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  • Breakthrough cancer super-drug can also be used to beat ebola and HIV (AR-12 in clinical trials)

    07/17/2016 10:06:40 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 30 replies
    UK Express ^ | 07/11/2016 | Sean Martin
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/688379/Breakthrough-cancer-super-drug-can-also-be-used-to-beat-ebola-and-HIV By Sean Martin 16:59, Mon, Jul 11, 2016 | UPDATED: 17:06, Mon, Jul 11, 2016 Breakthrough cancer super-drug can also be used to beat ebola and HIV The breakthrough cancer therapy could be a “universal” therapy against flu and has the ability to destroy bacteria which has been failed by traditional medicines. Scientists behind the discovery say that the drug works by hurting the engine of viruses and cancers in cells while not affecting the rest of the body. The drug, known as AR-12, is now being brought to the UK by a pharmaceutical company for clinical trials against...
  • (VANITY) Cancer status

    07/12/2016 12:01:37 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 24 replies
    me | 7/12/16 | me
    OK, finally I will give an update on my breast cancer. Any advice/guidance appreciated regarding my specific history! Anyone who matches me would love to hear from. I'm 47 now, BTW. *I have a history of a pulm. embolism a month after major surgery on the gut the other year, while still on birth control (they yanked me off after that).
  • Please Pray for a Young Mother

    06/21/2016 5:35:27 PM PDT · by Bigg Red · 45 replies
    self | 21 JUNE 2016 | Bigg Redd
    Asking for prayers for someone whom I have never met. One of my sons works with Jen, who recently learned that she has bone cancer in one leg and cancer in one of her lungs. Prayers requested also for this woman's husband Phil, a marine, and for her 2 small children.
  • Cancer surgery/biopsy (vanity)

    06/21/2016 4:41:39 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 69 replies
    me | 6/21/16 | me
    My pathology came back Monday. In a nutshell, although I did not specifically ask "what stage?", I think it's a stage I. Surgeon said the tumor was smaller than they thought. Lymph nodes were clear, and the margins they took out were clear.
  • Did a supernova two million years ago brighten the night sky and give our ancestors cancer?

    06/17/2016 4:22:29 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 17, 2016 | Cheyenne Macdonald
    Millions of years ago, a series of nearby supernovae sent radiation and debris raining down to Earth. The events left traces of radioactive iron-60 embedded in the sea floor and even on the Moon, and now, researchers are saying they may have had life-altering effects on the early inhabitants of our planet. At just hundreds of light-years away, two major stellar explosions may have spurred changes to the environment, and even increased the rates of cancer and mutation.
  • Continued prayers - praise for some good news! (vanity)

    06/06/2016 11:19:54 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 42 replies
    me | 6/6/16 | me
    Praise God - news that I am BRCA-negative! This helps the plans for surgery on my BC and treatment!
  • Dallas Company Helping Women Keep Hair During Chemotherapy

    06/02/2016 11:51:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Jun 1, 2016 | Bianca Castro
    Scalp-cooling therapy is giving women the chance to keep some of their hair during their cancer fight. According to the American Cancer Society, scalp hypothermia is cooling the scalp with ice packs or cold caps for a period of time before, during and after each chemotherapy treatment. Dallas resident Lizzy Cronin used cold caps to keep much of her hair during her fight with cancer in 2011, but she says resources on the therapy were limited and the process wasn't easy. "After my third round of chemo, I still had all my hair," said Cronin. "My husband and I looked...
  • Trained immune cells raise prospect of universal cancer vaccine

    06/02/2016 8:25:57 AM PDT · by Hostage · 9 replies
    gizmag ^ | June 1, 2016 | Nick Lavars
    Engineering immune cells to attack cancer is a form of treatment that is showing great promise, but it is complex because it involves extracting and modifying T cells before injecting them back into the body. Scientists have now demonstrated a way to not just arm immune cells while still inside the body, but equip them with the ability to fight any kind of cancer, providing an early proof-of-concept for a cheap, universal vaccine for the deadly disease. ............Snip............ But German scientists are now reporting an immunotherapy breakthrough that is significant in more ways than one. Led by Professor Ugur Sahin...
  • Universal cancer vaccine on horizon after genetic breakthrough

