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Displaying items by tag: Cancer

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
An August 2008 ruling by an Australian federal court judge now makes it a requirement for the tanning industry to post warnings of the health problems, including skin cancer, associated with artifical tanning in tanning salons.

Published in Health
U.S. scientists are working on specific “odor profiles” that detect skin cancers, which someday may produce a fast, non-invasive test for diagnosing cancer, similar to the medical tricorder device used in the science fiction TV series Star Trek.

Published in Health
According to a University of Athens study, men who sit and work at desk jobs are much more likely to develop prostate cancer than men who stand and work at manual labor jobs.

Published in Health
According to medical researchers at Princess Alexandra Hospital and the University of Queensland, a cure for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, a common type of leukemia, could possibly be developed as early as the year 2013.

Published in Health
The chemical compound acrylamide is known to cause cancer. It is found in many potato and starchy consumer products, such as potato chips and French fries, when they are heated to high temperatures. California just won a court-approved settlement over potato chip manufacturers in which they agree to reduce levels of acrylamide in their potato chips.

Published in Health
A 2004-05 study by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that workers have lower rates of arthritis and cardiovascular disease when compared to retirees--all in the same age range. Overall, older workers reported being in better general health than retirees.

Published in Health
The Cochrane Collaboration reviewed the use of the breast self-exam (BSE). It based its conclusions on two studies that together gathered data from 388,535 Chinese and Russian women. The CC study found that the BSE does not help, and actually harms women.

Published in Health
Deadly skin cancer (melanoma) among young white women has risen dramatically in the United States since 1980, according to a new U.S. government study. Rates of skin cancer among young white men has luckily leveled off.


Published in Health
According to American Cancer Society and Emory University scientists, the better educated you are in America the less chance you have at getting breast, colorectal, lung, and prostate cancer. Go for it: Graduate from college school and live longer!

Published in Health
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