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Deadly Viruses Used To Fight Cancer Are Highly Sought Out By Major Pharmaceutical Companies

Various pharmaceutical companies are looking to obtain a new virus that could help fight against cancer. The researchers behind this new venture have used modified versions of deadly viruses to combat the disease.

Medicine May 21, 2018

Doctors Are Convincing More Men With Low-Risk Prostate Cancer To Reject Aggressive Treatment: Study

A study found that men who choose not to undergo aggressive treatment for their low-risk prostate cancer are increasing. The study highlighted the importance of active surveillance versus overtreatment.

Public Health May 21, 2018

Artificial Intelligence May Help Prevent Thousands Of Cancer Deaths Per Year By 2033: UK PM Pledges Funding

Artificial intelligence may help prevent 22,000 cancer deaths every year starting 2033 through early diagnosis of the disease. UK Prime Minister Theresa May pledged millions of British pounds in government funding to help in the development of the AI technology.

Public Health May 21, 2018

Vitamin D Therapy May Help Diabetes Treatment, Study Shows

Scientists have discovered that vitamin D therapy may help in the treatment of diabetes. Vitamin D, known as the sunshine vitamin, may be combined with a newly identified compound to bring glucose levels back to normal in mouse models.

Medicine May 14, 2018

Most Oncologists Feel Less Knowledgeable About Medical Marijuana But Still Recommend It Anyway

Majority of oncologists in the United States feel they are less knowledgeable about the benefits of medical marijuana. However, a latest survey revealed that almost half of the respondents recommended cannabis for their cancer patients.

Public Health May 11, 2018

Your Coffee Will Now Come With A Cancer Warning If You’re In California

Coffee shops in California are now really required to put cancer warnings on its products, no exceptions. What’s more, companies could potentially end up paying massive fines if a settlement isn’t reached.

Public Health May 9, 2018

Prolonged Exposure To Air Pollution Triggers Inflammation And Progression Of Cancer Genes

Air pollutant particles like nickel can trigger inflammation and advance the progression of cancer. The study published in Scientific Reports showed the negative effects of harmful air quality in human health.

Public Health May 9, 2018

Health Experts Push To Prescribe Exercise As Part Of Routine Treatment For Cancer Patients

The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia are calling for exercise to be prescribed to people with cancer. What are the benefits of including exercise in routine cancer treatment?

Public Health May 7, 2018

Rare Eye Cancer Ocular Melanoma: Signs, Symptoms, And Treatment

Recent reports highlighted the risks of ocular melanoma, which is considered quite rare. This form of eye cancer can have many symptoms or signs but such condition is difficult to detect visually in its early stages.

Medicine May 5, 2018

A New Study Claiming Cellphones Were Responsible For The Rise In Brain Tumors In England, Dismissed By Experts

A new study that was published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health claimed cell phones were responsible for the rise of brain tumors in England. This study was dismissed by experts for lack of evidence.

Public Health May 3, 2018

NIH Seeks 1 Million Volunteers For Nationwide Research Program

The National Institute of Health launched a nationwide campaign looking for volunteers. They are hoping to gather 1,000,000 participants to help them conduct research using precision medicine to prevent and treat diseases.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 1, 2018

Friends From 2 States Diagnosed With Rare Eye Cancer: How To Know If You Are At Risk Of Ocular Melanoma

A rare form of cancer has affected patients who all graduated from Auburn University in Alabama. Physicians said they still have to find the connection between the cases, and they hope that cure will be available in the future.

Public Health May 1, 2018

Internal FDA E-Mail Reveals Glyphosate Weed Killer Was Found In Nearly Every Food Sample Tested

The FDA has been testing samples of food products sold in the United States for residues of glyphosate. Internal e-mails revealed the weed killer was found in nearly every food sample tested.

Public Health May 1, 2018

Eye Cancer Found In 2 Groups Of People In 2 Different U.S. States

Ocular melanoma is a rare form of cancer that affects the eyes, it affects a very low number of people. Incidences of eye cancer have now been found in two groups of patients in two different U.S. states.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2018

Harvard Study Reveals 5 Healthy Habits That Can Prolong Life By More Than A Decade

Harvard researchers discovered that adherence to five lifestyle practices is associated with more than 10 years of increased longevity, as well as reduced risk for cancer and cardiovascular disease. What are these five healthy habits?