    06/01/2016 7:26:57 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 54 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 1 JUNE 2016 | Sarah Knapton
    A universal cancer vaccine is on the horizon after scientists discovered how to rewire immune cells to fight any type of disease. The potential new therapy involves injecting tiny particles of genetic code into the body which travel to the immune cells and teach them to recognise specific cancers.
  • Here’s why you shouldn’t freak out about that ‘cell phones cause cancer’ study

    05/29/2016 12:50:08 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 39 replies
    Yahoo Tech ^ | May 27, 2016 | Kevin Loria, Tech Insider
    It’s scary to hear that cellphones — devices that most of us have with us all the time — have been linked to cancer by a government study. But despite any headlines you may have seen, there’s still not enough information or evidence for the average person to be concerned by these findings. “I’m not going to stop using my mobile phone in the light of this,” Kevin McConway, emeritus professor of applied statistics at The Open University, said in a statement to the Australian and UK Science Media Centre. Here’s why you shouldn’t panicThe latest results that we have...
  • Cellphone-Cancer Link Found in Government Study

    05/28/2016 12:16:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 28, 2016 | RYAN KNUTSON
    Multiyear, peer-reviewed study found ‘low incidences’ of two types of tumors in male rats exposed to type of radio frequencies commonly emitted by cellphones A major U.S. government study on rats has found a link between cellphones and cancer, an explosive finding in the long-running debate about whether mobile phones cause health effects. The multiyear, peer-reviewed study, by the National Toxicology Program, found “low incidences” of two types of tumors in male rats that were exposed to the type of radio frequencies that are commonly emitted by cellphones. The tumors were gliomas, which are in the glial cells of...
  • Mike the Tiger, LSU's live mascot, has cancer

    05/23/2016 10:40:53 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 13 replies
    nola.com ^ | 23 May 2016 | Carlie Kollath
    According to LSU, Mike VI has been diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma. He has a tumor in his face near his nose. "Currently, Mike's attitude and demeanor are unchanged, and he does not appear to be in pain," LSU said. His veterinary team, led by Dr. David Baker, has come up with a treatment plan that will hopefully extend his life for another one to two years. Without treatment, LSU said he would die in one to two months.
  • An Old Idea Revived: Starve Cancer to Death

    05/15/2016 2:32:21 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 44 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 12, 2016 | Sam Apple
    In the early 20th century, the German biochemist Otto Warburg believed that tumors could be treated by disrupting their source of energy. His idea was dismissed for decades — until now... Theodor Boveri discovered that if he fertilized sea-urchin eggs with two sperm rather than one, some of the cells would end up with the wrong number of chromosomes and fail to develop properly....Boveri was aware that cancer cells, had abnormal chromosomes; whatever caused cancer, had something to do with chromosomes. ... Otto Warburg's... research, was hailed as a major breakthrough in our understanding of cancer..... Warburg was focused on...
  • 7-year-old boy who grew out hair to donate to cancer patients now faces Stage 4 cancer

    05/09/2016 2:57:11 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 7 replies
    Fox 6 WITI ^ | May 09, 2016 | Tribune Media Wire Service
    Roseville, Ca. - For two years, 7-year-old Vinny Desautels grew out his hair to help kids with cancer. "I want to help people so they don't have to go to the doctors to fight cancer." Thirteen inches of hair was gone with the snip of some scissors. "And then everyone got excited when mom cut the ponytails off. I was happy," Vinny said. But life can sometimes take a cruel turn. "My eye was getting heavy." "It is Stage 4 aggressive cancer," said Jason. A little boy who gave selflessly to help those suffering with cancer is now battling the...
  • A 29-Year Study Has Found No Link Between Brain Cancer and Cellphones

