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Researchers Warn of Peer Support Schemes in Chronic Disease

Researchers Warn of Peer Support Schemes in Chronic Disease

Healthy organizations should be aware of schemes that encourage individuals with chronic diseases to seek peer support, to avoid potentially negative impacts. This is according to new research published in the journal Patient Education and Counseling. Read More


A Benchmark in the Treatment of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

A Benchmark in the Treatment of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia can be successfully treated without cranial radiation through a carefully personalized chemotherapy regimen, according to investigators from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Radiation of the brain was once the standard method of treatment for ALL to... Read More


Cancer Mortality Declines

Cancer Mortality Declines

Welcome news from the front lines in the nation's cancer battle: cancer mortality rates decline. Read More


Ginger Appears to Relieve Chemotherapy-Related Nausea

Ginger Appears to Relieve Chemotherapy-Related Nausea

Simple ginger root seems to dramatically ease the nausea caused by cancer chemotherapy, a recent study demonstrated. The research, which was revealed at a news conference sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), validates what has been standard practice in homes around th... Read More


Expert Commentator: Dr. Andrew Albert - 11/17/2009

Expert Commentator: Dr. Andrew Albert - 11/17/2009

Oncologists typically use prescription medicines like Zofran and Compazine to combat the nausea usually associated with chemotherapy. The research reported in the American Society of Clinical Oncology confirms the folk wisdom of generations past. The ginger found in ginger ale and ginger tea i... Read More


An Alternative, Ethical Source for Stem Cells

An Alternative, Ethical Source for Stem Cells

A new source of stem cells could be as good as embryonic stem cells for researching and developing treatments for a range of serious diseases, and without the ethical implications of embryonic stem cells. Scientists from Germany and the UK have discovered this new source: routine biopsies of ... Read More


Cancer Patients In Need of Psychological and Social Support

Cancer Patients In Need of Psychological and Social Support

A recent report from the Institute of Medicine addresses the toll that cancer therapies have on patients' mental and emotional state that may potentially cause other health problems. Cancer treatments save and prolong many people's lives; however, care that focuses solely on eradicating tumor... Read More


Chemotherapy Breakthrough for MS

Chemotherapy Breakthrough for MS

There is new hope for patients suffering from multiple sclerosis. Researchers have now shown that using high doses of chemotherapy--typically a cancer treatment--can have marked benefit for those suffering from this neurologic disease. In fact, immune system diseases with no answer, like Lupu... Read More


Lung Cancer Treatment

Lung Cancer Treatment

There is some encouraging news tonight regarding the treatment of lung cancer. A minimally invasive procedure is shown to be so effective at zapping away tumors, itís prolonging the lives of patients far beyond whatís currently expected. The best way to get rid of lung cancer is to cut it out... Read More


Thyroid Cancer Risk Rises With Number of Dental X-Rays

Thyroid Cancer Risk Rises With Number of Dental X-Rays

As the frequency of dental X-rays increases, so does the incidence of thyroid cancer, a preliminary study conducted in Kuwait has found. The researchers, who published their work in the medical journal Acta Oncologica, said that other factors, such as the increasing sensitivity of diagnostic t... Read More



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