Tackling popular news stories related to cancer prevention and screening, Cancer News in Context tames the hype with a big-picture outlook and important take home messages.

New Study Finds that Walking May Lower Risk of Dying – and With Fewer Than 10,000 Steps per Day

New Study Finds that Walking May Lower Risk of Dying – and With Fewer Than 10,000 Steps per Day

A new study further confirms the health benefits of lacing up your shoes and heading out for a walk. The study, published today in JAMA Internal Medicine, followed over 16,000 older women for an average of five years and compared recorded step counts with deaths that occurred in the group over that time. The researchers […]

More Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet: Boost in Mood (and Other Positive Changes) for Those with Type 2 Diabetes

A new analysis out this week found that people with type 2 diabetes who eat a largely plant-based diet can experience a boost in quality of life and well being, in addition to improvements in other diabetes-related factors. The analysis, which appears in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care, reviewed the results of 11 separate dietary […]

Physical Activity Lowers Cancer Risk – More People Should Probably Know That

A new study has found that a large majority of the public may be unaware that lack of physical activity can increase the risk of cancer. The study, out of Washington University in St. Louis and published Wednesday in the Journal of Health Communication, included a diverse sample of participants who were asked to list […]

Our Top Posts: Winter into Spring 2018

Even in today's frenetic media landscape, health news can still grab the headlines.  It is a real testament to the priority we place on good health and well being - how important they can be not only to ourselves but also to our family, friends, and communities.  In the first part of 2018, we posted pieces on a wide variety of […]