    05/06/2016 11:39:23 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 34 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | Thursday May 5, 2016 11:50pm | By Chris Mills
    A 29-Year Study Has Found No Link Between Brain Cancer and Cellphones If, and by how much cellphones increase the risk of brain cancer is a long and disputed argument. No one study is going to settle anything, but one statistical analysis of data in Australia hints at cellphones being reasonably safe. The study examines the incidence of brain cancer in the Australian population between 1982 to 2013. The study pitted the prevalence of mobile phones among the population—starting at 0 percent—against brain cancer rates, using data from national cancer registration data. The results showed a very slight increase in...
  • Australian Blogger Who Claimed Natural Remedies Cured her Cancer Admits: 'None of it is True'

    05/06/2016 11:45:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Telegraph (U.K) ^ | 6 MAY 2016 | Jonathan Pearlman
    Belle Gibson, the disgraced Australian “wellness blogger” who faked terminal cancer and claimed she was cured using natural remedies, faces legal action and penalties of more than £500,000 for profiting from her elaborate global scam. The state of Victoria’s consumer watchdog launched action in Australia’s federal court against the 24-year-old over her claim that she overcame brain cancer without resorting to conventional medicine – a claim she used to promote The Whole Pantry, her internationally successful phone app and cookbook. Gibson, who built up a huge social media following, had promised to give some of her profits from her wellness...
  • (vanity) - breast cancer diagnosis

    05/03/2016 9:09:35 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 71 replies
    me | 5/3/16 | me
    Yes, got the call for my biopsy; it is cancer.
  • (VANITY) Please pray for me - cancer?

    04/27/2016 5:44:29 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 179 replies
    me | 4/27/16 | me
    Tomorrow I have yet another biopsy for breast cancer. Can you please pray for me?
  • Stossel: I have lung cancer. My medical care is excellent but the customer

    04/26/2016 10:27:40 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 20, 2016 | John Stossel
    Stossel: I have lung cancer. My medical care is excellent but the customer service stinks By John Stossel Published April 20, 2016 I write this from the hospital. Seems I have lung cancer. My doctors tell me my growth was caught early and I'll be fine. Soon I will barely notice that a fifth of my lung is gone. I believe them. After all, I'm at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. U.S. News & World Report ranked it No. 1 in New York. I get excellent medical care here. But as a consumer reporter, I have to say, the hospital's customer service...
  • Red vegetables are a great ally against prostate cancer

    04/24/2016 8:11:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 68 replies
    Pulse Hradlines ^ | Apr. 24, 2016 | Camilo Pacheco
    A diet full of red vegetables, like tomatoes, apricots, guavas and watermelons may prevent men from developing prostate cancer, according to Barbara Quinn, a nutritionist affiliated with the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. The secret of red vegetables would lie on a substance called lycopene.
  • 2 Angels Visited This Dying Man And His Testimony Is Amazing!

    04/24/2016 4:21:12 PM PDT · by Baynative · 26 replies
    multiple ^ | 4/8/16 | Courtney Cash
    Courtney writes on Facebook: Meet Roger Barrett. This gentleman is a patient of mine who just started coming to our office this week…little did I know this man would change my life. Mr. Barrett was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2009 and was told that he could receive treatment but if the cancer spread outside the bladder there wasn’t much the doctors could do. Well, as months went on and the doctor visits and follow ups continued, Mr. Barrett’s cancer began to get worse. ~snip~ A few months later it was the month of December and every year Mr. Barrett...
  • Eating Nuts Linked to Lower Risk of Colon Cancer

    04/23/2016 10:29:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    LiveScience ^ | April 18, 2016 | Sara G. Miller
    Eating nuts has been linked to a number of health benefits, such as a reduced risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Now, new findings from South Korea suggest that a nut-rich diet may also reduce a person's risk of colon cancer. The researchers found a reduction in this risk for both men and women, according to the findings, presented here today (April 18) at the American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting. Eating a serving of nuts three or more times a week appeared to have a big effect on risk, said Dr. Aesun Shin, an associate professor of...
  • Shakespeare Died of Rare Cancer? (British Gallery Unveils Shakespeare Image)

