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Breath Test to Detect Stomach & Oesophageal Cancers

Posted on October 22, 2018

There is a test that now measures the levels of 5 chemicals in the breath that has shown promising results for detecting cancers of the oesophagus and stomach in a large patient trial that has been presented at the European Cancer Congress 2017.   Stomach and oesophageal cancer together, currently account for around 1.4 million […]

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An Antidote to Aging

Posted on October 19, 2018

I recently read an article touching on the subject of coffee being the latest antidote to aging, written by Alice Park and appearing in the Time publication. Other articles are reflecting some similar details but this one delved more fully into the issue. They are finding growing evidence that the daily jolt of java might […]

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Statins & Diabetes

Posted on October 15, 2018

Most older women are prescribed statins that have high levels of blood cholesterol, but the effects of the drug have not been well-studied in this group as it seems was done in other groups.  There is currently a new study from Australia that find older women taking statins to lower cholesterol may have a significantly […]

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Immune System Drugs for Multiple Myeloma

Posted on October 8, 2018

The immune system takes a real hit with multiple myeloma and makes it much harder to fight infections.  For this reason, your immune system is a focus in many of the mainstream treatments for multiple myeloma.  You might want to consult with your doctor to consider the different immune system drugs out there, what they […]

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Financial Dangers of Cancer

Posted on October 5, 2018

Money is something that no one likes to talk about and it becomes even more stressful when you’re sick. When cancer comes our way, the financial challenges are too big for us to ignore. Survivors are nearly 3X more likely to file for bankruptcy than those without a cancer history, so it’s important to face […]

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Where You Live Affects Dying of Cancer

Posted on October 3, 2018

There is a new study that finds where you live may determine your likelihood of dying from cancer.  This study of Americans dying from cancers varies dramatically by where they live. It is said that currently lung cancer kills more people in the U.S. than any other cancer and the death rates are also more […]

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Poison In Toys

Posted on October 1, 2018

Those simple plastic toys our children are playing with every day might be posing a danger to their health and wellness. Chemicals found in toys may also inhabit your floors, kitchen storage, shower curtains and laundry detergents. Some are actually so dangerous they have been banned from use in consumer products and others are banned […]

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Smart Needles

Posted on September 28, 2018

A smart needle is embedded with a camera to help doctors perform safer brain surgery. The device was developed by the University of Adelaide researchers in South Australia and uses a very tiny camera to identify at-risk blood vessels. The probe is the size of a human hair and uses an infrared light to look […]

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Unknown Facts About Cancer Can Kill You

Posted on September 26, 2018

Robert Preidt, a HealthDay Reporter, reveals from a new survey that cancer isn’t inevitable, but many don’t know that several lifestyle factors affect their risk of developing the disease. In fact, just 1 in 2 Americans is aware that obesity can raise the risk of cancer and less than half understand that alcohol, inactivity, processed […]

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New Cancer Drug Delivery Method

Posted on September 24, 2018

The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) from the Florida campus have developed a new drug delivery method that produces strong results in treating cancers in animal models that includes some hard-to-treat solid and liquid tumors. TSRI Associate Professor Christoph Rader led the study, and the article was published online in the journal Cell Chemical Biology. A […]

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