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Tattoos Can Be Troublesome to Remove
People pondering a tattoo may want to consider the expense and discomfort of having one removed later on, experts say.
Scientists Make Strides Against Melanoma
Melanoma remains a stubborn foe, with doctors reporting limited success in preventing the sometimes fatal skin cancer and even less success developing a cure.
Steps Prior to Pregnancy Can Protect Baby
Planning ahead before pregnancy helps new moms give their babies the best possible start in life, experts say.
New Drug Combo Fights High Blood Pressure
Combining two drugs that act in different ways to block activity of a molecule called angiotensin II brings about a steeper reduction in high blood pressure than using either drug alone, a new study finds.
Studies Show Cell Phones Do Cause Cancer
The cell phone cancer connection has been hotly debated for years, but now experts warn mobile phones do, in fact, increase brain cancer, Parkinson’s, memory loss, Alzheimer’s, acoustic neuromas, vision impairment, hypertension, and, perhaps, other health problems.
Reducing Pancreatic Cancer Deaths by 50%
A study of 2,000 people for ten years reports eating certain foods reduces the risk of getting pancreatic cancer by 50 percent and helps fight the nation's fourth most deadly disease, if you do get it. The fruits and vegetables that play the biggest roles:
Fruit, Vegetable-Rich Diet Halves Lung Disease Risk
People who follow a "Mediterranean" diet rich in fruit, vegetables, whole grains and fish cut their risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by half, researchers report.
Top 7 Craziest Cancer Myths
Myths about the causes and prevention of cancer have been floating around for years. While some have been tame, there have been some cancer myths that are downright outlandish and ridiculous. Check out the craziest cancer myths in this Top 10 style list.
Garlic and Cancer: Can Garlic Prevent Cancer?
Garlic is famed for it's supposed health benefits. In fact, it has been used medicinally for over 5000 years for various ailments. From lowering blood pressure to it's anti-bacterial properties, garlic appears to be effective. The question still remains, however, whether garlic can prevent cancer.
How To Do Your Breast Self-Exam (BSE)
Breast self examination (BSE) is to be performed in addition to an annual mammogram or a professional exam. Knowing your cyclical changes, what is normal for you, and and what the regular monthly changes in the breast feel like is the best way to keep an eye on your breast health.
Top 8 Warning Signs of Lymphoma
Lymphoma occurs inoccuously, often so harmlessly that it takes some time before you may realize that there is anything seriously wrong. Here is a list of the common symptoms of lymphoma. But you must remember that most of these symptoms are common with many harmless conditions.
Top 10 Colon Cancer Prevention Tips
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common, and yet preventable, cancers. To help protect yourself and your loved ones from the disease, follow these ten colon cancer prevention tips.
Pomegrante Juice and Prostate Cancer
Is it true that pomegrante juice may slow the growth of prostate cancer? How much should I drink?
An Apple a Day
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, as the saying goes. And not just any doctor. An apple a day may help keep the neurologist away—along with the cognitive decline that often accompanies aging and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
The Smartest Food
There’s a revolution going on. And it’s not being fought with guns and bombs but with garden-variety fruits and vegetables.
A Lifetime of Distractions
ADHD is no longer just a children’s disease. Many adults are being diagnosed and treated for the condition.
Don't Chicken Out
Vegetarianism is no more of a health hazard than meat-and-potatoism. In fact, it’s probably a lot healthier for you as long as you meet your need for nutrients like protein, iron and vitamin B12. There are well-established health benefits associated with eating a plant-based diet. In fact, a recent study out of Brigham and Women’s Hospital builds the case for premenopausal women limiting red meat in their diets.
Green Tea May Give Full Body Protection
Green tea is one of the substances in Asian diets that may provide potent protection against cancer, according to research studies. Even though green tea has yet to catch on in the U.S. and other Western countries as a daily drink of choice, a growing number of laboratories are exploring green tea's cancer-fighting effects on a cellular level.
Weight Loss May Cut Prostate Cancer Risk
Losing weight may reduce the risk of prostate cancer, says an American Cancer Society study of nearly 70,000 men.
Low-Fat Diet Helps Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence
By reducing the amount of fat in their diet, postmenopausal women who've been treated for early-stage breast cancer may lower their risk for cancer recurrence, U.S. researchers say.
