Women with higher levels of vitamin D consumption may be at less of a risk for breast cancer, according to research conducted at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The study, published in the journal Anticancer Research, surveyed the vitamin D levels of a group of 4,443 breast cancer patients involved in five separate studies.
Those who consume the greatest amounts of meat and cheese may be at an increased risk for cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Southern California. Researchers followed 6,000 adults over the age of 50 for at least eighteen years. They examined through subsets including one that consumed at least twenty percent of their daily calories from proteins.
Children exposed to second-hand smoke are at a higher risk at suffering arterial damage, according to research conducted at the University of Tasmania. The study, published in the European Heart Journal, collected data on 2,401 participants from Finland and 1,3775 people from Australia between the ages of three and 18. The team performed ultrasound scans on the main artery of the subjects, comparing the results between those exposed to second-hand smoke and those unexposed.
Los Angeles has officially declared a ban on e-cigarette use in public parks, restaurants, workplaces, markets and other public places. In an official statement on the decision Councilmen Mitch O'Farrell and Paul Koretz explained they plan to push for strict regulation on the smoking alternative. "We all know these e-cigarettes are being marketed to kids as a way to get them to take up smoking."
Breast cancer survivors who practice yoga regularly may enjoy a higher quality of life than those who do not, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. For the study the researchers examined a group of 191 women with between stage 1 and 3 breast cancer. The women were put in three groups.
There is no perceptible link between diabetes drugs and pancreatic cancer, according to a new inquiry from the FDA and the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The inquiry focused specifically on a class of type 2 diabetes drugs known as incretin-based drugs. The drugs are the newest class of type 2 diabetes drugs to hit the market and have previously been linked to possible cases.
Those with higher levels of a specific fat hormone known as leptin may be at an increased risk of colon cancer, according to a new study from researchers at Michigan State University. Researchers followed 126 previously unaffected men between the ages of 48 and 65. About four in ten of the men were found to be obese, making them likely to have increased levels of leptin. Within the subset of obese men, 30 percent of the men were found to have at least one cancerous colon polyp.
Some vitamin E supplements may be linked to an increased risk of cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the Public Health Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA. Researchers examined 1,739 prostate cancer patients and 3,117 non-cancer patients as part of the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial. They looked specifically at the levels of selenium, which is closely associated with vitamin E, in the blood stream.
The yellow dyes found in many household products including clothing may be hazardous, according to a new study from researchers at Rutgers University. For the study the researchers focused specifically on a particular dye called PCB11. They found that the dye has been linked to irritations, cancer, birth defects and developmental problems and bad acne.
Diagnosed cases of thyroid cancer have tripled since 1975, according to research conducted at Dartmouth University. The study, published in the JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, suggests that the rise is due to overdiagnosis. "The incidence of thyroid cancer is at epidemic proportions, but it doesn't look like an epidemic of disease, it looks like an epidemic of diagnosis."
A new study has found that quitting smoking is linked to improved mental health. In the study, conducted at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, researchers followed 4,800 daily smokers in two surveys carried out three years apart. They found that 29 percent of those who'd quit smoking had mood disorders (while 42% of those who still smoked had mood disorders).
Annual mammograms yielded no decrease in death risk from breast cancer in a recent studied concluded by researchers from the University of Toronto. For the study the researchers followed the breast cancer diagnoses and mortalities of volunteers over the course of 25 years. After five years, women receiving yearly mammograms had a breast cancer mortality rate of 1.05.
High doses of Vitamin C administered intravenously may boost the effectiveness of chemotherapy, according to research conducted at the University of Kansas. The animal study, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, found that the vitamin increased the cancer-killing effects of chemo drugs in mice.
Women who use aspirin daily may run a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer, according to research conducted at the National Cancer Institute. The study, published in the journal of the National Cancer Institute, surveyed data on the symptoms and medication of 20,000 women — 8,000 with ovarian cancer and 12,000 women without.
Young female smokers may face a higher risk of breast cancer than their non-smoking counterparts, according to research conducted at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The study, published in the journal Cancer, notes that women who have smoked a pack a day for the last 10 years have a 60 percent higher risk of developing a common type of breast cancer.