Reduce Your Cancer Risk!

The new European C ode Against Cancer, launched this month, outlines 12 things that individuals can do to reduce their risk for cancer. Top of the list is tobacco, followed by healthy body weight, avoiding too much sun and alcohol, but there are also several new recommendation – about radon, breast-feeding, and hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and also about vaccinations and organized screening programs.

Alcohol May Lower Sperm Quality! |

Alcohol intake is linked to lower sperm quality, according to a cross-sectional study of young Danish men published in BMJ Open. Adverse effects on semen can be seen at levels as low as 5 drinks per week, although the trend is more pronounced among men who drink more than 25 units per week, the researchers report. However, at least one expert remains unconvinced of the association.