Red And White Wine Have Same Breast Cancer Risk, Study

A new US study found that both red and white wine have the same effect on breast cancer risk, that is they increase the risk by the same amount, which is contrary to studies on heart disease and prostate cancer that suggest red wine may have beneficial effects on disease risk compared to white wine. […]

Long Term Use Of Nutrient Supplements May Increase Cancer Risk

Long-term use of beta carotene and some other carotenoid-containing dietary supplements may increase the risk of lung cancer, especially among smokers, according to a study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers. The study, which also examined use of retinol, vitamin A, lycopene and lutein, appears in the February issue of the American […]

Healthy Living Could Cut Cancer Across The Globe, Landmark Report

A landmark report from cancer experts says that many cancers could be prevented throughout the globe if people adopted healthier diets, exercised more and controlled their weight. The overall figures show that about a third of the most common cancers in high-income countries and a quarter in lower-income countries could be prevented in this way; […]

Measuring The Precise Impact Of Fat On Cancer Spread

Researchers at Purdue University have precisely measured the impact of a high-fat diet on the spread of cancer, finding that excessive dietary fat caused a 300 percent increase in metastasizing tumor cells in laboratory animals. The researchers used an imaging technique to document how increasing fat content causes cancer cells to undergo changes essential to […]

Socioeconomic Inequities In Lung Cancer Incidence Partially Explained By Smoking Behavior

Europeans with the least education have a higher incidence of lung cancer compared with those with the highest education. However, smoking history accounts for approximately half of this risk, according to a study in the February 24 online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Previous studies showed that individuals with a lower […]

In Flurry Of Studies, Researcher Details Role Of Apples In Inhibiting Breast Cancer

Six studies published in the past year by a Cornell researcher add to growing evidence that an apple a day — as well as daily helpings of other fruits and vegetables — can help keep the breast-cancer doctor away. In one of his recent papers, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (57:1), […]

UK Is The World’s Leading Fast Food Nation

The UK is ahead of the US as the world’s leading fast food nation according to research of 9,000 people across 13 countries. In the UK, 45 per cent of people agreed with the statement “I like the taste of fast food too much to give it up”, compared to 44 per cent in the […]

Heart Disease Risk May Increase With Lack Of Vitamin D

The same vitamin D deficiency that can result in weak bones now has been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, Framingham Heart Study researchers report in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. “Vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased cardiovascular risk, above and beyond established cardiovascular risk factors,” said Thomas J. Wang, […]

News From The American Chemical Society

Benzene concentrations in beverages Only nine percent of 199 beverage samples had benzene levels above the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) limit of 5 parts per billion (ppb) for benzene in drinking water, according to a study by EPA and U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scientists. It is scheduled for the current […]

NMC And Healthcare Commission To Strengthen Public Safety, UK

The Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) and the Healthcare Commission have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) strengthening public protection where nurses and midwives are involved. The agreement sets out the levels of cooperation and terms in which the NMC and the Healthcare Commission will work together when carrying out their regulatory duties in England […]