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  • Vasectomy linked with aggressive prostate cancer risk

    07/11/2014 10:59:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | 10 Jul 2014
    Vasectomy linked with aggressive prostate cancer risk Thursday 10 July 2014 - 3am PST Prostate / Prostate Cancer Men's Health Cancer / Oncology In the largest and most comprehensive study of its kind, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, MA, find that vasectomy is associated with a small increased risk of prostate cancer, and a larger increased risk for advanced or lethal prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is a major cause of cancer-related deaths in men in the US, where vasectomy is a common form of contraception, with around 15% of American men having the minor procedure, which...
  • Vasectomy can increase risk of developing lethal prostate cancer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    06/09/2014 8:11:57 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 6/5/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    EDMONTON, AB, June 5, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An expectant Canadian mother is asking for prayers and financial support after the cancer she beat nearly five years ago returned just after becoming pregnant with her first baby. Chantal Gauthier-Vaillancourt, a popular midwife in Edmonton, was first diagnosed with malignant melanoma in her right eye in 2009. Ocular melanoma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that can be fatal if left untreated, as it often spreads to the liver and other organs. Gauthier-Vaillancourt underwent radiation therapy and natural treatments to fight the cancer, and she was soon told by doctors...
  • While we're redefining gender and marriage, why not redefine everything else?

    06/09/2014 4:36:41 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 10 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 6/8/14 | Steve Berman
    Today I read an article where the author suggests that we come up with another word for “marriage” because the one we’re using has been redefined by the courts and the liberals away from what is originally meant. While we’re at it, let’s come up with another word for “coffee table” since we don’t use them for coffee, and frequently they become footrests.  Or a new word for “money” because our government seems to talk about it like they have it, but they don’t.  There’s always a whole bunch of new words for “automobile”, like “SUV” and “crossover” and...
  • Belleville woman charged with faking cancer to raise money

    06/05/2014 11:41:02 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 4, 2014 | Jacqueline Lee
    A Belleville woman faces charges on Wednesday after police said she claimed to have terminal cancer and then accepted money from fundraisers to help pay non-existent medical bills and to support her family. Alissa A, Jackson, 31, was charged Wednesday with two counts of felony theft by deception of more than $500 but less than $10,000. Some of Jackson's friends, who rallied around her when they thought she had stage four ovarian cancer, said she received about $35,000 in cash and in-kind donations from supporters.Jackson's friends said she capitalizing on the support garnered by another Belleville woman, Christine Allsup, who...
  • Mum Dies of Breast Cancer After Doctors Told Her It Was Just TENNIS ELBOW

    06/02/2014 2:28:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Mirror ^ | Jun 02, 2014 | Adam Aspinall
    By the time the illness was diagnosed Jill Goodrum, 46, was terminal - yet she refused to criticise medical staff A mum-of-five has lost her fight with breast cancer after the disease was wrongly diagnosed for two years as tennis elbow. By the time it was discovered that Jill Goodrum, 46, had the condition, it had spread to her lymph nodes and liver – and it was terminal. Her family said she had not criticised doctors for failing to spot the cancer earlier because it would have been so hard to detect. Jill’s daughter Lyndsey Todd, 27, said: “Mum never...
  • Cancer Survivor’s Obamacare Plan Doesn’t Cover A Single Doctor In 400 Miles

    05/31/2014 5:37:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 30, 2014
    A cancer survivor that signed up for health insurance on Oklahoma’s federally-run Obamacare exchange was told there isn’t a single doctor that accepts the plan within 400 miles of her, according to KTEN-TX. Janet Grigg, who has survived colon cancer, attempted to use her newly-purchased Blue Cross Blue Care insurance plan at her regular cancer screening, but was turned down. “When I got there they said to me that the [insurance] card would not be accepted, and that they had in fact received a memo,” Grigg told KTEN-TX. She was left to pay for the visit out of pocket, as...
  • Sonoma County Man Battling Cancer Denied Coverage By Anthem Blue Cross....

