FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Learning more about firefighters' increased risk for certain cancers is the aim of a voluntary registry being created by the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
It's seeking more than 1.1 million firefighters to participate in the National Firefighter Registry.
FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The same type of bacteria that causes stomach cancer may also increase colon cancer risk, especially in black Americans, a new study finds.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 4,000 colon or rectal cancer cases in the United States. They found a significant association between rates of these cancers and infection with a virulent strain o...
MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women who pull the night shift regularly might be at greater risk for a number of cancers, new research suggests.
"Our study indicates that night-shift work serves as a risk factor for common cancers in women," said study author Xuelei Ma. He is an oncologist in the State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy and Cancer Center at West China Medical Cent...
TUESDAY, Sept. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Excess belly fat increases older women's risk of some cancers, new research suggests.
Researchers followed nearly 5,900 Danish postmenopausal women for up to 12 years and found that abdominal fat was a bigger factor than body weight when it came to the risk of lung and gastrointestinal cancers.
THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The chemotherapy drug Xeloda may prolong survival in those struck by a type of digestive system cancer, a new study finds.
People with bile duct cancer who received the medication lived for an average of about 17 months longer than those who didn't take it, the researchers found. Based on the findings, the study authors suggested that Xeloda...