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  • Obama’s new cancer Rx is a war on men

    11/25/2015 8:09:53 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 25, 2015 | Betsy McCaughey
    If you’re at risk of prostate cancer — in other words, if you’re male — the best place to be is the United States, where survival rates are highest in the world. But not for long, if the Obama administration gets its way in curtailing a test that flags prostate cancer before it spreads. The administration wants to penalize doctors who routinely order the PSA blood test. Under a proposed policy, those doctors will get demerits for being considered over-spenders, while doctors who skip the test will be rewarded with a high “quality” rating from the government — and be...
  • New Breastfeeding Studies: Mainstream Media Still Ignores the Obvious

    11/25/2015 6:37:35 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 19 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 11/25/15 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    About two weeks ago I linked to a piece from the Christian Post entitled "Women at Risk: Abortion and Breast Cancer [ABC] Linked." It reports, "Of the approximate 74 research studies conducted on the ABC link since 1973, 58 show a direct connection between increased breast cancer rates and induced abortion. All of these studies were conducted by international medical organizations. A more recent study, conducted by a research fellow at Johns Hopkins University, also supports the ABC link." ...No less than The New York Times, ABC News, and the Atlanta-Journal Constitution (AJC) have, in the last few days, reported...
  • Algae has been engineered to kill cancer cells and leave healthy cells unharmed

    11/24/2015 10:23:18 PM PST · by Mellonkronos · 6 replies
    Sciencealert.com ^ | November 12, 2015 | SIGNE DEAN
    [This is really encouraging!]"Algae has been engineered to kill cancer cells and leave healthy cells unharmed" 90% of cancer cells destroyed! Scientists have genetically engineered tiny algae to kill up to 90 percent of cancer cells in the lab, while leaving healthy ones unharmed, and the treatment has also been shown to effectively treat tumours in mice without doing damage to the rest of the body. Developing medicine that only attacks tumour cells and leaves the rest of the body alone is one of the biggest challenges in cancer drug therapy. Such targeted chemotherapy helps to avoid some of the...
  • Thomas Seyfried: Cancer: A Metabolic Disease With Metabolic Solutions

    11/24/2015 1:58:09 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 2, 2015 | TheIHMC; Thomas Seyfried
    Emerging evidence indicates that cancer is primarily a metabolic disease involving disturbances in energy production through respiration and fermentation. Cancer is suppressed following transfer of the nucleus from the tumor cell to cytoplasm of normal cells containing normal mitochondria. These findings indicate that nuclear genetic abnormalities cannot be responsible for cancer despite commonly held beliefs in the cancer field. The genomic instability observed in tumor cells and all other recognized hallmarks of cancer are considered downstream epiphenomena of the initial disturbance of cellular energy metabolism. The disturbances in tumor cell energy metabolism can be linked to abnormalities in the structure...
  • #TalkingKeto: Professor Tom Seyfried

    11/24/2015 1:45:49 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 4, 2014 | Tom Seyfried
    Interview with Professor Tom Seyfried about treating Cancer with Ketogenic Dietary Therapies.
  • Starving Cancer: Ketogenic Diet a Key to Recovery

    11/24/2015 11:58:24 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 20, 2013 | CBN News
    A new cancer treatment that is free has virtually no side effects and can be used in conjunction with other cancer treatments. It involves starving cancer cells of the fuel they the love.
  • Songwriter P.F. Sloan, 2015 Ponderosa Stomp performer, has died

    11/16/2015 7:32:52 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 25 replies
    New Orleans Advocate ^ | Nov. 16, 2015; 2:42 p.m | JOHN WIRT
    P.F. Sloan, composer of major hits by Johnny Rivers ("Secret Agent Man") and Barry McGuire ("Eve of Destruction") died Nov. 15 at his home in Los Angeles. The singer, songwriter and guitarist performed Oct. 2 at the New Orleans roots-music festival the Ponderosa Stomp. Sloan, 70, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer several weeks before his death, his publicist reported Monday. In addition to being the composer of songs recorded by Rivers, McGuire, The Turtles, The Grass Roots, Herman's Hermits, The Fifth Dimension, The Searchers and others, Sloan played for hundreds of recording sessions. He created the classic guitar intro, for...
  • Tests show Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is now cancer-free

