Drinks industry accused of downplaying `alcohol-cancer risk`

"Drinks industry downplaying alcohol-cancer link," The Guardian reports as new analysis has been published looking at the accuracy of health information circulated by the alcohol industry on the link between alcohol and cancer.

Many people still don`t appreciate that alcohol can increase the risk of a range of

Posted On September 08, 2017

Zika virus may be useful in treating brain tumours

"Zika virus used to treat aggressive brain cancer," BBC News reports. Animal and laboratory research suggests a modified version of the virus could possibly be used to target and destroy cancerous cells.

The Zika virus was first discovered in 1947. It hit the headlines in 2016

Posted On September 06, 2017

New insight into how excess belly fat may increase cancer risk

"Belly fat releases proteins that fuel the growth of malignant [cancerous] cells," the Mail Online reports.

It`s long been known that obesity is an independent risk factor for a number of cancers, including breast, bowel and liver cancer. But it`s less clear why this is the case.

This question has

Posted On September 01, 2017

Vitamin C injections could play a role in treating blood cancers

“Super-strength vitamin C doses could be a way to fight leukaemia,” the Mail Online reports. Research in mice found vitamin C could help combat the effect of a mutated gene that can cause uncontrollable stem cell growth and trigger the onset of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).

AML is an aggressive cancer of

Posted On August 21, 2017

`Junk food` may increase cancer risk in `healthy weight` women

"Women who eat junk food such as burgers or pizza are increasing their risk of cancer even if they’re not overweight, new research has warned," reports the Daily Mail. The story is based on research from the US looking at the diet of postmenopausal women in the 1990s and then tracking the development of a variety of c

Posted On August 18, 2017

`Alternative cancer therapies` may increase your risk of death

“Cancer patients who use alternative medicine more than twice as likely to die,” is the stark message from The Independent. Researchers found that people who chose alternative medicine instead of conventional cancer treatments were much less likely to survive for at least five years.

Conventional treatments inc

Posted On August 16, 2017

Alcohol linked to an increased risk of skin cancer

“Drinking just one glass of beer or wine a day could give you skin cancer, scientists have warned,” the Mail Online reports.

Researchers pooled the results of previous studies and found a small, but significant, association between alcohol consumption and non-melanoma ski

Posted On August 07, 2017

Frequent ejaculation may decrease prostate cancer risk

"Ejaculating at least 21 times a month significantly reduces a man`s risk of prostate cancer," is the headline on the Mail Online. This is based on research from the US that asked men how often they ejaculated per month and subsequent reporting of prostate cancer.

They found that men who ejaculated 21 times or

Posted On July 06, 2017

Some women in the UK still unaware of cervical screening

"Nearly a quarter of women who don`t make cervical screening appointments are unaware that the process even exists, according to a UK survey," BBC News reports.

Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the cervix, the entrance to the womb. It`s responsible f

Posted On June 30, 2017

`Contaminated air` on planes linked to health problems

"Toxic fumes in aircraft cabins could cause serious health problems, scientists warn," reports The Sun. This is based on a UK study investigating air contamination on aircraft and its possible effects on the health of pilots and cabin crew.

The researchers say the air supply on planes can become contaminated

Posted On June 21, 2017

Antibiotics and vitamin C could kill cancer cells

"Vitamin C and antibiotics could be up to 100 times more effective than drugs at killing cancer cells – without the side effects," reports the Mail Online.

The news comes from the results of a study that found a new two-pronged approach using the antibiotic doxycycline followed by vitamin C

Posted On June 12, 2017

`Everyday chemicals` linked to cancer

"Chemicals in everyday items like cosmetics linked to cancer," The Independent reports. Research involving genetically engineered human cells found that a class of chemical called aldehydes damaged a gene that prevents cancer from developing.

Aldehydes are organic chemical compounds naturally present in the environment

Posted On June 02, 2017