Student borrowers with cancer can now pause their payments

Nearly a year ago, Congress passed a law allowing people with cancer to press pause on their student loan payments. Yet borrowers haven’t been able to access the so-called cancer deferment because the U.S. Education Department didn’t provide the companies that administer its federal student loan programs with an official application. Now that form is available and eligible […]

Obesity Effect on Cancer Risk Twice That Currently Thought

Current estimates of the effect of obesity in increasing the risk for cancer are based on observational studies and may be underestimating the effect. The risk may be twice as large as is currently thought, says a group of international researchers who report a new approach to estimating the risk. They conducted a systematic analysis of genetic […]

Obesity rivals smoking as cause of cancer, UK charity warns

Excess weight causes about 1,900 more cases of bowel cancer than smoking in the UK each year. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Obesity is rivalling smoking as a cause of cancer, responsible for more cases of bowel, kidney, ovarian and liver cancer than cigarettes, according to the UK’s leading cancer charity. Smoking is still the biggest cause of […]

Calling on a cancer coach

In a room no larger than an ATM booth, with crutches stacked against the walls, 10 women shuffle about listlessly, waiting for a class to begin. Most have come from different parts of Maharashtra, some from states like Kerala and West Bengal. While there are some differences in their socioeconomic backgrounds, they are all united […]

Randhir Kapoor says brother Rishi Kapoor doing well after Neetu Kapoor’s post mentions cancer

When Rishi Kapoor announced that he is taking a break from work and travelling to the US for “some medical treatment”, it left his fans and colleagues worried and speculating about the actor’s health. Rishi even missed mother Krishna Raj Kapoor’s cremation in October. Soon, many reports started doings the rounds that he might be […]

Akshay Kumar met Sonali Bendre after her cancer diagnosis, wishes her best health

Sonali Bendre shared a heartbreaking news with fans and Bollywood colleagues on Wednesday morning. The actor tweeted that she has been diagnosed with high grade cancer, which has metastasised. She also said she is undergoing treatment in New York. “Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed […]

Processed meat consumption can increase risk of breast cancer

Consumption of processed meat is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, according to a meta-analysis. Comparing the highest to the lowest category in the 15 studies included in the analysis, processed meat consumption was associated with a 9% higher breast cancer risk. Investigators did not observe a significant association between red (unprocessed) meat […]