    03/01/2006 1:39:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 52 replies · 1,856+ views
    Discovery Channel ^ | March 1, 2006 | Rossella Lorenzi
    William Shakespeare died in pain of a rare form of cancer that deformed his left eye, according to a German academic who claims to have discovered the disease in four genuine portraits of the world's most famous playwright. As London's National Portrait Gallery prepares to reveal in a show next week that only one out of six portraits of the Bard may be his exact likeness, Hildegard Hammerschmidt-Hummel, from the University of Mainz, provided forensic evidence that there are at least four contemporary portraits of Shakespeare. Hammerschmidt-Hummel, who will publish in April the results of her 10-year research in "The...
  • Hospital

    04/20/2016 5:03:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | John Stossel
    I write this from the hospital. Seems I have lung cancer. My doctors tell me my growth was caught early and I'll be fine. Soon I will barely notice that a fifth of my lung is gone. I believe them. After all, I'm at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. U.S. News & World Report ranked it No. 1 in New York. I get excellent medical care here. But as a consumer reporter, I have to say, the hospital's customer service stinks. Doctors keep me waiting for hours, and no one bothers to call or email to say, "I'm running late." Few doctors give...
  • Newly discovered vulnerability in breast tumor cells points to new cancer treatment path

    04/18/2016 10:42:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 4 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | April 18, 2016 | Provided by: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Mammograms showing a normal breast (left) and a breast with cancer (right). Credit: Public Domain ============================================================================================================== Cancer cells often devise ways to survive even in the presence of toxic chemotherapy. Now, a research team led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has found a way to attack a process that tumor cells use to escape the effects of standard cancer drugs. The discovery is published online today in the journal Nature Cell Biology. Cancer drugs are no longer limited to toxic chemicals that can cause significant side effects. Many are specially designed targeted therapies that seek out...
  • A new divide in American death (death rates are growing for rural white women)

    04/11/2016 7:09:40 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 50 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Apr 10, 2016 | Joel Achenbach, Dan Keating
    White women have been dying prematurely at higher rates since the turn of this century, passing away in their 30s, 40s and 50s in a slow-motion crisis driven by decaying health in small-town America, according to an analysis of national health and mortality statistics by The Washington Post. Among African Americans, Hispanics and even the oldest white Americans, death rates have continued to fall. But for white women in what should be the prime of their lives, death rates have spiked upward. In one of the hardest-hit groups — rural white women in their late 40s — the death rate...
  • PHILADELPHIA FLYERS OWNER ED SNIDER DIES AT AGE 83

    04/11/2016 10:27:24 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 11 replies
    6 ABC PHILADELPHIA ^ | 11 APRIL 2016 | WPVI
    PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Ed Snider, the Philadelphia Flyers founder whose "Broad Street Bullies" became the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup, has died after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 83.
  • Sanders' Proposal Sets a Dangerous Precedent

    04/07/2016 7:00:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    Last week, presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders joined 11 other members of Congress in sending a letter to the National Institute of Health (NIH), urging the agency to cut costs for the prostate cancer drug, Xtandi, by employing its “march-in rights.” These rights, which have never before been utilized by the NIH, were established in 1980 under the Bayh-Dole Act, which gives federal agencies the authority to license a patent when action is deemed necessary, primarily as an emergency tactic. Using this provision as their justification, lawmakers are requesting that NIH override Xtandi’s patent protection, which guarantees its manufacturers exclusive...
  • Before Dying, Joey Feek Made a Sad Decision–And Now Her Little Girl Doesn’t Ask About Her Anymore

