Cancer

Extra inches on your waist mean a higher risk of cancer

Waist size can predict your risk of certain cancers, according to a World Health Organisation report published in the British…

The rise of the cannabis cult: don’t believe the hype about medical marijuana

There are few substances that excite discussion quite as potently as cannabis. Explosive claims about its curative power circulate wildly…

espresso

Can an espresso habit ward off prostate cancer?

Three shots of espresso a day could lower your risk of prostate cancer by 53 per cent, according to a…

bowel cancer

Two months on antibiotics may raise your risk of bowel cancer

Long-term antibiotic users are more likely to develop adenomas, or bowel polyps, a common and usually benign growth that can…

A pill can ward off breast cancer. Why aren’t more women taking it?

We have long been familiar with the idea of healthy people taking a statin to reduce their risk of cardiovascular…

Vitamin D pills may not protect against cancer after all

Vitamin D has been hailed by some as the ‘silver bullet’ for cancer. But, according to a new study in…

exercise

Does exercise help if you have cancer? Here’s what we know

Exercise is a wonder drug. It’s a miracle cure. It’s a panacea. If it was a drug, doctors would be…

Does a Mediterranean diet really protect against breast cancer?

‘Mediterranean diet could slash risk of deadly breast cancer by 40 per cent,’ said the headlines in the Telegraph and…

ovarian cancer

A blood test every four months can pick up ovarian cancer early

Taking a blood test every four months could be the best way for women at high risk of ovarian cancer…

contraceptive pill

The contraceptive pill and cancer: the benefits outweigh the risks

The contraceptive pill causes hormonal changes in the body and has long been known to affect cancer risk over the…