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Your daily commute to work could save your life—provided you give up the train and car for walking or cycling, that is. A more active way of getting to the office can reduce your chances of heart disease or a fatal heart attack, and getting cancer.
Up to 30 per cent of mass-produced bread contains glyphosate, the 'safe' weedkiller that has been linked to cancer and liver disease—and now a major initiative is calling for the complete ban of the pesticide across the European Union.
A survey of internet chat rooms where men discuss life after prostate cancer treatment is a surprising glimpse into the rarely discussed world of eviscerated masculinity. Men describe rituals of devices, pills and injections they undertake before attempting sex. Some have given up trying. They discuss embarrassing dribbles, diapers and bed pads.
Scientists are unable to reproduce the results of trials that had found a drug was effective, and which helped get it approved. Around 70 per cent of researchers say they have been unable to replicate the results of drug trials—which suggests they were falsified or given too much of a positive spin.
IUD (intrauterine device) hormonal contraceptives increase the risk of breast cancer by 52 per cent in post-menopausal women—and hair dye raises the risk 23 per cent, a new research study has discovered.
Genetics don't play a big part in deciding whether we develop cancer—but the food we eat really does, a major study has found. Our diets, weight and general lifestyle choices trump genetics every time.
The state of Florida has the second highest rate of new cancers in the US—but it's not just because it is the retirement state. Cases seem to be clustered around hazardous waste sites, known as superfund sites, and researchers fear there could be a link.