    04/03/2016 8:20:28 AM PDT · by null and void · 82 replies
    Independant Journal ^ | April 2, 2016 | Sara Vallone
    It’s been twenty-eight days since Joey Feek passed away after a lengthy battle with Stage Four cervical cancer. While the healing process continues for her husband of fourteen years, Rory admits on his “This Life I Live” blog that their daughter, Indiana, hasn’t asked for her mom since she passed. He writes: “Indy has not asked for her mama. Not one single time since Joey’s been gone. It’s almost as if she hasn’t noticed that she’s not here. And that is so sad… and oh, so wonderful — all at the same time.” Rory knows Indy’s lack of need for...
  • Obama Decision on U.S. Military Deployments to Iraq Expected in 'Coming Weeks'

    04/01/2016 8:20:21 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Mar 31, 2016 | John Hayward
    “Those recommendations are being made and the president will have an opportunity to make some decisions here in the coming weeks,” Dunford said about plans to send in more American troops to help recapture the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State. “I brought it to the Secretary. The Secretary will engage with the President,” Dunford said, referring to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. The number of troops deployed in Iraq is already much higher than the American people were led to expect, as the public learned after ISIS fired on a Marine artillery position near Mosul two weeks ago,...
  • Brain cancer: Two essential amino acids might hold key to better outcomesThe discovery of two amino

    03/31/2016 8:20:17 PM PDT · by se99tp · 21 replies
    Science Daily ^ | March 31, 2016 | Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. Tryptophan and methionine are essential amino acids -- the diet must provide them because cells cannot make them. Normally, the lack of an essential amino acid in the diet can lead to serious diseases and even death. Foods rich in tryptophan and methionine include cheese, lamb, beef, pork, chicken, turkey, fish, eggs, nuts and soybeans.
  • Long term vegetarian diet changes human DNA raising risk of cancer and heart disease

    03/29/2016 6:53:47 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 34 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | Sarah Knapton
    Populations who have had a primarily vegetarian diet for generations carried a genetic mutation which raised risk of cancer and heart disease Long term vegetarianism can lead to genetic mutations which raise the risk of heart disease and cancer, scientists have found. Populations who have had a primarily vegetarian diet for generations were found to be far more likely to carry DNA which makes them susceptible to inflammation. Scientists in the US believe that the mutation occured to make it easier for vegetarians to absorb essential fatty acids from plants. But it has the knock-on effect of boosting the production...
  • Rob Ford, Toronto ex-mayor, dies aged 46 from cancer

    03/22/2016 10:05:00 AM PDT · by Obadiah · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/22/16
    Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has died at the age of 46 after fighting cancer, his family has said. Mr Ford, who battled drug and alcohol addiction, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2014. He gained international notoriety after admitting smoking crack cocaine in 2013, but he was loved by supporters. "A dedicated man of the people, Councillor Ford spent his life serving the citizens of Toronto," his family said in a statement. He could not run for re-election as mayor in 2014 due to his cancer diagnosis, but won a city council seat in a landslide...
  • New York Post: ‘Doctors are flummoxed by Toronto crackhead’s cancer’

    03/21/2016 10:21:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/21/16 | Arthur Weinreb
    And the Post probably cannot understand why mainstream journalism is on the way out. Hint: it’s not just because of the Internet This was the headline the New York Post ran in Thursday’s article about former Toronto mayor Rob Ford. Underneath the headline it prominently says “By Fox News.” But Fox used another headline that read, “Doctors trying to determine next steps in ex-Toronto mayor’s cancer treatments.” During the latter part of his term as mayor that ended in October 2014, Ford became embroiled in scandal that made news around the world. It included drunken stupors in public and videos...
  • The role of vigorous exercise in stopping cancer (Video)

    03/18/2016 12:52:36 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
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  • Milk thistle stops lung cancer in mice

    11/15/2011 1:03:55 PM PST · by decimon · 22 replies
    Colorado Cancer Blogs ^ | November 15, 2011 | Garth Sundem
    Tissue with wound-like conditions allows tumors to grow and spread. In mouse lung cancer cells, treatment with silibinin, a major component of milk thistle, removed the molecular billboards that signal these wound-like conditions and so stopped the spread of these lung cancers, according to a recent study published in the journal Molecular Carcinogenesis. Though the natural extract has been used for more than 2,000 years, mostly to treat disorders of the liver and gallbladder, this is one of the first carefully controlled and reported studies to find benefit. Here is how it works:Basically, in a cell there can be a...
  • Prayers for Elizabeth

