Moob operations up 38% in a year as men are spurred on by buff bodies of Olympic athletes

Moob operations up 38% in a year as men are spurred on by buff bodies of Olympic athletes Excessive development of male breasts is thought to affect 40%of menNumber of man boob operations has doubled in the last five yearsCondition can be triggered by obesity, hormone problems and medication By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 12:01 GMT, 7 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:12 GMT, 7 January 2013 Ricky Gervais is one high-profile sufferer of moobs The number of men going under the knife to get rid of their so-called man boobs has increased by 38 per cent in the last year, new statistics show.

Moob operations up 28% in a year as men are spurred on by buff bodies of Olympic athletes

Moob operations up 28% in a year as men are spurred on by buff bodies of Olympic athletes Excessive development of male breasts is thought to affect 40%of menNumber of man boob operations has doubled in the last five yearsCondition can be triggered by obesity, hormone problems and medication By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 12:01 GMT, 7 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:33 GMT, 7 January 2013 Ricky Gervais is one high-profile sufferer of moobs The number of men going under the knife to get rid of their so-called man boobs has increased by 28 per cent in the last year, new statistics show.

Squeezing breasts "could stop growth of cancer cells"

Squeezing breasts 'could stop growth of cancer cells' Experts found physical force can play a role in the growth – and reversion – of cancer cellsSquashing malignant cells made them grow in a more normal and organised wayResearch could help experts track down molecules that could be targeted for therapies | UPDATED: 20:03 GMT, 17 December 2012 A little squeeze may be all that it takes to prevent malignant breast cells triggering cancer, research has shown.

Breast cancer deaths can be halved after 10 years of "wonder drug" Tamoxifen

Breast cancer deaths halved if patients given 'wonder drug' Tamoxifen for 10 years, not fiveTamoxifen is an anti-oestrogen drug that was developed over 30 years ago Most of the extra protection occurred after the end of the 10 year treatment period | UPDATED: 22:24 GMT, 5 December 2012 Breast check: Women are recommended to feel their breasts regularly and go to the GP if they notice any changes Breast cancer deaths can be halved after 10 years of treatment with the drug tamoxifen, research has shown.

Fiona Luscombe, 23, has double mastectomy after finding she has breast cancer gene that killed her mother and grandmother

Nursery worker, 23, with cancer gene has double mastectomy after disease killed mother and grandfather Fiona Luscombe, from Plymouth, feared she would also succumb to BRCA2 gene which increases risk of cancer 'I grew up with cancer and I just couldn't risk it' she said | UPDATED: 14:04 GMT, 28 November 2012 Aged just 23, beautiful and engaged to be married – Fiona Luscombe shouldn't have a care in the world.

Breastlight: Thousands misled by torch that claims detect breast cancer

Thousands of women misled by £80 torch that claims to detect breast cancer The Breastlight has been ruled as 'misleading' by advertising watchdogThe device claims to help women spot the first signs of tumoursThe Advertising Standards Authority said the advertising was 'irresponsible' More than 20,000 have been sold worldwide since 2006 | UPDATED: 07:10 GMT, 10 October 2012 'Misled': The £86 Breastlight device, which claims to help women spot the first signs of tumours, has misled thousands of women the advertising watchdog has ruled Thousands of women have been ‘misled’ into buying a torch which claims to detect breast cancer, the advertising watchdog has ruled.

One in three women "too scared" to check their breasts for cancer

One in three women 'too scared' to check their breasts for cancer Report author says girls should be taught how to check their breasts by the age of 13However, other research suggests that checking too often can cause needless anxiety among those at low risk from the disease | UPDATED: 10:57 GMT, 1 October 2012 A third of women do not check their breasts for lumps and bumps because they are scared of what they might find, a study has found.

Making a clean breast of it: Government cancer awareness advert uses graphic full-frontal images to hammer warning home

Stay abreast of the changes: Government cancer awareness ad uses full-frontal imagery in stark health warningFirst time naked breasts have been shown in UK TV ad, say creators | UPDATED: 13:43 GMT, 25 September 2012 Women are often warned about the importance of regularly checking their breasts for signs of cancer.

Older women need specially designed sports bras as breasts are "less bouncy"

Older women need specially designed sports bras as breasts are 'less bouncy' Expert likened breasts of women aged 45 to 65 to 'older elastic bands'Older women's breast tissue less flexibleFindings could lead to specially designed bras for mature women | UPDATED: 13:17 GMT, 24 September 2012 Older women experienced less breast movement when working out Older women may need specially designed sports bras because their breasts don’t bounce like younger women.

Breast cancer screening saves over twice as many as it harms

'Benefits outweigh the risks': Breast cancer screening saves over twice as many as it harms, scientists calculate Screening saves thousands of lives – but also results in many women wrongly being told they have tumoursAll women aged 50 to 70 are offered breast X-rays, or mammograms, for free on the NHS every three yearsStudy concludes benefits of X-rays far outweigh risks | UPDATED: 08:34 GMT, 13 September 2012 The benefits of breast cancer screening programmes far outweigh the risks, according to research.