Public Health April 30, 2018

Telomerase Structure Discovery May Lead To Drugs That Combat Aging And Cancer

Researchers revealed a more detailed structure of the enzyme telomerase linked to cellular aging. Why is it important in the development of drugs that fight cancer and delay aging?

Medicine April 29, 2018

Disease-Free Population Of Tasmanian Devils In Australia May Save Marsupial Species From Extinction

A new population of Tasmanian devils was found untouched by the Devil Facial Tumour Disease that has brought the marsupial species to the brink of extinction. How did this newly found devils evade the disease?

Animals April 29, 2018

Different Ways Of Preparing Garlic Yield Different Sulfur Compounds Linked To Health Benefits Of Spice

Different ways of preparing garlic yield different sulfur compounds that alter gaseous signaling molecules that can influence inflammation, cardiovascular system, and neurological function. Is there a right or wrong way to prepare the spice?

Public Health April 28, 2018

Blue Light From Smartphones And Tablets Linked To Increased Cancer Risk

Exposure to artificial light at night, particularly blue light generated by smartphone and tablet screens, has been linked to increased prostate cancer and breast cancer risks. Researchers cited the importance of knowing the health risk posed by artificial light.

Public Health April 27, 2018

St. Bernard Diagnosed With Cancer, But Closer Inspection Revealed It Was Four Teddy Bears

A St. Bernard in the UK was diagnosed with what doctors thought was cancer, but she wasn't sick. It turns out that the cancer was actually four teddy bears swallowed by the dog.

Animals April 20, 2018

Abby Lee Miller Diagnosed With Cancer After Spinal Surgery, 'Dance Mom' Star's Health Deteriorated After Prison

Abby Lee Miller has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma following an emergency surgery on her spinal cord. Miller was first thought to have an infection but doctors have now determined she has cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 19, 2018

Four-Year-Old Boy Battling Cancer Was Sworn In As Colorado Springs Police Officer

A four year-old boy was sworn in as police officer in Colorado Springs on Tuesday, April 17. The young boy is battling Stage IV Kidney Cancer that was found when he was three years old.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 18, 2018

Children With Non-Chromosomal Birth Defects Have Almost Thrice The Risk Of Pediatric Cancer

Children born with congenital heart diseases and CNS abnormalities are at risk of childhood cancers. Science has improved dramatically in the treatment of common pediatric cancers including leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Public Health April 17, 2018

Lung Cancer Patients Will Gain Extra Years Of Life Through Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy, a form of treatment that boosts the body's immune system, was proven to give lung cancer patients extra years of life. The immunotherapy drug Keytruda, when administered alongside chemotherapy, cut the risk of death in half.

Medicine April 17, 2018

Human Anti-Cancer Drugs May Help Cure Transmissible Cancer In Endangered Tasmanian Devils

Marsupial mammal Tasmanian devils have been facing dwindling population due to cancer. A new research, however, gave hope for a possible cure using drugs intended for humans.

Animals April 11, 2018

Kindness And Compassion Help Cancer Patients Speed Up Healing Process, Reduce Pain: Review

Kindness and compassion can work wonders in helping cancer patients recover faster and reduce pain. A study published in the Journal of Oncology Practice suggested six basic acts of kindness that have positive impacts on patients and caregivers.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 9, 2018

Rare Double Robotic Surgery Simultaneously Removes Uterus And Colons Of Cancer Patient

A colorectal cancer patient had hysterectomy and part of her colon removed at the same time in a procedure that used da Vinci Xi robot. What makes robotic surgery a better option for patients?

Medicine April 8, 2018

Women Have Better Chances Of Surviving Breast Cancer If They Have More Muscle

Researchers have discovered that women with more muscle mass have higher chances of surviving breast cancer. Exercise apparently not only helps lower breast cancer risk but also helps women who have already been diagnosed with it.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 8, 2018

Couple Awarded $37 Million In Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Cancer Lawsuit

Stephen Lanzo claimed he contracted cancer after using Johnson & Johnson's products for more than 30 years. He and his wife were awarded $37 million in compensatory damages on Thursday.

