Elderly cancer patients who are HIV-positive, particularly those with prostate and breast cancers, have worse outcomes compared to cancer patients in the same age range who do not have HIV. A Moffitt Cancer Center researcher, in collaboration with investigators at the National Cancer Institute, Duke University, and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, took…

A strain of the common cold virus could help infect and kill bladder cancer cells, a small study suggests.All signs of the disease disappeared in one patient, and in 14 others there was evidence that cancer cells had died.University of Surrey researchers said the virus could “help revolutionise treatment” for the cancer and reduce the…

Yes, overweight and obesity is the second biggest preventable cause of cancer in the UK- more than 1 in 20 cancer cases are caused by excess weight. What is obesity? Obesity is a condition in which a person has an unhealthy amount and/or distribution of body fat. To measure obesity, researchers commonly use a scale…

Yoga has been considered as a great way to maintain fitness and to gain flexibility. It has been observed over the years that Yoga has been successful to treat and control many diseases. Keeping in mind these benefits, Yoga is now being celebrated every year. It is celebrated every year, ever since the United Nations…

Eating two or more weekly servings of yogurt may help to lower the risk of developing the abnormal growths (adenomas) which precede the development of bowel cancer—at least in men—finds research published online in the journal Gut. Previously published research has suggested that eating a lot of yoghurt might lower the risk of bowel cancer by changing…

Many people start their day with a cup of tea. But those who drink it piping hot could be increasing their risk of esophageal cancer, according to a new study. The study looked at more than 50,000 people in Golestan, a province in northeastern Iran. Researchers found that tea drinkers who liked their beverage to be…

Each year, 1 million men in the U.S. undergo biopsies to determine whether they have prostate cancer. The biopsy procedure traditionally has been guided by ultrasound imaging, but this method cannot clearly display the location of tumors in the prostate gland. A multidisciplinary team of UCLA physicians has found that a new method, which includes …

Special UV photographs are capable of revealing existing skin damage caused by UV light exposure which is normally invisible to the naked eye Credit: BYU / Kevin John Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. If you could visibly see signs of skin cancer on your body, would you…

Vitamin D, if taken for at least three years, could help cancer patients live longer, say researchers. The findings suggest that the vitamin carries significant benefits other than just contributing to healthy bones. A paper on the work was presented yesterday at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting. “Vitamin D had a significant effect on…

Indians consumed 2.4 litres of alcohol in 2005, which increased to 4.3 litres in 2010 and scaled up to 5.7 litres in 2016 The per capita alcohol consumption in India increased two folds between 2005 and 2016, according to the Global status report on alcohol and health 2018 released by the World Health Organization (WHO)…

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