Tag: cancer

What to Know About the Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Recall

The safety controversy surrounding Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based baby powder continues. In December 2018, investigative reporting by the New York Times and Reuters claimed that, for decades, Johnson & Johnson covered up the presence of asbestos (a known carcinogen) in some samples of its talc-based baby powder products. The reports

Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Developing, Dying of Cancer

People with psoriasis could be at greater risk of developing or dying of cancer, according to scientists. After trawling through existing studies investigating the link between the two diseases, scientists concluded those with psoriasis had a 1.18-fold increased risk of developing a range of different types of cancer when compared

A New Study Suggests Tainted Talcum Powder Can Cause a Rare Cancer. Here’s How That Could Play Out in the Courtroom

A new 33-patient case study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine provides some of the strongest proof yet that exposure to asbestos-tainted talcum powder may cause malignant mesothelioma, a rare and deadly cancer that affects tissues lining internal organs. This isn’t only an important scientific discovery—it could also

Drinking Piping Hot Tea Compared To A Lukewarm Cup Could Increase Your Risk Of Esophageal Cancer, Study Says

A new study published in the International Journal of Cancer shows drinking extremely hot beverages can increase your risk of throat cancer when regularly consumed at a temperature of more than 140° F, compared to those who drink their cups lukewarm. (For reference, the boiling point of water is 212°

Broccoli Contains a Natural Compound That May Slow Cancer Growth, Research Suggests

New research published in the journal Science suggests that a compound naturally found in cruciferous vegetables may inhibit cancerous cell growth in the body. Broccoli, kale, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts are examples of some of the nutrient-dense vegetables that contain the compound, which is called indole-3-carbinol, also known as “I3C.”

Drinking very hot tea can double risk of oesophageal cancer, scientists say

Drinking very hot tea could almost double the risk of oesophageal cancer, according to a study of 50,000 people. Cancer experts found that drinking 700ml per day of tea at 60C or higher was “consistently associated” with a 90 per cent higher risk of the disease, compared with people who

Do YOU have a persistent sore throat? Researchers warn the symptom could be a sign of CANCER in your larynx

Patients who visit their GPs with a persistent sore throat should be considered for larynx cancer, a study suggests. A sore throat combined with shortness of breath, problems swallowing or earache is a greater warning sign of laryngeal cancer than hoarseness alone, new research concludes. A study of more than

Breath test to detect multiple cancers

A two-year trial into a clinical device, called the Breath Biopsy, will see if exhaled airborne molecules can be useful for cancer detection. Several illnesses are known to create signature smells from the body, including typhoid fever reported to smell like baked bread and the aroma of acetone, said to

Highly processed foods linked to a higher likelihood of cancer

Rat riesearch provides another reason why you should avoid processed foods: You are putting yourself sk of cancer. A study published in the British Medical Journal has found a link between eating highly processed or “ultra-processed” foods and a higher risk of cancer. In the study, the researchers assessed the link between highly processed food

Pomegranates are a nutritious way to prevent cancer

Pomegranates (Punica granatum) have many possible medicinal applications and one these is as a preventive measure against cancer. The potential anticancer properties of extracts derived from the fruit were observed in an in vivo study by scientists from various research institutes in Brazil. Recently, more researchers are shifting their attention to natural products as

Mediterranean diet reduces risk of hip fracture

Swedish researchers examined the potential effects of a healthy Mediterranean diet on the risks of hip fracture. They believed that a person’s level of commitment to this heart-friendly diet could affect the chances of that person ending up with a fractured hip in the future. The Swedish Research Council supported this study, and the