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Higher levels of Vitamin D in blood linked to lower cancer risk: Study

Vitamin D is made by the skin in response to sunlight. 

Mar 08, 2018, 10:06 AM IST

Chronic diseases raise cancer, mortality risk

According to the study, published in the journal BJM, chronic diseases are not targetted in the current cancer prevention strategies.

Feb 05, 2018, 18:44 PM IST

Ladies, take note! Working in night shifts can increase cancer risk

Researchers urge long-term night shift workers should have regular physical examinations and cancer screenings.

Jan 09, 2018, 08:22 AM IST

Over 7,92000 cancer cases worldwide may happen due to obesity, diabetes: Report

Diabetes and being overweight or obese were a factor in 5.6 percent of new cancer cases worldwide in 2012, or about 792,600 cases, the authors say.

Dec 14, 2017, 16:38 PM IST

Living in cold regions may up risk of developing cancer: Study

Researchers focused on the effect of low temperatures, either within Arctic/Scandinavian climates or high altitudes.

Dec 11, 2017, 15:52 PM IST

Digestive cancer risk can be curbed with daily asprin use

Individuals who regularly use pain reliever aspirin are likely to experience a significant reduction in digestive cancer risk. 

Oct 31, 2017, 13:56 PM IST

Cannabis extract may increase cancer risk: Study

The study raises health concerns about dabbing, or vaporising hash oil - a practice that is growing in popularity, especially in areas that have legalised medical or recreational marijuana.

Sep 27, 2017, 17:27 PM IST

This drug can cut cancer risk, heart attack chances

The drug canakinumab can cut expensive interventions, such as bypass surgery, by more than 30 per cent, researchers said.

Aug 28, 2017, 14:50 PM IST

Mars astronauts at increased risk of cancer

Previous studies have shown the health risks from galactic cosmic ray exposure to astronauts include cancer, central nervous system effects, cataracts, circulatory diseases and acute radiation syndromes. 

Jun 06, 2017, 16:20 PM IST

Aspirin use may reduce risk of cancer, says study

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School evaluated the benefits of aspirin on cancer risk in more than 86,000 women over 32 years and nearly 44,000 men over 26 years.

Jun 04, 2017, 14:31 PM IST

Do you have high blood platelet levels? You could be at cancer risk!

The study analysed the data of 40,000 patients and found that more than 11 per cent of men and six per cent of women over the age of 40 with thrombocytosis went on to be diagnosed with cancer within a year.

May 24, 2017, 18:36 PM IST

Are inflatable pool toys safe for your kids' health? They may increase their cancer risk!

The researchers then detected between 32 and 46 odours in each sample, of which up to 13 were quite intense. 

Apr 13, 2017, 23:30 PM IST

Avoid popping antibiotics in early life as it puts you at cancer risk

You may want to avoid popping those antibiotics as a recent study has linked their long-term use to the cancer-inducing polyps.

Apr 05, 2017, 10:43 AM IST

Ten portions of fruits and vegetables a day can cut down your risk of cancer!

This is the finding of new research, led by scientists from Imperial College London, which analysed 95 studies on fruit and vegetable intake.

Feb 28, 2017, 22:37 PM IST

Heart disease, cancer risk can be mitigated this way too – Read

The findings revealed that by soaking rice overnight the level of toxin - arsenic - was reduced by 80 percent.

Feb 08, 2017, 11:48 AM IST

Fast food packaging may be hiding toxins which could elevate cancer risk!

We all love to eat pizzas, French fries and burgers. But do you know that these foods are packed in greaseproof paper?

Feb 02, 2017, 21:42 PM IST

'Twice-daily radiation therapy may cut cancer death risk'

The study, led by Claire Petit from Gustave Roussy Cancer Centre in France, included patients with tumours in their mouths, throats or voice boxes, that had already begun to spread to neighbouring tissue.

Jan 27, 2017, 14:48 PM IST

Five ways to stay fit and prevent cancer!

Tobacco use is the single greatest risk factor for cancer mortality worldwide.

Nov 02, 2016, 10:39 AM IST

Contraceptive pills behind 'dramatic fall in ovarian cancer deaths'

Scientists say deaths from ovarian cancer have fallen worldwide in 10 years (between 2002 and 2012), thanks to use of the contraceptive pill. They say that the trend is likely to continue in the US, European Union (EU) and, though to a smaller degree, in Japan by 2020.

Sep 06, 2016, 12:53 PM IST

Lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes can also cut cancer risk: Experts

Appropriate changes in lifestyle have shown reduction in mortality and morbidity of both the diseases.

Aug 26, 2016, 14:18 PM IST