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Displaying items by tag: Cancer

A U.S. study shows that eight ounces of pomegranate juice each day slowed the progression of men’s prostate cancer when studied between 2003 and 2008.

Published in Health
An Australian-Chinese study shows that eating fresh or dried mushrooms and drinking green tea can decrease the risk of breast cancer in women. The study was conducted in China where the incidence of breast cancer is about five times less than those in Western countries.

Published in Health
A study based out of Boston, Massachusetts in the United States found that terminally ill patients were three times more likely to receive life-prolonging medical procedures during the last week of their lives if they were “positively” religious and spiritual as opposed to being “negatively” religious/spiritual.

Published in Health
It is commonly thought in the United States and around the world that multivitamins help to improve health and minimize the risk of such diseases as cancer and cardiovascular disease. A U.S. study asked if this belief is medically true in postmenopausal women.

Published in Health
Thursday, 22 January 2009 19:05

Got cancer? Only 44% quit smoking when told

A West Virginia-led study of smoking behavior found that only 44% of people quit their tobacco habit when diagnosed with cancer. Continuing to smoke after being diagnosed with a tobacco-related cancer hinders the effectiveness of the treatment.

Published in Health
Monday, 19 January 2009 08:30

Liver transplant mooted for Apple's Steve Jobs

According to a US report, Apple CEO Steve Jobs is considering a liver transplant.

Published in Core Dump
Portuguese researchers got out their frying pans and cooked steaks that were marinated in either red wine or beer. They found that the formation of certain cancer-causing compounds were lessened when compared to cooking unmarinated steaks.

Published in Health
Wednesday, 07 January 2009 21:03

Deadly mutated breast cancer gene discovered

Mutations in the metadherin (MTDH) gene have been found to increase the risk of the various forms of breast cancer, according to U.S. researchers from Princeton University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Published in Biology
Saturday, 20 December 2008 21:51

Lung cancer smokes breast cancer in Australian women

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reports that lung cancer, for the first time, will kill more Australian women than breast cancer because women are smoking more than men.

Published in Health
The first complete DNA sequencing of a cancer genome was performed successfully at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. The success could likely lead to more specialized diagnoses and treatments for cancers.

Published in Biology
A European study added healthy antioxidants to tomatoes and found they turned the vegetable purple in color. More importantly, the genetically modified tomatoes were fed to cancer-prone mice, which helped them to live longer. It might help people reduce the risk of cancer and live longer in the future.

Published in Health
Tuesday, 21 October 2008 04:55

Can drinking beer help cure cancer?

The usual rule of thumb in this life is that the things that are the baddest for you are those that you enjoy the most. Now a bunch of boffins might be on the verge of reversing that trend...

Published in Health
Monday, 13 October 2008 20:38

The 'œD' in vitamin D may mean 'œdouble'

The American Academy of Pediatrics is looking into evidence that the suggested amount of vitamin D children receive should be doubled from 200 to 400 units daily. Why double the amount of vitamin D?

Published in Health
As one Japanese lingerie designer introduces the solar-powered bra and pants set that can generate enough energy to drive an iPod, we felt duty bound to investigate this, and other, tech innovations involving breasts...

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 24 September 2008 08:46

Solar wind dropping, says ESA

The solar wind emanating from the Sun has fallen to the lowest level observed since accurate readings have been made.

Published in Space
The three October 2008 articles on the dangers of tanning beds are found in the journal Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research. They all dramatically point toward the risk of too much natural sunning, including the use of tanning beds and artificial sunning.

Published in Health
Sunday, 21 September 2008 19:14

FTA sues fraudulent cancer cure companies

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) wrote letters to Internet companies advertising and selling cancer cure products that it claims are unsubstantiated medically. The FTA sued the e-companies that did not stop such alleged fraudulent and deceitful practices.

Published in Health
The first Australian study shows that men don’t know much about prostate cancer, and the second article states that a dramatic increase in prostate cancer incidence, but a decrease in deaths, was found in New South Wales after PSA testing was begun.

Published in Health
The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention found 2.4 million cases of tobacco-related cancers in the United States between the years of 1999 and 2004.

Published in Health
Thursday, 04 September 2008 22:10

Tall men more at risk from prostate cancer

A British study has linked the increased risk of prostate cancer to the height of men, but concluded height poses less of a risk than other factors such as age, heredity, and race.

Published in Health
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