For anyone who enjoys a grilled breakfast, the latest information from the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer may have triggered a momentary bout of indigestion. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA

Just two rashers of bacon a day raises your risk of cancer – health chiefs put processed meat at same level as cigarettes” Were you as taken aback as (...)

Irish people’s relationship with red meat has always been problematic, leading not only to cancer but to cardiovascular diseases. Photograph: Thinkstock

I was in Belfast when the report on red and processed meats from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) was published. Did it stop me (...)

Do sausages cause cancer? - No they don’t.

On Monday the World Health Organisation announced the findings of a recent meeting of 22 recognised world experts tasked with reviewing available e(...)

The European Commission is likely to face pressure from the food industry to downplay the findings amid fears of its impact on food consumption. Photograph: Getty Images

The European Commission said it will “carefully analyse” the World Health Organisation report that processed meats can increase the risk of cancer. S(...)

A Full English breakfast. Meat Industry Ireland has downplayed research linking  processed meat and cancer. Photograph: iStockphoto

Meat Industry Ireland (MII), the representative body for the State’s meat processors, has downplayed research linking processed and red meat to higher(...)

The International Agency for Research on Cancer report also suggested that red meat was a likely cause of some cancers. Photograph: Getty Images

The HSE is to review new research which suggests processed and red meat can cause cancer to determine if changes are needed to dietary and nutritional(...)

Eating processed meat can cause bowel cancer in humans while red meat is a likely cause of the disease, World Health Organisation (WHO) experts said on Monday in findings that could sharpen debate over the merits of a meat-based diet. Photograph: PA

Bacon, ham and sausages are as big a cancer threat as cigarettes, World Health Organisation experts said on Monday. In findings that could sharpen deb(...)

Combatting cancer
  • Health
  • February 10, 2014, 05:02

The World Cancer Report 2014, recently published by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)) warns that globally cancer is growing “at (...)

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), has predicted that over the next two decades the number of new cases each year will rise to 25 million.

The World Health Organisation has warned of a “tidal wave” of cancer and has called for the introduction of restrictions on sugar and alcohol. The age(...)

Protest against pylons and wind turbines at Vinegar Hill, Enniscorthy. Photograph: Eric Luke

When the Minister for Health James Reilly decided to enquire about the potential health effects to people living in close proximity to high-voltage un(...)