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Calcium Channel Blockers Linked to Increased Pancreatic Cancer Risk Among Women

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

According to a new study, calcium channel blockers (CCBs for short), an antihypertensive drug, might put women at increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer. CCBs are frequently prescribed to high blood pressure (or hypertension) patients. These drugs works by ensuring calcium doesn’t enter heart’s muscle cells. As a result of this, blood vessels become relaxed. […]

Two Iron Compounds Might Lead To Cancer

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

In a recent study, the researchers have found that 2 iron compounds, both of which are frequently used in food additives and supplements, increase the levels of a biomarker of cancer. This happens even when we consume them in small amounts. The names of these 2 iron compounds are ferric EDTA and ferric citrate. The […]

Could NSAIDs Reduce Risk of Early Metastatic Relapse Post Surgery

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Following cancer surgery, there’s a strong chance of experiencing recurrence of tumor early. This is particularly true in case of breast cancer. Why this is so is something that’s still shrouded in mystery. However, there’s some encouraging news. In a new study, the researchers noticed that common NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) might reduce the risk […]

Berries Might Help Us Fight Cancer, New Study States

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Berries are attractive to look at and delicious to eat. But there’s much more to them than this. They are believed to offer substantial health benefits. Now a new study states that berries might help us fight cancer also. Anthocyanins, naturally occurring pigments in berries, is what gives berries their radiant color. Anthocyanins also have strong […]

Taking Expensive Pancreatic Drug With Food Might Be A Better Idea, New Study Says

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

In a new study, the researchers found that low dose of Zytiga, a popular prostate cancer drug, when taken with food is just as effective as the current recommended dose, which is four times greater, taken on an empty stomach. Taking Zytiga in lose dose with food will also mean fewer side effects. There’s another […]

New Drug Targets Genes Which Cause Cancers

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

Two recently-published scientific papers use one drug to tackle 2 cancer-related problems. Scientists hope that their findings might help improve survival rate in the cancer of breast and lung, as well as in those cancers that obesity-related. In both these papers, scientists worked with I-BET-762. It is a type of bromodomain (BET) inhibitors, which targets […]

Viagra Might Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk Significantly

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

A new study suggests that taking Viagra in small dose daily might considerably lower the risk of developing colorectal cancer. Viagra, as you might know, is an extremely popular impotence drug for men. Colorectal cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer. As a matter of fact, the data suggests that nearly one […]

Arthritis Supplement Might Increase Risk of Melanoma

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Chondroitin sulfate is a popular dietary supplement recommended for people with osteoarthritis. However, a new study suggests that it might increase the risk of melanoma skin cancer. At the same time, the researchers stress that the findings of this study needs to be further confirmed by a study that follows a bigger group of individuals. […]

Vitamin D Might Offer Protection against Cancer

Friday, March 9th, 2018

A new study by Japanese researchers provides further evidence of the role Vitamin D might play in cancer protection. In this research, the experts found that Japanese individuals with high levels of vitamin D had lower cancer risk. Several studies in the past have linked high vitamin D levels with low cancer risk, but all […]

Ultra-processed Foods Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

According to a new study, eating ultra-processed foods, like soda drinks, sugary drinks, packaged snacks, instant noodles, and certain reconstituted meals, might increase the risk of developing cancer. Before we look into this report further, it is important to point out that this was a purely observational study. Additionally, further research is required to confirm […]

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