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health: Night shift work may increase diabetes risk for black women

Researchers suggest that black women who work night shifts are at a higher risk of developing diabetes compared with women who have never worked the night shift. A new study also reports that the risk increases as more years are spent working through the night. The study authors report that 35% of non-Hispanic black Americans work shifts. The study, published in Diabetologia, utilized data from the Black Women’s Health Study […]

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cancer: Researchers identify cells that enhance tumor growth and suppress anti-cancer immune attack

A study led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists has identified the population of white blood cells that tumors use to enhance growth and suppress the disease-fighting immune system. The results, which appear in the December 18 edition of the scientific journal Immunity, mark a turning point in cancer[1] immunology and provide the foundation for developing more effective immunotherapies. For years, researchers have known that a diverse group of […]

colorectal: Mortality-to-incidence ratio helps identify global disparities in cancer screening and treatment

Disparities in cancer[1] screening, incidence, treatment, and survival are worsening globally. In a new study on colorectal cancer[2], researchers found that the mortality-to-incidence ratio (MIR) can help identify whether a country has a higher mortality than might be expected based on cancer incidence. Countries with lower-than-expected MIRs have strong national health systems characterized by formal colorectal cancer screening programs. Conversely, countries with higher-than-expected MIRs are more likely to lack such […]

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Acai Berry Diet to Keep Colon Cancer at Bay

Acai berry diet has proved its role in keeping colon cancer at bay. The digestive food in the digestive tract is processed well if they are treated with acai berry. Digestive tract is the place where all the toxic materials from the entire body are stored for expulsion from the body. Consumption of acai berry stimulates digestion system to eliminate waste products from the body. The reason for this is […]