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Dignicap-FDA-120915.jpg Nearly one and a half years after securing FDA clearance for use in breast cancer patients to reduce the severity of chemotherapy-induced hair loss, DigniCap scalp cooling system has scored yet another regulatory nod.

Oliveoil-060617.jpg Much has been written about the benefits of olive oil, which forms a part and parcel of Mediterranean diet.

Colorectal cancer rates amongst adults under the age of 50 are on the rise, according to a recent study. Cases of colon and rectal cancer are on the rise in people under 50, according to the recent study, which showed that rates increased by more than 11 percent between 2004 and 2014. African-Americans are about twice as likely as whites to be diagnosed before the age of 50.

smoking-112116.jpg Smoking cigarettes may lead to the decrease in the effectiveness of certain kidney disease drugs, a new study suggests. The study, presented at an American Society of Nephrology conference, tracked 108 smokers and 108 nonsmokers who were also taking angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (blood pressure lowering medicine) for early chronic kidney diseases.

TheSun-110916.jpg A new study that was presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Endocrinology, in Brighton, England, finds that low levels of vitamin D may increase the risk of bladder cancer. Researchers found that cells that line the bladder activate and respond to vitamin D. The importance of this is that it stimulates an immune response.

Hookah-110916.jpg A recent study in Dubai has attempted to put to test some misconceptions associated with smoking hookah. A study reported in the journal Tobacco Control says that smoking a hookah indoors is more dangerous than smoking cigarettes. Dr. Michael Weitzman, a professor at New York University School of Medicine says, "There are widespread misconceptions that hookah is a safer alternative . . ."

E-Cigarette-110916.jpg A new study shows that teens who "vape" e-cigarettes are more likely to move on to regular cigarettes. The survey was conducted over ten Los Angeles county schools. The study was published November 8 in the Journal of American Medical Association. Leading researcher Adam Leventhal cited that, "teens who vape frequently are more than twice as likely to start smoking on about a weekly basis."

A new study suggests that the use of smokeless tobacco, or snus, may increase the risk of death in those with prostate cancer. The study, published in the International Journal of Cancer, found that those who used snus but did not smoke were three times more likely to die from prostate cancer than those who never used tobacco. For the study, researchers analyzed health check-up data.

Being obese may increase your risk of developing liver cancer, according to a new study. The study, published in the journal Cancer Research, examined data on 1.57 million adults from 14 U.S. studies to look for an association between obesity and type 2 diabetes and liver cancer. Researchers found that as the participants' BMI increased, so did their cancer risk.

mammogram-101416.jpg A new study is now questioning the validity of mammograms. However, cancer radiologist specialists cite that one study is unlikely to change standard guidelines. The Health Daily News reports, "Screening is much more likely to find insignificant breast tumors than it is to catch potentially life-threatening cancer in its early stages, a new study claims."

The FDA has issued up a warning that some forms of ovarian cancer tests may not be reliable. In a statement the agency has explained that several of the most reliable forms of screening are blood tests, but they may actually create spikes in the very biomarkers they are seeking. "Despite extensive research and published studies, there are currently no screening tests for ovarian cancer . . ."

ecigs-091516.jpg The rise of e-cigarettes may be increasing the rates at which people are quitting smoking, according to a new study from researchers at the U.K. Center for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies at the University of Nottingham. For the study, the researchers examined the prevalence of smoking in the U.K. between 2014 and 2015 and found as e-cigarettes increased in popularity, more people reported quitting.

Pink-ribbon-072116.jpg Women who undergo IVF pregnancy are at no greater risk of contracting breast cancer, according to researchers at Center for Human Reproduction at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. The study collected health records from 25,000 women and found no "significant increase in the long-term risk of breast cancer among women treated with these IVF regimens."

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