The Dark Side of Sunless Tanning

FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Don’t kid yourself that using a sunless tanning product will prevent skin cancer. Unless you’re willing to stop sunbathing altogether, you’re still at risk for skin damage, researchers report. “For the most part, adults who use sunless tanning products continue to engage in risky tanning behaviors,” said study…

Flight Attendants Show Higher Cancer Risks

TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Flight attendants may face higher-than-average risks of breast and skin cancers, a new study finds — though the reasons why aren’t yet clear. Harvard researchers found that compared with women in the general U.S. population, female flight attendants had a 51 percent higher rate of breast cancer. Meanwhile,…

Balanced Diet May Be Key to Cancer Survival

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Eating a nutritionally balanced high-quality diet may lower a cancer patient’s risk of dying by as much as 65 percent, new research suggests. The finding that total diet, rather than specific nutritional components, can affect a cancer patient’s prognosis “was particularly surprising to us,” said the study’s lead…

Could a Blood Test Spot Lung Cancer Early?

SATURDAY, June 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Genetic blood testing is showing potential as a means of catching some early stage cancers, researchers are reporting. For example, a panel of three different genetic tests was able to detect early stage lung cancer about half of the time in people who’d already been diagnosed with the…

What Causes Cancer? Misconceptions Abound

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many people are clueless about what can actually cause cancer, a new study finds. Not stress, microwave ovens or food additives, British experts say. But a survey of more than 1,300 people in England found many folks believe otherwise. “It’s worrying to see so many people endorse risk…