cancer

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…

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…

Nutella

Lay off Nutella! The chocolate spread is no cancer villain

It’s a cruel fact that this January, while we’re busy repenting that third helping of Christmas chocolate, the news has…

Sometimes living with disease is better than being treated for it

When 90-year-old American widow Norma Bauerschmidt was diagnosed with terminal cancer, it was far from being the beginning of 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 —…

metastasis

Altering a gene ‘slowed cancer spread in mice by 75 per cent’

Metastasis, or the spread of cancer around the body, is responsible for up to 90 per cent of all cancer…

Cutting back on carbs is probably the most effective way to lose weight

Reducing carbohydrate intake is the most effective way to diet for weight loss, according to a review article by the…

optimism

Being optimistic lowers your risk of several major diseases

Optimistic women are less likely to develop deadly diseases, according to a paper published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.…

chocolate

No, cancer patients don’t need to give up chocolate

Cancer patients should avoid chocolate, according to Daily Mail Online. ‘Ingredient found to make tumours spread around the body —…

A novel therapy for certain breast cancers isn’t the same as a ‘major breakthrough’

Researchers from King’s College London have identified a molecule crucial to the growth of breast cancer that they say could…

How Tiggy and Johnnie Walker survived cancer together

Tiggy Walker nursed her Radio 2 DJ husband through cancer. Then roles were reversed, hears Damien Love for Benenden.

Is ‘modern life’ to blame for a rise in cancer among children?

The number of young people diagnosed with cancer has risen by 40 per cent since 1998, according to a statistical…

Six hours of exercise a week is ‘best dose to ward off disease’

The minimum amount of exercise recommended by the British Government and the World Health Organisation is insufficient to prevent cancer,…

Study ‘proves alcohol causes cancer’. The problem? There wasn’t a study

A new study has proved that alcohol causes cancer according to the front pages of the Guardian and the i…

The ‘low-fat’ dark ages are over — evidence shows the Mediterranean diet is best

More evidence has been forthcoming this week regarding the efficacy of the Mediterranean diet and its positive impact on health.…

Fasting slows the ageing process. Sounds unlikely? Here’s the science

A drug that slowed ageing and protected the body from diseases such as cancer would no doubt cause considerable excitement…

Shiatsu: the best thing since sliced bread, or total flimflam?

Alternative medicine comprises a myriad of treatments which have little in common other than not being accepted by conventional medicine.…