human esophagus in the laboratory. This may pave the way for new, regenerative treatments. The esophagus is the muscular tube that moves the food and liquids we ingest from our throats all the way to our stomachs. This organ is made of different types of […]

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'India a hub of training and teaching EUS,' says Dr Maydeo

‘India a hub of training and teaching EUS,’ says Dr Maydeo

The three-day Asian Endo-ultrasound (EUS) conference that kick-started with a bang on Thursday, it will play host to a number of invitees from India as well as doctors and endoscopists from abroad. Dr Amit Maydeo, organising chairman of the conference and the director of Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences (BIDS), Global Hospital, Mumbai, said, “The idea of the […]

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Drinking hot tea can increase risk of esophageal cancer

Across the world, hot tea is a much-loved drink; Euromonitor International estimate that around 2.9 million tons of tea were consumed in 2016 alone. This comes as no surprise, seeing that teas are tasty and can bring many health benefits, often brought about by the antioxidant effects of compounds such as polyphenols. However, a recent […]

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