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  • Batkid Throws First Pitch at Giants Home Opener; Draws Praise, Criticism

    04/10/2014 2:46:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    He won the hearts of San Francisco five months ago, when the city morphed into Gotham City to lift the spirits of a 5-year-old battling leukemia. And Batkid still evoked strong emotions when he took the mound at the Giants home opener at AT&T Park on Tuesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The tiny superhero, aka Miles Scott of Siskyou County, threw the first pitch at the game, where the Giants were victorious, 7-3. An especially poignant image was when the little boy dressed all in black held hands with pitcher Matt Cain on the field. SF Morphs Into Gotham City...
  • Bill would have FDA decide on labeling genetically modified food

    04/10/2014 12:52:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    McClatchyDC.com ^ | April 9, 2014 | Chris Adams
    <p>WASHINGTON — Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo is pushing a bill in Congress that would shift responsibility for any labeling of genetically modified foods to the hands of the federal government, potentially stopping the efforts underway in many states to mandate labels on such foods.</p>
  • Jensen: The premature Obamacare victory lap

    04/09/2014 9:03:11 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 8 replies
    Summit Daily ^ | April 09, 2014 23:20 GMT | Rick Jensen
    President Obama took a victory lap on Tuesday, celebrating 7 million Obamacare enrollees. Let’s take a look at this success. President Obama and the Democrats pushed through their signature domestic policy stating the “Affordable” Care Act would cover “every American.” They have used the figure of “48 million uninsured Americans.” To date, Obamacare has then enrolled less than 2 percent of those uninsured Americans. “It’s working!” exclaimed the president. The Rand Corporation crunched the numbers and discovered only 858,000 people of the 7 million enrollees have actually paid their premiums, which is required to actually be covered.
  • A simple blood test to detect 'solid' cancers?

    04/07/2014 6:34:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    timesofindia ^ | Apr 7, 2014, 04.55 PM IST
    Researchers at Stanford University have designed a new technique that may soon make this a reality. Tumours are called 'solid' or 'liquid' based on where in the body they grow. More than 80 percent of all cancers are caused by solid tumours that grow as a mass of cells in particular organ, tissue or gland. The new technique called CAPP-Seq (cancer personalised profiling by deep sequencing) is sensitive enough to detect just one molecule of tumour DNA in a sea of 10,000 healthy DNA molecules in the blood.
  • Tomorrow's Cancer-Blasting Wonder Drug Could Come From a Tobacco Plant

    04/06/2014 4:48:21 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 10 replies
    Australian researchers published findings this week on a newly-discovered plant compound that destroys cancer cells, but leaves healthy cells unharmed. They found it in possibly the last place you'd look for a cancer cure: the family of plants that brings us cancer's number-one culprit, tobacco.
  • New report shows the “vegan” lifestyle is just another liberal lie

    04/05/2014 10:00:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 79 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/5/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    A new report from the Medical University of Graz in Austria presents evidence that the “vegan” lifestyle is actually dangerous. The study found that purely vegetarian diets lead to poorer general health and a diminished quality of life marred by both physical and mental problems. In spite of the vegan tendency to smoke less if at all; have higher socioeconomic achievement, eat less fat, get more exercise, eat more veggies and fruits and drink less alcohol they do not have a better life style by objective standards. Vegans suffer from higher rates of cancer; are twice as likely to be...
  • Dog Saved Owner's Life By Detecting Breast Cancer That Mammogram Missed (Video)

    04/04/2014 2:50:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | Thu, April 03, 2014 | Allison Geller
    When Maureen Burns’ 9-year-old dog, Max, started to act strangely, she worried that her beloved pet was sick. Turns out that Burns herself was ill—and Max knew it. In a video shared by BBC Earth, Burns describes the “odd signs” that Max started to exhibit. "The odd signs were when he would come up and touch my breast with his nose, and back off so desperately unhappy with such a sad look in his eyes," Burns said in the video. It turns out that Burns had a lump in her breast, undetected by her last mammogram. She then decided to...
  • Compassion: Anti-Obamacare cancer patient smeared by Reid now receiving death wishes from liberals