    11/16/2015 12:55:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/16/2015 | Josh Hicks
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that medical scans show no sign of the cancer he was diagnosed with five months ago, indicating that 18 weeks of intensive chemotherapy have put the disease into remission. Doctors will continue to monitor Hogan (R) regularly for signs of a recurrence. But at this point, the test results are the best possible news for the first-term governor, whose battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma made him a vocal and visible advocate for cancer patients and resulted in him juggling state responsibilities with treatments that left him weaker and immuno-compromised. "Incredibly, as of today, I am...
  • Starving cancer: Dominic D'Agostino at TEDxTampaBay

    11/16/2015 1:46:53 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 4, 2013 | TEDx Talks
    Dr. D'Agostino is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida College Of Medicine, Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology where he develops and tests metabolic therapies, including alternative energy substrates and ketogenic agents for neurological disorders, cancer and wound healing. While studying the effects of gasses on the brains of Navy Seal divers, he developed an approach for metabolically starving cancer cells through diet and compressed oxygen, replacing chemotherapy, surgery, or radiation. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event,...
  • De Blasio looks to fix ObamaCare flaw that left cancer patients without coverage (Pelosi knew)

    11/12/2015 2:40:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/12/15 | Yoav Gonen
    Mayor de Blasio is moving to clean up a state medical-insurance mess that blindsided thousands of New Yorkers, including 114 cancer patients in the city who were about to lose their doctors. Under a hastily drawn-up deal, the patients will continue to get coverage for treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center under the city's MetroPlus health plan. The patients had faced a tough choice: pay out of pocket or find new doctors because of the impending bankruptcy of Health Republic - one of the state's ObamaCare providers and the only one that covers treatment at Sloan Kettering.
  • Dr. Mercola and Dr. D'Agostino on Ketogenic Diet

    11/09/2015 8:59:19 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 23, 2013 | Mercola
    Dr. Mercola and Dr. D'Agostino on Ketogenic Diet http://articles.mercola.com/sites/art... Natural health physician and Mercola.com founder Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews Dr. Dominic D'Agostino, about how ketogenic diet can be an excellent approach to cancer treatment.
  • Report: The UK's Health Care System is Pretty Terrible

    11/05/2015 12:23:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    A new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has some troubling news for the United Kingdom: its health care system is one of the worst in the developed world for cancer survival rates. While access to care is "generally good" the quality of care in the UK is "poor to mediocre" across several key health areas, obesity levels are "dire” and the NHS struggles to get even the "basics" right, the report said citing a lack of investment over the last six years. Britain was placed on a par with Chile and Poland as countries still lagging...
  • Man Dies After Tapeworm Inside Him Gets Cancer

    11/04/2015 7:52:23 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 46 replies
    Live Science ^ | 11/4/2015 | Live Science
    A Colombian man's lung tumors turned out to have an extremely unusual cause: The rapidly growing masses weren't actually made of human cells, but were from a tapeworm living inside him, according to a report of the case. This is the first known report of a person becoming sick from cancer cells that developed in a parasite, the researchers said.
  • We're Taking Larry Deer Hunting This Weekend. For The Last Time.

    11/04/2015 7:26:30 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 67 replies
    Me | 11/4/15 | BTLD
    We're taking Larry deer hunting this weekend. After 35 years in the woods with Larry, sadly, this will be our last together. After 40 years at the same job, he finally had enough and retired this past spring. He's a mere 62 years old. He left his job on a Friday and started his new job the next Monday. Working at a local golf course. Cutting grass, doing maintenance, free lunch everyday and free golf on Mondays. He was in heaven. About three months ago, his eyesight was suddenly failing him. The eye doctor said that there was something affecting...
  • Young Cancer Survivor Feeds Thousands in St. Paul Through Make-A-Wish

