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Research Shows How Resveratrol Might Stave Off Cancer

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Resveratrol—a bioactive compound present in red wine, grapes, blueberries, cranberries, and peanuts, among others—is said to offer many health benefits. Some studies have suggested that it might be effective against cancer. Now, latest research shows how resveratrol stops a particular mutated protein, which plays a key role in many cancer tumors, from aggregating. In recent […]

Low levels of Vitamin D Linked to Increased Colorectal Cancer Risk

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

It has come to light that low vitamin D levels might increase the risk of developing colorectal cancer, also known as bowel cancer. Conversely, people with higher than recommended levels of this vitamin are likely to be at less risk. The primary source of vitamin D is, of course, sunlight. We also get this vitamin […]

Total Diet & Eating in Moderation Reduce Death Risk Among Cancer Survivors

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

According to a new study, cancer survivors who follow a diverse diet and eat everything in moderation live longer than those who don’t. The researchers noted that following a total-diet approach and consuming different foods in moderation was linked to 65 percent lower death risk among cancer survivors. In recent years, several studies have shown […]

Antifungal Drug Eliminates Inactive & Treatment-Resistant Colorectal Cancer Cells

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Hundreds of thousand people in the U.S. are diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer. It is estimated that this year more than 140,000 individuals in the U.S. will be diagnosed with this cancer. There are several treatments available for colorectal cancer; however, these treatments typically fail to eliminate some cancer cells. Now a new study has identified […]

A Toothpaste Ingredient Might Increase Colon Cancer Risk

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

According to the latest research, it is time that scientists test triclosan on urgent basis. Triclosan, while not a common household name, is found in many household products, such as toothpaste. Scientists have found in preliminary studies that this substance might lead to colonic inflammation and increase the risk to colon cancer. What makes triclosan […]

One Shot Might Stop Chemotherapy Pain for a Few Weeks

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Many cancer patients experience undergoing chemotherapy experience persistent pain as a side effect of their treatment. Opioids are effective at providing relief from pain, but their use can lead to addiction. Moreover, opioids only mask the symptoms but don’t address the underlying mechanisms. Now researchers have found that a natural protein inhibits these underlying mechanisms […]

Nanoparticles from Tea Leaves Kills Lung Cancer Cells

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

In a recently-published study, the researchers have found that nanoparticles procured from tea leaves can destroy lung cancer cells. These nanoparticles were produced naturally from tea leaves and are safe for human use. In recent years, nanoparticles have come under a lot of attention. Many researchers are focusing on it to establish how these extremely […]

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 […]

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