    04/02/2014 11:27:58 AM PDT · by 12th_Monkey · 28 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | April 1, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Remember Julie Boonstra? She’s the single mother fighting leukemia who appeared in an anti-Obamacare television ad running in Michigan: (see video at link) Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid assailed Ms. Boonstra, and others like her, in a breathtakingly mean-spirited floor speech — going so far as to say that “all” of their negative experiences were “untrue” and “lies.” Reid now claims he doesn’t remember saying any such thing, but there’s video tape: (see Reid video at link) In his effort to discredit Boonstra, Reid relied on a Washington Post “fact check,” which effectively ruled her story half true. In fact,...
  • Compassion: Anti-Obamacare cancer patient smeared by Reid now receiving death wishes from liberals

    04/01/2014 7:36:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/01/2014 | Guy Benson
    Welcome to your feel-bad story of the month. Remember Julie Boonstra? She’s the single mother fighting leukemia who appeared in an anti-Obamacare television ad running in Michigan:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEOS Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid assailed Ms. Boonstra, and others like her, in a breathtakingly mean-spirited floor speech — going so far as to say that “all” of their negative experiences were “untrue” and “lies.” Reid now claims he doesn’t remember saying any such thing, but there’s video tape: In his effort to discredit Boonstra, Reid relied on a Washington Post “fact check,” which effectively ruled her story...
  • Harry Reid dismisses cancer patient Tom Coburn´s Obamacare concern

    04/01/2014 2:11:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/1/15 | Joel Gehrke
    Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma is battling cancer and will retire at the end of his term.... When Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., pointed out that the majority of cancer centers in the country aren´t covered under Obamacare while arguing that the law´s problems go beyond early website issues, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., dismissed the critique as too "in the weeds." Coburn, a medical doctor battling cancer, panned the coverage offered to cancer patients. "Nineteen of the cancer centers in this country, only five are covered under Obamacare," he told the Washington Examiner Tuesday, a data point he
  • Newsbusters: Our Noel Sheppard Passed Away

    03/29/2014 8:28:20 AM PDT · by kristinn · 44 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Saturday, March 29, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Our Noel Sheppard passed away yesterday (Friday) morning at about 5:00 AM. Say a prayer for the soul of a man we'll all miss professionally, and many, many of us will miss personally as well. Noel was not just a force of nature, he was a very good man. How quickly this all happened. Just two months ago, Noel wrote about suddenly getting cancer at 53 called "Cancer's Ray of Hope." Nine days ago, he wrote us and said he was interested in writing about his "progress" -- and he put "progress" in quotes. We were all wishing for better...
  • Researchers find marinading meat in beer before grilling can reduce cancer-causing chemicals

    03/27/2014 1:10:52 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3-25-14 | Mark Prigg
    As barbecue season approaches, researchers have discovered an unlikely ingredient that could improve the safety of your meat - letting it swill in beer. They say that letting meat marindade in pilsner can help reduce the formation of potentially harmful cancer-causing substances in grilled meats. They say pilsner and black beer are most effective, halving the amount of Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which have been linked to colorectal cancer.
  • Jim Kelly needs surgery for aggressive, spreading cancer

    03/25/2014 6:18:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | March 25, 2014 | Michael David Smith
    Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is preparing for another surgery related to his oral cancer. ... On her personal website, Kelly’s wife wrote that “the cancer’s back, aggressive, and starting to spread.”
  • New approach makes cancer cells explode (and die)

