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  • Jan 2019

    The best cancer-fighting foods

    Cancer-fighting foods include apples, berries, and fatty fish. These foods may help prevent cancer and promote general health. Learn more about the best cancer-fighting foods here.

  • Jan 2019

    Bowel cancer: New biomarker may also boost treatment

    Researchers investigating a new biomarker for colorectal cancer have also uncovered a novel intervention that might help treat a range of cancer types.

  • Dec 2018

    Does magnesium hold the key to vitamin D benefits?

    Research has linked low vitamin D levels with a range of conditions, including bowel cancer. But, without magnesium, vitamin D may not function properly.

  • Dec 2018

    Combo of existing drugs fights bowel cancer and reduces side effects

    By combining two common cancer drugs, researchers have found a more effective way to treat colorectal cancer and reduce unpleasant side effects.

  • Dec 2018

    Colorectal cancer: Loss of two genes may drive tumor formation

    New research shows how the loss of two genes may drive an aggressive form of colorectal cancer. The findings also point to a potential new treatment.

  • Nov 2018

    How aspirin and omega-3 may reduce cancer risk

    A new clinical trial suggests that taking aspirin and an omega-3 fatty acid can decrease the number of precancerous growths in the colon.

  • Nov 2018

    Can dogs detect cancer?

    Dogs have an incredibly sensitive sense of smell. They are able to detect various types of cancer through odor signatures in a person’s breath, urine, and skin. Here, we look at how dogs can detect cancer, the types of cancer they can smell, and how medical professionals can use dogs in cancer research and diagnostics.

  • Oct 2018

    Can Crohn's disease be fatal?

    Crohn’s disease is a long-term condition that affects the gastrointestinal tract. People do not usually die from the disease, but it can increase the risk of severe or fatal complications. In this article, learn about life-threatening complications of Crohn’s disease, including their symptoms.

  • Oct 2018

    Can ulcerative colitis be fatal?

    Doctors do not usually consider ulcerative colitis (UC) to be a life-threatening condition, but it may increase a person’s risk of some serious complications. Learn more here.

  • Sep 2018

    Can aspirin help treat cancer?

    A systematic review of 71 studies suggests that regular aspirin intake may help treat cancers such as colon cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer.

  • Sep 2018

    Is carrageenan safe to eat?

    Carrageenan is a controversial food additive. It is FDA-approved, but some scientists believe that it can cause inflammation, bowel disorders, and even certain cancers. In this article, we look at the research behind carrageenan, including its possible side effects, dangers, uses, and common foods that contain it.

  • Sep 2018

    Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk

    A large multinational cohort study finds that eating foods with a low nutritional quality on a regular basis is linked with a heightened risk of cancer.

  • Aug 2018

    'Junk DNA' has role in cancer spread, say scientists

    Scientists find that parts of DNA once considered to be 'junk' actually instruct cells to make RNA molecules that keep cancer-promoting genes switched on.

  • Aug 2018

    Diets 'devoid of vegetable matter' may cause colon cancer

    Feeding mice a diet rich in a compound that results from the digestion of cabbage and other brassicas protected their gut from inflammation and cancer.

  • Jul 2018

    Bowel cancer: Low-calorie soft drinks could reduce recurrence

    A new study suggests that higher consumption of artificially sweetened soft drinks is tied to less chance of recurrence and death in stage 3 bowel cancer.

  • Jul 2018

    What does it mean when your poop is stringy?

    Poop changes, depending on what a person eats, and can sometimes look stringy. Both serious and mild conditions that affect the bowels can cause stringy poop. Medical treatment depends on the underlying cause while poop may change naturally once a person changes their diet. Learn more about stringy poop here.

  • Jul 2018

    Targeting one hormone may help treat bowel cancer

    A new study reveals that p38 protein in myeloid cells promotes gut inflammation and tumor formation with help from a hormone triggered by p38 in the cells.

  • Jun 2018

    Is it possible to kill cancer by 'overfeeding' it?

    Cancer thrives on the buildup of 'nutrients' that can damage healthy cells. But can cancer cells have 'too much of a good thing?' Researchers investigate.

  • Jun 2018

    Low vitamin D levels may raise bowel cancer risk

    Pooling data from three continents and multiple studies, researchers find a link between lower vitamin D levels and increased risk of colorectal cancer.

  • Jun 2018

    Aspirin's anticancer effect explored

    The common over-the-counter painkiller aspirin appears to protect against colorectal cancer. A new study uncovers the cellular mechanisms involved.

  • Jun 2018

    Antifungal drug kills dormant colorectal cancer cells

    Dormant tumor cells in colorectal cancer are therapy-resistant, but a new study has found that a drug used to treat fungal infections could eliminate them.

  • May 2018

    Common toothpaste ingredient may promote colon cancer

    Triclosan is a widely used ingredient in household goods. A study in mice shows that it may have a negative impact on gut inflammation and cancer growth.

  • May 2018

    How should you prepare for a colonoscopy?

    Preparation is important before a colonoscopy. Eating particular foods and stopping certain medications can help doctors to get as clear a view of the colon as possible. In this article, we look at the steps that people should take before having a colonoscopy, along with what to expect during the procedure.

  • May 2018

    Could gut bacteria drive colon cancer?

    Could gut bacteria impact the development of colon cancer by interacting with molecules that help to regulate gene expression? A recent study investigates.

  • May 2018

    Colorectal cancer: Some cells are 'born to be bad'

    A small study finds that genetic signatures for cell migration and metastasis are already present in early malignant — but not benign — colorectal tumors.