Posted 5:51 PM 12/12/2012
Dec. 12, 2012 -- Heavy coffee drinkers -- those who drink more than four cups a day -- may cut their risk of dying from cancers of the mouth and throat by nearly half, according to new research.
"We examined coffee drinking habits in nearly 1 million men and women," says Janet Hildebrand, MPH, an epidemiologist with the American Cancer Society.
Posted 10:40 PM 12/7/2012
Posted 8:07 PM 12/6/2012
Dec. 6, 2012 -- Women now have one more reason to eat their fruits and veggies.
A new study suggests that women with higher levels of carotenoids (nutrients found in fruits and vegetables) have a lower risk of breast cancer -- especially cancers that are harder to treat and have a poorer prognosis.
Posted 8:31 AM 12/6/2012
Dec. 6, 2012 -- Widely used UV nail lamps are highly unlikely to cause skin cancer, even if used weekly for 250 years, a new study suggests.
Posted 8:30 PM 12/5/2012
Posted 4:01 AM 12/5/2012
Dec. 5, 2012 -- A breath test similar to the one used to determine when a driver has had too much to drink shows promise as a screening tool for cancer.
In a new study from Italy, researchers were able to identify patients with colorectal cancer with an accuracy of over 75% by analyzing samples of their breath.
Posted 9:01 PM 11/21/2012
Nov. 21, 2012 -- Women over age 40 are often urged to get yearly mammograms with the promise that early detection is their best hope for beating breast cancer.
But a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine suggests that mammograms may not save as many lives as doctors once thought.