    03/23/2014 11:25:02 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
    Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered that a substance called Vacquinol-1 makes cells from glioblastoma, the most aggressive type of brain tumour, literally explode. When mice were given the substance, which can be given in tablet form, tumour growth was reversed and survival was prolonged. The findings are published in the journal Cell . The established treatments that are available for glioblastoma include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. But even if this treatment is given the average survival is just 15 months. It is therefore critical to find better treatments for malignant brain tumours. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and...
  • OBAMACARE PATIENTS DENIED ACCESS TO DOCTORS, HOSPITALS, CANCER CENTERS

    03/20/2014 11:18:40 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 82 replies
    breitbart ^ | march 19, 2014 | wynton hall
    Obamacare patients are discovering that many doctors, hospitals, and top cancer centers do not accept the plans they purchased. "It's so frustrating," Terri Durheim of Enid, Okla.,told CNN. "It's not doing me a lot of good." Durheim is not alone. Obamacare's so-called "narrow networks" are designed to limit customer choices to push patients into cheaper choices in an effort to control costs. Earlier this year Washington Post health writer Sarah Kliffwarned that "Obamacare's narrow networks are going to make people furious – but they might control costs." A McKinsey and Co. study finds that more than one in three (38%) Obamacare plans permit patients to select...
  • HPV-Linked Throat Cancer May Have Telltale Signs

    03/20/2014 8:47:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    webmd.com ^ | Amy Norton
    The first symptoms of throat and mouth cancer -- also known as oropharyngeal cancer -- may differ depending on whether the condition is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), a small study suggests. Oropharyngeal cancer arises in the throat, soft palate, tonsils or base of the tongue. Smoking is a major risk factor, as is chronic infection with certain strains of HPV -- which causes warts in the genitals, mouth and anus, and is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States. Although oropharyngeal cancer is relatively uncommon, the rate of HPV-linked cases has been rising -- particularly...
  • Koch Brothers hospital saved my life: Cancer patient

    03/17/2014 8:01:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03/17/2014 | Josh Saul
    Erin Youngerberg learned in 2010 that she was facing a possible death sentence. “I had a mole on my back that started to grow,’’ she told The Post. “Dermatologists removed it and said it was nothing. But they called back and said it was a form of melanoma.’’ And it was the worst possible type of the skin cancer — the kind that causes tumors to grow all over the body. But she has new hope — thanks to a remarkable drug called Yervoy, developed at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center using millions of dollars donated by billionaire David Koch.
  • Hal Douglas dead at 89: Voiceover artist dies of pancreatic cancer

    03/15/2014 5:03:59 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 13, 2014 | Chiderah Monde
    Hal Douglas, the voice behind scores of movie trailers and television commercials, died Thursday. The Connecticut-born voice actor died in his home in Lovettsville, Va., of complications from pancreatic cancer — his daughter, Sarah Douglas, confirmed to TMZ. Douglas was 89 years old. The voice artist enjoyed a career spanning over several decades, lending his voice to trailers and roles in movies like "Forrest Gump," "Lethal Weapon," and "The Holiday." “I’m not outstanding in any way,” he told The New York Times in 2009. “It’s a craft that you learn, like making a good pair of shoes. And I just...
  • Charity offers to pay for 7-year-old's lifesaving treatment; drug maker still refuses

    03/11/2014 5:22:52 PM PDT · by workerbee · 37 replies
    Fox ^ | 3/11/14
    A pediatric cancer charity is offering to pay for 7-year-old cancer survivor Josh Hardy to receive lifesaving medication that could cure him of a potentially deadly virus. But Chimerix, the pharmaceutical company that produces the medication, is still refusing to give Josh the treatment he so desperately needs. In fact, a representative for the charity said he tried speaking with Chimerix CEO Kenneth Moch about Josh's case - but Moch hung up on him. **SNIP** Josh’s mother, Aimee Hardy, has appealed to Moch to grant Josh emergency access to the medication, but the company is refusing to make an exception....
  • #SaveJosh: Virginia boy's family pleads for drug to save his life