    11/03/2015 7:12:21 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 7 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 11/3/15 | Katherine Johnson
    It can take years to get the recipe just right. Thirteen-year-old Lucas Hobbs has a head start. He's already figured out the secret ingredient to a happy life. Hobbs knows what it's like to lean on others for help. "When I was at the hospital, people, like our neighbors and stuff, would bring us food," Lucas said. In January, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. "He went through chemotherapy, radiation ... it was really tough," his father said. When the Make-A-Wish Foundation approached Hobbs, the young teenager knew right away he wanted to work in a food truck. "I love...
  • A "huge milestone": approval of cancer-hunting virus signals new treatment era

    11/03/2015 7:50:47 AM PST · by Ellendra · 37 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11-2-2015 | Nicky Woolf
    A new cancer treatment strategy is on the horizon that experts say could be a game-changer and spare patients the extreme side effects of existing options such as chemotherapy. Chemotherapy and other current cancer treatments are brutal, scorched-earth affairs that work because cancer cells are slightly - but not much - more susceptible to the havoc they wreak than the rest of the body. Their side effects are legion, and in many cases horrifying – from hair loss and internal bleeding to chronic nausea and even death. But last week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the first time...
  • The animal that doesn't get cancer

    11/01/2015 3:36:17 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 33 replies
    BBC ^ | 31 October 2015 | Melissa Hogenboom
    Many animals get cancer just like humans do, but there are a few mysterious species that rarely develop it.... A few animals don't seem to get cancer very often, or at all. Understanding why could help us treat it, or even prevent it.....
  • What Ben Carson's Mannatech Answer Tells Us

    10/30/2015 9:01:58 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/29/2015 | Jim Geraghty
    When I inquired about Ben Carsons speeches and appearances for Mannatech late last year, I was told I would not be speaking to Dr. Carson; I was only permitted to speak to his business manager, Armstrong Williams. From our conversation, it was clear Williams had no idea about any of Mannatechs controversies, or then-Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott suing the company for what the state called 'a particularly egregious case of false advertising.' (The company settled with the state out of court, agreeing to pay $4 million in restitution.) Both Williams and Carson insist there was 'no compensated relationship' because...
  • Dr. Ben Carson on Glyconutrients

    10/29/2015 1:08:16 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 70 replies
    youtube ^ | Mar 18 2014 | Ben Carson
    Watch the video. It sounds like an infomercial to me. You will see the Mannatech logo all over the video. At the end of the video, he talks specifically about Mannatech.
  • Dr. Ben Carson on Glyconutrients

    10/28/2015 10:10:07 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    Published on Mar 18, 2014 Dr. Ben Carson, MD discusses Real Food Technology solutions and his 10 year use of Mannatech glyconutrients
  • This Video Proves Ben Carson Lied Right to America's Face in the GOP Debate

    10/29/2015 9:25:34 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 61 replies
    Addicting Info ^ | 10/29/2015 | Oliver Willis
    During the Republican presidential debate on CNBC, Dr. Ben Carson was asked about his involvement with Mannatech, a medical supplement company. He was specifically asked about how endorsing their product would reflect on his judgement, since they had been subject to a government probe for wrongdoing. Carson denied he was connected to the company in any way other than as a fan of their products. That was a lie. Carson promoted the company in speeches, and in a video presentation: In the video, Carson hailed the company: 'The wonderful thing about a company like Mannatech is that they recognize that...
  • Rising GOP star Ben Carson endorsed 'sham' nutrition supplement company...

    10/28/2015 8:26:30 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jan 12 2015 | David Martosko
    Dr. Ben Carson, the rising African-American Republican star who is considering a run for the presidency, endorsed a nutritional supplement made by a firm embroiled in controversy, including claims that it's a pyramid scheme selling 'scam' products. The revelation will damage Carson's standing as a moral crusader who aims to put an unassailable face on the GOP's anti-Obamacare health policies and could tank his future political plans. Mannatech, a multi-level marketing sales company that sells weight-loss products, skin creams and so-called 'nutraceuticals.' Carson began his relationship with the firm in 2004, speaking at its annual sales conference, and gave repeat...
  • Dr. Ben Carson : PATTERN OF LIES denying "Association" with Mannatech ??? 2015-10-29