15 Festive Stay-Slim Treats
Use this guide to help you choose delicious holiday foods that won't wreck your diet. We've included calorie counts-and health rationalizations-so you can decide just how good you want to be.
Symptoms of Leukemia
Leukemia is a cancer of the blood, caused by an abundance of abnormal white blood cells.
Heavier Young Women at Lower Breast Cancer Risk
Women who are heavier in young adulthood have a lower risk of developing breast cancer before they reach menopause, new research shows.
Breast Cancer Risk Falls With Age
A woman's risk for breast cancer declines as she grows older, Mayo Clinic researchers conclude.
Marathoners Run a Greater Risk for Skin Cancer
Marathoners face heightened odds for skin cancer, including melanoma, new European research shows.
Aspirin May Cut Head and Neck Cancer Risk
Along with its other benefits, an aspirin a day may help keep head and neck cancers away, a new long-term study suggests.
Beachgoers Accurately Report Sun-Protection Habits
Skin cancer researchers focused on sun exposure may be on the right track:
Breast Cancer Experts Urge Funding for Minority Screenings
In conjunction with National Mammography Day on Friday, the American Cancer Society is urging people to support legislation that would boost funding for a program designed to reduce racial and ethnic disparities among breast cancer patients in the United States.
Suicide Risk Doubles After Cancer Diagnosis
Although their overall incidence of suicide is still low, cancer patients are more than twice as likely to take their own lives compared to those in the general population.
Protein May Help Targeting for Anti-Tumor Drugs
A protein that may help in the development of new anti-tumor drugs has been identified by Mayo Clinic researchers.
If Your Child is Vomiting
If your child is vomiting, you should monitor him carefully.
Link Between Breast-Feeding and Child's IQ Debunked
Breast-feeding offers many benefits, but boosting your child's IQ is not one of them, says a U.K. study of almost 5,500 American children and their mothers.
Fatty Liver Disease Endangers 6.5 Million U.S. Kids
As many as 6.5 million American children could have a dangerous condition called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), new research suggests.
Farming Linked to Increased Breast Cancer Risk
Women who've worked on farms are almost three times more likely to develop breast cancer than women who've never worked in agriculture
Lung Cancer Can Run in the Family
While smoking is far and away the biggest risk factor for lung cancer, having a close relative who has been diagnosed with the disease nearly doubles your risk of developing the deadly disease.
Women Fare Better After Liver Transplant
Women may have an edge on men when it comes to surviving liver transplant, a new British study finds.
Lung Cancer Risk Rises in Industrial Zones
Living next to heavy industry may boost lung cancer risk, suggests new research.
Vitamin D Compound May Fight Blood Clots in Cancer Patients
Calcitriol, the activated form of vitamin D, helped reduce bloods clots in cancer patients, U.S. researchers report.
Medical Research Gets High-Powered 'Search Engine'
It could someday be like Googling for a cure.A group of U.S. scientists says it has successfully tested a prototype "Connectivity Map" -- a high-tech
Lymph Node Test Helps Fight Melanoma
Using so-called "sentinel node" biopsies to determine if melanoma has started to spread saves some patients the pain of having all their lymph nodes removed, U.S. researchers report.
Cancer prevention: 7 steps to reduce your risk
You've probably heard conflicting reports in the news about what can or can't help you in terms of cancer prevention. The issue of cancer prevention gets confusing — sometimes what's recommended in one report is advised against in another.
Planning for Health Care in Your Retirement
With the oldest baby boomers turning 60 this year, millions of Americans may soon reach the sobering conclusion that they haven't set aside enough money to cover their health-care costs in retirement.
Can Physical Therapy Help Your Child?
Physical therapy is an effective way to strengthen and improve muscles, tendons and ligaments that have been impaired, injured, or surgically repaired.
Rake Leaves Safely
Raking leaves can be strenuous. To prevent injury, overexertion or strained muscles, follow these basic
Polluted Air Might Increase Stroke Risk
The pollution you breathe now may increase your risk of having a stroke within the next two hours, according to new research.
Will a Lowfat Diet Fight Breast Cancer?
The recent results from the Women’s Intervention Nutrition Study (WINS) renew hope for breast cancer survivors.
