Posts Tagged "cancer"

Myths About Cancer

Posted by admin on Sep 28, 2013 in Blog, Health Conditions | 0 comments

Myths About Cancer

The internet is awash with misinformation about cancer, with potentially tragic consequences for patients. The recent Channel 4 documentary “You’re killing my son” told the story of Neon Roberts, a young boy whose treatment for a brain tumour was halted by his mother Sally, who remained convinced that radiotherapy would cause long-term harm and wanted to try alternative medical treatments. After a difficult court battle, Neon received radiotherapy, leaving his mother somewhat unimpressed. “Death by doctor is very common, but thankfully, because of the internet these...

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Quick Fixes to Prevent the Diseases You Fear Most

Posted by admin on Jun 28, 2013 in Blog, Healthy Eating, Top Health Tips | 0 comments

Quick Fixes to Prevent the Diseases You Fear Most

We are big fans of Oprah Winfrey´s favourite doctor and now Dr. Oz shows us that it has never been easier to take steps to prevent the diseases people fear the most. These simple, revolutionary steps serve as quick fixes to arm your body against the diseases you fear most: diabetes, cancer, heart attack and stroke. For more great advice from Dr. Oz visit his website  www.doctoroz.com 1. Quick Fix for Diabetes: Fiber and Vinegar Cocktail Approximately 26 million Americans are living with diabetes. The key to preventing this chronic disease is to keep blood sugar balanced. Avoid the...

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Ultrasound Replaces Scalpel for Some Tumor Ops

Posted by admin on Jun 21, 2012 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

Ultrasound Replaces Scalpel for Some Tumor Ops

It may be one of the biggest medical advances since the scalpel: Doctors have discovered a way to treat non-cancerous tumors with sound waves instead of surgery. CBS News correspondent Nancy Cordes reports that the procedure may one day be used to battle cancer and other diseases. This full report can be found at www.cbsnews.com Stephanie Small will never forget the day she learned she might not be able to have children. The 27-year-old Pennsylvania woman is suffering from a painful fibroid – a benign uterine tumor that can grow as big as a bowling ball, often requiring a...

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Processed meat ‘linked to pancreatic cancer’?

Posted by admin on Mar 8, 2012 in Healthy Eating | 0 comments

Processed meat ‘linked to pancreatic cancer’?

Can bacon increase the risk of cancer? A link between eating processed meat, such as bacon or sausages, and pancreatic cancer has been suggested by researchers in Sweden. They said eating an extra 50g of processed meat, approximately one sausage, every day would increase a person’s risk by 19%. But the chance of developing the rare cancer remains low. The World Cancer Research Fund suggested the link may be down to obesity. Eating red and processed meat has already been linked to bowel cancer. As a result the UK government recommended in 2011 that people eat no more than 70g a day. Prof...

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Pancreatic cancer: Trial drug MRK003 shows promise

Posted by admin on Feb 21, 2012 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

Pancreatic cancer: Trial drug MRK003 shows promise

Doctors want to improve the prognosis of this aggressive cancer and scientists say they may have found a new weapon against pancreatic cancer after promising early trial results of an experimental drug combination. Giving the chemotherapy agent gemcitabine with an experimental drug called MRK003 sets off a chain of events that ultimately kills cancer cells, studies in mice show. Patients are now testing the treatment to see if it will work for them. The Cancer Research UK-funded trials are being carried out in Cambridge. Father-of-two Richard Griffiths, 41, from Coventry, has been on the...

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New Research: Alcohol and Cancer Risk

Posted by admin on Feb 7, 2012 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

New Research: Alcohol and Cancer Risk

There has always been an understanding that excess alcohol ‘raises cancer risk’. But new research has shown that alcohol doesn´t have to be consummed invast quantities to have an effect. Regularly drinking two large glasses of wine or two strong pints of beer a day triples the risk of developing mouth cancer, a new Government campaign says. NHS recommendations are that men should not regularly drink more than three to four units a day, while women should not regularly drink more than two to three. Drinkers will be encouraged to cut down through measures such as having...

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Dramatic Increase in Survival Rates

Posted by admin on Nov 22, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

Dramatic Increase in Survival Rates

There is a dramatic increase in survival rates for some cancer types a recent study shows. Macmillan Cancer Support hails improvements but warns of ‘woeful’ lack of progress in treating other forms of cancer Survival rates for some types of cancer, including breast and colon cancer, have improved dramatically over the last 40 years but there has been a “woeful” lack of investment in others, a study has found. Lung, brain and pancreatic cancers have so far shown hardly any improvement, Macmillan Cancer Support said, adding that patchy progress in some areas meant there...

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8 Types of Cancer Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted by admin on Oct 6, 2011 in Health Conditions, Senior Health Advice | 0 comments

8 Types of Cancer Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you may be at risk for certain cancers due to medication—or RA-related inflammation itself. The best thing you can do is to be aware, but don’t worry excessively. “The risk of all of these is very, very low,” says Stanley Cohen, MD, clinical professor of internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and co-director of the division of rheumatology at Presbyterian Hospital, in Dallas. “When you look at the numbers, the relative risk is higher but the actual risk is low.” RA has even been linked to...

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Stress & Breast Cancer

Posted by admin on Oct 4, 2011 in Health Conditions, Mental Health | 0 comments

Stress & Breast Cancer

Can stressful life events increase your risk of breast cancer? The relationship between attitude, outlook, mood, and breast cancer is up for debate, but a recent Israeli study of women under the age of 45 found that exposure to several stressful life events, such as the divorce or death of parents before 20 years of age, was associated with breast cancer. “Experiencing more than one [negative] meaningful life event…is a risk factor for breast cancer among young women,” the authors, from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheva and Haifa University in Haifa, Israel, wrote....

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