Thursday, December 3

Tag: cancer

Why the health benefits of cycling to work outweigh the risk of injury

Why the health benefits of cycling to wo ...

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On balance, cycling is good for youSturti/Getty Images People who cycle to work in the UK have a higher risk of getting injured badly enough to be hospitalised, according to a study published yesterday. It led to headlines saying this is 50 per cent more likely for cyclists than non-cyclists. But ...
The secret to killing cancer may lie in its deadly power to evolve

The secret to killing cancer may lie in ...

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Andrea Ucini SHE doesn’t dwell on it, but 82-year-old Lydia Knott knows what will happen to her after death. Her body will be taken to a laboratory for an unusual post-mortem. It won’t be to find the cause of her demise. Knott was diagnosed with lung cancer five years ago. After surgery to remove p ...
Gut bacteria may be responsible for bowel disorders including cancers

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ChrisChrisW/Getty ImagesEvidence is mounting that some bowel cancers are caused by bacteria. One microbe seems to trigger a distinct type of mutation in our DNA, which can be seen in up to one in 10 cases of colon cancer. “It’s the first bacteria ever shown to change DNA and be carcinogenic,” says ...