cancer

Aspirin found to stave off bowel cancer

Aspirin blocks a key process linked to the formation of tumours and several diseases, according to new research by the…

New tumour model is ‘major step towards individualised cancer therapy’

Researchers from Kyoto University have developed a new tumour model that will allow them to more effectively analyse individual human…

One glass of red wine a day ‘protects against prostate cancer’

Drinking moderate amounts of red wine has a slightly protective effect against prostate cancer, according to new research by the…

New blood test can detect eight types of cancer

Researchers have developed a single blood test that screens for eight common types of cancer – and helps to identify…

Don’t put graphic warning labels on drinks – we need to inform rather than alarm

As reported in the Guardian, the Alcohol Health Alliance is concerned that only ten per cent of Britons are aware…

8 Jan 2018

Could cancer break the NHS?

It’s an experience shared by nearly two million Britons a year. You find an unexpected lump, or a mole that…

22 Nov 2017

Eating cereal fibre increases chances of surviving colon cancer

People who eat a diet high in cereal fibre or increase their fibre intake after a colon cancer diagnosis may…

Long-term aspirin use cuts stomach cancer risk by half

The long-term use of aspirin has been shown to significantly reduce the chance of developing digestive cancers, according to new…

Sugar ‘awakens’ cancer cells

Scientists have clarified how the Warburg effect, a phenomenon in which cancer cells rapidly break down sugars, stimulates tumor growth.…

Cells can be ‘programmed’ to fight disease

Cells can be programmed to fight cancer, influenza and other serious health conditions according to new research by the University…

New blood test could ‘transform’ cancer diagnosis

A new type of test can detect genetic mutations in minute amounts of DNA released from cancer cells into the…

Tall, overweight men significantly more likely to develop prostate cancer

Overweight and taller men are significantly more likely to die from prostate cancer, according to new research by the Cancer…

Immunotherapy works. Why isn’t it routinely available on the NHS?

When Evelyn O’Flynn was diagnosed with stage four non-small cell lung cancer, after seeing the doctor about neck pain, she was…

17 Jul 2017

Worried about your liver? Drink more coffee, new research suggests

Drinking more coffee could significantly reduce the risk of liver cancer and fibrosis, according to two separate recent studies. Researchers…

A handful of nuts a day wards off major diseases

People who eat a handful of nuts a day have a lower risk of cancer and heart disease, according to…

Extra inches on your waist mean a higher risk of cancer

Waist size can predict your risk of certain cancers, according to a World Health Organisation report published in the British…

The rise of the cannabis cult: don’t believe the hype about medical marijuana

There are few substances that excite discussion quite as potently as cannabis. Explosive claims about its curative power circulate wildly…

15 May 2017

Cycling to work ‘halves your risk of heart disease and cancer’

Daily cycling appears to reduce our risk of premature death by 40 per cent, according to a study carried out…

Vitamin D pills may not protect against cancer after all

Vitamin D has been hailed by some as the ‘silver bullet’ for cancer. But, according to a new study in…

exercise

Does exercise help if you have cancer? Here’s what we know

Exercise is a wonder drug. It’s a miracle cure. It’s a panacea. If it was a drug, doctors would be…

17 Mar 2017
contraceptive pill

The contraceptive pill and cancer: the benefits outweigh the risks

The contraceptive pill causes hormonal changes in the body and has long been known to affect cancer risk over the…

Nutella

Lay off Nutella! The chocolate spread is no cancer villain

It’s a cruel fact that this January, while we’re busy repenting that third helping of Christmas chocolate, the news has…

25 Jan 2017

Sometimes living with disease is better than being treated for it

When 90-year-old American widow Norma Bauerschmidt was diagnosed with terminal cancer, it was far from being the beginning of the…

17 Jan 2017

Turmeric: a powerful weapon against disease or just a tasty spice?

It is news that should warm any curry lover’s heart: eating spicy food may be good for your health —…

13 Jan 2017
metastasis

Altering a gene ‘slowed cancer spread in mice by 75 per cent’

Metastasis, or the spread of cancer around the body, is responsible for up to 90 per cent of all cancer…

Cutting back on carbs is probably the most effective way to lose weight

Reducing carbohydrate intake is the most effective way to diet for weight loss, according to a review article by the…