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.

For Your Health: Don’t Sugarcoat the Health Risks of Sugary Drinks

For Your Health: Don’t Sugarcoat the Health Risks of Sugary Drinks

By Graham A. Colditz We have a love affair with sugary drinks in the U.S. And it may, quite literally, be killing us. About 25,000 deaths each year are linked to drinking beverages like full-sugar sodas, sports drinks and energy drinks. It’s a startling number, especially for something so common that we often don’t give […]
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 […]