Do screenings to help identify colon cancer in early stages

National Cancer Control Month, which is observed throughout April, is a good time to have screenings and other preventive procedures done to identify cancerous conditions early. People with a history of the disease in their families can benefit from regular colonoscopies as can adults over age 50, who may not have a medical history that points to colorectal… Read more »

Do screenings to help identify colon cancer in early stages

National Cancer Control Month, which is observed throughout April, is a good time to have screenings and other preventive procedures done to identify cancerous conditions early. People with a history of the disease in their families can benefit from regular colonoscopies as can adults over age 50, who may not have a medical history that points to colorectal… Read more »

Campaign builds support for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Two out of three people diagnosed with colorectal cancer survive the disease and early detection improves the survival rate. More than 90 percent of stage 1 colon cancer cases are cured, according to the advocacy group Fight Colorectal Cancer. During March, which is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the organization’s One Million Strong campaign is particularly important to… Read more »

Carotenoids may reduce risk of hip injury in lean men

Officials from the National University of Singapore and the Singapore Ministry of Health presented a recent study at the IOF Regionals Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting that found a correlation between carotenoid consumption and reduced hip fracture incidence among elderly, lean Chinese men. Carotenoids are fat-soluble nutrients found in fruits and vegetables that are converted into vitamin… Read more »

High hormone levels in African American males increase cardiovascular risks

A recent cohort study, which analyzed 191 black and white males between 15 and 19 years old, revealed that only the black subjects’ high levels of a hormone known as aldosterone raised their risk of developing cardiovascular conditions. Aldosterone is linked to high blood pressure and inhibited sodium secretion, which can cause the heart’s pumping… Read more »

Researchers find that vitamin A may be linked to prostate cancer

Low levels of vitamin A may be associated with prostate cancer, according to a recent study published in the journal Nucleic Acids Research. British researchers from the University of York conducted laboratory trials which revealed a specific prostate cancer gene may be influenced by the body’s concentration of vitamin A, as reported by Medical News… Read more »