    10/29/2015 12:09:56 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 101 replies
    Patton@Bastogne ^ | 2015-10-29 | Patton@Bastogne
    . 2015-10-29 Presidential Election Observations by Free Republic's Patton@Bastogne Post GOP Presidential Debate (Three) on 2015-10-28 Jim Robinson's Free Republic Conservative website is the premier internet forum for political discussions. Since 1996 Free Republic's astute political observers have parsed and dissected Presidential Candidates better than anyone. Last night's GOP Presidential Debate Three (Colorado) featured several developments and suprises. Conventional MSM Pundits and George Will will predictably conclude that John Kasisch and Mike Huckabee are headed for the political exit. Dr. Krauthammer and George Will also may lament that "Yeb" Bush and Christ Christy will probably be "expelled" after Debate IV....
  • Ben Carson Caught On Camera Claiming Mannatech Magically Cured His Prostate Cancer

    Even as Dr. Ben Carson touts his medical expertise as a qualification in his candidacy for President, he is stuck having to explain why he once claimed that his prostate cancer had been cured by a junk science supplement consisting of aloe vera and tree bark. Carson, who has rejected most modern scientific principles during his campaign as he is rejected climate change and other basics, has been caught on video making the claims as part of a pyramid scheme promoting the supplement , even as he denied any connection during the third republican debate. In what might be the...
  • Fighting back against the bacon-bashers: Take away my bacon from my cold, dead fingers

    10/28/2015 7:49:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/28/2015 | Maura Judkis
    Do you eat bacon? Oh. You might want to sit down for this. Im very sorry to be the one to break this to you, but youre probably going to get cancer and die. I hope you have your affairs in order. At least, thats how some people interpreted the news of a World Health Organization study that classified processed meat as carcinogenic to humans and red meat as probably carcinogenic to humans. (So youre saying theres a chance?) It was only a matter of time before bacon and hot dogs took their place on the epic grocery list of...
  • WHO: Processed meat linked to cancer; red meat is risky too

    10/26/2015 7:30:56 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 70 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 10/26/2015
    It's official: Ham, sausage and other processed meats can lead to colon, stomach and other cancers -- and red meat is probably cancer-causing, too.
  • The Science Is Settled: World Health Organization Says Meat Causes Cancer [Jude]

    10/26/2015 5:20:27 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 85 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/26/2015 | Michael Walsh
    For now, its just processed meats. But you know theyre coming for that steak on your table and maybe even your Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas ham. Because fascists gotta do what fascists gotta do, and first they use science to get the ball rolling: Processed meats such as bacon, sausages and ham do cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Its report said 50g of processed meat a day less than two slices of bacon increased the chance of developing colorectal cancer by 18%. Meanwhile, it said red meats were probably carcinogenic but there...
  • ENOUGH, There comes a time when medical treatment won't work, only GOD can.

    10/27/2015 8:29:20 AM PDT · by GailA · 29 replies
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  • Bacon declared carcinogenic, same as cigarettes, by World Health Organization. Oh Noes!!!!!

    10/26/2015 2:50:26 PM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 62 replies
    WHO Lancet ^ | October 26, 2015 | WHO
    The determination, published by a panel of researchers for the International Agency for Research on Cancer in a medical journal Monday, classifies processed meat products like salami and bacon carcinogenic to humans, the strongest level of risk for cancer, and a category shared with tobacco smoke and diesel engine exhaust.
  • Everything you need to know about that study linking bacon and cancer [Major WHO report]

    10/26/2015 8:07:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Business Insider via The Guardian ^ | 10/26/2015 | Sarah Boseley
    Bacon, ham and sausages rank alongside cigarettes as a major cause of cancer, the World Health Organisation has said, placing cured and processed meats in the same category as asbestos, alcohol, arsenic and tobacco. The report from the WHOs International Agency for Research on Cancer said there was enough evidence to rank processed meats as group 1 carcinogens because of a causal link with bowel cancer. It places red meat in group 2A, as probably carcinogenic to humans. Eating red meat is also linked to pancreatic and prostate cancer, the IARC says. The IARCs experts concluded that each 50-gram (1.8-ounce)...
  • Bacon, ham and sausages 'as big a cancer threat as smoking', WHO to warn