    03/10/2014 9:57:43 PM PDT · by GailA · 67 replies
    Fox Memphis ^ | 3/9/14 | Ch, 13
    imee Hardy says her son is in agony. He has battled cancer on and off, and now he's in jeopardy again due to complications from a bone marrow transplant. Doctors believe Brincidofovir could save his life, but the maker of the drug won't provide it. Chimerix is the company that makes Brincidofovir. They're facing a major ethical dilemma because they say there are hundreds if not thousands of people who need it, but if they give it to patients like Josh, it will slow down their efforts to make it widely available. They hope that will happen in 2016 if...
  • Meat and cheese may be as bad as smoking

    03/06/2014 10:17:38 AM PST · by EveningStar · 92 replies
    USC ^ | March 4, 2014 | Suzanne Wu
    That chicken wing you're eating could be as deadly as a cigarette. In a new study that tracked a large sample of adults for nearly two decades, researchers have found that eating a diet rich in animal proteins during middle age makes you four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low-protein diet -- a mortality risk factor comparable to smoking. "There's a misconception that because we all eat, understanding nutrition is simple. But the question is not whether a certain diet allows you to do well for three days, but can it help you survive...
  • High-protein diet ‘as bad for health as smoking’ (USC study)

    03/04/2014 10:40:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:00PM GMT 04 Mar 2014 | Sarah Knapton
    Eating too much protein could be as dangerous as smoking for middle-aged people, a scientific study has found. Research which tracked thousands of adults for nearly 20 years found that people 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 by smoking 20 cigarettes each day. […] The US study found that people with a high protein diet were 74 percent more likely to die of any cause within the study period than...
  • News Anchor Removes Wig After Beating Breast Cancer

    03/04/2014 7:00:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NewsOK ^ | March 4, 2014
    A brave Tennessee news anchor who recently beat cancer decided to confront another big demon last week — vanity — by whipping off her wig for a live and emotional on-air reveal, according to Yahoo Shine. Photo - Photo via Yahoo Photo via Yahoo announced Pam McKelvy of WMC-TV during a broadcast on Wednesday, still wearing her smooth-haired wig and introducing a preproduced segment about women and their "crowns of glory," in which she discusses how recent chemotherapy treatments caused her to go bald. After the segment, her wig was off, revealing her recently grown-in head of short, lovely curls....
  • Students at Central Florida School Using Prom Money to Help Teacher Who Has Cancer: Report

    03/04/2014 5:40:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 | Source URL A web link to the original article Body of Thread HTML okay REQUIR
    Students at a central Florida high school are devoting their prom money to helping a popular math teacher who is very ill in his third round with cancer, WESH reported. The prom team at Pine Ridge High School in Deltona has taken on the moniker Team Charlie in honor of Charlie Lundell, who has been at the school since it opened 20 years ago, according to WESH. "He really cares about helping people learn and really wants us to be our full potential," junior class President Katie Buday said of Lundell, and students want to help him out. Now the...
  • Soldier Returns from Afghanistan to Join Son in Cancer

    03/04/2014 4:40:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 | Monte Francis
    For now, the family is trying to focus on the moments of joy and the time they have togetherA U.S. soldier cut his second deployment to Afghanistan short in order to be with his son, who’s battling a rare form of bone cancer called osteosarcoma. As with any big fight, this one includes moments of hope and setbacks. One of those setbacks came Monday, when 6-year-old J.J. Orecchia was supposed to have his right leg amputated. The surgery was expected to prolong his life by four to five years, but an infection has now forced the doctors at UCSF’s Children’s...
  • Boxer warns Keystone will cause cancer

    02/26/2014 12:23:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 26, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Sen. Barbara Boxer wants to add a new element to the Keystone XL oil pipeline debate: its effects on health. The California Democrat claims negative health effects from the proposed pipeline's development were ignored by the State Department's environmental impact review. "The Environmental Impact Statement was woefully inadequate when it came to exploring human impacts of the pipeline," Boxer said Wednesday at a press conference held with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and anti-Keystone XL activists and environmentalists. She said Keystone will add pollutants to the air that will increase the likelihood of peopel getting cancer or heart disease. "I do...
  • The Human Face of Obamacare

