Category Archives: Behavior

Olympic Rings… All of Them Red

One of the interesting developments at the Summer Olympics has been the sudden appearance of red circles on athletes’ skin. It turns out Michael Phelps and others are displaying signs of “cupping,” one of the more unusual ‘health’ practices around.   … Continue reading

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WHO Agency Downgrades Coffee’s Cancer Link

The news that coffee is being downgraded from “possible carcinogen” to “unclassifiable” sounds surprising, since we’re used to seeing trends go the other way, from safe to potentially cancer-causing. But this is how the scientific process works. The data on … Continue reading

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WHO Review Links Red and Processed Meats to Cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a part of the World Health Organization, has classified processed meat as a cancer causing agent (carcinogen), and red meat as a probable carcinogen. This conclusion was based on evaluation of the world’s … Continue reading

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Colon Cancer Hotspots: More Similar to Romania and Russia than to Rest of the U.S.

The large drop in colorectal cancer death rates in the United States is one of the real success stories in cancer. But while the risk of death from colorectal cancer is at a historical low for most Americans, progress has lagged among residents … Continue reading

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Cancer and Bad Luck: We Asked the Source, and Guess What?

Headlines over the past week or so have reported that two in three cancers are due to “bad luck,” attributing that statement to an impressive piece of work from a collaboration between former ACS Research Professor and Medal of Honor … Continue reading

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Alcohol and Cancer: Sobering Statistics

A new study says that alcohol consumption causes 18,000 to 21,000  cancer deaths per year, or about 3.5 percent of all U.S. cancer deaths. Researchers led by National Cancer Institute scientists say breast cancer accounts for more than half of alcohol attributable cancer deaths in women, … Continue reading

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You Know You’re Old Enough for Colon Cancer Screening When….

Much of the discussion about colorectal cancer screening over the past several years has focused on which test is best. Some experts conclude: the best screening test for you is the one you get. In other words, despite all the … Continue reading

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