Health Advice

January 2009

Is There a Link Between Birth Control Pills and HPV?

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Studies have associated long-term use of birth control pills (more than five years) with an increased risk of cervical cancer. Since cervical cancer is caused by HPV, which is sexually transmitted, the association of HPV with birth control use may be related to sexual activity, not the pills ...

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cervical cancer
birth control
sexual health
human papillomavirus
prescription drugs
sexually transmitted diseases

Does a Low-Fat Diet Reduce a Woman's Chance of Developing Breast or Colon Cancer?

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The data on diet for preventing breast or colon cancer suggest that just reducing total fat is not enough. Although we do not have definitive data on the role of vegetables (and fruits), increasing dark, leafy green vegetables and a wide range of other vegetables, reducing fat (especially animal ...

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colon cancer
women's health
medical prevention
breast cancer
diet and nutrition

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