Anyone over 55 who has ever smoked to be offered lung cancer checks

Anyone over the age of 55 who has ever smoked will be offered lung cancer screening, under recommendations from government advisers.  The proposals from the UK National Screening Committee (UKNSC) call for the mass rollout of checks, in order to tackle the most common cause of cancer deaths. The committee said all former and current … Read more

‘Miracle’ herpes treatment eradicates tumours in terminally-ill cancer patients

“I had injections every two weeks for five weeks which completely eradicated my cancer. “I’ve been cancer-free for two years now, it’s a true miracle, there is no other word to describe it. I’ve been able to work as a builder again and spend time with my family, there’s nothing I can’t do.” Virus causes … Read more

No, It’s Not Vegetables or Fruits

For a long time, people thought that eating fruits and vegetables and supplementing dietary fiber could prevent colorectal cancer (colon cancer). But did you know? Eating whole grains may be more effective in preventing colorectal cancer than eating fruits or vegetables. There Are 2 Types of Fiber, Both of Which Can Help Prevent Colorectal Cancer … Read more

Ultraprocessed foods tied to colorectal cancer risk, study finds

Plenty of large studies conducted over long periods of time have shown that consuming a diet with lots of ultraprocessed foods increases the risk of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, depression and early death. Most of these highly processed foods – e.g., soft drinks, sweet and salty packaged snacks, margarine, mass-produced breads, instant … Read more

Power walks work wonders against cancer and dementia, research finds

How fast you walk is just as important as how many steps you take in a day, research suggests. Studies found that walking 10,000 steps a day was associated with a lower risk of dementia, heart disease, cancer and death. But experts also found that a faster pace, like a power walk, showed benefits beyond … Read more

Prostate cancer death rates tripled during pandemic

Death rates among men with prostate cancer tripled during the first year of the pandemic, according to “extremely worrying” new data. The figures show almost 5,000 extra deaths of men with prostate cancer during the pandemic – at a time when the number of diagnoses fell. Only around 1,000 were caused by Covid, researchers said. … Read more

Study linking deaths to red meat ‘appears implausible’ and ‘lacks transparency’

In 2020, the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) 2019 was published in The Lancet​. According to its findings, a ‘substantial’ increase in diet-related burden was observed, which the authors associated with red meat intake. In the GBD 2017 analysis, 25,000 deaths and 1.3 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) were attributed to diets high in … Read more