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Prostate cancer and hereditary risk

Prostate cancer and hereditary risk: What is the connection?

Thanks to Angelina Jolie and Christina Applegate, many of us are now aware that women with certain hereditary genetic mutations have an increased risk...
What you should know about aging and cancer risk

What you should know about aging and cancer risk

Advancing age is the most important risk factor for cancer overall, and for many individual cancer types. According to the most recent statistical data from...
Men should rethink surgery for early-stage prostate cancer

Men should rethink surgery for early-stage prostate cancer

Observation only may be the best medicine for men with early-stage prostate cancer, suggests a 20-year study. The study is published in The New England...
Hotter bodies fight infections and tumors better

Hotter bodies fight infections and tumors better – here is how

The hotter our body temperature, the more our bodies speed up a key defense system that fights against tumors, wounds or infections, new research...
How fish may reduce your child

How fish may reduce your child’s breast cancer risk

Omega-3 fatty acids are commonly found in plant and seafood sources. If you don’t have high enough levels of omega-3s in your diet, it’s a...
Weight loss is an important predictor of cancer

Weight loss is an important predictor of cancer

Unintended weight loss is the second highest risk factor for some forms of cancer A team led by the Universities of Oxford and Exeter conducted...
Diagnosing breast cancer with an imaging pill

Diagnosing breast cancer with an imaging pill

For women, mammograms are a sometimes uncomfortable, but necessary, annual ritual. But this procedure doesn't always provide accurate results, and it exposes women to X-rays. In...
Red hair gene variation may increase skin cancer risk

Red hair gene variation may increase skin cancer risk

Skin cancer is developed due to growth of abnormal cells in the skin. Skin cancer has several types, and melanomas are the most harmful. Now...
New prostate cancer treatment offers precision

New prostate cancer treatment offers precision (and fewer side effects)

A new treatment option for some prostate cancer patients could radically change how doctors combat the disease — helping recipients bounce back faster and...
Regular low dose aspirin use could reduce your cancer risk

Regular low dose aspirin use could reduce your cancer risk

Most of us have likely taken aspirin at some point in our lives for a common minor ailment like headaches, fever or muscle cramps. Research...

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8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

Maintaining a trim midsection does more than make you look great—it can help you live longer. Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of...
From 275 to 155 a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

From 275 to 155: a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

Dr. Patricia Happel grew up in a family where obesity and unhealthy habits were common. One grandfather used to hide his heart medication in a...
5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

Losing weight and keeping it off with diet and exercise alone can be hard, no matter how active and athletic you are. But there are...
People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic...
3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

I love breakfast. It is exceptionally rare for me to miss breakfast, and when I do, I am in a prickly mood most of the...