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Are nightshift workers more likely to get cancer?
The evidence of a link between working night shift and cancer risk is accumulating. However, if the effect is real, it is likely to be a small increase in risk. Find out more...
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Can taking antioxidants prevent cancer?
There is some evidence that foods with high levels of antioxidants offer a protective effect against certain cancers. However, this has not been shown with antioxidants in concentrated forms (i.e. supplements). Find out more...
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Are there cancer risks associated with coffee and tea?
The World Cancer Research Fund looks at research from around the world to determine risks for different cancers. The latest studies have shown drinking coffee does not increase the risk of cancer. Find out more...
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Is it true that men who take fish oil supplements or eat fatty fish are more likely to develop prostate cancer?
Although a recent study found an association between consumption of omega-3 fatty acids and an increased risk of prostate cancer, there was no explanation about how this could occur. Find out more...
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Does sex reduce prostate cancer risk?
In 2003, Cancer Council Victoria undertook a study into the relationship between prostate cancer and ejaculation in men aged under 70. The research team found that there is evidence that the more frequently... Find out more...
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Does the Gardasil vaccine do more harm than good?
Current evidence indicates the two vaccines developed to protect against human papillomavirus (HPV), Gardasil and Cervarix, are effective and safe to use. Find out more...
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Does talcum powder increase your risk of ovarian cancer?
Although many studies have looked for a possible link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer, their results are inconsistent. Find out more...
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Is it true that wood smoke and diesel micro particulates cause lung cancer?
While many studies have found that air pollution, such as diesel particles, can increase the risk of cancer, the effect is not experienced by the whole community. Find out more...
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Is it true that people with dark skin can't get skin cancer?
People with naturally very dark skin can still develop skin cancer even if they rarely, if ever, get sunburnt. Find out more...
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Can halogen light bulbs give you skin cancer?
Studies into a range of light bulbs have found that although emitting some UVR, none of the halogen lamps tested produced sufficient UV radiation to be hazardous. Find out more...
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