Preventing Cancer

Ginkgo Linked to Cancer in Lab Animals

Ginkgo biloba, one of the most popular herbal supplements despite repeated trials failing to show

Drinking Tea Protects Your Head, Heart and Bones

"If theres anything that can confidently be communicated to the public, its the strong association of tea drinking with a lower risk of common chronic diseases, particularly heart disease, and the demonstration of that benefit through clinical trials," says Jeffrey B. Blumberg, PhD, director of Tufts HNRCA Antioxidants Research Laboratory and chair of the Fifth International Scientific Symposium on Tea and Human Health. The symposium, held at the US Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC, spotlighted new evidence of the health benefits of tea, ranging from preventing osteoporosis to improving digestion. Other new studies have recently linked tea consumption to lower incidence of some cancers and reduced risk of functional disability.

Routine PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer Nixed

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) says healthy men dont need routine PSA (prostate specific antigen) screening

Whole Grains Could Lower Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Add a possible reduction in the risk of colorectal cancer to the wide-ranging health benefits of whole grains

Vitamin D Research Roundup

Pancreatic Cancer Patients More Likely to Lack Vitamin DPancreatic cancer, on the rise in the United States, may be deterred by maintaining adequate vitamin D status

Processed Meats Associated with Pancreatic Cancer

Eating processed meats such as bacon, sausage and ham appears to increase your relative risk of pancreatic cancer, as does red meat of

Review Slams Supplements Anti-Cancer Marketing

A review of the scientific evidence for the National Cancer Institute finds little support for

No Proof Gum Disease Causes Heart Disease

An expert review of 537 studies on periodontal disease and risk of heart attack or stroke

Caffeine Linked to Lower Skin-Cancer Risk

Could your morning cup of coffee, afternoon tea or diet cola reduce your risk of skin cancer

Diet and Cancer Research Roundup

Antioxidant-Rich Foods May Cut Risk of Pancreatic Cancer Foods rich in antioxidant vitamins C and E and selenium may help reduce the risk