Vitamin D Correlated to Breast Cancer Survival


nsnbc  : Women with high vitamin D levels in their blood following a breast cancer diagnosis are more likely to survive the disease revealed a new study. While there is a significant correlation, the causes and mechanism for how D vitamin influences breast cancer outcomes are not well understood. The study, published by the U.S. journal JAMA Oncology, More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Not all processed meats carry the same cancer risk

Elliott & Cantwell (TC) : Eating processed meat can increase your risk of getting colorectal cancer. The World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) says that each 50g portion More...

By nsnbc On Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

People with ‘obesity gene’ can still lose weight

John Mathers (TC) : It’s been one of the most astonishing changes in human anatomy. In just one generation, people all over the world have got a lot bigger. Although we’re also gradually getting a bit taller, More...

By nsnbc On Friday, September 9th, 2016

One in five tattoo inks in Australia contain carcinogenic chemicals

Terry Slevin (TC) : A report this week from the Australian government’s National Industrial Chemical’s Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) shows what’s in the ink that’s under the skin of more than More...

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By nsnbc On Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Here’s what dogs see when they watch television

Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas (TC) : Dog owners often notice their pets watching televisions, computer screens and tablets. But what is going on in their pooch’s head? Indeed, by tracking their vision using similar methods More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Does drinking hot tea in summer really cool you down?

Faulkner & Griggs (TC) : I remember as a child, on the rare warm days that we used to get in Britain, my grandmother telling me to “have a cup of black tea … it will help cool you down”. As a seven-year-old, More...

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By nsnbc On Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Why do you feel like you’re falling when you go to sleep?

Jason Ellis (TC) : It should be one of the most relaxing times of the day. You climb into bed, get comfortable and cosy, start to feel your brain slowing down … and then suddenly you experience a shocking falling More...

By Susanne Posel On Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Your Favorite Artificial Sweetener May Be Tricking You into Being Hungry

Susanne Posel (OC) : Researchers from the University of Sydney (US) Charles Perkins Centre (CRC) and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research (GIMR) have teamed up to determine how artificial sweeteners influence More...

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By Susanne Posel On Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Pepsi Gets a Bright Idea: Put Aspartame Back into Diet Brand

Susanne Posel (OC) : Pepsi Co has decided to bring back a taste from the old days with their new “diet Pepsi classic sweetener blend” for those consumers who want aspartame in their soda. Beginning in September More...

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By nsnbc On Sunday, June 19th, 2016
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Britain has the highest use of laughing gas in world – but is this ‘hippy crack’ dangerous?

Hamilton & Sumnall (TC) : According to the latest Global Drug Survey, nitrous oxide – or laughing gas – is now the seventh most popular drug in the 50 countries surveyed. Just over half the UK respondents More...