    10/23/2015 8:04:20 AM PDT · by amorphous · 153 replies
    The Telegraph - UK ^ | 23 Oct 2015 | Agency
    The World Health Organisation (WHO) will publish a report on Monday on the dangers of eating processed meats. It is expected to list processed meat as a cancer-causing substance, while fresh red meat is also expected to be regarded as bad for health, the Daily Mail said. The classifications, by the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer, are believed to regard processed meat as "carcinogenic to humans", the highest of five possible rankings, shared with alcohol, asbestos, arsenic and cigarettes.
  • Fukushima nuclear disaster: first worker diagnosed with cancer linked to cleanup

    10/22/2015 12:30:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/22/2015 | Justin McCurry in Tokyo
    A 41-year old man has become the first worker at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to be diagnosed with cancer that officials recognise as being linked to his work there after the March 2011 disaster. The unnamed man, who was diagnosed with leukaemia in January 2014 after feeling unwell, spent a year working on reactor buildings that were badly damaged after a magnitude 9 earthquake triggered a tsunami that struck Fukushima and other parts of Japans north-east coast on 11 March 2011. The disaster caused a triple meltdown at the nuclear plant, where so far almost 45,000 workers have...
  • American Cancer Society Issues New Mammogram Guidelines

    10/20/2015 9:35:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    You thought you were confused about mammograms before? Now the American Cancer Society has revised its guidelines, saying most women can start at age 45. The guidance still doesn't match what has been suggested by other groups and is sure to raise more controversy. There's big disagreement over when and how often women should get mammograms. Until Tuesday, the American Cancer Society said women should get one every year starting at age 40, as well as regular breast exams by their doctors. The new American Cancer Society guidelines are far more complicated. They say women of average risk of breast...
  • Danish Discovery Raises Hopes for a Cancer Cure

    10/20/2015 12:55:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Local ^ | 13 Oct 2015
    Two Danish researchers are behind what is being hailed as a major possible breakthrough in the search for a cure for cancer. Danish cancer survival among worst in Europe (26 Sep 15) Cancer vaccines under investigation by EU (13 Jul 15) Denmark to go on the offensive against cancer (14 Aug 14) Danish scientists Ali Salanti and Mads Daugaard were looking for an effective vaccine against malaria in pregnant women but they may have discovered something much more powerful. Salanti, a malaria researcher at the University of Copenhagen (KU), and Daugaard, a cancer researcher at the University of British Columbia...
  • Neurosurgeon Ben Carson undergoes cancer surgery [Aug 06, 2002]

    10/15/2015 2:15:18 PM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 57 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 06, 2002 | Jonathan Bor
    Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, renowned chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, underwent a two-hour operation at Hopkins yesterday for prostate cancer and should be ready to go home by Saturday, his surgeon said. Although tests indicating whether the cancer had spread will take a few days to complete, Dr. Patrick Walsh said, the disease appeared confined to the prostate gland. If lab studies confirm that, he said, the possibility for a cure will be high. "Everything looked good," said Walsh, Hopkins' chief of urology. "I've said I think this is a curable cancer, and everything today looked compatible...
  • Cancer: Could A Malaria Protein Cure It?

    10/15/2015 11:54:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Science World Report ^ | 10/15/2015 | Kathleen Lees
    Could a malaria protein work as a weapon against cancer?A group of Danish researchers found the potential cure while looking for a way to protect pregnant women from malaria. Malaria, a bloodborne disease caused by the Plasmodium parasite, is especially dangerous for pregnant women because the parasite may attack the placenta, putting the child's life at risk. Because of similar characteristics between tumors and placentas, they found that malaria proteins can also attack cancer.Like Us on Facebook "The placenta is an organ, which within a few months grows from only few cells into an organ weighing approximately 2 pounds, and...
  • Prayer Request for Redleghunter

    10/14/2015 8:36:56 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 72 replies
    Freepmail | 10/13/15 | Redleghunter
    Please pray for Redleghunter, who is recovering from surgery and now is waiting to talk further with his oncologist. Here is what happened, in his words: Via freepmail from Redleghunter: Up and about walking and leaping and praising God 24 hours after surgery. Ok not the leaping, I was told not to do that:) Initial scope of tissue is that it is cancerous. How involved unknown until pathology report. Location of small tumor is akin to standing in Grand central station and having access to over 17 train platforms. Meaning if not caught now would have got on a train...
  • It Was Pretty Jarring, Massachusetts Man Thankful for Shark Attack (Saved His Life)

