Latest Alcohol and cancer Stories

2006-06-12 15:11:01

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Could Irish coffee be the perfect drink? Researchers reported on Monday that drinking coffee cuts the risk of cirrhosis of the liver from alcohol -- by 22 percent per cup each day -- but they stopped short of saying doctors should prescribe coffee for that reason.

2006-06-07 22:59:01

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The notion that diet may influence the risk of developing skin cancer seems not to hold up under investigation, Australian researchers report.

2006-05-05 12:40:00

Pooled data from six case-control studies suggest that higher consumption of tap water-based drinks may slightly increase the risk of bladder cancer among men.

2006-04-11 10:20:51

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a multi-ethnic sample of older adults living in upper Manhattan, women who reported a moderate alcohol intake achieved higher cognition scores than those who said they did not drink, New York-based researchers report in the journal Stroke.

2006-04-04 11:20:00

By Megan Rauscher WASHINGTON (Reuters Health) - First-degree relatives of non-smoking individuals diagnosed with lung cancer have an increased likelihood of developing any type of cancer, researchers report.

2006-03-29 13:25:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men with high levels of calcium and dairy foods in their diet have a lower risk of colorectal cancer, research suggests. Recent studies have generally reported a "modest inverse association between calcium intake and the risk of colorectal cancer," Dr. Susanna C.

2006-02-06 13:35:00

High levels of magnesium in the diet may lower a woman's risk of developing colon cancer. The findings from the study of U.S. women support the results of an earlier study of Swedish women. Still, the authors note that a clinical trial is needed to confirm that the benefit is due to magnesium intake rather than some related factor.

2006-02-03 10:15:00

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who survive cancer face a four-fold increased risk of developing cancers as adults, and these malignancies appear at an earlier-than-normal age, a new study shows.

2006-01-30 08:40:00

Along with smoking and chronic infections, alcohol consumption is an important cause of several types of cancer, researchers said on Monday.

2006-01-18 15:20:00

Alcohol consumption in moderation may reduce the risk of strokes caused by blockage of blood vessels -- the most common kind -- a new study suggests.

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.