Having sex twice a week can reduce heart disease... →
An earlier study at the National Cancer Institute in the U.S. showed men who ejaculated through sex or masturbation at least five times a week are much less likely to develop prostate cancer.
Breast milk is NOT better than baby formula,... →
Avoiding formula, they are told, will cut the odds of a child being a fussy eater in later life, as well as cut the woman’s odds of some cancers and help with weight loss.
Mistletoe, a new branch of cancer treatment →
Scientists have found an extract of the plant could help to fight bowel cancer, which affects 37,500 a year in the UK.
The vitamin jab that shinks tumours in a day →
A vitamin jab that shrinks tumours in a day is being hailed as a powerful new treatment for cancer. British researchers who are testing the therapy say injecting an extract of vitamin E into the bloodstream has a rapid effect.
Girls who have sex in their teens are at greater... →
Women double the risk of developing cervical cancer if they have sex at an early age, warn researchers.
Men should wake up and drink the coffee →
A daily cup of coffee has been revealed as the latest weapon in the battle against prostate cancer
Sprout of this world! They can cure hangovers,... →
Such as their anti-cancer properties - sinigrin is a compound found in sprouts that protects us against certain cancers by suppressing rogue cells.
How to avoid a hangover this Christmas: You don't... →
Single malt whiskies have been found to contain high levels of ellagic acid, according to Dr Jim Swan of the Royal Society of Chemists. This powerful acid inhibits the growth of tumours caused by certain carcinogens and kills cancer cells without damaging healthy cells.
My doctors aren't convinced - but I believe green... →
She decided radically to alter her diet - and started to drink lots of green tea. Within just four weeks, her cancer had withdrawn from her bowel - to the astonishment of her surgeons.
Kangaroo cream could prevent skin cancer →
Kangaroos may provide the key to a treatment that could prevent skin cancer, Australian scientists said today.
Mushroom 'shrinks cancer tumours by 75 per cent' →
A mushroom used in Chinese cooking is a potential weapon against cancer, shrinking tumours by up to 75 per cent, a new study has found.
Pregnancy protein could help fight breast cancer →
A chemical produced naturally in women’s bodies during pregnancy offers hope as a powerful breast cancer drug, scientists say.
Feast or famine: The diet that won't just help you... →
But there’s now an effective weight-loss regimen that is not only simple, it promises significant health benefits - from easing asthma symptoms and reducing blood sugar levels, to fending off heart disease and breast cancer and protecting brain cells.
Pain drug morphine may cause cancer to spread →
Morphine used to relieve the pain of cancer may actually cause the disease to spread, scientists claimed today.
Revealed... the 515 chemicals women put on their... →
Parabens, for example, which are designed to preserve the shelf-life of your cosmetics, are one of the most widely used preservatives in the world, and are found in shampoos, hair gels, shaving gels and body lotions. But their use is becoming increasingly controversial - a range of different studies has linked them to serious health problems including breast cancer, as well as fertility issues in...
Health news: A berry good way to fight cancer and... →
Raspberries and other berries are being used to tackle lung cancer in women.
Brazil nuts 'could raise risk of heart disease' →
Brazil nuts have been hailed as a tasty way of building up the immune system and even protecting against cancer.
Can a daily dose of chocolate keep the wrinkles... →
Scientists who carried out the study at European Dermatology London, a private Harley Street skin clinic, say it might also lower the risk of skin cancer.
As new evidence links mobile phones to a greater... →
But many experts believe young people, in particular, are more susceptible to the microwave radiation produced by mobiles - and therefore increased risk of brain tumours and other cancers of the head and neck.
Recipe for health: Chef cooks up a cancer-fighting... →
Mr Bains, a nutritionist and former head chef who lives in Bedford, spent almost two years perfecting the recipe. Ingredients include blueberries, which have been linked with protecting against cancer and guarding the brain against the sticky protein that clogs the brain in Alzheimer’s.
As supermarkets offer all-in-one family meals for... →
With the pork pies, this deal contains two highly processed meats. It’s worth remembering that the World Cancer Research Fund says we should avoid processed meat.
Mobile phone use linked to brain tumours in... →
Long-term mobile phone use could increase the risk of developing cancer, according to a decade-long landmark study.
5 of the best... immune-boosting supplements →
Immunace […] provides antioxidant support to help combat the potentially harmful effects of free radicals, which can accelerate the progression of cancer and cardiovascular disease
Why older fathers are more likely to have children... →
The findings may also help explain why common diseases, including breast cancer, autism and schizophrenia, seem to be more frequent in the offspring of older fathers
Food watchdog calls for folic acid in all bread →
The agency yesterday wrote to chief medical officer Sir Liam Donaldson calling for the move, following new evidence which suggests previous studies that indicated a link between folic acid and cancer were inaccurate.
Oh no! Work is good for you, especially after... →
Workers who drop everything at retirement age are at greater risk of heart attacks, cancer and other major diseases than those who ease their way into old age by taking a part-time job.
