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Sitting Linked to Increased Risk for Cancer in Women

According to a study conducted by the American Cancer Society, sitting too much can raise cancer risk in females. The study shows that women who spend 6 hours or more of their time sitting have increased cancer risk by 10% in comparison to the women who spend 3 hours of their time per day sitting.T ...

Melanoma Risk Linked to Citrus Fruit Consumption?

Abrar A. Quereshi, MD, MPH, from Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island, and colleagues at Harvard Medical School and School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts reported that those who consume 1.6 times or more citrus fruit per day are at 36% higher risk of developing melanoma. This st ...

Researchers Discover a Cancer Link to Smoking Hookah

A hookah pipe is a smoking apparatus, often decorative in appearance, containing a chamber for heating tobacco. The smoke is then drawn with a mouth piece through a rubber hose after passing through water. A single smoking session may last as long as one hour. Smokers often visit hookah bars&n ...

Scientists Link Vegetarian Diet to a Reduced Colon Cancer Risk

Following a recent study conducted on a group of Seventh-Day Adventist men and women, it has been revealed that people who adhere to vegetarian diets have a much lower risk of developing colorectal cancers when compared to those who are non-vegetarians.In the United States, research shows that colo ...

New Study Shows that Bras Do Not Cause Breast Cancer

As a woman, I have heard for years that wearing bras could be a contributing factor to getting breast cancer. Now, a new study says that bras have no effect on whether a woman gets breast cancer or not.Lu Chen, a researcher at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, says that her rec ...

Ingredients in Colgate Toothpaste Linked to Cancer?

The antibacterial agent Trisclosan, which is found in the popular toothpaste Colgate, has been linked to cancer cell growth and development issues. Colgate is endorsed by the American Dental Association.Trisclosan is currently being tested for safety in the use of consumer products such as toys, cu ...