    02/24/2014 5:32:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 24th, 2014 - 6:25 am | Roger Kimball
    If you like your president, you can keep him. Period. But what if you don’t? Stephen Blackwood, the president of the fledging Ralston College in Savannah, Georgia, has a sad, infuriating piece about his mother’s experience with Obamacare this morning in the Wall Street Journal. […] In some ways Stephen Blackwood’s case is typical. His mother, who had been diagnosed with a particularly nasty form of cancer in 2005 when she was only 49, had been receiving treatment through her insurer. She had had the Blue Cross/Blue Shield plan for nearly 20 years. […] Then came November. She, like millions...
  • ObamaCare and My Mother's Cancer Medicine

    02/24/2014 10:56:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/24/2014 | Stephen Blackwood
    [SNIP] And then in November, along with millions of other Americans, she lost her health insurance. She'd had a Blue Cross/Blue Shield plan for nearly 20 years. It was expensive, but given that it covered her very expensive treatment, it was a terrific plan. It gave her access to any specialist or surgeon, and to the Sandostatin and other medications that were keeping her alive. And then, because our lawmakers and president thought they could do better, she had nothing. Her old plan, now considered illegal under the new health law, had been canceled. Because the exchange website in her...
  • democrat fascism takes another ugly turn

    02/23/2014 12:05:40 PM PST · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-23-14 | DrJohn
    Apparently it's not enough to use the IRS and FCC to shut down the opposition. What does an aspiring democrat Senator wannabe do when he doesn't like an opposition TV ad? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpjyr1x7mC0Attack the woman cancer victim in the ad, and then threaten to take the station off the air. While Julie Boonstra of Dexter, Mich., struggles to survive leukemia, she now also has to cope with being called a liar by the Democrat who wants to be her next senator. And the campaign of Rep. Gary Peters is also going after television stations airing ads in which her story is...
  • Dem Congressman Calls Cancer Survivor Whose Insurance was Killed by ObamaCare a Liar

    02/23/2014 11:46:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 02/22/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Democratic Congressman Gary Peters voted for ObamaCare. That disastrous vote made life worse for a lot of people. Now Gary Peters is running for Senate and trying to silence a leukemia survivor whose life he ruined. Julie Boonstra, a cancer patient who was kicked of off her health plan due to Obamacare, lashed out at Rep. Gary Peters (D., Mich.) on Saturday after lawyers for his campaign demanded that Michigan broadcasters cease airing ads featuring her story.Boonstra, a Michigan resident, was diagnosed with leukemia five years ago. She was recently kicked off of her healthcare plan due to regulations passed...
  • #WarOnWomen: ‘Obamacare bully’ Rep. Gary Peters tries to silence mom battling cancer [video]

    02/22/2014 3:40:02 PM PST · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | february 22, 2014
    Michigan mom Julie Boonstra says she was given a 20 percent chance of survival after doctors diagnosed her with leukemia. And then she became a victim of Obamacare. While battling cancer, she couldn’t keep the plan she liked and filmed an ad about her struggles for Americans for Prosperity. Here’s the story Peters the Bully doesn’t want you to hear: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpjyr1x7mC0 -snip Peters, a Dem Senate hopeful, is reportedly engaging in a campaign of shutuppery against Boonstra and AFP. Calling Boonstra a liar wasn’t enough. His legal team is threatening the licenses of television stations airing the ad, according to a...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- M44: The Beehive Cluster

    02/22/2014 7:54:17 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    NASA ^ | February 22, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: A mere 600 light-years away, M44 is one of the closest star clusters to our solar system. Also known as the Praesepe or the Beehive cluster its stars are young though, about 600 million years old compared to our Sun's 4.5 billion years. Based on similar ages and motion through space, M44 and the even closer Hyades star cluster in Taurus are thought to have been born together in the same large molecular cloud. An open cluster spanning some 15 light-years, M44 holds 1,000 stars or so and covers about 3 full moons (1.5 degrees) on the sky in...
  • Five Vitamins and Supplements That Are Actually Worth Taking

