Vegetarian diet makes Indians more prone to colon cancer

Researchers from Cornell University analysed frequencies of the mutation in 234 primarily vegetarian Indians and 311 US individuals.

How inflammation in the gut ups risk of colon cancer

Chronic inflammation in the gut increases the risk of colon cancer -- the second-largest cause of cancer death in the US -- by as much as 500 percent, says a new study.

Cancer: Simple ways to reduce your risk

Leading a healthy lifestyle can help lower your risk of cancer.

Dried plums keep colon cancer at bay

 Dried plums have been found to contain substances that could help in the fight against colon cancer risk.

Purple potatoes may prevent colon cancer

Including purple potatoes in your daily diet can help prevent cancer as researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have discovered that compounds found in purple potatoes help kill colon cancer stem cells and limit the spread of the deadly disease.

Regular use of aspirin, NSAID`s may reduce risk of colon cancer

A new study has revealed that regular use of aspirin and other Nonaspirin Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAID) could reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.

A cup of cranberries daily can fight off colon cancer too

Not just four cups of coffee, as new research suggested this week, just a daily cup-full of the cranberry super fruit can also combat colon cancer.

Drinking coffee may reduce colon cancer's return

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New Delhi: Consuming caffeinated coffee daily is good for health as it may reduce the return of colon cancer in patients who were diagnosed with stage III of the disease.

Two-drug combination reduces colon cancer by 67 percent

An international phase one clinical trial published on Monday and led by Barcelona's Vall d'Hebron Hospital shows that a combination of two new antibodies, that act against the same protein, reduces by 67 percent tumours in colorectal metastatic cancers that no longer respond to conventional treatment.

Laparoscopic surgery helps doctor cure colon cancer

 A 27-year-old medical student, diagnosed with colon cancer, successfully underwent a laparoscopic surgery at a hospital here.

Walnuts have potential to benefit our overall health

 Good old walnuts have potential to benefit our overall health, says a new study.

'Simpsons' co-creator, philanthropist Sam Simon dies at 59

'Simpsons' co-creator, philanthropist Sam Simon dies at 59

Sam Simon, a co-creator of "The Simpsons" and animal-rights advocate who made a midlife career shift into philanthropy and channelled much of his personal fortune into social causes, has died.

Ahmed Givens dies of cancer

 Reality TV star Ahmed Givens has died after battling with colon cancer.

Health benefits of Jackfruit

Jackfruit, one of the tropical fruits available is both delicious to eat and even has a sweet taste.

How high fibrous food can help you lose weight

 A new study has revealed that dietary fiber can cause a shift in the gut toward beneficial bacteria, reducing the risk of colon cancer, type 2 diabetes, and other diseases, while the two specific functional fibers may also have the potential to assist in weight loss when made part of a long-term, daily diet.

Colon cancer could surge among young: Study

Colon cancer among people under 34 may nearly double over the next 15 years, raising new concerns about how to fight one of the most common and deadly cancers, researchers said Wednesday.

How 'Aspirin' prevents colon cancer revealed

A new study has claimed that Aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) protect against the growth of colorectal cancer.

Colon cancer may be caused by loss of single hormone

A new study has revealed that loss of single hormone may cause colon cancer, it has been reported.

Single hormone loss may cause colon cancer

Colon cancer may be caused by the loss of a hormone called guanylin, a study said, suggesting hormone replacement therapy could stall its formation.

Molecule linked to colon cancer identified

In a finding that could help physicians provide early and more specialized treatment for colon cancer, researchers led by an Indian-American at the University of Minnesota in the US have identified a molecule called microRNA that may cause colon polyps to turn cancerous.