Anti-ageing skin creams 'increase risk of cancer ' →
Anti-ageing skin creams are being ‘naively’ used by millions of people not knowing it could increase the risk of cancer, a US academic has claimed.
Olive oil, fruit, nuts,fish... Mediterranean diet... →
A Mediterranean diet is already thought to improve heart health and stave off cancer.
Holland & Barrett to ban hundreds of leading... →
Parabens are used in hundreds of beauty products as a preservative. There has been some research in Britain to suggest the chemicals can build up in the body and are associated with conditions such as breast cancer.
You CAN have a healthy pizza... with our guide to... →
‘Char-grilled vegetable toppings are rich in potassium, which helps muscle cells to function, while the tomato sauce contains lycopene which has been shown to reduce the chance of prostate cancer in men,’ says Catherine Collins, principal dietician at St George’s Hospital, London.
Aspirin cuts risk of colon cancer, one of 'deadly... →
A daily dose of aspirin can prevent cancer in people with a genetic disorder that increases their risk of developing the disease, scientists said today.
Can this man cure cancer with his bare hands? →
There’s Jon Sklan, the chairman of a school board of governors who believes Adrian cured his prostate cancer; Judy Collins, the manager of a GP practice who credits him the successful treatment of a liver tumour, and, oh, so many more.
HRT 'increases risk of dying from lung cancer' →
Women who take controversial hormone replacement therapy drugs to combat symptoms of the menopause could be more likely to die if they develop lung cancer.
Diabetic medicine fights cancer by destroying... →
An inexpensive pill taken by millions of diabetics could provide doctors with a powerful new weapon against cancer.
Health news: New schizophrenia drug, help for... →
Schizophrenia drugs could hold the secret to beating cancer. New research reveals that anti-psychotic medicines can also destroy cancer cells.
A bowl of blueberries a day keeps the brain active... →
Blueberries contain a cocktail of anti-oxidants including anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins, resveratrol and tannins. The fruit are thought to protect against cancer and heart disease, and may even prevent dementia.
'Worried well' are wasting £600 million a year on... →
Last year, a U.S. analysis of 67 studies said vitamins A and E may shorten life, not extend it. Other studies linked the two vitamins to increased risk of cancer.
Nutritionist's cookbook to halt prostate cancer is... →
Foods believed to prevent the cancer or stop its growth or spread include garlic and other members of the allium vegetable family such as onions, as well as vegetables such as broccoli or cauliflower.
Fortify bread with selenium to fight off cancer,... →
Britons could lead longer, healthier lives if our wheat and bread was fortified with selenium, scientists believe. The mineral has been linked to a host of health benefits from boosting resistance against flu and fighting off cancer, to being more fertile and living longer.
ALL women of child-bearing age should take extra... →
The FDA is considering whether to add the vitamin to bread and flour. It originally planned to do so in 2007 - but reviewed the decision following concerns that folic acid increases the risk of bowel cancer.
Now it IS safe for your child to use a mobile:... →
One study published in March said children with mobiles are five times more likely than others to develop such a cancer in later life.
Could marriage be the secret to surviving cancer? →
Married people are more likely to survive cancer, research shows. The stress of separation may harm a patient’s immune system and make them more susceptible to the effects of the disease, a study’s authors said.
Is it time to stop taking the Pill? A new book... →
In short the benefit of having sex without the fear of pregnancy (or the hassle of romance-killing condoms) is sold as a fair trade off to any of the many side-effects shared by various brands of Pill - weight gain, irritability-depression, anxiety, anger, loss of sex drive, migraines not to mention rumoured links to breast cancer and fatal blood clots.
Plastic decomposes in the sea and releases... →
Laboratory tests also showed that plastic breaking down in seawater released three potential cancer triggers. One, styrene monomer (SM), was a known carcinogen. The other two, styrene dimer (SD) and styrene trimer (ST), are suspected of causing cancer.
How a romantic candle-lit dinner can give you... →
They can add a hint of romance to a meal or make taking a bath a real luxury. But scented candles can be bad for your health, say scientists. The smoke produced by many of them is laced with toxins linked to cancer, asthma and eczema.
The £17 eye test that could save your life →
Complex neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, thyroid disease and even cancer can also be revealed during an eye test.
Why eating popcorn is good for your health →
Popcorn could help prevent cancer, research suggests. Scientists discovered the snack food contains ‘surprisingly large’ levels of health-boosting antioxidants called polyphenols.
Health news: How mare's milk eases gut ache, why... →
Occasional use of sunbeds, especially in winter, could almost halve a woman’s risk of developing endometrial cancer.
Don't give children ham sandwiches, say cancer... →
Many parents regard them as a healthy option. Now, however, parents are being urged not to put the sandwiches in their children’s lunch boxes - because of the cancer risk.
From weight gain to low libido, how women's... →
At the moment, few doctors will check oestrogen levels in older men, let alone offer them treatment with testosterone - partly because of the fear it might trigger prostate cancer. […] Meanwhile, too little oestrogen might be linked to prostate cancer. A study published in the Journal of Endocrinology has suggested that boosting men’s levels of the hormone might prevent the development of...