Your Breast Cancer Prevention Plan
Given the fact that cancer causes an estimated 500,000 deaths per year, there is seldom any really good news about the disease.
The Ultimate Smoothie Selector
Boost your brain, build muscle, and help your heart-with a blender.
Protein Screen Predicts Breast Cancer Therapy Success
A new test may help identify which breast cancer patients are most likely to benefit from chemotherapy.
Ovary Removal Raises Young Women's Death Risk
Younger women who have had their ovaries removed should consider estrogen therapy if they are under the age of 45, a new study suggests.
Protein Test Spots Risk for Breast, Ovarian Cancer
A key protein may help doctors spot women at hidden risk for developing breast and ovarian cancer, according to new research.
Fill Your Plate to Lose Weight
Saundra Snow knew she had put on some weight. But in the fall of 2005, the 33-year-old was most concerned about her lack of energy. Snow was so tired after work that she couldn't get off the couch to walk her dogs, Daisy and Nacho.
Prostate Biopsy Doesn't Have to Be Painful
Pain during prostate biopsy can be reduced by injecting an anesthetic at certain points, according to a new study out of the Mayo Clinic.
Vitamin D May Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Consuming the recommended daily amount of vitamin D could nearly halve your risk for deadly pancreatic cancer, new research suggests.
No Clear Pattern of Illness Among Vets of First Gulf War
A U.S. Institute of Medicine review of 850 studies finds no consistent pattern of illness among veterans of the first Gulf War, although some studies do suggest these veterans might be at heightened risk for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and brain tumors.
Exercise May Help Breast Cancer Patients Survive
Women who are physically active in the year before they receive a diagnosis of breast cancer are more likely to survive the disease, a new study finds.
Outdoor Cooking: Stay on the Safe Side
For many Americans, Labor Day marks the grand finale to the outdoor cooking season.
Weight gain after menopause: Reverse the middle age spread
Have you noticed a few extra pounds padding your waistline? You may be in the throes of midlife expansion — a familiar complaint among women in their 40s and 50s.
Lung Problems for 9/11 Rescuers More Widespread: Study
Almost 70 percent of rescue personnel and workers who responded to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City suffered from lung problems during and after the recovery efforts.
Steve Jobs's Graduation Speech - Stanford University, Class of 2005
Steve Jobs, CEO and founder of Apple Computer who revolutionize the computer industry, gave an inspiring speech at Stanford University in The US graduation day last June 2005
Carbonated drinks do not raise esophageal cancer risk
There is no association between the consumption of carbonated beverages and risk of subsequent development of esophageal adenocarcinoma as assessed 20 years after the exposure, according to a large population-based study.
Settle Your Stomach
Dwight D. Eisenhower Was a man with guts. He served as Supreme Allied Commander to defeat the Nazis, strong-armed the Soviets in Geneva, and sat in the Oval Office for two terms during the Cold War.
Side Effects May Sideline New Osteoporosis Drugs
Experimental osteoporosis drugs called estrens do not perform as well as researchers had hoped, new animal studies suggest.
25 things you can do take off 10 years or more..
Study Reveals Smoking's Link to Breast Cancer
Smoking causes normal breast cells to become cancerous by impairing their ability to repair their damaged DNA, U.S. researchers report.
Plastics Chemical Might Promote Breast Cancer
A chemical found in the harder plastics that make up CD cases, water-cooler jugs and other objects people handle might help promote breast cancer, researchers say.
Hospice Helps Dying Patients Avoid Hospitalization
U.S. nursing-home residents in hospice care are half as likely to spend their final 30 days of life in a hospital than residents who aren't in hospice care, researchers report.
Genes Linked to 2 Health Problems in Blacks
New studies have found a genetic component to two health problems in blacks: premature birth and prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer Trial to Focus on Genetics
Two Los Angeles-area medical centers are seeking men with prostate cancer and their spouses/partners to take part in the creation of a database that may help lead to a better understanding of the disease.
Obesity Increases Chances of Early Death
Everyone knows that obesity is unhealthy, but now a new study shows that being obese in midlife dramatically increases your risk of dying early.
What Does That SPF in Sunscreen Really Mean?
Sunscreens have long been an ally in the battle against skin cancer, but experts say that people still overestimate just how much protection these products can provide.
