Night shifts may not raise breast cancer risk

The new research, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, examined whether night shift work increased women's breast cancer risk by following 1.4 million women in ten studies and seeing if they developed breast cancer.

Oct 07, 2016, 15:46 PM IST

These foods can increase your cancer risk!

While the IARC review does not ask people to stop eating processed meats, it indicates that reducing consumption of these products can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.

Jul 06, 2016, 12:45 PM IST

WHO says cancer report not calling for people to give up meat

WHO caused shockwaves Monday when it released a report analysing 800 studies from around the world, concluding that processed meats such as sausages, ham, and hot dogs cause bowel cancer, and red meat "probably" does too.

Oct 30, 2015, 11:09 AM IST

Shift work not linked to prostate cancer: Study

While the overall risk of developing cancer may be higher among shift workers, they do not develop prostate cancer more frequently than their colleagues who work during the day, a large study involving around 28,000 employees has found.

Jul 25, 2015, 12:25 PM IST

UN cancer agency IARC sees a risk in five pesticides

The UN`s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said Friday that three pesticides, including a commonly-used weedkiller, were "probably" carcinogenic and two others, which have already been outlawed or restricted, were "possibly" so.

Mar 21, 2015, 02:36 AM IST

WHO reassures on health impact of mobile phones

 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has again sought to reassure billions of mobile phone subscribers globally that no adverse effect has been found till date on an individual's health by its use.

Nov 09, 2014, 13:27 PM IST

Air pollution leading cause of lung cancer

World Health Organization has declared pollutants in the air as leading environmental cause of lung cancer.

Oct 18, 2013, 20:46 PM IST

Rio+21 water cooperation programme launched

A Mumbai NGO has launched the Rio+21 International Year of Water Cooperation India Program among youths and students to promote water cooperation and sustainable development.

Jul 17, 2013, 13:29 PM IST

`Precipitation, river discharges increase climate change`

Increased precipitation and river discharge in the Arctic Ocean has the potential to speed climate change as it can lower salinity and cause warmer surface temperatures, says a US study.

Sep 06, 2012, 15:37 PM IST

Diesel exhaust causes cancer, warns WHO

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) cancer research agency classified diesel engine exhaust as cancer-causing on Tuesday, and urged action to reduce human exposure to it.

Jun 13, 2012, 14:17 PM IST