    05/29/2014 9:06:16 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | 5/28/2014 | Andria Borba
    CAMP MEEKER (CBS SF) — A Sonoma County man battling more than a dozen tumors in his body is fighting a new battle with his insurance carrier, who has denied coverage for his treatments. Jeffrey Rusch of Camp Meeker knew the news was bad when an MRI found 20 tumors in his brain. Two days later, a C-T scan at Sutter medical center in Santa Rosa brought another devastating blow, discovering a large tumor in his lungs, and more in his liver and bones. Doctors told Jeffrey he would need to be hospitalized immediately. “My husband was having a lot...
  • Some Compelling Evidence of the Pill’s Harmful Effects

    05/28/2014 10:05:32 AM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 28, 2014 | ZACHARY KRAJACIC
    Because of these substances, Lance ArmstrongÂ’s cycling victories were taken from him and he was disqualified from further competition; Jose Canseco and Mark McGuire were stripped of their baseball records; numerous congressional hearings were held to assign blame regarding their use. We do our best to protect athletes from these dangerous substances while, at the same time, encouraging women to put them in their bodies.What are these substances? Steroids.Oral contraceptives (commonly known as birth control pills) are steroidal hormones. These drugs manipulate hormones to prevent conception, just as performance-enhancing steroids manipulate hormones to enhance physical size, strength, speed and...
  • Activists: ‘Ban Bacon from Ballparks,’ ‘Deadly as Smoking’

    05/24/2014 1:45:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 23, 2014 - 3:12 PM | Craig Bannister
    An anti-meat activist group is urging owners of a minor-league baseball team to “stop glorifying bacon” via its bacon-themed uniform, merchandise and “smell the change” slogan. PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) has erected a billboard a mile from the Allentown Iron Pigs’ ballpark, comparing bacon to cigarettes and declaring: “Keep Kids Safe: Ban Bacon from Ballparks.” […] It also evokes the cigarette analogy: “The team would never pass out free cartons of cigarettes to the children of the LeHigh Valley, yet they are providing open access to bacon crumbles and turning a family-friendly event into a public health crisis.”...
  • Prostate cancer ‘could be a sexually transmitted disease’, scientists say

    05/20/2014 8:13:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 21 May 2014
    Prostate cancer could be a sexually transmitted disease caused by a common infection passed on during intercourse, scientists are claiming. Research by the University of California found a sex infection called trichomoniasis supported cancer growth when a team of scientists tested human prostate cells in a laboratory. Trichomoniasis is the most common non-viral sexually transmitted infection and is understood to have infected an estimated 275 million people around the world. …
  • Woman’s cancer killed by measles virus in unprecedented trial

    05/15/2014 7:03:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | May 15 at 1:24 am | Lindsey Bever
    Russell said he and his team had engineered the virus to make it more suitable for cancer therapy. And, after just one dose of it, Erholtz’s cancer went into remission. She has been completely cleared of the disease, Russell wrote in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Though, in this trial, the treatments were successful on only one of the two patients. And Tanios Bekaii-Saab, a researcher at James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute in Ohio, said the study must be confirmed in large randomized clinical trials — where many hopes get dashed, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. “Unless we get to...
  • Huge Dose of Modified Measles Vaccine Kills Cancer, Leads One Woman to Remission (Mayo Clinic)

    05/15/2014 6:27:05 AM PDT · by xzins · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 14, 2014 | Liz Klimas
    Stacy Erholtz, like many, has been inoculated with the measles vaccine, except she received a dose big — enough that it could have served 10 million people. No, this isn’t a precaution against the disease as more measles outbreaks become apparent, but it is actually part of an experimental trial to use the vaccine to fight cancer. Mayo Clinic researchers used this form of “virotherapy,” when you infect cancerous cells and kill them with virus while leaving normal cells untouched, to treat multiple myeloma. The idea of using a virus to destroy cancer goes back several decades, but this study...
  • Vermont governor signs GMO food labeling into law

    05/11/2014 12:01:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 200 replies
    CNN.com ^ | May 8, 2014 | Dana Ford and Lorenzo Ferrigno
    (CNN) -- Vermont's governor on Thursday signed a bill into law that will require the labeling of genetically modified foods -- hailing it as the first such law in the nation. Under the new law, food offered for retail sale that is entirely or partially produced with genetic engineering must be labeled as such by July 2016. "Vermonters take our food and how it is produced seriously, and we believe we have a right to know what's in the food we buy," said Gov. Peter Shumlin. "More than 60 countries have already restricted or labeled these foods, and now one...
  • Scientists build life form that adds letters to genetic code

