Tag: cancer

Cow’s milk may increase risk of breast cancer

Tuesday 03rd March 2020

A new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology has revealed that higher intakes of cow’s milk are linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. The study was funded by the National Cancer […]

Plant-derived SVC112 hits cancer stem cells, and leaves healthy cells alone

Sunday 02nd February 2020

The red, tube-shaped flowers of the firecracker bush (Bouvardia ternifolia), native to Mexico and the American Southwest, attract hummingbirds. The bush also produces the chemical bouvardin. Tin Tin Su, PhD, and her colleagues have shown […]

Does hair dye increase breast cancer risk?

Saturday 18th January 2020

A new study has investigated whether there is a relationship between hair products and breast cancer. Breast cancer affects around 1 in 8 women in their lifetime. Breast cancer rates among non-Hispanic white women have […]

Medical detection dogs: how they could save our lives in a sniff

Tuesday 14th January 2020

There are around 83.3 million owned dogs in the United States alone, and in recent years, organisations the world over have begun training dogs to detect medical conditions in humans. UK charity Medical Detection Dogs […]

Bathsheba’s Breast: Women, Cancer & History

Tuesday 15th October 2019

In 1654, Rembrandt painted a picture of his mistress entitled “Bathsheba at her bath”. Over 300 years later, an Italian physician viewed the painting and noticed several characteristics of the left breast indicative of breast […]