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No, coffee does NOT give you cancer - but it doesn't prevent it either

Drinking coffee doesn't put you at any greater risk of dying of cancer than living without coffee does, a new study suggests.

The scientific community has yo-yoed for years between whether coffee causes or prevents cancer, according to Daily Mail.

Now, the latest study of over 46,000 cancer patients from the University of Queensland suggests the answer is, neither.

They found that coffee drinkers are no more likely than anyone else to be diagnosed with or die of cancer.

Although our treatments for cancer have progressed formidably, scientists are still grappling with what its many and complex causes might be.

Despite prevention efforts, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) anticipate that nearly two million men and women will be diagnosed with cancer in 2020 - an increased of 24 percent for men and 21 percent for women over 2010 rates.

Alzheimer's risk 'different in women and men'

Scientists say they may have discovered why more women than men have Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

It has always been thought that women living longer than men was the reason.

But new research presented at an international conference suggests this may not be the whole story, according to BBC.

Differences in brain connectivity and sex-specific genes linked to risk could explain the numbers, the researchers say.

Are sugary drinks causing cancer?

Sugary drinks - including fruit juice and fizzy pop - may increase the risk of cancer, French scientists say.

The link was suggested by a study, published in the British Medical Journal, that followed more than 100,000 people for five years.

The team at Université Sorbonne Paris Cité speculate that the impact of blood sugar levels may be to blame, according to BBC.

However, the research is far from definitive proof and experts have called for more research.

Scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer's

An Alzheimer's blood test "doesn't have to be perfect" to be useful for screening, one expert explained

Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

Doctors are hoping for something to use during routine exams, where most dementia symptoms are evaluated, to gauge who needs more extensive testing. Current tools such as brain scans and spinal fluid tests are too expensive or impractical for regular check-ups.

Doctors called the new results "very promising"

Dementia: Lifestyle changes that could lower your risk

Nearly everyone can lower their risk of dementia, even if it runs in the family, by living a healthy lifestyle, research suggests.

Dementia: Everything you need to know about the greatest health challenge of our time

What counts as a healthy lifestyle?

The researchers gave people a healthy lifestyle score based on a combination of exercise, diet, alcohol and smoking.

The study showed there were 18 cases of dementia per 1,000 people if they were born with high risk genes and then led an unhealthy lifestyle.