Can Naturopathic Remedies Fight Cancer, Hot Flashes?
Advocates for naturopathic remedies say their treatments may help fight menopausal symptoms, depression and even cancer.
Needle Biopsy Gives Insight Into Breast Cancer Genetics
Breast tumor samples collected by a procedure called core needle biopsy provide an accurate snapshot of gene expression for the entire tumor, researchers say.
Tumor Response May Determine Best Liver Transplant Candidates
In liver cancer patients, the effectiveness of treatment to reduce tumor size may be a better way of determining a patient's eligibility for transplant than the traditional method of assessing the size and number of tumors, also known as the Milan criteria, a new study says.
Breast Cancer Treatment Safe During Pregnancy
Pregnant women with breast cancer can be safely treated with a common chemotherapy combination during both the second and third trimesters, researchers report.
More Evidence Chantix Helps Smokers Quit
A new drug called Chantix (varenicline tartrate) provides short- and long-term help for smokers trying to quit, according to two U.S. studies published this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Breast Cancer Patients Should Monitor Heart Risks
Heart problems remain a real but largely manageable problem for women undergoing different treatments for breast cancer.
Communication With Doctors Affects Blacks' Cancer Care
Black American cancer patients are less likely to question their doctors, they receive less medical information, and they aren't as actively involved in their medical care compared to white patients.
Medication Errors Common in Kids' Leukemia Treatment
Ten percent of children with a once-deadly childhood cancer do not get the correct chemotherapy regime because of medication errors, new research contends.
Some Dogs Carry 'Contagious' Cancer
Researchers are describing what seems to be a real-life medical nightmare: A cancer that spreads from animal to animal like an infection.
The gene-based therapy hits only malignant cells
An experimental gene-based drug is able to "trick" its way into prostate cancer cells and kill them, U.S. researchers report.
Gene Test Predicts Lung Cancer Outcome
Marking a new era in cancer care, researchers say a genetic test predicts which patients with early stage lung cancer will need post-operative chemotherapy to survive and which will have a good prognosis with surgery alone.
How To Find Out If You Have Skin Cancer
The process of detecting skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States, can be practiced with a monthly self examination combined with a yearly visit to your doctor. Early detection is key because, if diagnosed soon enough, skin cancer is almost always curable.
Prevention & Early Detection Of Stomach Cancer
At one time, stomach cancer was the most common type of cancer known in the United States. As the years progressed, the disease became less common among patients. While there are no definitive answer...
Cancer - Cervical Smears - Women's Health
All women at some point in their life will have to have a cervical smear as a part of a health checkup. But do you know exactly what a cervical smear is, and how it can affect, diagnose or treat wome...
Health Tip: Undergoing Chemotherapy?
People undergoing chemotherapy to treat cancer have a tough road ahead, but there things they can do to minimize side effects and feel better. Here are suggestions from the National Cancer Institute:
Health Tip: When to get a Physical Exam
You'll need them more often as you age
Mouse Model of Painful Lymphedema Should Aid Research
The condition, marked by swollen limbs, affects many breast cancer patients
Dietary supplements of no benefit to patients with cancer or precancerous lesions
Neither dietary modifications nor nutritional supplements such as vitamins, antioxidants, retinol, and garlic alter the disease course of patients with
About Gynecologic Cancer and Lymphedema
Lymphedema is when fluid (lymph) collects anywhere in your body and causes swelling (edema).
Exercises for the Person with Cancer
Exercise is an important part of cancer recovery. Exercises can help with fatigue management, weakness, shortness of breath, sleep and concentration.
Clinical Trials for Cancer Running Out of Volunteers
What if you organized an important cancer clinical trial and nobody came? That scenario could
The Dangers in Your Water
One fall day in 2004, Lea Anne Burke got a call from a neighbor. Had she heard that the city council was talking about adding fluoride to their water supply in ...
Childhood Cancer Survivors Prone to Early Menopause
Female survivors of childhood cancer are more likely to experience early menopause than other women,
Medical Journal Casts Doubt on Oral Cancer Research
The New England Journal of Medicine is raising another warning flag over published research by a Norwegian cancer specialist who apparently fabricated his data for another medical journal.
