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December 10, 2005

Causes of Prostate Cancer May Include Dairy

A new research review suggests high consumption of dairy products such as milk and cheese may be linked to a higher rate of prostate cancer.

"Given the high prevalence of prostate cancer in American men … these findings suggest caution before one embraces the new recommendations to increase dairy intake, especially among older men," they wrote in the Dec. 7 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (

August 28, 2005

Skin Cancer Risk and Redheads

Redheads sunburn easily, but that may not be the only reason they are at high risk of skin cancer. New research suggests the pigment that colors their skin may set them up for cancer-spurring sun damage even if they do not burn. (Yahoo!)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Skin Cancer

August 24, 2005

Testicular Cancer Linked to Mother's Weight

Pregnant women's weight is apparently associated with the subsequent risk of testicular cancer in male offspring once they become adults, according to a Scandinavian study. (Reuters)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Testicular cancer

August 17, 2005

Obesity and Prostate Cancer Risk

Men who are overweight are more likely than thinner men to be diagnosed with prostate cancers that are less likely to be detected on screening and more likely to be aggressive, according to a report in the medical journal Urology. (Reuters UK)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Prostate Cancer

August 12, 2005

Prostate Cancer and Testosterone

Prostate cancer developed in 20 men within months to a few years after they began testosterone supplementation to correct a deficiency of the hormone, investigators report. (Reuters)

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Pollution Linked to Childhood Cancer

Exposure soon after birth, or even before, to combustion gases and particularly engine exhaust, is strongly linked to the development of childhood cancers like leukemia, according to a report from the UK. (MSNBC)

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August 5, 2005

Milk and Ovarian Cancer

High intakes of whole milk and lactose might be associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer, suggests a review of 21 published studies. (HealthDay News)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Ovarian Cancer

July 30, 2005

Hormone Pills Added to Cancer List

The U.N.'s cancer research agency added hormone pills Friday to the list of substances that can cause cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer said that based on consistent evidence from studies in recent years, it was reclassifying hormonal menopause therapy from "possibly carcinogenic" to "carcinogenic." (USA Today)

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July 9, 2005

Cancer and Barbecueing

Many Americans still do not know that grilling can be unhealthy. The cancer risk from grilling, however, is real, but it changes dramatically with what you grill and how you do it. (MSNBC)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Diet and Cancer

June 30, 2005

Low Radiation Levels and Cancer Risk

Even very low doses of radiation pose a risk of cancer over a person’s lifetime, a National Academy of Sciences panel concluded. It rejected some scientists’ arguments that tiny doses are harmless or may in fact be beneficial. (AP)

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June 18, 2005

Consumer Group Wants Warning Label On Potato Chips

A California consumer legal group is campaigning to require warning labels on potato chips, saying they contain a chemical (acrylamides) known to cause cancer and state law requires the warnings. (Reuters)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Diet and Cancer

May 24, 2005

Hair Dye and Cancer Risk

The millions of people with faux hair color can breathe a sigh of relief: New research from Spain suggests that hair dye does not appear to increase the risk of cancer. (Forbes)

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