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2010-10-27 13:38:33

Research: Association of adherence to lifestyle recommendations and risk of colorectal cancer: A prospective Danish cohort study Almost a quarter of colorectal (bowel) cancer cases could be prevented if people followed healthy lifestyle advice in five areas including diet and exercise, says a new study published on bmj.com today. Researchers from Denmark found that following recommendations on physical activity, waist circumference, smoking, alcohol and diet could reduce the risk of...

2010-10-15 08:09:39

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Did you need motivation to use that gym membership? Well here it is! Regular activity, maintaining a healthy weight and drinking less alcohol can lower breast cancer risk for women with or without a family history. Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer diagnosed in women; the first is non-melanoma skin cancer. About 15 percent of all postmenopausal women have a genetic predisposition to the disease. Now researchers at The University of Rochester Medical...

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2010-10-07 06:15:00

Women who drink a few units of alcohol per week during pregnancy do not increase the risk of developmental problems in their child, according to a controversial new study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Official advice remains that women abstain completely from drinking any alcohol during pregnancy. But, in a study of more than 11,000 five-year-olds no evidence of harm was found in children whose mothers drank lightly during pregnancy. There were far more...

2010-10-01 09:28:00

Scientists, health advocates call for national breast cancer prevention plan SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today by the Breast Cancer Fund presents a comprehensive summary of the scientific data on the environmental causes of breast cancer. The report catalogues the growing evidence linking breast cancer to synthetic hormones in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and meat; pesticides in food; solvents in household cleaning products; BPA in food containers;...

2010-09-30 17:11:34

Close relatives of women diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 35 years are at an increased risk of developing other cancers, according to a University of Melbourne study, published in the British Journal of Cancer today. Professor John Hopper, Director of Research from the Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology at the University of Melbourne, Australia, a lead investigator in the study, said these are surprising and novel findings which could be...

2010-08-24 13:58:24

Alcohol increases the risk of lobular and hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, but not necessarily invasive ductal carcinomas, according to a study published August 23 online in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Although alcohol intake is an established risk factor for overall breast cancer, few studies have looked at the relationship between alcohol use and breast cancer risk by subtype of breast cancer. While some studies have shown alcohol use is more strongly related to...

2010-07-01 10:49:21

Smoking, an established risk factor for colon cancer, may induce specific epigenetic changes and gene mutations that may be involved in the development of colon cancer, according to an online study published June 29 in the Journal of The National Cancer Institute. Cigarette smoking is a risk factor for colorectal cancer, with a recent meta-analysis estimating that people who currently smoke or smoked in the past are 18% more likely to develop colorectal cancer than non-smokers. But few...

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2010-06-23 06:50:00

Data on the effects of coffee on cancer risk have been mixed. However, results of a recent study add to the brewing evidence that drinking coffee protects against cancer, this time against head and neck cancer. Full study results are published online first in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Using information from a pooled-analysis of nine studies collected by the International Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology...

2010-06-15 16:25:37

An analysis that included nearly 400,000 participants finds that those with higher blood levels of vitamin B6 and the essential amino acid methionine (found in most protein) had an associated lower risk of lung cancer, including participants who were current or former smokers, according to a study in the June 16 issue of JAMA. Previous research has suggested that defi­ciencies in B vitamins may increase the probability of DNA damage and subse­quent gene...

2010-06-01 19:34:52

Among Chinese men, calcium consumption "” even at relatively low levels and from non-dairy food sources such as soy, grains and green vegetables "” may increase prostate cancer risk, according to results published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "Our results support the notion that calcium plays a risk in enhancing the role of prostate cancer development," said lead researcher Lesley M. Butler, Ph.D., assistant professor of...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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