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Cutting Out Alcohol Lowers Risk of Colorectal Cancer

The World Health Organization's cancer agency has recently highlighted a clear link between alcohol consumption and colorectal cancer risk. While the research showed some inconsistencies, there was limited evidence to show reducing or eliminating…
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Colorectal Cancer on the Rise Among Young Adults

Recent data from the American Cancer Society has revealed colorectal cancer is increasingly affecting younger adults. It has become the leading cause of cancer deaths in men under 50, and the second leading cause in women under 50. Here we’ll…
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Chronic Diarrhoea: Can It Be Cancer?

Chronic diarrhoea can be a distressing and uncomfortable issue that can indicate a range of health issues. While most of the time, it points to a digestive condition, there are cases where it may be something more sinister. Here, we’ll…
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Don’t Let Indigestion Ruin Your Christmas

The festive season is a time of joy, family, and, of course, indulgence in delicious food. However, if you overindulge, there’s a chance you could end up with indigestion. If you want to enjoy Christmas without worrying about the pain of…
Healthy Gallbladder

Diet Tips for a Healthy Gallbladder

The gallbladder, although not considered a vital organ, plays an important role in our digestive system. By storing bile and concentrating it, it aids the digestion of fats in food. The foods we consume can either support the function of…
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Preparing for Gastroscopy

A gastroscopy is a valuable medical procedure that enables a thorough investigation of the upper segment of your digestive tract. This will help to diagnose any gastrointestinal conditions. If you've been scheduled for this procedure, it's natural…
Alcohol and Colorectal Cancer

Alcohol and Colorectal Cancer

A recent study carried out in Korea has identified a significant connection between alcohol consumption and the risk of early-onset colorectal cancer (CRC). The findings serve as a reminder of the profound impacts of our daily habits – particularly…
FIT Tests

FIT Tests Recommended for Colorectal Cancer

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended FIT tests be used by GPs to test for colorectal cancer. According to figures by Cancer Research UK, an alarming 42,000 new cases of colorectal cancer are recorded…
IBD and Insomnia

IBD and Insomnia

Did you know that many people who have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), find it hard to get a good night’s sleep? In fact, over a third of IBD sufferers say they can't sleep well and experience insomnia, according to a recent study. The…
Appendectomy

Does Appendectomy Raise the Risk for Colorectal Cancer?

According to a recent study, the likelihood of patients developing colon cancer shot up almost fourfold within a year of receiving treatment for acute appendicitis. This research accounted for nearly all appendicitis cases in adults in France,…
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Testing for Lynch Syndrome

Approximately 1 out of every 400 people in England may be living with Lynch syndrome, equivalent to almost 175,000. However, a staggering 95% are completely unaware that they have the inherited syndrome. To address this issue, the National…
Anal Dysplasia

Anal Dysplasia – Signs of Anal Cancer

Anal dysplasia is a condition where abnormal cells grow in or near the anal canal. Although it is not cancer, these abnormal cells can become cancerous over time, making it important to get screened. Here, we look at what anal cancer is,…
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