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  • Bucket list cancer patient who planned to end her life has changed her mind

    10/29/2014 11:23:23 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 51 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 30 October 2014 | David Mccormack and Lydia Warren
    "A 29-year-old terminal cancer sufferer who had previously spoken of her plan to take her life on November 1 has had a change of heart. In a video released on Wednesday, Brittany Maynard said she hasn't decided when she'll end her life, but it remains a decision that she's determined to make before getting too ill. ‘I still feel good enough and I still have enough joy and I still laugh and smile with my family and friends enough that it doesn't seem like the right time right now,’ she said." "‘But it will come, because I feel myself getting...
  • States ask Congress to intervene on drug prices

    10/28/2014 4:07:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 28, 2014 6:11 PM EDT
    Medicaid chiefs from red and blue states are urging Congress to stem the cost of revolutionary new drugs for hepatitis C, cancer, and other diseases. In a letter Tuesday to key congressional committees, the National Association of Medicaid Directors said lawmakers should consider everything from outright price controls on manufacturers to federal help for states trying to pay for the new medications. The bipartisan group did not endorse any particular course of action. …
  • Having sex with 21 women saves you from prostate cancer

    10/28/2014 12:58:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 168 replies
    helpmeoutdoc.com ^ | 28 October 2014 | Daniel Tomas on
    Having an impressive love-making record may protect you against prostate cancer, as new evidence from Canadian scientists suggests. According to new research published by the University of Montreal, men having sex with more than 20 women, have a 29% lower chance of developing prostate cancer, as opposed to men who have gone through 20 similar sexual experiences with other men.
  • Mayo Clinic's home test for colon cancer: Clean, easy, and it's not a colonoscopy

    10/27/2014 2:22:29 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 59 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 10-26-14 | Marilynn Marchione
    Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do. The test is the first to look for cancer-related DNA in stool. But deciding whether to get it is a more complex choice than ads for "the breakthrough test ... that's as easy as going to the bathroom" make it seem. On one hand, the test could greatly boost screening for a deadly disease that too few people get checked for now. On the other hand, it could lure people away...
  • Don’t rob them of hope, Brittany (plans to kill herself on November 1 b/c brain tumor. But...)

    10/25/2014 9:34:00 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 61 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | 24 October 2014 | Denis Strangman
    But...She should think of her fellow sufferers. Brittany Maynard is a 29-year-old woman who learned not long after her wedding that she had an aggressive brain tumour. She has therefore announced that she has chosen to die on November 1, taking advantage of Oregon’s assisted suicide law. A video that she made with the help of the leading assisted suicide organisation in the US, Compassion and Choices, has been a huge hit on YouTube. An Australian whose wife died of a similar disease, Denis Strangman, has written her an open letter below. * * * * * I am...
  • SOON YOU'LL BE ABLE TO DETECT CANCER USING YOUR SMARTPHONE

    10/24/2014 2:57:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    VICE ^ | 10/24/2014 | Tom Breakwell
    The thing about cancer is that you need to catch it early. Once it spreads, it becomes harder and harder to treat. But part of the problem is making yourself go to the doctor in the first place; a lot of people would rather avoid finding out really depressing news, in some cases via invasive poking. But what if you could detect cancerous cells and various other diseases in 60 minutes using your phone? A new start-up named Miroculus has made a device, "Miriam," that hopes to allow you to do just that. In hugely simplified terms, cancer happens when a cell...
  • 'What's Happening!' Star Danielle Spencer has Breast Cancer

    10/23/2014 7:37:51 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    abc ^ | october 23, 2014 | LUCHINA FISHER 
    Danielle Spencer, who played the bratty little sister Dee on the 1970s sitcom, "What's Happening!!" revealed that she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Speaking out for Breast Cancer Awareness month, Spencer, 49, who is now a veterinarian, told Black America Web that her diagnosis last month took her by surprise.
  • ‘Set your girls free’: Monday is National No Bra Day (Photo)

    10/13/2014 5:45:14 PM PDT · by dayglored · 175 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 13, 2014 | (None given)
    In the spirit of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, women across the country on Monday are “setting their girls free.” October 13 is National No Bra Day, an annual holiday reportedly created in 2011 by breast cancer supporters that’s now sweeping social media. Breast cancer survivors and supporters on Twitter and Facebook are encouraging women not to wear a bra for a day to raise awareness and support breast cancer survivors. ...
  • Cancer cure found? Compound from Blushwood tree breaks down tumors in 70 percent of cases

