cancer prevention

Tobacco major cause of cancer deaths: Study


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 2 (IANS) Health experts in Kerala are hoping that a nationwide cancer mortality study which underscores the massive health burden of tobacco will galvanise the state and central ... Read more...

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More than 50 pc cancers preventable


April 2nd, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) More than half of all cancer is preventable and society possesses the requisite knowledge to act on this information, says a new study.Investigators from the Washington ... Read more...

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Deaths due to cancer decline in US


January 7th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 7 (IANS/EFE) The number of deaths due to cancer continues to decline in the US. According to calculations between 1991 and 2008, over one million deaths from the ... Read more...

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Dr Oz Features Alternative Medicines


September 22nd, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today on 'The Dr Oz Show' alternative medicines were discussed with Dr Andrew Weil and Deepak Chopra. Dr Weil is a best selling author of many books ... Read more...

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Swank films documentary for cancer prevention


May 21st, 2011 - 8:59 am ICT by IANS
London, May 21 (IANS) Actress Hilary Swank has filmed a documentary titled "Choose you" with the American Cancer Society that will shed light on the dangers of cancer and ... Read more...

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Cardiac drug, digoxin, could lower risk for prostate cancer


April 4th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): Scientists have found that heart drug, digoxin, could be a possible therapy for prostate cancer after using a combination of laboratory science and epidemiology.The scientists found that men ... Read more...

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Avoiding or controlling diabetes may cut cancer risk, mortality


April 4th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 04 (ANI): Diabetes is associated with lower risk of prostate cancer in men but with higher risk of other cancers in both men and women, according to a new study.The ... Read more...

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Rich, young women ‘more prone to melanoma’


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): A new research has found that the incidence of melanoma appears higher in non-Hispanic white adolescent girls and young women living in higher socioeconomic neighborhoods than those living ... Read more...

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Common bone drugs may cut colon cancer risk


February 16th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists have found that the use of bisphosphonates - drugs already taken by millions of healthy women to prevent bone-loss - for more than one year is associated ... Read more...

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How to boost broccoli’s cancer-fighting power


January 28th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A new research provides convincing evidence that the way you make and consume broccoli matters, and also suggests that teaming broccoli with broccoli sprouts may make the vegetable's ... Read more...

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‘Longevity’ protein may ward off precursor to prostate cancer


January 14th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): New evidence suggests that the "longevity" protein SIRT1 can inhibit the development of a known precursor to prostate cancer, prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN).Results from the study could lead ... Read more...

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Popping vitamin pills can lead to skin cancer


September 28th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Millions of people who pop vitamin pills daily could be risking malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Research has revealed that supplements containing antioxidants and minerals seemingly ... Read more...

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Vitamin supplements ‘up skin cancer risk’


September 28th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 28 (ANI): Scientists have revealed that millions of people who take daily vitamin pills could be putting themselves at risk of the deadliest form of skin cancer.Research has revealed that ... Read more...

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Chances of cancer begin even before conception


September 20th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 20 (IANS) A person's chances of developing cancer begins even before his or her conception. Medical experts have long linked cancer risk with their genes and lifestyles as adults.But Professor Rocardo ... Read more...

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Genetic variants that modify breast cancer risk identified


September 20th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 20 (ANI): It is known that disrupting mutations in the BRCA1 gene increases risk of breast cancer. Now, Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that some of those persons may possess ... Read more...

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An extra inch on waistline ups bowel cancer risk


September 13th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) Beware! Even an extra inch on your waist ups the likelihood of bowel cancer -- even if you are trim otherwise. A large-scale review of studies into Britain's ... Read more...

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A pot belly increases your risk of bowel cancer


September 13th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 13 (ANI): That beer belly or a "muffin top" your friends find cute is more dangerous than it appears-it can dramatically increase the risk of bowel cancer, according to a ... Read more...

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Brisk walk keeps breast, bowel cancer at bay


August 31st, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 31 (IANS) Taking a brisk walk daily could prevent thousands of cases of breast and bowel cancer, according to new research. Just 45 minutes a day of activity at a ... Read more...

