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Medicaid reimbursements may affect cancer screening rates among beneficiaries

A recent study has found that in states with higher Medicaid payments for office visits, Medicaid beneficiaries were more likely to be screened for breast cancer, cervical cancer, and colorectal cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may help policy makers address barriers to access to care and improve the use of recommended cancer screening services. Read more

Gene variant makes eaters of processed meat ‘more likely to get colorectal cancer’

The risk of getting colorectal cancer from eating processed meat is significantly increased in 1 in 3 people who are carriers of a common gene variant, according to a new review published in PLOS Genetics. Read more

Benefits of chives in cancer prevention

Chives are part of the allium family of vegetables and herbs, which also includes garlic, scallions, onions and leeks. Allium vegetables have been cultivated for centuries for not only their characteristic, pungent flavors but also for their medicinal properties. Read more

7 illness likely to turn into cancer

The incidence of cancer is becoming more, when people are sick, they are afraid that it is caused by cancer or it will cause cancer. In the millions of types of sickness, below conditions are proved to have connections with cancer. Read more

Does bracken cause cancer?

Recently, ‘bracken causes cancer‘ has become a hot topic on the online communities. Food safety experts agreed and suggested to eat less bracken, it contains rich ptaquiloside, especially in its leaves. “Traditional dishes do not mean they are safe,” they said. Read more

Top 10 cancer-causing food

1. GMOs (Genetically-modified organisms). The GMOs and the chemicals used to grow them have been shown to boost the growth of tumor, but GMOs have been in everyone’s life, including in most food derivatives made from conventional corn, soybeans and canola. However, sticking with certified organic, non-GMO and naturally produced food with no biotechnologies may help you avoid from the GMOs. Read more

Avoid risks of liver cancer from 3 cups of coffee everyday

Recent research showed that consumption of coffee reduces the risk from getting cancer by about 40%. Some reports indicate that if drinking three cups of coffee every day, the possibility of avoiding liver cancer may raise up to 50%. This was reported from a research team in Italy, and the result of the study was published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Read more