    10/09/2014 1:55:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 10/09/2014 | Jan Dizon
    Researchers from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have made an exciting discovery for cancer patients everywhere. A chemical found in a rare plant from Australia has the ability to "eat" cancerous tumors and completely eradicate them within days. The tumor-eating chemical is found in the seeds of berries of the Blushwood plant. The chemical, which is being called EBC-46, takes three weeks to extract and the process is quite difficult. Experts are even saying that they still don't completely understand why the chemical is in the seed of the Blushwood berry in the first place. Farming Blushwood in large quantities...
  • Six Things to Consider During the Pink Month (cancer victims out of the merchandising field)

    10/08/2014 7:08:18 AM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | October 8, 2014 | Birgit Jones
    Every year, as October comes around, many breast cancer victims like me find themselves inwardly groaning. How can efforts purportedly for our benefit be so tragically off the mark, and even immoral? Yet every year, it seems that the public is somehow transported into a fake pink world of good intentions.Instead of telling you my particular story, or that of my daughter, IÂ’d like to share some thoughts and facts with you. Perhaps, slowly, we can get the charitable care of cancer victims out of the merchandising field and into the human support arena. Most of all, I urge you...
  • Terminally ill woman, 29, chooses to die two days after husband’s birthday

    A terminally ill 29-year-old woman has chosen November 1 as the day she will die. Shortly after her wedding in 2013, Brittany Maynard of Portland, Ore., began experiencing debilitating headaches. While on vacation with her husband in January, Brittany was diagnosed with grade II Astrocytoma, a severe brain tumor. Doctors told her she had 10 years left to live. “I have to tell you,” she says in the video, “when you’re 29 years old, being told you have that kind of timeline still feels like being told you’re going to die tomorrow.” Following the original diagnosis, doctors said her cancer...
  • CDC: Gay men make up only 2% of US, but 63% of all new AIDS cases

    10/03/2014 8:36:08 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 39 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/1/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a new report that highlights the potentially lethal dangers of anal sex. In their most recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the health agency said that while men with same-sex attraction make up only 2 percent of the total population, they accounted for 63 percent of all newly-diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases in 2010.  More than half of all AIDS-sufferers in the U.S. are homosexual, and most of them contracted it by engaging in anal sex. “Most gay and bisexual men acquire HIV through anal sex, which is the riskiest type of sex for...
  • For Emma (Childhood Cancer Awareness)

    09/26/2014 2:00:53 PM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | September 26, 2014 | Gerard Perry
    For those of you who might not know, this is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. September’s color is gold, which is symbolically apt in a number of ways. Most importantly, because it represents something of great and lasting value. Emma Grace Mitchell was just such a treasure, even though she preferred pink and purple herself. Nine days ago, she succumbed to a disease she had heroically fought for nearly half of her life, a life that was marred not only by the disease itself, but by the treatments-and side effects thereof-which sap the health and alter the lives of the patients...
  • 3 From FDNY Who Worked At Ground Zero Die In 1 Day

    09/25/2014 9:13:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 25, 2014 9:57 PM EDT | Ula Ilnytzky
    Three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from cancer, an illness that many fear might be connected to toxic World Trade Center dust released on Sept. 11, fire officials said Thursday. Lt. Howard Bischoff, 58, and firefighters Robert Leaver, 56, and Daniel Heglund, 58, died within hours of one another Monday. Their deaths are “a painful reminder that 13 years later we continue to pay a terrible price for the department’s heroic efforts,” Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said in a statement. …
  • New York Times does factually wrong hit piece on cancer stricken Toronto mayor

    09/24/2014 7:48:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/24/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    That a major newspaper in another country would paint the severely ill Ford in such a negative light goes beyond anything the anti-Ford media in Toronto has done New York Times does factually wrong hit piece on cancer stricken Toronto mayor Since Robert Bruce Ford was first elected as a city councillor back in 2000, the elite left wing media had it in for him. Even before Ford became enmeshed in drug and booze-fueled scandals, Ford’s fiscal conservatism and concern over how tax money was spent, was too much for them. On top of that he was uncouth, mouthed off...
  • NFL to Tone Down the Pink, Play Up the Camo

