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Viruses Stimulate Immune System & Fight Cancer

 September 16, 2019

An article about a Swiss scientist from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and the University of Basel that has created artificial viruses that can be used to target cancer, caught my eye. These designer viruses can alert the immune system and cause it to send killer cells to help fight the tumor. You can review […]

Rare Cancers In The U.S.

 September 15, 2019

In every five-cancer diagnoses in the U.S. there is a rare cancer. This is revealed by a report by American Cancer Society appearing in CA:A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, which is a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. Rare cancers account for more than two in three cancers occurring in children and adolescents. They […]

How Long Have I Got?

 September 13, 2019

This is probably the first thing that a patient asks when told they have cancer, but most receive no clear answer to this. They aren’t even told if it is curable or likely to end their life. Sometimes the doctors seem to avoid the issue that they feel the patients don’t want to hear, and […]

Unexpected Things That Cause Cancer

 September 11, 2019

Approximately 39.6% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives and about half is accounted for by genetics. It is suggested that the rest is environmental exposure and socioeconomic factors that play a role. Eleven of those unexpected environmental exposures are:   A 2017 study published in the […]

Tamarind Benefits

 September 10, 2019

Tamarind is a tropical fruit that many of us have never heard of or tasted.  This fruit comes in a pod looking like a smooth, pale brown bean and has a sweetly acidic flavor and a sticky paste-like consistency inside when mature.  The fruit is also known as Tamarindus indica L and as the “date […]

Help For Back Pain

 September 8, 2019

Maria Cohut recently published an article that was fact checked by Paula Field about implants that are made from your own cells that could end your back pain.  Both neck and back pain are quite often the result of progressive damage of the discs that separate the spinal vertebrae.  There is new multidisciplinary research that […]

Breakfast & Weight Loss

 September 7, 2019

Serena Gordon, a HealthDay Reporter, investigates the theory that breakfast is the key to weight loss, but now believes that isn’t true.  We’ve all believed that breakfast was the most important meal of the day, especially if you are trying to maintain a healthy weight. Her new research suggests this is not true. When we […]

Unborn Baby’s Mental Map

 September 6, 2019

I recently read an article that I found interesting about babies in the womb creating a mental map of their body. Christopher Wanjek from Live Science submitted the article, giving more information. It is indeed exciting the first time your baby begins to move within the womb.  Now it is thought the baby is not […]

Sleepless Nights – Painful Days

 September 5, 2019

Alan Mozes composed an article for HealthDay Reporter explaining why sleepless nights can mean more painful days for you.  Your lack of a good nights sleep may be the reason you are aching all over the next morning. There is new research that finds the sleep loss you have may deliver a double whammy to […]

Virotherapy

 September 4, 2019

I recently ran across an article describing virotherapy.  Nicoletta Lanese, a Live Science contributor gave information on the early days of virotherapy and how it works. Some of the viruses have a natural preference for attacking tumors and now the scientists are developing them into promising cancer treatments. This has been known for over a […]