Those who consume a diet high in fiber earlier in life may be at a decreased risk for breast cancer, according to new data collected from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. For the study the researchers collected data from 90,534 participants of the Nurse's Health Study II. The researchers found that the breast cancer risk was 12-19 percent lower for women who ate these diets.
Some forms of colorectal cancers could be found before standard screening begins at the age of 50, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. For the study the researchers examined records from 258,000 people in the colorectal cancer registry between the years of 1998 and 2011.
The secondhand smoke exposed to workers in hookah bars may be as dangerous as that from regular cigarette smoke, according to a new study from researchers at the NYU Langone Medical Center. For the study the researchers collected air samples from during work shifts of ten hookah bar workers. They found that the air showed similar pollutants to cigarette secondhand smoke.
Free nicotine patches sent by mail could help some smokers fight the addiction, according to a new study from researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. For the study the researchers randomly sent a selection of nicotine patches to volunteers who responded to a survey saying they'd like help quitting smoking.
Skin cancer developed while a woman is pregnant could be deadlier than that developed while not pregnant, according to a new study from researchers at the Cleveland Clinic. For the study the researchers examined health data from roughly 500 women with a maximum age of 49 between the years of 1988 and 2012.
A common painkiller called diclofenac may help ward off some forms of cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the Anti-Cancer Fund. The study reviewed data collected dating back to 1983 that showed that drug could help fight fibrosarcoma, colorectal cancer, neuroblastoma, ovarian cancer and several other cancers.
Half of all U.S. teens may still be exposed to secondhand smoke, according to a new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the study the researchers reviewed health data collected from over 18,000 middle schoolers. They found that in the year of 2013 more than 48 percent of all the kids reported being exposed to secondhand smoke.
Taking a regular dosage of aspirin may decrease the risk of death associated with prostate cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the Harvard Medical Center in Boston. For the study the researchers reviewed data collected from over 22,000 men as part of the Researchers Health Study. "We found that regular aspirin intake after prostate cancer diagnosis decreased . . ."
Those who consume high levels of sugar may be at an increased risk for breast and lung cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. For the study the researchers examined the sugar intake of mice. Those who consumed a sucrose level that was comparable to that consumed by the traditional Western diet were far more likely to develop both.
Pre-teen girls could benefit from more doctors recommending HPV vaccinations at younger ages, according to a new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the study the researchers reviewed data on 626,000 girls at age 13 across the U.S. They found that a full three doses of HPV vaccine were given to just 19 percent of girls covered by Medicaid.
Ultrasound technology may help with breast cancer diagnoses for some women who have dense breast tissue material, according to a new study from researchers at Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. For the study the researchers examined health records from 2,809 women from across the U.S., Canada and Argentina.