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Lose the Extra Pounds if You Want to Cut Your Risk of Cancer

Lose the Extra Pounds if You Want to Cut Your Risk of Cancer

A study by The World Cancer Research Fund has constructed the largest inquiry into lifestyle and cancer and has warned that even those who are not overweight should slim down if they want to cut their risk of cancer. Several of the stark recommendations include not gaining weight as an adult,... 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


Low Fat Diet Linked to Reduced Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Low Fat Diet Linked to Reduced Risk of Ovarian Cancer

A recent study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that there is a link between a low fat diet high in fruits, vegetables, and grains and a reduced risk of ovarian cancer. The discovery came from the Women's Health Initiative Dietary Modification Randomized Controlled Tri... Read More


All Types of Alcohol Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

All Types of Alcohol Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

A recent study by Kaiser Permanente Researchers has found that the effects of alcohol on breast cancer are the same, regardless of whether a woman drinks wine, beer, or liquor. The ethyl alcohol found in those drinks and the quantity consumed are the factors that weigh heavily on breast cance... Read More


Obesity Drugs May Fight Cancer

Obesity Drugs May Fight Cancer

Jeffrey Smith, Ph.D. of the Burnham Institute in California published his results of his study in a 2004 issue of Cancer Research in which he claims a commonly prescribed anti-obesity drug many inhibit cancer growth. The metabolism of a tumor cell is different from its normal counterpart ce... Read More


BRCA Breast Cancer Genes

BRCA Breast Cancer Genes

Women who have BRCA breast cancer genetic mutations are just as likely to survive as other women who get breast cancer, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are more likely to get breast cancer. It was also widely believed... Read More


FISH on Chips and ...Cancer?

FISH on Chips and ...Cancer?

New diagnostic technology developed at the University of Alberta will allow for a quicker and more effective diagnosis of cancer, uniquely called fish-on-a-chip. The so-called FISH (or "fluorescent in situ hybridization") is a test that checks for a mutation of chromosomes in several differen... Read More


Seven Tips for Men's Health and Safety

Seven Tips for Men's Health and Safety

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have some useful men's health tips for the summer months. Practice Water Safety - In 2004, men accounted for 78% of accidental drowning deaths. Learn how to swim, and never swim alone. Also, don't mix alcohol and boating. Protect your skin - S... Read More


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