    03/13/2016 10:50:46 AM PDT · by infool7 · 45 replies
    Self | Self
    Please pray for Elizabeth she has stage two breast cancer and will have double mastectomy surgery and further cancer treatment after she delivers her second child in April. Elizabeth is my wife's cousin's daughter.
  • Study: Bagels linked to increased risk of lung cancer (U of TX)

    03/09/2016 1:39:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 256 replies
    This will make you stop spreading the cream cheese and toss that bagel away. A study says the carbs in bagels can raise your risk for lung cancer. The University of Texas study says high glycemic diets raise the risk of lung cancer by 49 percent, even for people who never smoked. …
  • Jimmy Carter saved by jointly developed US-Israel cancer drug

    03/07/2016 8:26:44 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/7/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Hamas-loving former US President Jimmy Carter is now cancer free thanks to a cancer drug developed by a joint US-Israeli team. This is from the first link. Carter announced in August that he had been diagnosed with melanoma that had spread to his brain and laid out a treatment plan, including a round of targeted radiation at the brain tumors and doses of an immune-boosting drug every three weeks. Keytruda, the drug, was approved not long before Carter's announcement and helps his body seek out and destroy cancer cells. Carter's spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said in an email that Carter...
  • Country songbird joins th eholiest singing for her Savior

    03/04/2016 6:16:10 PM PST · by Kozy · 3 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 3/4/2016 | Chris Spano
    You just want to ball up and cry until you realize that Joey and Rory Feek loves life, their family and their Savior. Beautiful story of love between a man and woman. Hope Rory and his girls hold their precious mom in their hearts forever.
  • Waste in Cancer Drugs Costs $3 Billion a Year, a Study Says

    03/01/2016 10:02:36 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3-1-2016 | GARDINER HARRIS
    The federal Medicare program and private health insurers waste nearly $3 billion every year buying cancer medicines that are thrown out because many drug makers distribute the drugs only in vials that hold too much for most patients, a group of cancer researchers has found. The expensive drugs are usually injected by nurses working in doctors’ offices and hospitals who carefully measure the amount needed for a particular patient and then, because of safety concerns, discard the rest. If drug makers distributed vials containing smaller quantities, nurses could pick the right volume for a patient and minimize waste. Instead, many...
  • Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf, Says He Has Prostate Cancer

    02/24/2016 2:05:48 PM PST · by TroutStalker · 7 replies
    NY Times ^ | FEB. 24, 2016 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania has a treatable form of prostate cancer that was "thankfully detected early," he announced on Wednesday. He will continue to serve as governor while undergoing treatment that will last several months. The diagnosis comes as Mr. Wolf, a Democrat elected in 2014, is locked in a tight battle with the Republican-led General Assembly over the state budget. He will begin treatment in the coming weeks, he said, without providing details, but will first take some time off to spend with his family. Mr. Wolf, who said doctors detected the cancer when "a regular checkup revealed...
  • Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million for cancer death linked to talcum powder

    02/24/2016 6:48:15 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 33 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Feb. 24, 2016 | Jonathan Stempel, Reuters
    Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a Missouri state jury to pay $72-million (U.S.) of damages to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was linked to her use of the company’s talc-based Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for several decades. In a verdict announced late Monday night, jurors in the circuit court of St. Louis awarded the family of Jacqueline Fox $10-million of actual damages and $62-million of punitive damages, according to the family’s lawyers and court records. The verdict is the first by a U.S. jury to award damages over the claims, the lawyers...
  • Colonoscopy not needed for routine colorectal cancer screening, task force says