    10/13/2015 12:28:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    KFOR ^ | 10/12 | K. QUERRY
    A Massachusetts man is thanking his lucky stars that he was attacked by a shark. Eugene Finney was left bloody and bruised when a shark slammed into him while he was swimming off the California coast. Something struck me from behind. Id never been hit like that before. It was pretty jarring. It kind of gave me an instant whiplash, he told WBZ. Even though the attack left a large gash along his back, the real pain started in his chest. The pain was caused by interior bruising of the thoracic cavity due to blunt force trauma, Finney said. However,...
  • Tyler Drumheller, CIA officer who exposed U.S. reliance on discredited Iraq source Curveball,

    08/08/2015 9:40:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8/6/15 | Greg Miller
    Tyler S. Drumheller, a high-level CIA officer who publicly battled agency leaders over one of the most outlandish claims in the U.S. case for war with Iraq, died Aug. 2 at a hospital in Fairfax County. He was 63. The cause was complications from pancreatic cancer, said his wife, Linda Drumheller. Mr. Drumheller held posts in Africa and Europe over a 26-year career during which the CIAs focus shifted from the Cold War to terrorist threats. He rose to prominent positions at CIA headquarters, serving as chief of the European division at a time when the agency was abducting al-Qaeda...
  • Tommy Chongs Cancer Battle Takes a Turn for the Worse

    10/07/2015 9:51:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 7, 2015 | Richard Johnson
    Fans are praying for Tommy Chong, of Cheech & Chong fame, as he faces his latest battle with cancer. The marijuana maven who created best-selling stoner comedy albums and eight movies with partner Cheech Marin could barely stand last weekend at the Las Vegas Hempfest, where he was given a lifetime achievement award. Chong, 77, announced three years ago hed been stricken with cancer. But a month later, he tweeted that a hemp oil treatment was working and that he was 99 percent cancer-free.
  • Attorney: Amish girl who fled country to avoid chemo is cancer-free

    10/04/2015 10:43:28 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 81 replies
    MedinaGazette.com ^ | 10/02/2015 | Nick Glunt
    A Columbus attorney has announced that a 12-year-old Amish girl is cancer-free, despite courtroom testimony last year from doctors that she would be dead in six months without chemotherapy treatments.Maurice Thompson, the executive director for the libertarian nonprofit 1851 Center for Constitutional Law, said the girl, Sarah Hershberger, shows no signs of cancer and appears to be healthy.Sarah Hershberger, second from right, is pictured at her familys roadside stand in Homer Township on Sept. 24. Also pictured are her father and three of her siblings. (PHOTO PROVIDED BY 1851 CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL LAW) She had MRIs and blood work, and...
  • Cancer and height are linked, new study shows

    10/02/2015 7:28:03 AM PDT · by Phlap · 43 replies
    UPI ^ | 10/02/2015 | Shawn Price
    The taller you are, the greater your risk of cancer, a new Swedish study released Friday suggests. A massive 50-year study by the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm tracking five million Swedes supported previous research that suggests that height and cancer are connected. In the study, taller people were found to have higher incidences of breast and skin cancer as well as other types of cancer.
  • Secret Service chief apologizes for how group of cancer-stricken kids was treated

    09/21/2015 10:59:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Dana Hedgpeth and Fredrick Kunkle
    Mike Gillette said Clancy called him Monday and said he was very sorry, and that the agency did not handle the situation well. A spokeswoman for the Secret Service confirmed that Clancy made the call. According to Gillette, Clancy offered to come to one of the groups events to apologize in person and offered to have some of the children come to one of the agencys training facilities in Maryland for a tour. ... In a statement e-mailed late Sunday, Brian Leary, a spokesman for the Secret Service, said the closures on Pennsylvania Avenue and Lafayette Square were put into...
  • Kids with cancer and their parents ejected from park near White House

