Latest Risk factors Stories

2014-08-12 11:12:35

American Association for Cancer Research Benefits quickly disappear if regular physical activity stops Postmenopausal women who in the past four years had undertaken regular physical activity equivalent to at least four hours of walking per week had a lower risk for invasive breast cancer compared with women who exercised less during those four years, according to data published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer...

Investigating The Impact Behavioral Factors Have On Life Expectancy
2014-07-09 08:22:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Eating healthy, being physically active, limiting alcohol consumption and avoiding cigarettes could add 10 years to your life, public health physicians from the University of Zurich report in what is being called the first study to ever investigate the impact of behavioral factors on life expectancy in numbers. Writing in a recent edition of the journal Preventive Medicine, lead author Eva Martin-Diener of the university’s...

2014-06-25 11:12:52

University of Massachusetts at Amherst Challenging decades-old risk assessment methods, a new literature review suggests that oral gavage, the accepted method of dosing lab animals to test chemical toxicity, does not accurately mimic how humans are exposed to chemicals in everyday life Challenging risk assessment methods used for decades by toxicologists, a new review of the literature led by environmental health scientist Laura Vandenberg at the University of Massachusetts Amherst...

Moles May Be An Indicator Of Breast Cancer: Studies
2014-06-11 13:37:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online More than just a cosmetic curiosity, cutaneous nevi – also known as moles – may be an indicator of breast cancer, according to two research studies published this week in PLOS Medicine. Each report is based on a large prospective cohort – the Nurses' Health Study in the United States, which includes nearly 75,000 female nurses followed for 24 years, and the E3N Teachers' Study Cohort in France, which includes nearly 90,000 women...

Red Meat Intake In Early Adulthood Linked To Breast Cancer Risk
2014-06-11 09:20:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Up until now, studies have found no significant link between the consumption of red meat and increased risk of breast cancer. However, most of those prior studies have been based on diet during midlife and later, rather than focusing on diet and breast cancer development in early adulthood. A new study from a team of US researchers has found that there may in fact be a link between increased consumption of red meat in early...

2014-06-05 23:02:08

Large Data Pool Contributes to Importance of Findings and Warrants Further Study Fremont, California (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 While male breast cancer is uncommon, men who are obese, or who have never had children, are at increased risk of developing this disease, according to researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC), and their colleagues. In addition, this new study confirms that men with the chromosomal disorder Klinefelter...

Mammograms Needed More Often For One-Third Of Women
2014-03-22 07:07:50

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While three-year intervals between mammograms are appropriate for most women, a new study from the UK NHS Breast Screening Program has found that one-third of women are at a higher risk of developing cancer. These women, according to the report delivered this week at the 9th European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-9), might benefit from more frequent mammograms. Professor Gareth Evans, from the University of Manchester, reported that...

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer May Lead To Other Forms Of Cancer
2014-03-10 07:03:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online People who contract nonmelanoma skin cancer by the age of 25 face an increased risk of eventually developing melanoma or other types of cancer, researchers from the University of Melbourne and the University of Oxford report in a recent edition of the journal Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. According to HealthDay News reporter Robert Preidt, the study authors analyzed data from over 500,000 individuals with a...

2014-02-26 08:29:47

New Alcohol Justice Fact Sheet SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alcohol Justice released a new fact sheet today (available at AlcoholJustice.org) summarizing recent research on alcohol and cancer risk. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110727/DC41105LOGO "We looked at peer-reviewed, scientific reports which closely examined the relationship between alcohol consumption and cancer," stated Alcohol Justice Director of Research Sarah Mart. "As esteemed researchers...

Smoking Bad Not Only For Lungs, But Also For Breasts: Study
2014-02-10 13:19:11

[ Watch the Video: Smoking Can Also Give You Breast Cancer ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cigarette smoking has frequently been linked to cancers of the respiratory system, but a new study has found that smoking can also greatly increase the risk of a certain breast cancer in women. According to a study recently published in the journal Cancer, young women who smoke a pack per day for a decade or longer have a much greater risk of having the most common kind of...

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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.