Tag Archives: Breast

Research shows hair dye and straighteners increase risk of breast cancer in Black women

Adobe Stock Images A study has sparked concerns about how permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners affects the safety of African American women. The study was recently published in the International Journal of Cancer. Past research has found a connection in the chemicals of hair dye and straighteners with cancer. However, when tested within… Read More »

Theranos redux? Not really. But claim of a ‘simple’ test for breast cancer warrants scrutiny

Once again the lure of a “simple” test has made headlines. This time the catalyst was a news release issued by the UK’s National Cancer Research Institute. Its title: “Simple blood test for early detection of breast cancer.” In fact, no such test exists. As the body of the PR news release acknowledged, it’s an… Read More »

WATCH: Beyonce’s dad, Mathew Knowles reveals he has breast cancer

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Mathew Knowles is fighting breast cancer. The man who’s best known for the years he spent managing his superstar daughters Beyonce and Solange announced the news during a sit-down interview with Michael Strahan for Good Morning America that will air Wednesday. A short teaser was released on Twitter on Tuesday and in it,… Read More »

Breast milk contains fungi which may help seed a baby's microbiome

Breast milk may contain beneficial fungi for babiesage fotostock/Alamy By Ruby Prosser Scully Bacteria aren’t the only microorganisms passed from mothers to babies in breast milk – fungi are transferred too. This may play an important role in kickstarting the colony of organisms inside the infant’s gut, which form part of a healthy digestive system.… Read More »

Model wanted to cut out breast implants

A bikini model claims she was laughed at by doctors before she tried to cut out her own breast implants after they “drove her to the brink of suicide”. Melissa George, 28, believes that she was suffering from breast implant illness (BII), which left her wanting to kill herself. The personal trainer from the Gold… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Implants after breast cancer risks sparking fresh disease

At a recent medical conference a colleague asked me what I thought of breast implants. The reason for her question it turned out is that she had breast ­cancer and is thinking about having breast reconstruction. Should she have a breast implant as part of that? In the light of recent findings my answer was… Read More »