    02/17/2014 12:02:28 AM PST · by Innovative · 46 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | Feb 14, 2014 | Joseph Stromberg
    Vitamin D ...the researchers found that adults who took vitamin D supplements daily lived longer than those who didn't. Probiotics ...they're useful in very specific circumstances, but it's not necessary to continually take them on a daily basis. Zinc ...the mineral significantly reduced the duration of the cold, and also made symptoms less severe. Niacin ...Also known as vitamin B3, niacin is talked up as a cure for all sorts of conditions (including high cholesterol, Alzheimer's, diabetes and headaches) but in most of these cases, a prescription-strength dose of niacin has been needed to show a clear result. At over-the-counter...
  • An Oversold Weapon Against Breast Cancer

    02/16/2014 12:50:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 81 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    In 1999, newspaper columnist Molly Ivins was diagnosed with breast cancer and promptly exhorted her readers: "Go. Get. The. Damn. Mammogram. Done." She also quoted a friend, columnist Marlyn Schwartz, who lamented, "If you have ever wondered what it would feel like to sit in a doctor's office with a lump in your breast trying to remember when you last had a mammogram, I can tell you. You feel like a fool." Ivins' breast cancer killed her in 2007. She didn't say whether she had gotten regular mammograms before her diagnosis. If so, she was spared something many a dying...
  • Synthetic strategy targets ‘undruggable’ small RNAs

    02/13/2014 9:50:51 PM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 12 February 2014 | Manisha Lalloo
    Molecules can now be designed to target specific small RNAs, opening up a new way to investigate and treat disease © ShutterstockChemists in the US have found a way to predict small molecules that can target short pieces of RNA involved in some diseases, such as cancer. The team’s approach has already met with some success, throwing up a molecule that interferes with a microRNA involved in cancer. This opens up the possibility of treating diseases via a target traditionally seen as ‘undruggable’.MicroRNAs are non-coding lengths of RNA, around 20 nucleotides long, that act as dimmer switches in cells, turning...
  • Israeli study: Breastfeeding can significantly reduce risk of children getting cancer

    02/13/2014 7:30:55 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 7 replies
    jns.org ^ | February 12, 2014 | jns.org
    (JNS.org) Breastfeeding can significantly reduce the risk of children getting cancer, says a new study conducted by Israel’s University of Haifa. According to the study, children who were breastfed decreased the chances of developing cancer by 60 percent. “We asked the mothers in the study about breastfeeding, nutrition, exposure to pets, exposure to detergents, etc.,” said Dr. Keinan-Boker, a professor in the University of Haifa’s School of Public Health and deputy director of the Israeli Health Ministry’s Center for Disease Control. Additionally, the study compared children who were exclusively breastfed up until four months old with children who stopped being...
  • Tom Brokaw Diagnosed With Cancer, Prognosis Encouraging

    02/12/2014 7:21:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    NBC News ^ | 02/12/2014
    In a personal note, NBC News Special Correspondent Tom Brokaw revealed he has been diagnosed with cancer and said he and his physicians are very encouraged with the progress he is making. Brokaw, who has worked at NBC News since 1966, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, in August at the Mayo Clinic. His doctors are optimistic about the outcome of the treatment he is receiving, and Brokaw said he remains “the luckiest guy I know.”
  • Tom Brokaw has cancer, NBC News announces

    02/11/2014 4:47:23 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 66 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2/11/2014
    <p>NBC News Special Correspondent and former “NBC Nightly News” anchor Tom Brokaw has been diagnosed with cancer, the network announced Tuesday night.</p> <p>Brokaw, 74, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, at the Mayo Clinic in August.</p>
  • BRUCE: Obamacare isn’t a train wreck, it’s a cancer