    09/19/2014 7:06:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Uni Watch ^ | September 17, 2014 | Paul Lukas
    Yesterday afternoon I took part in a panel discussion as part of an NYU sports business class. One of the other panelists was the buyer for a well-known chain of sporting goods stores — let’s call him Mr. Buyer — and he had some very interesting things to say, chief among them the news that the NFL will be dialing back the throttle a bit this year on Pinktober. This has nothing to do with the recent domestic violence issues that have been in the news — Mr. Buyer said the league had already planned to soft-pedal the pink months...
  • John Edwards’ daughter reveals that he confessed to affair while cancer-stricken wife was nearby

    09/08/2014 3:25:50 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 40 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 19 June 2014 | Lee Moran
    Former presidential candidate John Edwards confessed to his daughter that he'd had an affair as his cancer-stricken wife was waiting nearby in the same house. Ivy-League educated Cate Edwards has revealed that she was summoned to her family's luxury North Carolina mansion in either the summer of 2007 or 2008 by her father so he could break the news.
  • Local scouts get a new look. Scouts of Troop 444 go through a group head shaving

    09/08/2014 10:35:25 AM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — It was standing room only at Regis hair salon Wednesday evening, with a line that stretched out the door. More than 20 Troop 444 Boy Scouts, along with scout masters, friends and family members, crowded the salon located in the Mall at Sierra Vista for a group head shaving. They were doing it in a show of support for Assistant Scoutmaster Janet Thompson who is undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. And they were doing it for cancer awareness. All smiles, 12-year-old Dakota Pierce was one of the first in the group to climb onto the stylist’s chair...
  • Double mastectomy ‘doesn’t boost chance of surviving cancer’: Women who have less drastic surgery…

    09/03/2014 1:15:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:49 EST, 2 September 2014 | Sophie Borland
    Women with breast cancer do not increase their survival chances by having a double mastectomy, researchers claim. They found women who only had lumps taken out followed by radiotherapy lived just as long as those who had both breasts removed. Researchers also point out that double mastectomies are major operations that take two months to recover from. By comparison, women who have lumpectomies—where only the tumor and nearby tissue are removed—usually get back to their daily routines within a few days. Earlier this year surgeons reported a surge in British women opting to have double mastectomies after Angelina Jolie decided...
  • "High protein diet linked to spiked cancer risk akin to smoking 20 cigarettes a day: U.S. study"

    09/01/2014 4:30:03 AM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 115 replies
    National Post ^ | Mar. 5, 2014 | Sarah Knapton
    Eating too much protein could be as dangerous as smoking for middle-aged people, a study has found. Research which tracked thousands of adults for nearly 20 years found that those who eat a diet rich in animal protein are four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low-protein diet. The risk is nearly as high as the danger of developing cancer from smoking 20 cigarettes each day. Previous studies have shown a link between cancer and red meat, but it is the first time research has measured the risk of death associated with regularly eating too...
  • If 'Evil' Doesn't Apply to Islamic State, What Does?

    08/27/2014 5:57:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    I never liked it when George W. Bush used the term "evildoers" to describe al-Qaeda and other terrorists. A lot of other people objected as well, but for different reasons. I didn't like the term because it always sounded to me like he was saying "evil Dewar's," as in the blended Scotch. (This always made some of Bush's statements chuckle-worthy -- "We will not rest until we find the evil Dewar's!") I prefer single malts, but "evil" always seemed unduly harsh. The more common objection to "evildoers" was that it was, variously, simplistic, Manichean, imperialistic, cartoonish, etc. "Perhaps without even...
  • Curt Schilling Reveals He Was Diagnosed With Mouth Cancer ... Believes Chewing Tobacco Was the Cause

    08/20/2014 8:26:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 20, 2014 | Steve Silva
    Curt Schilling Reveals He Was Diagnosed With Mouth Cancer in February, Believes Chewing Tobacco Was the Cause Curt Schilling, the former Red Sox pitcher and ESPN analyst, announced today during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon that he was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma -- which is cancer in the mouth -- in February. "This all came about from a dog bite," Schilling said. "I got bitten by a dog and I had some damage to my finger and I went to see a doctor, and the day that I went to see the doctor, I was driving and I...
  • Cancer Screening in Seniors Yields Few Benefits

