Thanks for allergies?

Here is another news item that supports the idea that allergies are “a blessing in disguise.“ It may provide protection against a type of brain tumor. Glioma is “the most common form of primary … [Read more...]

Menopause and cancer: is there a link?

The years up to when I’d be undergoing menopause can be counted on my fingers. Although I’ve read up on menopause and menopausal symptoms, I still anticipate the stage with trepidation. Menopause … [Read more...]

Our neighborhood may influence our cancer risk

Moving out from where you live is not easy especially if you live in a good neighborhood.  Everyone wants to live in a good neighborhood, where you feel you belong, where you get help when you need … [Read more...]

Can fish oil stop breast cancer in its tracks?

Fish oil has been touted to prevent cardiovascular disease. Now this heart-friendly supplement has another health benefit: lowering the risk for breast cancer. Fish oil supplements contain large … [Read more...]

Do IVF children have increased risk for cancer?

The long-term effects of in vitro fertilization (IVF) on the mother and on the child have always been a topic of speculation. Louise Joy Brown, the first person born who was conceived via IVF (used to … [Read more...]

The young drinker and her risk for breast cancer

Young and free – that’s how adolescents feel. But remember that you are not free to do anything you want as if there is no tomorrow. What you do today, can affect your health in the future. Take … [Read more...]

CT scans and cancer risk

Over the years, the diagnostic technique of CT, short for computed tomography imaging, has enabled doctors to detect tumors and save lives. The CT technique uses special x-ray equipment in order to … [Read more...]

Cancer, the price of immigration?

Many people move to the United States to find a better life. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always work out especially when it comes to health. Take for example the Hispanics. According to this study by … [Read more...]

Alcohol consumption increases cancer risk in men, too.

It was only earlier this year that the Million Women Study reported the following: alcohol consumption even at low levels increases women's risk for cancer. It seems that the same is true for men … [Read more...]

Cancer risk and advanced maternal age

The trend among women nowadays is to put off having children as late as possible. A lot of factors contribute to this trend. One of these is something to do with the changing role of women in society … [Read more...]

Diet and cancer risk: vegetarians are the winners

This is probably one of the largest studies to investigate the effect of diet and cancer risk. The study included more than 60,000 British residents and lasted for more than 12 years. And the … [Read more...]

Can folic acid increase cancer risk?

In the developed world, many food stuffs, especially flour and grain products, are fortified with folate and folic acid. Folic acid fortification has been going on since 1998 and its goal is to make … [Read more...]

Alcohol: even a little increases cancer risk

Alcohol is a substance of contradictions. Some cultures dismiss it as evil, some consider it as an integral part of their lifestyle. Some health experts swear to its benefits, while others are … [Read more...]

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