    02/07/2014 9:06:46 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2/6/14 | Tammy Bruce
    When a locomotive crashes, it stops. Obamacare, on the other hand, just keeps on going like a cancer that’s ignored, perpetuating itself and destroying everything in its path. While we thought the health care act was a train wreck, it’s more like cancer. Discovering you’ve got a problem should be the first step on the road to recovery. You’re supposed to go in and confront it like you would if you found a tumor. You wouldn’t just leave it there, wondering what it was up to, hoping it would go away on its own. No, you’d enlist some help and...
  • California: Obamacare Turning Cancer Patients Away

    02/05/2014 6:20:04 AM PST · by grundle · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | February 5, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Los Angeles Times reports that once Obamacare customers navigate the confusing websites and pay the (often higher) premiums, they face a new problem: many doctors do not accept Obamacare insurance policies. It tells the story of a cancer patient who was turned away at the oncologist's office, and was only seen by a doctor once state regulators came to her rescue. Her story is not alone: millions will face the same problem. There are two reasons patients will be turned away: one that President Barack Obama hid, and one that he lied about. The first is that there is...
  • What Your Healthcare Professional Doesn't Know About Abortion Breast Cancer Link

    02/02/2014 11:42:13 PM PST · by Pharmer1 · 13 replies
    Down on the Pharm ^ | 2/2/2014 | Pharmer1
    Under normal circumstances, a competent educator would conclude that there is a possible link, but that so far the analysis of data is conflicting or inconclusive. Further study is warranted. If an educator were not invested in the ideology that at least one abortion is a necessary female rite of passage into the Pentagonal Order of the Gaia Green Sisterhood, health professionals would be advised to be alert to the possibility of abortion breast cancer linkage and await further results. Well, a new meta analysis from China is out now, showing a stronger link between abortion and breast cancer......
  • CDC Launching Another Graphic Anti-Smoking Campaign

    02/01/2014 7:59:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    Newsmax Health ^ | January 31, 2014 | HealthDay
    For the third year in a row, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is poised to deliver a bold, no-holds-barred, anti-tobacco message to the American public. Starting Monday, the agency will launch the 2014 phase of "Tips From Former Smokers" (Tips), an ambitious annual TV, radio and print campaign. As was the case during its first two incarnations, the upcoming Tips campaign, which will last nine weeks, will feature real people speaking in frank and often frightening terms about the high price paid for a lifetime of exposure to cigarettes. "Over 20 million Americans have died because of...
  • Antioxidants including vitamin E can promote lung cancer: study

    01/30/2014 9:48:59 PM PST · by Tired of Taxes · 55 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan. 29, 2014 | Sharon Begley
    (Reuters) - A decades-old medical mystery - why antioxidants such as vitamin E and beta carotene seemed to accelerate the growth of early lung tumors in high-risk populations such as smokers, rather than protect them from cancer, as theory suggests - may have been solved, according to research published on Wednesday. In essence, "antioxidants allow cancer cells to escape cells' own defense system" against tumors,... That lets existing tumors, even those too small to be detected, proliferate uncontrollably. .... The antioxidants caused a 2.8-fold increase in lung tumors, made the tumors more invasive and aggressive, and caused the mice to...
  • Krugman calls senator’s cancer story ‘garbage’

    01/29/2014 3:41:35 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 43 replies
    daily caller ^ | 1-29-14 | Chuck Ross
    New York Times columnist and Nobel laureate economist Paul Krugman is questioning Oklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn’s claim that Obamacare caused him to lose his cancer specialist. “It’s a garbage story, it really is,” said Krugman in a back-and-forth with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on CNN after the State of the Union on Tuesday. Coburn, who announced earlier this month that he’ll resign from office at the end of the year as he battles his fourth bout with cancer, told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that his oncologist was no longer covered under his health care plan.
  • Sen. Coburn's Loss of Coverage Confirms 'Obamacare Designed to Fail'

