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Researcher finds strong evidence that alcohol causes cancer

July 22, 2016

Strong evidence exists that alcohol consumption causes cancer at seven specific sites in the body, according to a paper published in Addiction.

Those sites are the oropharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum and female breast, Jennie Connor, MB, ChB, MPH, BSc, PhD, DipObst, FAFPHM, professor in the department of preventive and social medicine at Otago University in New Zealand, wrote.

What cancer screenings are recommended for women?

July 22, 2016
Women have a 37% chance of developing invasive cancer during their lifetime, and a 19% chance of dying of cancer, according to American Cancer Society statistics. Early…

Mediterranean diet can reduce health risks without fat intake restrictions

July 20, 2016
Without restricting fat intake, a Mediterranean diet may lower the occurrence of cardiovascular events, breast cancer, and type 2 diabetes, according to a study…

American Cancer Society endorses CDC’s HPV vaccine recommendations

July 20, 2016
The American Cancer Society endorsed a CDC advisory committee recommendation that all children ages 11 to 12 years old receive HPV vaccination. “HPV vaccination…
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The Patient with Myelofibrosis

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Myelofibrosis is caused by abnormal stem cells in the bone marrow that cause the uncontrolled production of mature…
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The Patient with Lymphadenopathy

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Castleman’s disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder that is characterized by enlargement of 1 (unicentric) or…
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Researcher finds strong evidence that alcohol causes cancer

July 22, 2016
Strong evidence exists that alcohol consumption causes cancer at seven specific sites in the body, according to a paper published in…

What cancer screenings are recommended for women?

July 22, 2016
Women have a 37% chance of developing invasive cancer during their lifetime, and a 19% chance of dying of cancer, according to American Cancer…

Mediterranean diet can reduce health risks without fat intake restrictions

July 20, 2016
Without restricting fat intake, a Mediterranean diet may lower the occurrence of cardiovascular events, breast cancer, and type 2 diabetes, according…

American Cancer Society endorses CDC’s HPV vaccine recommendations

July 20, 2016
The American Cancer Society endorsed a CDC advisory committee recommendation that all children ages 11 to 12 years old receive HPV vaccination…

In the Journals

In vitro fertilization not associated with increased risk for breast cancer

July 19, 2016
Women undergoing in vitro fertilization did not demonstrate an increased risk for breast cancer compared with women undergoing other fertility…

Do contraceptives cause cancer?

July 14, 2016
Contraceptives play an important role in family planning. They also help to regulate women’s menstrual cycles and can be used in the management…

In the Journals

Diet, exercise decrease biomarkers associated with cancer development

July 14, 2016
Obese and overweight postmenopausal women who lost weight through diet and exercise demonstrated reductions in serum biomarkers of angiogenesis…

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School-based HPV vaccination program reduces risk for precancerous lesions among female students

July 11, 2016
Women who received the HPV vaccination as part of a school-based program had fewer high-grade cervical anomalies and higher rates of cervical…

NIH awards $55 million to support Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program

July 8, 2016
The NIH announced $55 million in awards for fiscal year 2016 to launch a key component of President Barack Obama’s Precision Medicine…

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CDC: Number of HPV–associated cancers on the rise

July 8, 2016
Approximately 39,000 new cases of HPV–associated cancers were diagnosed per year in the United States between 2008 and 2012, according to data…

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