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Aspirin The Anti-Cancer Drug? New Evidence From 3 Studies

Posted on 03/21/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthMany people already take a daily low-dose aspirin as a heart drug, but three new British studies suggest it may prevent and possibly even treat cancer. The studies, published in The Lancet and The Lancet Oncology journals, add to mounting evidence of the drug’s anti-cancer effects, reports BBC News. Previous studies have found that daily aspirin reduces the long-term risk of death from cancer, particularly colorectal cancer, but people needed to take the drug for about 10 years to get …

2 Slices Bacon A Day Hikes Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Posted on 01/16/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthSorry, bacon and sausage lovers, but a new study finds that eating just one link of sausage or two slices of bacon every day may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer by 19 percent. “Pancreatic cancer has poor survival rates. So as well as diagnosing it early, it’s important to understand what can increase the risk of this disease,” study author Susanna Larsson, an epidemiologist at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, told BBC News. However, other experts called the overall risk increase “modest,” …