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
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  • 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(...)

Radon is the second biggest cause of lung cancer after smoking and is directly linked to more than 200 lung cancer deaths in Ireland annually.

Galway has the highest number of homes with unsafe levels of radon gas, while a home in Tralee, Co Kerry, is the worst individual case identified in n(...)

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