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A Common Antihypertensive Drug Increases Risk of Skin Caner

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

A popular antihypertensive drug increases the risk of developing skin cancer sevenfold, according to a new study. In this study, the researchers examined the association between use of hydrochlorothiazide, a drug frequently prescribed for high blood pressure or hypertension, and risk of skin cancer. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic. It is prescribed for hypertension and water […]

Disulfriam Could Be Repositioned For Treating Cancer

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Chronic alcohol abuse is often treated using disulfiram. In fact this drug has been used for this purpose for last few decades. Previous research has shown that disulfiram possesses anticancer properties. However, till now, scientists had not identified exactly how disulfiram works against cancer. Latest research throws light on this, making repositioning of this drug […]

Certain Mouth Bacteria Increase Esophageal Cancer Risk

Friday, December 1st, 2017

Previous research has shown that two types of mouth bacteria are associated with greater risk of developing gum disease. Now a new study, in which a thorough analysis of microbes collected from mouths of over 12,000 individuals was done, states that these two same mouth bacteria also increase the risk of developing esophageal cancer. According […]

Warfarin Might Help Prevent Cancer

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

A blood thinner, warfarin is used for lowering risk of strokes or heart attack. However, according a recent study, the benefits of warfarin might extend beyond that. In this study, the researchers found that this drug might reduce cancer risk, especially among people who are 50 years old or over. Warfarin prevents blood clot formation […]

More Fiber Intake Might Improve Survival in Colorectal Cancer Patients

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

According to a new study, eating more fiber might help people diagnosed with colorectal cancer improve their survival. Colorectal cancer—that is, cancer that starts in rectum or colon—accounts for more number of deaths in the U.S. than most other types of cancer. Data suggests that this year about 39,910 individuals will be diagnosed with rectal […]

Low Testosterone Levels In Men Linked With Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

According to a new research, men who have seriously low testosterone levels carry a lower risk of developing prostate cancer. It is believed that this is the first study to probe the link between low testosterone levels and prostate cancer risk. Incidentally, this study is also the biggest one till date to probe how hormones […]

Whole Food Diet Might Offer Protection against Colon Cancer

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

According to researchers, a diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables might have compounds with the potential to stop colon cancer, as well as inflammatory bowel disease, in pigs. The researchers believe closely analyzing the workings of these compounds might help us take the first step in finding new treatments for cancer patients. Experts now […]

Probiotics Might Play a Key Role In Prevention and Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

A recent study investigates if it is possible to use probiotics for preventing and treating colon cancer linked to IBS (that is, inflammatory bowel disease). The results so far, after completion of tests in mice, are encouraging. However, there’s a need for further investigation. Colorectal cancer is ranked as the 3rd most common cancer in […]

Whole Grains & Exercise Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk, Possessed Meats & Excess Alcohol Increase the Risk

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

According to latest research, there’s a strong link between your lifestyle and your risk of developing colorectal cancer. The researchers have found that being physically active and eating whole grains reduces the risk of this cancer. At the same time, your risk of developing colorectal cancer increases if you eat red meat and processed meats, […]

Increased Cadmium Levels Linked to Greater Endometrial Cancer Risk

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Increased cadmium levels increase the risk of uterine cancer in women, according to a new study. Cadmium is a toxic metal which mimics estrogen. Uterine cancer, also called endometrial cancer, mostly affects women of postmenopausal age. The cancer starts in the lining of the uterus. It is more common of the two types of cancer […]

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