The United Kingdom has officially banned smoking in cars with children. Under the new anti-second-hand-smoke measure, violators will face a fine. Drivers who are caught smoking in the presence of children in their vehicle will face a fine of $75. Drivers will also be ticketed if someone else in the car is caught smoking. The law would apply even if windows or the sunroof are open.
Comic book superheroes are being used to promote Childhood Cancer Awareness month as Facebook and Twitter users are changing their avatar photos to a comic hero and donating to St. Jude's Hospital. The campaign urges others to take part by assigning a character to those who like the new profile picture. Social media statuses must read, "I intend to fill Facebook with comic book heroes for Childh
Women who consume a hefty dose of extra virgin olive oil as part of a Mediterranean diet may reduce their risk of developing breast cancer over the course of the next five years, according to a new study. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, looked back at data from 4,300 postmenopausal women involved in the PREDIMED study.
Blood testing could possibly aid in the detection of a relapse in cancer survivors, according to a new study. In the new study, researchers followed 55 women from England who had been diagnosed with an early stage form of breast cancer, then had been treated through surgery as well as chemotherapy. Researchers monitored ctDNA in the blood tests of the women following surgery.
A steady regimen of low-dose aspirin, or baby aspirin, may lower the risk of developing colon cancer, according to a new study. The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that men and women who took low-dose (75 to 150 milligrams) aspirin for five years or more saw their risk of colon cancer drop by 27 percent.
The use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, has been found to be 95 percent less harmful to the health of smokers than tradition cigarettes in a new study. The study, commissioned by Public Health England and conducted by academic experts, states that this is due to the lack of harmful, cancer-causing chemicals in e-cigarettes that are found in their traditional counterparts.