Cancer / Oncology Colorectal Cancer

Processed meat and cancer link depends on nitrite content

In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified processed meats as Group 1 carcinogens, citing sufficient evidence that they cause cancer in humans. Now, a new review challenges this blanket classification, having found that the strength of the evidence varies according to whether the meat contains nitrites. Share on PinterestNot all processed meats are equally […]

Cancer / Oncology Cardiovascular / Cardiology

Could hot chili peppers reduce mortality risk?

According to a recent study, people who regularly consume chili peppers have a reduced mortality risk compared with those who never eat chilis. Chili peppers are now a global phenomenon. From Cambodia to California, and from Birmingham, Alabama to Birmingham, United Kingdom, spicy food is ubiquitous. Throughout history, cultures have associated various health benefits with […]

Cancer / Oncology

Cancer: Common antibiotic may boost immune system

New research in mice finds that taking the antibiotic vancomycin before underoing radiation therapy alters gram-positive bacteria in the gut, thus boosting the immune system and enhancing the antitumor effect of the treatment. Share on PinterestA common antibiotic could make radiation therapy more effective. Globally, cancer continues to be the second leading cause of death, […]

Cancer / Oncology

Wet and cold weather linked to increased cancer rates

For the first time, a study finds an association between living in cold, wet regions and increased cancer prevalence. The conclusions are surprising and likely to spark debate. Share on PinterestIs there really a link between rain and cancer rates? Long ago, scientists established that increased exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun increases […]

Cancer / Oncology Prostate / Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer: Home urine test could ‘revolutionize diagnosis’

A new pilot study concludes that at-home urine tests could make prostate cancer diagnoses shorter, simpler, and possibly even more accurate. Share on PinterestThe possibility of a home urine test for prostate cancer moves one step closer. Prostate cancer is common, affecting nearly half of males over 50. However, it tends to develop slowly, and […]