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2012-01-31 09:11:16

Results from a St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Children's Oncology Group study pinpoint genetic basis for increased leukemia risk facing Hispanic children and provide new hope for closing survival gap Hispanic children are more likely than those from other racial and ethnic backgrounds to be diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and are more likely to die of their disease. Work led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists has pinpointed genetic factors...

2012-01-30 11:47:25

A study based on more than 87,000 women and 47,000 men in the Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, looks at whether there is a link between colon cancer and alcohol, and if so at what level of consumption, and the importance of a family history of the disease. A total of 1,801 cases of colon cancer were diagnosed during follow-up from 1980 onwards. The authors results found that subjects with a family history, whose average alcohol intake was 30 or more grams...

Bacon, Processed Meats Increase Risk Of Pancreatic Cancer
2012-01-13 09:25:26

Researchers from Sweden suggest that there is a strong link between processed meats, such as sausage and bacon, and pancreatic cancer. Eating 50 grams of processed meats every day -- the equivalent of one sausage or two pieces of bacon -- can increase the risk of pancreatic cancer by 19 percent, compared to those who do not eat processed meats of any kind. For those who consume double the amount of processed meats, 100g per day, the increased risk also doubles to 38 percent. But while...

2011-12-13 21:58:56

It has been well established that certain lifestyle habits relate to the risk of certain cancers (e.g., smoking and lung cancer). In a well-done analysis, the authors estimate the proportion of cancer in the population associated with a variety of lifestyle and environmental factors. They find that smoking has, by far, the largest effect on the risk of cancer, with 19.4% of cancer cases in the UK attributable to tobacco use. A poor diet (less intake of fruits and vegetables and fibre and...

2011-12-02 06:57:26

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Cancer survivors have more than double the risk of a second primary cancer of the same type, whereas the risk of a secondary primary cancer of another type was only slightly elevated, according to a recent study. Danish researchers looked at data for the entire population of Denmark from 1980 to 2007 to determine whether the risk of secondary cancer is linked to the type of cancer found in the first instance. About 10 percent had one or more diagnoses of primary...

2011-11-28 23:03:50

Cancer survivors have more than double the risk of a second primary cancer of the same type, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/site/embargo/cmaj110167.pdf, whereas the risk of a second primary cancer of another type was only slightly elevated. Danish researchers looked at data for the entire population of Denmark (7 493 705 people) from 1980 to 2007 to determine whether the risk of secondary cancer is...

2011-11-28 06:51:03

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Breast cancer patients often wonder what their daughters might do to reduce their risk. A new study shows limiting alcohol consumption may be the answer. Among adolescent girls with a family history of breast cancer, there is a significant association between the mount of alcohol consumed and further increased risk of getting benign breast disease as young women, authors of the study found. Dr. Catherine Berkey, a biostatistician at Brigham & Women's Hospital...

2011-11-25 06:49:31

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Coffee could help reduce your risk of developing endometrial cancer. The study by the American Association for Cancer Research showed that long term coffee consumption may be associated with a reduced risk for endometrial cancer. "Coffee has already been shown to be protective against diabetes due to its effect on insulin. So we hypothesized that we'd see a reduction in some cancers as well," Edward Giovannucci, M.D., Sc.D., professor of nutrition and...

2011-11-21 06:51:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Alcohol consumption is responsible for approximately four percent of all deaths worldwide, more than AIDS, tuberculosis or violence! It´s also responsible for roughly five percent of global disease. A new study of alcohol consumption in Tuscany, Italy has found that alcoholics have significantly higher rates of general and cancer-related death compared to the general population. “Our study has provided strong evidence that alcohol addiction...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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