Cancer is one of those fatal diseases which scientists are still finding a cure for. While some types of cancers are treatable, some are not. Oftentimes, cancer is not even detected until the final stage. Arm yourself against the disease with the newest findings on the subject.
1) Heavy drinking may cause cancer
Keep away from the bottle. Researchers Naruhisa Yamaki and team from the Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan, found that drinking too much causes cells to age faster. This makes drinkers susceptible to cancer, among other health problems.
2) A new type of rice can reduce cancer risk
In the recent past, there have been many attempts to produce genetically modified purple rice. Now, scientists from China have developed GM purple rice that can lower the risk of certain cancers, and also cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
3) Your body’s sound waves can aid in detecting cancer
Apart from conventional methods, researchers are trying to develop new technologies to detect cancer. One such method is Elastography, or seismology of the human body. New research suggests that seismic or sound waves from the body can help in cancer detection in organs deep in the body.
4) With a new discovery, expect better treatment
Scientists have discovered a cancer protein that controls the spread of the disease from the skin to other organs. With this knowledge, blocking the protein could prove to be an effective treatment.
5) Does work require you sit behind a desk all day? Here’s why your job might kill you
Get off that office chair. New research says that office employees are as sedentary as retirees. It’s dangerous to go seven hours without much physical activity. It can increase risk of cancer, among other health problems like cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.