Category: Treatment

Genetic effects of Chernobyl radiation

January 30, 2021

In two landmark studies, researchers have used cutting-edge genomic tools to investigate the potential health effects of exposure to ionizing radiation, a known carcinogen, from the 1986 accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in northern Ukraine. One study found no evidence that radiation exposure to parents resulted in new genetic changes being passed from…

Cancer Treatment and food-related myths debunked

January 10, 2021

“For individuals with a cancer diagnosis, a balanced diet and maintaining a healthy and consistent body weight still apply and improves treatment outcomes. It’s less about good food and bad food and more about the quality of what you’re eating,” says Maya Ram, a clinical dietitian at Sinai Health’s Christopher Sharp Cancer Centre. “Often patients ask about dietary tips they’ve…