Public Health April 7, 2018

Don't Drop That Cup, Coffee Is Safe According To Cancer Experts

A Los Angeles judge ruled that Starbucks and other coffee chains should carry a cancer warning on their coffee. Extensive research showed that drinking coffee may help reduce risks of cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 1, 2018

Woman Thought She Had Food Poisoning, Found Out She Had Stage 4 Colon Cancer

A 34-year-old woman from Washington DC suffering from cramps and gas thought she had food poisoning. Doctors, however, discovered a tumor in her colon, diagnosing her with stage 4 colon cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 30, 2018

Judge Rules Coffees Sold In California Must Have Cancer Warning Labels

Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle ruled that coffee companies in California including Starbucks should have cancer warning labels because their products contain acrylamide. What do scientific studies say about this chemical?

Public Health March 30, 2018

Promising Treatment For Cancer Cured 97 Percent Of Tumors In Mice, Human Trials Set This Year

A vaccine-like cure for cancer has successfully treated 97 percent of mice in a study. Human clinical trials are set to start later this year, embarking on an 'exciting' phase in cancer history.

Medicine March 30, 2018

New Organ Found In Connective Tissues May Explain How Cancers Spread

A new organ, interstitium, was found to facilitate the spread of cancer cells to other parts of the body. It's also filled with lymphatic fluid, which can be used as a specimen for a less invasive diagnostic test.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 28, 2018

Scientists Identify Potential New Human Organ Called Interstitium

The human interstitium could be a previously unknown organ of the body. Here's the reason why it took a while before researchers were able to discover and identify this network of fluid-filled channels.

Feature | Health March 27, 2018

Man's Beer Belly Turns Out To Be 30-Pound Tumor

A man's large stomach was initially thought of a beer belly. CAT scan revealed it was a large mass the size of a beach ball that already enveloped one of his organs.

Public Health March 27, 2018

Growing Number Of Cancer Cases Caused By Excess Weight

Excess weight is now the cause of 6.3 percent of all cancer cases in the United Kingdom in which the number increased by 5.5 percent from 2011. Here are other preventable causes of cancer.

Public Health March 26, 2018

Daily Dose Of Erectile Dysfunction Drug Viagra May Help Prevent Cancer

Viagra commonly prescribed to treat erectile problems in men holds potential as a cancer prevention drug. Giving a small, daily dose of the drug to mice genetically predetermined to develop colorectal cancer appears to reduce risk for the disease.

Medicine March 24, 2018

Early Research Suggests Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Can Be Harmful

Prevailing wisdom for years has been that only secondhand smoke from cigarettes is harmful to people, but new research may be upending that. Secondhand marijuana smoke may be just as harmful as cigarette smoke.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 19, 2018

Chlamydia, The Most Common STD, Doubles Ovarian Cancer Risk

Chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted disease, possibly doubles ovarian cancer risk. Women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer do not have good chances of survival, with 55 percent succumbing to the disease within five years after diagnosis.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 16, 2018

Glowing Dyes Can Reveal Hidden Cancers During Surgery

Dyes that can make cancer cells glow during operation may improve odds for successful treatment of cancer patients. The technology can also help with early detection of small tumors.

Medicine March 15, 2018

Third-Hand Smoke Exposure May Lead To Higher Lung Cancer Risk, Especially For Babies

A study revealed that third-hand smoke, the pollutants left in dust and surfaces even after smokers have stopped, may lead to a higher lung cancer risk. Babies were identified as the most susceptible to the negative effects of third-hand smoke.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 12, 2018

High Levels Of Vitamin D Reduces Risk Of Cancer By 50 Percent, Says Study

People with high levels of vitamin D may reduce the risk of developing cancer by 50 percent, according to a new study. Vitamin D can be found in food like cheese, the sun, and regular intake of vitamin D supplements.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 9, 2018

Here’s Why Elephants Don't Get Cancer, According To A New Study

It’s an astonishing fact that elephants, one of the biggest mammals in the world, don’t get cancer. So a team of researchers looked into that and found an interesting discovery.

Animals March 8, 2018

Florida Teen's Flu Symptoms Turned Out To Be Stage 4 Cancer

Hunter Brady, a 16-year-old teenager from Tampa, Florida, was initially diagnosed with the flu. Unfortunately, his condition turned out to be far worse, as he is now battling against stage 4b Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 28, 2018

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