Excess consumption of sugary drinks interlinked with high breast cancer risk

A new observational study finds a link between the consumption of sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juices, and the risk of cancer

Excess consumption of sugary drinks interlinked with high breast cancer riskA study published by The BMJ today reports a possible association between higher consumption of sugary drinks and an increased risk of cancer. For some time now, researchers have been linking sugary drinks with a wide range of health risks. Obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease are only some of the conditions that previous […]

Children with birth defects may be at increased risk for childhood cancer, new study finds

Compared to children without a birth defect, those with genetic defects were almost 12 times more likely to develop cancer by age 18

Children with birth defects may be at increased risk for childhood cancer, new study findsResearchers analysed data from more than 10 million children born in Texas, Arkansas, Michigan and North Carolina between 1992 and 2013. Compared to children without a birth defect, those with genetic defects were almost 12 times more likely to develop cancer by age 18. Those whose birth defect had no known genetic cause, also known […]

Researchers find 5 tropical plants which may provide anti-cancer benefits 

In a recent study, scientists identified several tropical plants that have anti-cancer properties

Researchers find 5 tropical plants which may provide anti-cancer benefits Researchers from the National University of Singapore, Department of Pharmacy (NUS Pharmacy) spent 3 years investigating the pharmacological properties of local plants. They found that three species were particularly effective at inhibiting the growth of several cancers, and they have now published their findings in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology. Despite the widespread use of modern […]

Risk of heart complications increases for sleep apnoea patients post-surgery

According to a new study published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), patients who have severe obstructive sleep apnoea have a significantly higher risk of complications related to their heart in the first 30 days after major surgery

Risk of heart complications increases for sleep apnoea patients post-surgeryPeople having surgery may be more likely to experience cardiovascular problems afterward when they have a common night-time breathing disorder known as sleep apnoea, a study suggests. Compared to patients without apnoea, people with severe apnoea were more than twice as likely to die of heart complications or experience serious cardiac events like heart attacks […]

Can diabetes influence cancer’s spread? Researchers find the answers

People with diabetes tend to have a higher risk of developing certain additional medical conditions, including problems with eyesight, heart disease, and other cardiovascular problems. Now, emerging evidence also suggests that diabetes could elevate the risk of tumours metastasising, or spreading, in cancer

Can diabetes influence cancer’s spread? Researchers find the answersSome researchers argue that there may be a direct link between having diabetes and exposure to an increased risk of metastasis in cancer. New research validates this idea, explaining how diabetes can elevate this risk. Recently, a team of researchers from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, has explored the potential mechanisms underlying the relationship […]

How do cancer-causing bacteria take over our stomachs?

A new study in mice uses cutting-edge imaging techniques to investigate how H. pylori, which are present in around half of the humans on earth, survive and thrive in the stomach

How do cancer-causing bacteria take over our stomachs?One bacterium that has an incredible ability to colonise humans is Helicobacter pylori. In fact, it is estimated to live in the stomachs of around half of all humans. It tends to first enter humans when we are young and then remains in situ throughout much of an individual’s life. In most people, the bacterium […]

Sahyadri Hospital hosts seminar on ‘cancer care’ in India

The program was organised to mark the launch of advanced Onco-Radiation Center at Sahyadri Super Specialty Hospital in Hadapsar, Pune

Sahyadri Hospital hosts seminar on ‘cancer care’ in IndiaWith improving outcomes, survival rates and availability of advanced technologies and onco-care experts, cancer care in India is headed in the right direction. However the pace needs to pick up with innovative strategies to remove the disparities which exist in the availability of treatment of cancer care across of countries opined various experts at a […]

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 […]

Onion and garlic consumption can help reduce cancer risk, reveals new study

Scientists from the First Hospital of China Medical University recently set out to understand whether consuming greater amounts of these vegetables might prevent people from developing colorectal cancer. They recently published their results in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology

Onion and garlic consumption can help reduce cancer risk, reveals new study  Garlic, onions, leeks, chives, and shallots are classed as allium vegetables. They are grown throughout much of the world and form the bedrock of family meals far and wide. Earlier studies have shown that certain compounds in allium vegetables — including flavanols and organosulphur compounds — are bioactive. Some have been shown to hinder […]
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