Daily drinking increases risk of cancer

It is commonly assumed that a glass of wine a day is actually beneficial for health. However, a new study indicates that males who drink alcohol on a daily basis have higher chances of developing several types of cancers. In a study involving 3,600 Canadian males, it was...
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Chemicals in plastics can cause prostate cancer

A chemical found in babies’ plastic bottles may raise their odds of developing prostate cancer later in life. Studies reveal that bisphenol A, a chemical used to make commonly-used plastics can cause prostate cancer. American researchers showed that giving newborn rats the chemical raised their odds of developing...
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Tea may prevent endometrial cancer

A study indicates that tea may provide protection from endometrial cancer. However, more research is needed to substantiate this claim… A number of studies have been conducted to ascertain the health benefits of tea. Animal studies have shown that the polyphenols found in tea may have a tumor-shrinking...
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Row over ad on cervical vaccine

India’s Central Drugs Standards Control Organisation has issued a notice to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) India for issuing an advertisement on cervical cancer vaccine. GSK markets a vaccine that protects women from sexually transmitted human papilloma virus (HPV), which is known to cause cervical cancer. According to the regulatory body,...
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Moderate Exercise May Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

A new study indicates that men who exercise regularly have lowers risks of developing prostate cancer when compared to sedentary men. The findings of the study were published in the online version of Journal of Urology. It is well known that proper exercise is very beneficial to health....
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F.D.A. Approves a New Breast Cancer Drug

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new type of drug that combines the widely used breast cancer medicine Herceptin with a powerful toxin to more effectively kill cancer cells while potentially reducing side effects. Breast cancer is a type of cancer originating from breast tissue, most...
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Soy may fight breast cancer recurrence

Soy may reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence in post-menopausal women, according to a study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Researchers found Chinese women with breast cancer who had finished menopause and who ate the most soy (an average of 49.6 mg of soy...
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8 Stomach Cancer Symptoms

Symptoms of Stomach Cancer What you need to know about stomach cancer symptoms Stomach cancer doesn’t present specific symptoms in early stages. Even when the symptoms are present, they are vague and nonspecific. For example, nausea and weight loss may be observed in the early stages of stomach...
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Oral Cancer–An Overview

Oral Cancer–An Overview The term “oral cancer” includes cancers of the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and pharynx (throat). It can be life threatening if not properly diagnosed and treated early. The most common symptoms of oral cancer include: – lumps,...
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