Family History a Risk Factor for Lung Cancer
Current and former smokers who have a strong family
Too Many Cancer Patients Continue to Smoke Cancer patients would receive better care if doctors did more to help patients quit using tobacco after they're diagnosed with cancer and if researchers monitored patient tobacco use during clinical trials of new cancer drugs, two new studies suggest.
Top Ten Cancer Career
Cancers are suited to careers in which nurturing ability, sensitivity,
Candida Fungus/ Yeast Infection And Cancer.
There is a connection between candida and cancer - so asserts Doug Kaufmann, author and expert on nutrition who has studied yeast
An Overview Of Cancer
Cancer is a disease that affects cells of the body. Cells are extremely small units that build together and form all living things, which include human beings. In any given person’s body, you will find billions of cells.
Male Breast Cancer - What You Should Know About!
Have you know, that the breast cancer can also catch the man? Yes - it's really true!
How to Cope With Cancer
Picture yourself walking down the street where you live. Everything looks normal, but you have a feeling that something is not quite right. Suddenly there’s a rumble and the road buckles up around your feet. You struggle,
Identifying the Signs of Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women and the leading cause of cancer deaths.
US FDA approves Revlimid for multiple myeloma
Celgene Corp. said on Thursday that U.S. health regulators have approved Revlimid to treat multiple myeloma in patients who have failed to respond to a previous treatment.
High-fat diet does not increase skin cancer risk
High levels of dietary fat do not increase, and may decrease, the risk of skin cancer, according to a report in the May 30th issue of BMC Cancer.
Brain tumor patients seem capable and motivated to exercise
A "relatively high" percentage of brain tumor patients are exercising at the recommended levels across the cancer trajectory (i.e., before diagnosis, during adjuvant therapy and after therapy), suggest results of a survey of 106 brain..
Red meat tied to pancreatic cancer risk
A diet high in red meat, but not certain other animal products, appears to raise ..
Epilepsy does not appear to increase cancer risk
The results of a study published in the June issue of the Journal of Neurology...
Postoperative radiation improves lung cancer survival for some
Postoperative radiation therapy extends non-small-cell lung cancer survival in patients with N2 nodal disease...
Breast Cancer and You; Risk Factors and Safety Precautions
Today’s woman is more knowledgeable and conscientious than ever about the risks of breast cancer. This is especially true for women over 40 years of age, who have crossed the threshold of increased risk of breast cancer.
Major breakthrough in the understanding of cancer
The current paradigm in medical research holds that the cause of most cancers is a genetic mutation. For instance, according to the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), an institute at the NIH, "all cancers a...
Brain tumor patients seem capable and motivated to exercise
A "relatively high" percentage of brain tumor patients are exercising at the recommended levels across the cancer trajectory (i.e., before diagnosis,..
Steps To Preventing Lung Cancer
Did you realize that approximately 10% of lung cancer patients have never in their lives smoked cigarettes? When asked...
What’s A Man Must Know About Prostate Cancer!
1 Testosterone and its active metabolite. Dihydro-testosterone are essential for prostate cancer to develop, but does not actually cause prostate cancer. Men who are castrated at a young age do not d...
Types of Breast Cancer
The two most common types of breast cancer are named after the parts of the breast in which they start....
Researchers agree that space radiation can cause cancer. They're just not sure how.
First baby in Britain designed cancer-free
A WOMAN is pregnant with Britain’s first designer baby selected to prevent an inherited cancer, The Times can reveal. Her decision to use controversial genetic-screening technology will ...
Breast Cancer - Problem Faced By Women
There was a time when Breast Cancer was termed to be as a dreaded disease. But things have changed now. If detected earlier, this could be easily treated. Removal of your breast during the treatment ...
Staging and Grading of Prostate Cancer
Staging and Grading Once the diagnosis of prostate cancer has been made the disease has to be staged and graded. The stage refers to the extent and spread of the disease while the grade refers to th...
Cancer Preventive Measures
Cancer is a very deadly disease. This disease is one of the most deadly in terms of numbers killed year in and out. According to statistics one in three people will be affected by cancer. And one in ...
What Is Lung Cancer And Who Can Get It?
Abnormal cell growth in either one or both of the lungs is the simple answer to the question, “What is lung cancer?” In healthy individuals, the cells within the lungs go about their business duplica...
Time to Think Breast Cancer
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