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Why high cholesterol fuels growth and spread of breast cancer

Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013, 11:53

Researchers have suggested that breast cancer growth can be fuelled by high cholesterol, as a by-product of cholesterol functions like the hormone oestrogen to enhance the growth and spread of the disease.

New test offers hope to breast cancer sufferers

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 14:11

Scientists have suggested a new test that identifies seven distinct types of breast cancer which will offer new hope to women with the dreaded disease.

Blame estrogen for older men`s flab and low libido

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 19:19

Researchers have claimed that low testosterone production may not be the main culprit in age-associated changes in men and that oestrogen could be at least partially responsible for some of these symptoms.

Skin patches may be safer treatment for prostate cancer than hormone injections

Last Updated: Monday, March 04, 2013, 12:59

A new Imperial College London study has suggested that skin patches which deliver oestrogen into the blood may be a cheaper, safer and better alternative to current hormone therapies for prostate cancer.

Why women`s hands and feet are colder than men`s

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 15:25

Cold hands and feet reflect a perfectly natural process by which the body keeps your vital organs safe and warm, researchers have revealed.

`Genetic switch` behind breast cancer identified

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 02, 2013, 15:11

Australian researchers have discovered a "genetic switch" that can make breast cancer cells more responsive to different kinds of treatments.

Protein behind aggressive breast-cancer found

Last Updated: Friday, December 28, 2012, 14:21

Australian researchers claim to have found a key factor responsible for making breast cancers more aggressive and resistant to treatment.

Asthma symptoms may fluctuate during menstrual cycle

Last Updated: Friday, December 07, 2012, 20:27

A new study has suggested that some women may have more or fewer asthma symptoms depending on where they are in their menstrual cycle.

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