    05/07/2014 6:40:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 6:03 PM
    In a paper published in the journal Nature, bioengineers at The Scripps Research Institute in the San Diego neighborhood of La Jolla said they had successfully inserted two synthetic molecules into the genome of an Escherichia coli bacterium, which survived and passed on the new genetic material. In addition to the naturally occurring nucleotides adenine, thymine, guanine and cytosine, which form the rungs of DNA’s double-helix structure, the bacterium carried two more base-pair partners, which study authors have dubbed d5SICS and dNaM. For more than a decade, scientists have been experimenting with so-called unnatural base pairs, or UBPs, saying they...
  • Breast implant used by 99% of women in Britain is ‘triggering new cancer’, warn scientist

    05/04/2014 11:58:02 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 66 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 3 May 2014 | Barney Calman
    A new form of cancer could be triggered by a type of breast implant popular with British women, scientists are warning. At least 150 cases of the disease, called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) of the breast, have been reported, including a handful in Britain. Nine in 10 cases of the disease – a cancer of the immune system – have been in women who have received breast implants with a textured outer shell, according to experts.
  • Sources: Donald Sterling Has Cancer

    05/01/2014 10:09:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/2/2014
    los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is battling cancer, sources have confirmed to ESPN.com. The news was first reported by the New York Post. The Post, citing sources, reported that the 80-year-old Sterling has been battling prostate cancer for an extended period of time. Sterling was banned for life from the NBA and fined $2.5 million by commissioner Adam Silver earlier in the week after racist remarks he made were published by TMZ. Silver has urged the league's owners to force a sale of the Clippers, which they can do with approval from three-fourths of the league's 30 owners.
  • Women who have had abortions 180% more likely to develop breast cancer, new study finds

    04/30/2014 2:29:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 30, 2014 | BEN JOHNSON
    AURANGABAD, Maharashtra, India, April 30, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Having an abortion makes women 180 percent more likely to develop breast cancer, according to a new study produced by a fellow at Johns Hopkins. Researchers studied 220 women in the city of Aurangabad, India, and found the odds ratio (OR) for developing breast cancer significantly increased with the number of abortions a woman had. “We observed strong positive association of positive family history in first degree relatives (OR- 3.1:95%CI, 2.12-5.03), number of abortions (OR- 2.8:95%CI, 1.82-5.12) and past history of benign breast disease (OR- 1.8:95%CI, 1.-3.03) in cases of breast...
  • Half of cancer sufferers will be 'cured' (Can expect to survive for at least 10 years)

    04/30/2014 12:21:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 04/29/2014 | Laura Donnelly, Health Editor.
    Half of patients diagnosed with cancer today will effectively be “cured” according to the authors of new research, which shows survival rates in England and Wales have doubled since the 1970s. Experts hailed the landmark findings as a “tipping point” in the war on cancer, and said dramatic improvements in diagnosis and treatment meant the disease could soon be treated as a chronic condition, instead of a death sentence. The landmark study of 7 million cancer patients suggests that 50 per cent of patients diagnosed today can expect to survive for at least 10 years - by which point their...
  • Expert: Boys Should Be Vaccinated Against HPV

    04/28/2014 4:31:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Gulf News ^ | April 28, 2014 | Mahmood Saberi
    Doctor warns against misinformation on immunisationDubai: A vaccine that helps prevent cervical cancer in girls should also be given to boys, a gynaecologist said on Monday. Dr Britt Clausson, obstetrician and gynaecologist at Mediclinic City hospital, said that data now strongly suggests that the HPV (human papilomavirus) is also associated with cancers of male reproductive organs. The doctor said the HPV vaccine will provide immunity to both boys and girls. She said cervical cancer is certainly not low here. She said the HPV vaccine is the first ever that protects against a cancer and that in countries such as the...
  • Hi-tech goggles 'detect cancer cells'

    04/28/2014 12:24:18 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | 11 April 2014 | Bahman Kalbasi
    A US trial of hi-tech goggles could reduce the need for secondary operations for cancer patients. Surgeons are not always able to tell if they have removed all the cancerous tissues and many patients face a follow-up operation to remove more. The goggles create an augmented reality, showing cancerous cells as glowing.
  • Scientists identify way to target drug-resistant cancer cells

    04/27/2014 7:23:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Many cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy stop responding to treatment as a result of their cancer cells developing resistance to drugs. But researchers from the University of Manchester in the UK say they have discovered a way to target these drug-resistant cells, making them more open to therapy. The research team, led by Dr. Andrew Gilmore, recently published their findings in the journal Cell Reports. To reach their discovery, the researchers first explored the mechanisms behind mitosis - a process in which cells replicate and divide. They explain that any interference in this process can lead to apoptosis, or "controlled...
  • 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...