    08/18/2014 6:42:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 63 replies
    Medpage Today ^ | Aug 18, 2014 | Charles Bankhead
    Screening older patients for cancer provided minimal benefit at considerable cost and increased use of invasive procedures, reported investigators in two separate studies. "It is particularly important to question screening strategies for older persons," Gross continued. "Patients with a shorter life expectancy have less time to develop clinically significant cancers after a screening test and are more likely to die from noncancer health problems after a cancer diagnosis."
  • Nigerian who died in UAE may have shown signs consistent with Ebola

    08/17/2014 3:46:53 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 8-18-2014 | Reuters
    A Nigerian woman with cancer who died in the Emirati capital had shown signs “that may be consistent with Ebola,” the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi said on Sunday. The 35-year-old woman was travelling to India from Nigeria via Abu Dhabi to seek treatment for advanced cancer when her health deteriorated during her time in transit at Abu Dhabi’s airport, the authority said in a statement according to the state WAM news agency. “It was noted at the time of resuscitation that she had shown signs that may be consistent with Ebola virus infection, although her existing medical condition provided...
  • Bee, scorpion and snake venom may hold cancer cure

    08/17/2014 8:05:51 AM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 12, 2014 | Jen Christensen
    A scientist at the University of Illinois, Dipanjan Pan, and his team say they may have found a way to stop cancer cell growth, according to a paper presented at the American Chemical Society conference this week. The work is in very early stages, but has shown success in stopping breast cancer and melanoma cell growth in lab tests. Pan's technique uses nanotechnology to deliver a synthesized element similar to the venom found in bees, snakes and scorpions.
  • A bacterium that destroys tumors' dark heart shows promise

    08/16/2014 7:50:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Aug 16, 2014 | Melissa Healy
    When scientists injected spores of a weakened form of the bacterium Clostridium novyi directly into the soft-tissue tumors of dogs and that of a single human subject, the results were not only abscesses, fever and pain at the site--all inflammatory responses that showed the immune system had been drawn to the area. In a matter of hours, the bacterial spores quickly found their way into these tumors' necrotic cores and began replicating madly, in several cases killing the malignant tissue. In three of 16 dogs treated with the C. novyi, tumors disappeared altogether and the animals were cured. In three...
  • Bee, scorpion and snake venom might hold cancer cure

    08/12/2014 6:58:22 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    kwgn 2 ^ | 8-12-2014
    A scientist at the University of Illinois, Dipanjan Pan, and his team say they might have found a way to stop cancer cell growth, according to a paper presented at the American Chemical Society conference this week. The work is in very early stages, but has shown success in stopping breast cancer and melanoma cell growth in lab tests. Pan’s technique uses nanotechnology to deliver a synthesized element similar to the venom found in bees, snakes and scorpions. Ancient texts show doctors have used venom to treat aliments for years. In 14 BC, the Greek writer Pliny the Elder described...
  • FDA approves first DNA-based test for colon cancer

    08/11/2014 11:26:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 8 replies
    The Tribune -- San Louis Obispo ^ | Aug 11, 2014 | MATTHEW PERRONE
    The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patients' DNA to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths. The Cologuard test from Exact Sciences detects irregular mutations in stool samples that can be an early warning sign of cancer. Patients who test positive for the mutations should undergo a colonoscopy to confirm the results. Doctors have long used stool tests to look for hidden blood that can be a warning sign of tumors and precancerous polyps. But company studies of Cologuard showed that it was more accurate at detecting cancerous tumors...
  • New cancer classification system shows promise as lifesaver

    08/09/2014 9:34:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    SFGate ^ | 08/09/2014 | Victoria Colliver
    Classifying cancer tumors by their molecular structure rather than the tissue or organ where they were found, such as the breast or bladder, may lead to more accurate diagnoses and potentially better treatments and outcomes for patients, a new study finds. In the largest undertaking to analyze and compare different cancer types based on genomic sequencing, researchers found at least 10 percent of tumors - and possibly as high as 30 to 50 percent - would be identified differently if oncologists determined their diagnoses by a tumor's molecular makeup. "The old system classifying cancer by the tissue of where it...
  • How a Heart Attack Saved my Life

