Can alcohol be good for you? Much evidence would argue yes. For instance, moderate drinkers tend to live longer than teetotalers. Yet alcohol also causes cancer and other diseases, including dementia. So how can such stuff be good for you?
Health & Wellness
People are living longer than they did a hundred years ago. One major reason: far more effective control of infectious disease. But modern times have also seen a rise in cancer—one in six of which is caused by infection.
A new study published in Britain suggests taking aspirin can help reduce the risk of colon cancer. That’s been suggested before...but can this study be trusted? And are there attendant risks that must also be taken into account before taking aspirin?
Research shows that ethnic minorities are more likely to develop cancer and die from it, but are historically underrepresented in clinical trials. As part of lung cancer awareness month, a frequent speaker on health issues provides his take.
Overweight, stress, and pollution: We have heard of these risk factors for cancers. But others may be in your kitchen. Sugar, caffeine, and aflotoxins are among the prime culprits that can increase the likelihood of serious disease.
When you do a computer search for cancer diet information, you are stunned by an avalanche of data. Some research on the relationship of foods to cancer seems contradictory. Here is some simple, sensible advice: foods to avoid, and others to stress.
The sun lifts our spirits and enhances digestion, circulation, and well-being. And there's another reason to bask in the sun: most Americans suffer from an unrecognized deficiency of vitamin D, which we get from sunshine.
Even though the incidence of colon cancer increases with age, seniors can help lower their risk through regular exercise, a new study has shown.
Considering the incidence of particular types of cancer among women, 661 clinical studies averaged a smaller proportion of women than should be expected.
Over the next 20 years, the number of new cancer cases diagnosed annually in the United States will increase by 45 percent, from 1.6 million in 2010 to 2.3 million in 2030.