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Gentle exercise could prevent thousands of cases of breast, bowel cancer


August 31st, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 31 (ANI): A new research has suggested that thousands of cases of breast and bowel cancer could be prevented if people exercised regularly.Even doing 45 minutes of household chores could ... Read more...

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Cancer is not a disease of the rich but a global health priority, say experts


August 16th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 16 (ANI): Medical experts have called for action on cancer, saying that it is not a 'disease of the rich' but a global health priority."The integration of cancer prevention and ... Read more...

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Cell suicide can trigger cancer growth


August 2nd, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 2 (ANI): The body's natural cell-suicide program can fuel tumour development leading to the development of cancer, research conducted on mice reveals.The results, if confirmed in humans, could have implications ... Read more...

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Meet the ‘idiot’ who plans to travel 32,000km by jetski


July 31st, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, July 31 (ANI): Kiwi adventurer Jeremy Burfoot has now learnt to ignore people when they call an idiot for attempting to traverse 32,000km from London to New Zealand on a jetski.After ... Read more...

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Vitamin C helps fight cancer


July 21st, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 21 (IANS) Vitamin C has been known for its health benefits, but now research is confirming its power as a cancer-fighter too. The study, led by Margreet Vissers, associate professor at ... Read more...

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Asthma, eczema sufferers ‘at lower risk of developing cancer’


July 21st, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that men who had a history of asthma or eczema generally had a lower risk of developing cancer.Researchers at INRS-Institute Armand-Frappier, the ... Read more...

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Public health campaigns do not help obese: Study


July 17th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 17 (ANI): A new research has found that the public health campaigns that highlight the dangers of obesity do not help fat people in losing weight.Interviews with 142 obese adults ... Read more...

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How dietary supplement could block cancer cells


June 30th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Scientists have found how a substance, which is produced when eating broccoli and Brussels sprouts, can block the proliferation of cancer cells.Researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive ... Read more...

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Potato salad with barbeque cuts cancer risk


June 10th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 11 (ANI): Potato salad can help cut the cancer risk posed by eating red meat, according to a new Aussie research.Flinders University researchers have confirmed that the starch contained in ... Read more...

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New research confirms tanning beds increase skin cancer risk


June 7th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 7 (ANI): Experts have once again called for tanning beds to be banned after a startling new research confirmed they dramatically increase the risk of skin cancer.The study is the ... Read more...

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Vitamin pills cut breast cancer risk


April 20th, 2010 - 2:17 am ICT by IANS
London, April 20 (IANS) Taking multivitamin tablets may help reduce the risk of breast cancer, a new study claims. Women who took regular doses of vitamin pills saw their chance of suffering from ... Read more...

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Bone loss drugs may cut breast cancer risk


March 3rd, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Some types of pills commonly used to treat brittle bones may reduce the risk of breast cancer, according to a new study.The study, published in the British Journal ... Read more...

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Indian bitter melon may harbour breast cancer cure, claims NRI scientist


February 24th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): An extract from bitter melon, a vegetable common in India and known as 'karela' in Hindi, helps trigger a chain of events that kills breast cancer cells and ... Read more...

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Apple a day ‘can reduce bowel cancer risk’


January 11th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 11 (ANI): Tucking in an apple with its skin on could help trim the risk of bowel cancer by more than a third, say researchers.Polish experts from Jagiellonian University in ... Read more...

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Scientists identify human body’s natural defenses against cancer


December 12th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Researchers in Canada have identified a novel molecular mechanism that prevents cancer.Researchers from the Universite de Montreal and the Universite de Sherbrooke have found that the SOCS1 ... Read more...

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New way to turn ineffective new cancer drugs into cancer-fighters


December 2nd, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Centre have identified a chemical compound that will turn ineffective new cancer drugs into cancer-fighters.Patented chemical compound called SHetA2, say ... Read more...

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10 ways to cut risk of cancer


November 15th, 2009 - 11:18 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Only a few everyday choices about diet, exercise and tobacco use can dramatically reduce a person's risk of cancer, according to a Special Report on Cancer Prevention.The Special ... Read more...

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