    08/07/2014 1:12:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Express ^ | Tue, July 29, 2014 | By: Jenny Hudson
    SYLVIA GREEN's health scare turned out to be a blessing in disguise when it revealed she had lung cancer that would have otherwise remained hiddenWhen Sylvia Green was rushed into hospital with severe chest pains she could not have imagined what lay ahead. The 75-year-old had suffered a heart attack and had to spend her wedding anniversary and Christmas in hospital. However the heart attack and subsequent tests would turn out to be a blessing in disguise, revealing Sylvia had cancer which would otherwise have remained hidden. “I had a chest X-ray and the doctor said, ‘We have found a...
  • Chili peppers can decrease colorectal cancer risk, claims new research

    08/02/2014 6:16:12 AM PDT · by Innovative · 50 replies
    Tech Times ^ | Aug 2, 2014 | Judy Mottl
    If you don't eat chili peppers or hot curry much you may want to reassess that given new research that claims the peppers and curry can play a role in reducing the risk of colorectal and bowel tumors, as well as extend a person's lifespan by 30 percent. The study claims the active ingredient in chili peppers, called dietary capsaicin, decreases the cancer risk as it triggers chronic activation of an ion channel called TRPV1, which is a sensory neuron that protects the intestine against acidity and spicy chemicals. In essence adding chili peppers and hot curries to the diet...
  • Total darkness at night key to success of breast cancer therapy, study shows

    07/29/2014 11:24:43 AM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 21 replies
    Science Daily ^ | July 25, 2014 | Arthur Nead
    Exposure to light at night, which shuts off nighttime production of the hormone melatonin, renders breast cancer completely resistant to tamoxifen, a widely used breast cancer drug, says a new study by Tulane University School of Medicine cancer researchers. The study, "Circadian and Melatonin Disruption by Exposure to Light at Night Drives Intrinsic Resistance to Tamoxifen Therapy in Breast Cancer," published in the journal Cancer Research, is the first to show that melatonin is vital to the success of tamoxifen in treating breast cancer. Principal investigators and co-leaders of Tulane's Circadian Cancer Biology Group, Steven Hill and David Blask, along...
  • 2,500 Ground Zero workers have cancer

    07/28/2014 6:34:36 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7-27-2014 | Susan Edelman
    More than 2,500 Ground Zero rescuers and responders have come down with cancer, and a growing number are seeking compensation for their illnesses, The Post has learned. The grim toll has skyrocketed from the 1,140 cancer cases reported last year. In its latest tally, the World Trade Center Health Program at Mount Sinai Hospital counts 1,655 responders with cancer among the 37,000 cops, hard hats, sanitation workers, other city employees and volunteers it monitors, officials told The Post. The tragic sum rises to 2,518 when firefighters and EMTs are added. The FDNY, which has its own WTC health program, said...
  • This Grandfather Allegedly Cured Liver Cancer With Homemade Cannabis Oil

    07/23/2014 11:37:23 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 86 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | 7-13-2014 | Lizette Borreli
    Mike Cutler, a 63-year-old grandfather, allegedly killed his cancer cells with homemade cannabis oil, after receiving his second liver cancer diagnosis in five years. The cancer survivor was first diagnosed with liver cancer in 2009 after he blacked out at work, after which he then received an organ transplant in November of that year. However, last year, his health took a turn for the worst when he found out new cancerous cells were attacking his new organ. A liver transplant and a second cancer diagnosis later, Cutler decided to buy marijuana from a dealer and make his tablets from the...
  • Neb. priest contributes to article linking contraception, breast cancer

    07/21/2014 3:08:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    cna ^ | July 21, 2014 | S.L. Hansen, Southern Nebraska Register
    Credit: Jess Hamilton (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0). Lincoln, Neb., Jul 21, 2014 / 12:07 pm (CNA).- In an upcoming issue of The Linacre Quarterly, the official journal of the Catholic Medical Association, an article entitled, “The Breast Cancer Epidemic: 10 Facts,” will explore the scientific evidence that connects artificial contraception to breast cancer. Father Christopher Kubat, executive director of Catholic Social Services of southern Nebraska and a medical physician, is one of the co-authors. He was asked to contribute a small portion of the article by two of the main authors, A. Patrick Schneider II, M.D., M.P.H., and Christine Zainer, M.D....
  • Need a Drug to Save Your Life? This Obamacare App May Prevent You From Getting It

