Report: More Americans Are Emerging Victorious over Cancer

When it comes to beating cancer, Americans are beginning to see some positive numbers. The latest annual report on the status of cancer in the U.S. shows that cancer death rates decreased by over 1.5% for men, women, and children; and survival rates for early and late-stage diseases “significantly improved.” But are these figures good enough? [1] […]

A Poor Diet During Childhood may Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Teen girls who eat an “inflammatory diet” may be at higher risk for breast cancer later in life, according to a study released earlier this year. The Link Between Inflammation and Cancer Inflammation is a normal, necessary occurrence that helps injured tissue to heal. An inflammatory response is triggered when chemicals are released by the […]

Study of 700,000 People in 46 Countries Shows How Lazy America Is

Americans have more luxuries and more opportunities to lay back and do nothing than perhaps any other country in the world. Perhaps that’s why on a global scale, the U.S. is one of the laziest countries on Earth, according to a Stanford University study. [1] The great Ron Swanson once said: “The whole point of […]

Does Sugar During Pregnancy Spark Allergies in Children?

You might have cravings for sweet treats while you’re pregnant, but a recent study shows that pregnant women who overindulge may be more likely to have a child with allergies or asthma. [1] Researchers from Queen Mary University in London studied nearly 9,000 women who gave birth during the 1990s and their children. Compared to […]

Pollution Linked with Higher Risk for Breast Cancer Precursor

A new study shows that women who live in heavily polluted areas may be more likely to have dense breasts, which is a known risk factor for breast cancer. [1] The study, published in Breast Cancer Research, finds that the chance of having dense breasts rose by 4% for every 1-unit increase in fine particle concentration. […]