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There Are Signs of Lung Cancer Even Among "Healthy" Smokers

There Are Signs of Lung Cancer Even Among

Smokers who have received a clean bill of health from their physician following routine evaluation results could still have early indications of lung cancer. This is according to a study published in the journal Stem Cells. Read More


Eating a Variety of Fruit Reduces the Risk of Lung Cancer

Eating a Variety of Fruit Reduces the Risk of Lung Cancer

You've heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but a recent study finds that when it comes to preventing lung cancer, those apples should be joined by peaches, pears, and plums. Health and nutrition are clearly linked, especially when it comes to the prevention of cancer. It has long ... Read More


Nanoparticle Technique Delivers More Medicine to Tumors

Nanoparticle Technique Delivers More Medicine to Tumors

Extremely tiny particles, or nanoparticles, can now be loaded with 20 times more cancer drugs than ever before, and the load delivered direct to malignant tissue, avoiding many of the awful side effects of cancer chemotherapy, recent research demonstrated. The study, published online in the jo... Read More


Nanoparticles Carrying Deadly Genes Destroy Cancer Cells

Nanoparticles Carrying Deadly Genes Destroy Cancer Cells

For the first time, infinitesimal particles, loaded with anti-tumor genes, have been created that can bypass healthy cells and ferry the genes exclusively into cancer cells, stimulating them to manufacture deadly proteins that cause cell suicide, a recent study showed.     Thi... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., April 30, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., April 30, 2009

I think a better term for the therapies recently reported in Cancer Research would be targeted small molecules. Nanoparticles are formulations of various chemotherapeutic drugs that improve the delivery of chemotherapy. The most commonly used nanoparticle medication is nanoparticle bound pa... Read More


Nicotine-Replacement Aids Help in Quitting Smoking

Nicotine-Replacement Aids Help in Quitting Smoking

President Obama’s love-hate affair with cigarettes is emblematic of that of thousands of other smokers in America who would like to quit but who are repeatedly pulled back into tobacco’s orbit by stress and addictive urges. But with all the aids available to smokers today in ter... Read More


What is the Polypill?

What is the Polypill?

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the Polypill. The Polypill is being developed in response to an important reality surrounding cardiovascular disease. There are three important drugs that can help prevent heart disease (statins, ACE inhibitors, and aspirin). These drugs are not taken for two maj... Read More


Children of Smokers Are Less Healthy Than They Seem

Children of Smokers Are Less Healthy Than They Seem

Children with smoking parents may not be as healthy as they appear. A study presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference shows that although children of smokers may not exhibit respiratory problems, they may still be suffering from damage to their airways. Some research... Read More


Outdoor Secondhand Smoke

Outdoor Secondhand Smoke

Studies reveal the hidden dangers behind outdoor secondhand smoke exposure. A 2006 U.S. Surgeon General's Report claims secondhand smoke kills tens of thousands of people each year, and it has long been claimed that second hand smoke can be dangerous through indoor exposure. However little is... Read More


Humanistic Cancer Care

Humanistic Cancer Care

A focus on emotional health and overall well being is changing how cancer is treated. For many who are diagnosed with Cancer, the initial reaction is shock mixed with fear. While coping with the news, having support during a time of uncertainty and stress makes a world of difference. Several ... Read More



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