Recent news reports that vegetable oil can cause cancer don’t rely on solid new scientific evidence.
Few media reports in the health sphere generate as much attention as those with screaming headlines about a new link between food and cancer, but they're not always based on the best scientific evidence available.
A report released by the World Health Organisation has ranked red meat as probably carcinogenic to humans, possibly causing bowel cancer.
The World Health Organisation's report on the increased cancer risk with eating processed and red meat has been met with mixed reactions.
There are scores of carcinogens. Most aren’t as tasty.
WHO has said that processed meats cause cancer. But there are more, less visible carcinogens to worry about
Consumption of chicken has been rising in Africa. This is a short-term solution to improving food insecurity.
Meat has health benefits. And good quality meat could also be the solution to the food insecurity problems that plague two-thirds of households in the developing world.
Eating two slices of bacon every day increases your risk of bowel cancer.
The World Health Organisation has determined that eating processed meat definitely causes cancer, while eating red meat probably does.
Fracking in the US has relied on chemicals linked to a range of health problems but the industry claims UK operations would be far safer.
Free radicals - misunderstood?
New research suggests that far from helping treatment, antioxidants can change cancer cells to make them spread more quickly.
Rectal examinations are less accurate than blood tests, missing more cancer and causing more false alarms.
In news which may come as a relief to apprehensive men and short-fingered doctors alike, guidelines are now changing.
You’d be in bad shape if your cells couldn’t fix DNA issues that arise.
Cells must repair the thousands of bits of DNA damage they incur every day. These cellular mechanisms fend off cancerous tumors, and cancer researchers are working to harness their power.
Moderate intakes of red meat and alcohol can prevent a cancer diagnosis.
Nearly 40,000 cancers diagnosed in Australia can be prevented if people avoid known risk factors for the disease, according to research published today.
Representatives of the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries at a press conference in Atlanta, after a deal was reached.
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Before the last round of negotiations, only a handful of issues remained in the way of concluding the TPP. A potential deal-breaker for Australia was intellectual property protections for biologics.
Novel drugs that reduce the spread of cancer in mice could pave the way for changing the way we fight tumours.
Is sugar the answer for tackling cancer cells?
Eating less sugar isn't enough to stop glucose-hungry cancer cells but new research points the way to how we might starve them to death.
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It looks like where you live, and what regulations that state has for health insurers, may have a major impact on whether you are diagnosed early or not.
Aspirin dissolves extra cancer risk in inherited condition and could have same effect for others.
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Aspirin reduces cancer risk in overweight people with an inherited condition, but the findings could be relevant to the rest of us too.
History shows how scientists and the public tried to understand hereditary cancer risk well before we had the technology to discover mutations and test for genetic disorders.
Don’t stay up too late.
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How does one prove that shift work causes breast cancer, as the authors of the new study claim? A cancer epidemiologist explains how scientists weigh evidence to figure out what causes cancer.
According to some surveys, more than 90% of owners view their pets as members of the family.
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In the past, owners were quick to put their pets down. Now, with many viewing pets as family members, are they waiting too long?
These little-loved microbes may be coming in from the cold.
We don't trust bacteria and we don't trust GM, so putting them together might be controversial. That's exactly what we're doing, though.
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Finding ways to use our immune system to fight cancer could pave the way for personalized cancer treatment. But to get there, we need to overcome some pretty big obstacles.