    01/29/2014 11:59:15 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | January 28, 2014 | Cathy Burke
    Obamacare won't cover the cancer specialist treating ailing Sen. Tom Coburn, forcing the Oklahoma Republican to pay out of pocket to continue receiving care from his oncologist, Politico reported Tuesday. "I’m doing well from a health standpoint, got great docs," Coburn told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday. "Fortunately, even though my new coverage won’t cover my specialist, I’m going to have great care, and I have a great prognosis." While he is being treated for a recurrence of prostate cancer, Coburn's coverage under his Obamacare insurance plan has been reduced, Politico reported, and he lost coverage for the oncologist who'd...
  • Obamacare: Tom Coburn loses cancer doctor

    01/28/2014 10:55:00 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 1-28-14 | Tal Kopan
    Cancer-stricken Sen. Tom Coburn revealed Tuesday that his health insurance under Obamacare doesn’t cover his oncologist, but said he still is receiving excellent care. “I’m doing well from a health standpoint, got great docs,” Coburn said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday when asked about his health. “Fortunately — even though my new coverage won’t cover my specialist — I’m going to have great care and I have a great prognosis.” The Oklahoma Republican’s spokesman confirmed to POLITICO that since the senator enrolled in his health insurance plan under Obamacare, his coverage has been reduced and he lost coverage for...
  • ‘Zaching’ continues to inspire, while founder in hospice care

    01/28/2014 7:24:20 AM PST · by Welchie25 · 3 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 1/28/14 | Maria Wiering
    It was one photo, somewhat grainy, of a teenager in a hospital bed, his cotton gown open at the chest, arms raised and fists clenched in a strongman pose. His expression is pure determination. It was January 2012 when Zachary Lederer’s father took that photo of him. Zach had just come out of surgery to resect a brain tumor and hoped to encourage concerned friends and family. It was posted online and shared. Someone added, in reference to quarterback Tim Tebow’s widely mimicked genuflecting pose, “Tebowing is out, Zaching is in.” Then it went viral. In the weeks and months...
  • Al Gore once again suggests ‘fertility management’ to fight global warming

    01/28/2014 4:53:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 27, 2014 | Michael Bastasch
    Former Vice President Al Gore raised eyebrows last week when he suggested that “fertility management” was the key to fighting global warming and promoting economic development in poor countries. Gore’s comments drew criticism from free-marketeers who said his remarks amount to “eco-imperialism.” “Gore’s agenda for saving the world from global warming has always included population control,” Myron Ebell, director of global warming and international environmental policy at the free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Advocating population control specifically for Africa is just another form of imperialism. Gore’s eco-imperialism is uncomfortably close to the original racist goals...
  • Too old to be given cancer treatment: NHS is ‘writing off’ patients who are over 75

    01/26/2014 12:54:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    conservativeinfidel.com ^ | 1/26/14 | Patrick Henry
    This is what is going on right now in Great Britain. It is only a matter of time until Obamacare goes the same way. Young lung cancer sufferers are only 10 per cent more likely to die within five years than their continental counterparts But pensioners with the disease have 44 per cent less chance of survival The figure for stomach cancer – at 45 per cent – is even worse Pensioners with cancer are being written off as too old to treat, campaigners said yesterday. They cited figures showing survival rates for British patients aged 75 and over are...
  • Too old to be given cancer treatment: NHS is 'writing off' patients who are over 75

    01/25/2014 5:24:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 159 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/23/14 | Jenny Hope
    Pensioners with cancer are being written off as too old to treat, campaigners said yesterday. They cited figures showing survival rates for British patients aged 75 and over are among the worst in Europe. Young lung cancer sufferers are only 10 per cent more likely to die within five years than their continental counterparts. But pensioners with the disease have 44 per cent less chance of survival. The figure for stomach cancer – at 45 per cent – is even worse.