    07/17/2014 6:46:51 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/17/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    Obamacare’s emphasis on cost-benefit has apparently granted permission for the medical technocrats to conjure all kinds of healthcare rationing schemes.And the Medical Establishment is apparently playing along. From, “The Cancer Death-Panel App,” by Robert Goldberg in the NY Post: The latest innovation in cancer care isn’t a medical breakthrough but an app to ration new drugs. It’ll measure care in terms of what it costs health plans, instead of what it means for patients’ lives.That it’s being developed under the auspices of the American Society for Clinical Oncology, or ASCO, the world’s leading oncology association, is a grim warning about...
  • Vasectomy linked with aggressive prostate cancer risk

    07/11/2014 10:59:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | 10 Jul 2014
    Vasectomy linked with aggressive prostate cancer risk Thursday 10 July 2014 - 3am PST Prostate / Prostate Cancer Men's Health Cancer / Oncology In the largest and most comprehensive study of its kind, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, MA, find that vasectomy is associated with a small increased risk of prostate cancer, and a larger increased risk for advanced or lethal prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is a major cause of cancer-related deaths in men in the US, where vasectomy is a common form of contraception, with around 15% of American men having the minor procedure, which...
  • Vasectomy can increase risk of developing lethal prostate cancer

    07/11/2014 10:17:40 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10 Jul 2014 | Laura Donnelly, and Claire Carter
    Vasectomy can increase risk of developing lethal prostate cancer Scientists have identified a link between having a vasectomy and developing lethal forms of prostate cancer Laura Donnelly, and Claire Carter 10:00PM BST 10 Jul 2014 Men who have a vasectomy face an increased chance of developing prostate cancer and a higher risk of contracting the most aggressive form of the disease, a study has found. The Harvard research on 50,000 men, the largest study to examine the link between sterilisation and cancer, found that those who had the procedure had a 10 per cent greater chance of developing the disease....
  • Obesity-related disease trigger found, says UCSD team

    06/24/2014 10:50:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | June 13, 2014 | Bradley J. Fikes
    Obesity-related diseases such as Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome are triggered by a lack of oxygen in adipose cells, according to a study led by UC San Diego researchers. An excess of fatty acids causes an increase in oxygen consumption, which outstrips the supply, triggering hypoxia, the study found. This leads to inflammation in the adipose cells, which in turn leads to insulin resistance, obesity and related diseases. And that's the short version. The full chain of events is even more complicated. The study, performed in mice, points to possible therapies in people, said researchers led by Dr. Jerrold...
  • Obesity is Inflammatory Disease, Rat Study Shows

    07/07/2014 5:38:08 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 42 replies
    Sci-News ^ | 2013 December 05 | Sci-News
    Scientists led by Dr David Fairlie from the University of Queensland, Australia, have found abnormal amounts of an inflammatory protein called PAR2 in the fat tissues of overweight and obese rats and humans. PAR2 is also increased on the surfaces of human immune cells by common fatty acids in the diet. When obese rats on a diet high in sugar and fat were given a new oral drug that binds to PAR2, the inflammation-causing properties of this protein were blocked, as were other effects of the high-fat and high-sugar diet, including obesity itself. "This important new finding links obesity and...
  • Terminally ill Army Wife gives birth to 'miracle' baby at BAMC

    07/04/2014 11:24:00 AM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 24 replies
    U.S. Army ^ | July 3, 2014 | Elaine Sanchez
    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, July 3, 2014 -- When doctors told Yesenia Ruiz-Rojo she was terminally ill, the pregnant 21-year-old put all thoughts of herself aside. Just save my baby, she asked. Less than four months into her pregnancy, she was facing aggressive liver cancer and given two to four months to live. But rather than give up, the Army wife and her team of providers at Brooke Army Medical Center decided they were going to beat the odds. Four months later, Ruiz-Rojo gave birth to a healthy boy named Luke. "I love spending time with...
  • EU food agency says acrylamide is a health concern

    07/02/2014 9:40:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 07/02/2014 13:45
    The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says acrylamide in food potentially increases the risk of developing cancer for consumers in all age groups. The authority has launched a public consultation on its draft scientific opinion about the substance. Acrylamide is a chemical compound that typically forms in starchy food products such as potato crisps, chips, bread, biscuits and coffee, during high-temperature processing (above 150°), including frying, baking and roasting. […] Acrylamide has previously been linked to cancer. In 2002, Swedish researchers found the compound by coincidence and had a strong suspicion that acrylamide was a carcinogenic agent. But EFSA acknowledges...
  • Jamie Dimon Diagnosed With Cancer