    09/21/2015 9:56:35 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 21, 2015 | Fredrick Kunkle
    The U.S. Secret Service ordered hundreds of parents and their cancer-stricken children out of Lafayette Square on Saturday night, barricading the park for at least two hours and disrupting the groups plans for a candlelight vigil to raise awareness of and research funding for childhood cancer, participants said. Some of the parents and children expressed hurt and disappointment that the Secret Service and Park Police, citing security precautions, virtually shut down part of a two-day event called CureFest for Childhood Cancer.
  • Cancer-stricken children, parents, ejected from park near White House

    09/20/2015 8:16:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    MSN ^ | 9/20/15 | WaPo
    The U.S. Secret Service ordered hundreds of parents and their cancer-stricken children out of Lafayette Square on Saturday night, barricading the park for at least two hours and disrupting the groups plans for a candlelight vigil to raise awareness and research funding for childhood cancer, participants said. Some of the parents and children expressed hurt and disappointment that Secret Service and National Park Police, citing security precautions, virtually shut down part of a two-day event called CureFest for Childhood Cancer. We ended up waiting at the gates for two hours, and they never let us in, said Natasha Gould, an...
  • Cancer-stricken children, parents ejected from park near White House

    09/20/2015 6:29:49 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 20, 2015 | Fredrick Kunkle
    The U.S. Secret Service ordered hundreds of parents and their cancer-stricken children out of Lafayette Square on Saturday night, barricading the park for at least two hours and disrupting the groups plans for a candlelight vigil to raise awareness and research funding for childhood cancer, participants said. Some of the parents and children expressed hurt and disappointment that the Secret Service and Park Police, citing security precautions, virtually shut down part of a two-day event called CureFest for Childhood Cancer. We ended up waiting at the gates for two hours, and they never let us in, said Natasha Gould, an...
  • Most Senior Citizens Have Vitamin D Deficiencies

    09/17/2015 10:46:18 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 115 replies
    RTT News ^ | 2015 September 17 | RTT Staff
    Most seniors may suffer from some degree of vitamin D deficiency, according to a study from researchers at University of California at Davis and Rutgers University. For the study the researchers surveyed 400 men and women with an average age of 76 in either good health or with mild cognitive impairment. They found that nearly all of the participants showed low levels of vitamin D with 26 percent displaying a deficiency and 35 percent show what they classified as insufficiency. "This work, and that of others, suggests that there is enough evidence to recommend that people in their 60s and...
  • Terminally Ill Alabama Dad Gets to See Son Play Baseball One Last Time

    09/09/2015 4:14:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Global News ^ | 9/9 | Alley Wilson
    WATCH ABOVE: A Prattville, Alabama father with stage 4 colon cancer got the chance to see his 11-year-old son play baseball for what may be the last time. Kacey Drescher reports. A Prattville, Alabama father who has colon cancer is getting the chance to see his son play baseball for what may be the last time. Gary Parrish was diagnosed with the stage 4 cancer and metastasis to his liver in June. Three months later, Parrishs doctors stopped his treatments because his body wasnt responding to the medications. The declining health of Parrish has taken its toll on his 11-year-old...
  • Bengals release defensive tackle Devon Still

    09/05/2015 10:01:53 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 9 replies
    nfl.com ^ | 9-5-15 | Gregg Rosenthal
    Devon Still, whose daughter Leah's battle with cancer captified a nation, was released by the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported according to a source informed of their plans. The organization showed a lot of compassion in how they handled Still's status throughout the last year. But the cold reality of NFL rosters caught up to him Saturday. The 2012 second round pick has been on the roster bubble for a while now, starting last year on the team's practice squad. Still did not get much attention as a free agent this offseason, ultimately re-signing with...
  • Scientists finally solved the mystery of why this wasp's venom can target and kill cancer cells

    09/03/2015 8:09:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/03/2015 | Caroline Reid, IFL Science
    Wasps get their fair share of bad press. They have painful stingers, and they're not as useful to us (or as cute) as bees. Their time to step in the spotlight, however, may be just around the corner: Their venom has been shown to attack cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone. The cancer-targeting toxin in the wasp is called MP1 (Polybia-MP1), and until now, how it selectively eliminates cancer cells was unknown. According to new research, it exploits the atypical arrangement of fats, or lipids, in cancer-cell membranes. Their abnormal distribution creates weak points where the toxin can interact...