    02/23/2016 2:14:57 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 149 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | 2/22/16 | Sheryl Ubelacker
    TORONTO-New Canadian guidelines say colonoscopy should not be used for routine screening to detect colorectal cancer in patients with no symptoms or family history of the disease. The guidelines from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care strongly recommend that low-risk patients aged 50 to 74 be screened using fecal occult blood tests every two years or sigmoidoscopy every 10 years. Sigmoidoscopy involves the insertion of a flexible scope to view the lower portion of the colon and rectum rather than the entire tract, as is the case with colonoscopy. The task force also advises against screening asymptomatic patients...
  • McCaskill diagnosed with breast cancer

    02/22/2016 1:40:30 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 35 replies
    Tumblr ^ | 02/22/2016 | Claire McCaskill
    I very recently learned that I have breast cancer. It was detected through a regular mammogram. It's a little scary, but my prognosis is good and I expect a full recovery. I will be in St Louis for the next 3 weeks receiving treatment. During this time my staff will continue to assist Missourians and I will be posting on my Senate website (McCaskill.senate.gov) how I would have voted on any matters that come before the Senate during my absence—which I'll also enter into the Congressional record. Additionally, I'll be submitting questions in writing for any missed Senate hearings. Thank...
  • Buried in Obamacare paperwork, a lot of cancer patients have subsidies snapped (Pelosi knew)

    02/15/2016 4:58:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    **SNIP** Hundreds of thousands of people lose subsidies under the health law, or even their policies, when they get tangled in a web of paperwork problems involving income, citizenship and taxes. Some are dealing with serious illnesses like cancer. Advocates fear the problems, if left unresolved, could undermine the nation's historic gains in health insurance. Walk Whitlow was under treatment for cancer when he found out his financial assistance under President Barack Obama's health care law got slashed - meaning his premium quadrupled and his deductible went from $900 to $4,600. Lynn Herrin got irritated when she had to pay...
  • Federal study to examine safety of synthetic turf fields

    02/15/2016 4:59:19 AM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | February 13, 2016 | Melody Gutierrez
    Following increasing concerns about the safety of recycled tire material used on synthetic turf fields, the Obama administration announced Friday a federal study to look into potential health risks. The material in question -- ground-up waste tires -- has been a source of debate across the country since late 2014, when parents and health and environment advocates began demanding studies about whether repeated contact with the material could cause cancer. That's the year a University of Washington soccer coach came forward with a list of a few dozen young athletes with cancer who regularly played on turf fields -- surfaces...
  • Spit test could detect cancer in 10 minutes

    02/14/2016 10:02:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 2/14/2016, 8:33 PM | Shoshana Miskin
    Up until now, doctors have only been able to use blood tests to detect cancer as long as the patient has already undergone a painful biopsy and sequenced a tumor. However, scientists have now developed a test which can detect cancer in ten minutes using just a drop of saliva. To be priced at $21, the "liquid biopsy" can be taken at home and is hailed as completely revolutionizing the way the disease is diagnosed. Professor David Wong of California State University says it is possible to detect tumor DNA when is it circulating in bodily fluids, noting, "We need...
  • Using deodorant and antiperspirants could be DANGEROUS to your health

    02/09/2016 6:48:55 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 77 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | February 8, 2016 | Oli Smith
    Deodrants and antiperspirants radically change the 'microbial community' residing in people's underarms and allowing dangerous fungi to infest user's armpits. A new study found that antiperspirants destroyed good bacteria and could allow more potentially harmful bacteria to grow back at a faster rate.
  • Boosting Life Span By Clearing Out Cellular Clutter

    02/03/2016 5:50:58 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    kpbs ^ | 02/03/2016 | Nell Greenfieldboyce / NPR
    Mice were much healthier and lived about 25 percent longer when scientists killed off a certain kind of cell that accumulates in the body with age. What's more, the mice didn't seem to suffer any ill effects from losing their so-called senescent cells. These are cells that have stopped dividing, though not necessarily because the cells themselves are old. "It's a normal cell that experienced an unusual amount of stress, and it decided to stop dividing," says Jan van Deursen, who studies senescent cells at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minn. Older creatures have a lot more...