    07/01/2014 9:50:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | July 1, 2014 | Katie Lobosco
    JPMorgan Chase boss Jamie Dimon said Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with a curable throat cancer, but will remain working while undergoing treatment. The prognosis from doctors is "excellent" and it was caught quickly, he wrote in a memo to colleagues and shareholders. Dimon, 58, will receive radiation and chemotherapy treatment over the next eight weeks at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York. Although he will curtail his traveling, the bank CEO expects to be actively working during that period. He made the announcement just before he was about to leave on a previously scheduled trip to five...
  • Meshach Taylor of 'Designing Women' dead at 67

    06/29/2014 10:07:03 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | June 29, 2014 | Joe Sutton and Ben Brumfield
    Another familiar Hollywood face bid farewell late Saturday -- actor Meshach Taylor. He died at age 67 at his Los Angeles area home, his agent Dede Binder said. Many may remember him from "Designing Women," where he played assistant Anthony Bouvier.
  • Aspirin may lower pancreatic cancer risk, Study [48 percent reduction in risk]

    06/28/2014 6:31:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Canada Journal ^ | 06/28/2014
    Taking regular low doses of aspirin may lower the risk of contracting pancreatic cancer, according to research conducted at Yale University. The study, published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, surveyed data on 362 people with pancreatic cancer and 690 people without the disease. According to the study, men and women who took low-dose aspirin regularly had 48 percent reduction in their risk for developing pancreatic cancer and protection against pancreatic cancer ranged from 39 percent reduction in risk for those who took low-dose aspirin for six years or less, to 60 percent reduction in risk for those...
  • Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

    Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable". Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts stem cells into producing new white blood cells, which fight off infection. Scientists at the University of Southern California say the discovery could be particularly beneficial for people suffering from damaged immune systems, such as cancer patients on chemotherapy. It could also help the elderly whose immune system becomes less effective as they age, making it...
  • Sitting down linked to higher risk of cancer

    06/17/2014 8:38:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:36PM BST 17 Jun 2014 | (Agency)
    Spending too much time sitting still can increase the risk of some cancers, heart disease and diabetes, new research has shown. Every extra two hours spent sitting was associated with a 10% increased chance of developing cancer of the womb lining in women, while bowel and lung cancer risk was raised by 8% and 6% respectively. The effect appeared to be unrelated to how much exercise people took when not sitting. This suggests that even in people who are generally physically active, sitting down for too long can increase cancer risk. …
  • Boy with Cancer Gives Quessenberry Advice: Keep Your Head Up

    06/14/2014 3:08:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    News92FM ^ | 6/13/2014 | Anavid Reyes
    A Baytown boy, who is fighting the same kind of cancer as Texans player David Quessenberry, gives the athlete some advice. Jake Daniel, 7, is a non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivor who decided to cheer on his favorite player battling the same cancer via YouTube. The brave third-grader’s viral video gives tips and advice on how to make light of the situation and cope with the sickness. Daniel’s tips include to keep praying, keep your head up, never give up, eat lots of Jell-O when you get mouth sores and to always flirt with the nurses. “Good luck, buddy,” Jake said in...
  • PRAYERS NEEDED for FReeper FRiend Shimmer1!

    06/14/2014 6:33:14 AM PDT · by pax_et_bonum · 52 replies
    After having reached a point of feeling well after a struggle with breast cancer which began a couple of years ago, our beloved FRiend Shimmer1 has just discovered that she has breast cancer again. She and her family need our prayers and support!
  • Surfing Dog Paddle-Out Memorializes Teen Cancer Victim

    06/09/2014 2:41:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Sunday, Jun 8, 2014 | Andie Adams
    Family and friends remembered the 15-year-old Florida teen who lost his battle with brain cancer earlier this yearA paddle-out at La Jolla Shores Sunday celebrated a 15-year-old brain cancer victim and the surfing dog who made him feel "normal for a day," his mother said. Last year, Florida teenager Caleb Acosta was diagnosed with a Stage 4 brain tumor, prompting rounds of surgery, radiation and physical therapy. During the difficult treatments, Caleb heard of the San Diego-based dog “Ricochet” that surfs with people with disabilities, special needs and other disorders. It became Caleb’s dream to take to the waves with...