Feb
25
2009
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Can apples help prevent breast cancer?

Apples (Photo by efekt - CC-BY)The latest research shows that one of our most favored fruits, the apple, might pack a mighty punch against breast cancer. The key appears to be  the phytochemicals, or antioxidants,  found in apples and other fruits and vegetables which are thought to turn off the chemical pathway of breast cancer cells. Researchers at Cornell University  [more...]

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Feb
02
2009
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Can a diet high in red and processed meats cause cancer?

Bacon-wrapped Hot Dog (by Inuyaki.com -CC-BY)There is nothing like a good hot dog with a wrap of bacon or a grilled hamburger with cheese! And summer certainly isn’t the same without steak cooked out on the barbecue. Unfortunately, there is increasing evidence that diets high in red meat like beef and pork, as well as processed and cured meats and [more...]

Jan
29
2009
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Can diet and exercise help prevent breast cancer?

Run4Cure341 (Photo by Dawn - Pink Chick - CC-BY)It appears that women have another very good reason to stay in shape! Researchers have found that women of all ages may be able to reduce their risk of developing breast cancer by participating in physical exercise and maintaining a healthy weight. Obesity is one of the major risk factors for developing breast cancer after [more...]

Jan
27
2009
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Can red wine help prevent cancer?

Wine (photo by Etwood - CC-BY)The research certainly looks promising! Scientists continue to find evidence that specific compounds in red wine might help combat certain types of cancer. Resveratrol is an antioxidant-rich, polyphenol compound that is of particular interest to researchers.  Red wine is brimming with concentrated amounts of resveratrol which is released from the skin and seeds of wine [more...]

Jan
21
2009
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Can dogs smell breast, bladder or lung cancer in humans?

Dog nose (Photo by kalimistuk - CC-BY)Apparently so! Dogs and their efficient sense of smell have been used to sniff out drugs, bombs, and find missing persons for many years. Now the medical community is recognizing the value of trained sniffer dogs in detecting minute differences in the scent of cancer patients. Dogs do not have to be highly specialized to [more...]

Jan
10
2009
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What is the “five a day” fruit and vegetable campaign?

Eggplant Salad (photo by yomi955 - CC-BY)“Five a day” is a campaign being run by the UK Department of Health and backed by Cancer Research UK. It encourages people to eat more fruit and vegetables by reducing it to the simple slogan of “five a day”, i.e. eating five portions of fruit or vegetables per day. People who can manage that [more...]

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