Tag Archives: cáncer

Cancer in the under 50s is rising, globally – why?

Siobhan Glavey, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences We know what we need to do to reduce our risk of getting cancer, right? Wear SPF, stop smoking, avoid processed foods, keep fit, lose weight and get enough sleep. But what if much of what causes cancer has already happened in our early years, or worse still, before we were …

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Four health conditions linked to gum disease

Early symptoms of gum disease include red, swollen gums, and bleeding when you brush or floss your teeth. Creative Cat Studio/ Shutterstock Christine Bryson, Anglia Ruskin University Gum diseases are among the most common chronic human diseases, affecting between 20 to 50% of people worldwide. They happen when plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, builds up on teeth. The earliest …

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Sweeteners may be linked to increased cancer risk – new research

The sweetener aspartame is found is many common foods and drinks, such as diet sodas. Kmpzzz/ Shutterstock James Brown, Aston University Sweeteners have long been suggested to be bad for our health. Studies have linked consuming too many sweeteners with conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. But links with cancer have been less certain. An artificial …

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Banning the promotion of soft drinks could be more effective than a sugar tax

Evan Lorne/Shutterstock Wisdom Dogbe, University of Aberdeen and Cesar Revoredo-Giha, Scotland’s Rural College Obesity is one of the most serious health problems facing the UK, where around 65% of adults are either obese or overweight. This has implications. In 2006/2007, obesity cost the NHS £5.1 billion. That means we are likely to pay more taxes in the future to keep …

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Salud de la mujer 2021: una mirada a la investigación en femenino

Shutterstock / YURII MASLAK María Marín, The Conversation Ni el volcán de La Palma, ni ómicron, ni la crisis migratoria y climática. Tampoco los Juegos Olímpicos, el Benidorm Fest o El juego del calamar. Ningún evento extraordinario ha permitido dejar de lado la salud la mujer este 2021 en The Conversation. Aunque las investigaciones que velan por alcanzar su bienestar …

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Does vaping really damage DNA and increase the risk of cancer?

Caitlin Notley, University of East Anglia and Konstantinos Farsalinos, University of West Attica Vapers experience DNA changes, according to a recent paper published in Nature, and the changes are similar to those seen in smokers – although much less pronounced. Crucially, this evidence was based on a few people by examining changes in their DNA at the time of the …

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A dangerous parasite could be used to treat cancer – new research in mice

Not all tumours can be detected by the body’s immune system. Peddalanka Ramesh Babu/ Shutterstock Hany Elsheikha, University of Nottingham A parasite commonly found in cats’ faeces might one day help treat cancer. My colleagues and I have discovered that the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis – a condition that can be harmful to pregnant women and those with a suppressed …

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3 mRNA vaccines researchers are working on (that aren’t COVID)

from www.shutterstock.com Archa Fox, The University of Western Australia and Damian Purcell, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity The world’s first mRNA vaccines — the COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna — have made it in record time from the laboratory, through successful clinical trials, regulatory approval and into people’s arms. The high efficiency of protection against severe …

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The sun goes down on vitamin D: why I changed my mind about this celebrated supplement

Supplementary benefits? Vitamin D by Shutterstock Tim Spector, King’s College London Everyone loves D, the sunshine vitamin. Doctors, patients and the media have been enamoured with vitamin D supplements for decades. As well as their clear benefit in curing severe vitamin D deficiencies, endless headlines hail their magical ability to reduce a vast range of conditions from dementia to cancer. …

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