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Those who smoke within 30 minutes of waking are 1.79 times as likely to develop lung cancer than smokers who light up more than an hour after waking. Flickr/lanier67

Smoking soon after waking boosts cancer risk

Smokers who light up within 30 minutes of waking up are 1.79 times as likely to develop lung cancer as those who have their…

A tomato a day keeps the doctor away

The red pigment in tomatoes could help prevent prostate cancer, according to researchers at a US university. A daily dose…

New approach to cancer vaccines

An international team of scientists has used DNA from healthy cells have been used to create a cancer vaccine to treat prostate…
The number of people smoking daily has dropped but 60% of Australian adults are now overwight or obese, a government study found. Flickr

Over 60% Australian adults now overweight or obese

Over 60% of Australian adults are now overweight or obese, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute…
In a world first study, Victorian researchers showed that the number of girls presenting with abnormal pap smear results dropped after the introduction of a broad-based vaccination program. Flickr

Data suggest vaccinating girls against cervical cancer yields results

Australian researchers have shown for the first time that the number of girls presenting with pre-cancer cells on the cervix…
Cancer patients need to think twice before adding vitamins to their treatment. shannonkringen/flickr

A helping hand? Vitamins may be dangerous for cancer patients

Previously unthinkable questions about vitamin use by cancer patients are being asked following a series of recent clinical studies. Is it time for cancer patients’ love affair with vitamins to end? Might…

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