(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) By Linda Searing By Linda Searing December 9 at 7:45 AM The question The association between birth control pills and breast cancer was identified years ago. However, many women and their doctors have assumed that newer, lower-dose pills — and other hormonal delivery methods beyond the pill […]

Katherine Streeter for NPR Katherine Streeter for NPR It’s long been known that hormonal contraception, like any medicine, carries some risks. But doctors and women have hoped that the newer generations of low-dose contraceptive pills, IUDs and implants eliminated the breast cancer risk of earlier, higher-dose formulations. Now a big […]

Digestive cancers are extremely dangerous, warn gastroenterologists. According to statistics, malignant diseases of the digestive system are responsible for most deaths from cancer. And the lifestyle is decisive in triggering these serious illnesses. “Unbalanced eating can be a risk factor for all types of gastric cancer and here I refer […]

Last March, in the wake of an FDA update on breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) — and the ensuing media firestorm — we dissected the facts and figures surrounding the disease to contextualize the actual risk breast implants may pose. To recap, BIA-ALCL is not breast cancer. It’s […]

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS): The problem of weight gain is not to taken lightly, even though the unending and often too-good-to-be-true solutions coming from the ever burgeoning weight management industry seem to suggest so. Be warned — for a few extra kilos today can multiply tomorrow, putting you at increased […]