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.Continue reading

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.Continue reading

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.Continue reading

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.Continue reading