bowel 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…

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…

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…

Turmeric: a powerful weapon against disease or just a tasty spice?

It is news that should warm any curry lover’s heart: eating spicy food may be good for your health —…

aspirin

Wider aspirin use would help more people live past 80

Taking a low dose of aspirin daily can lower the risk of heart disease and cancer in people aged over…

Eating oily fish ‘cuts risk of death from bowel cancer’

Bowel cancer patients could increase their chances of surviving the disease by eating oily fish once a week, according to…

All of the major genes causing bowel cancer have been found

A study by London’s Institute of Cancer Research has identified five genes that appear to cause bowel cancer. The researchers…

Healthy living ‘would prevent half of all cancer deaths’

Lifestyle changes could prevent half of all cancer deaths, according to research published in the online journal JAMA Oncology. The…

Regular exercise lowers your risk of 13 types of cancer

Regular physical activity dramatically reduces the risk of developing 13 types of cancer, according to research published in JAMA Internal…

Squeamishness is leading to thousands more deaths from bowel cancer

The British are fairly squeamish when it comes to matters of the bottom. We are nothing like our fellow northern…

‘Vegetarian gene’ raises the risk of cancer and heart disease

Populations that have eaten a vegetarian diet over several generations have an increased risk of heart disease and cancer, according…

Robust evidence is in: a regular aspirin will reduce your risk of bowel cancer

Taking a quarter of an aspirin tablet a day could reduce bowel cancer risk by a fifth, according to a…

Bacon may cause cancer but here is why you shouldn’t be worried

The presenter Karl Pilkington once said that if he could be a super hero he would like to be ‘Bullshit…

Aspirin ‘doubled the survival rate of cancer patients’

Aspirin is already known to raise survival rates for bowel cancer. Now a study carried out by researchers at Leiden…

Most ignore bowel cancer screening that could cut deaths by nearly half

According to a report published in the Journal of Medical Screening, more than half of people invited to take bowel…

Should you take aspirin to keep cancer away? For a small few the answer is yes

For several years it has been thought that aspirin might be a powerful way of reducing our risk of cancer,…

Britain has a problem with bowel cancer ― this is what we can do about it

Spotting bowel cancer at an early — and curable — stage remains a problem within Britain. In the Netherlands they…