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Meditation helps relieve pain from breast cancer biopsy: study

Meditation breast cancer biopsy painMeditation and music may be effective for pain relief and anxiety management in breast cancer biopsy patients. A new study conducted at the Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, N.C. revealed alternative methods of helping patients cope with pain and stress …

World Cancer Day 2016 for pancreatic cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer

Every year, health organizations and institutions around the world partake in the events pertaining to World Cancer Day to raise awareness on pancreatic cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, and other types of this terrible disease, as well as promote healthy …

Breast cancer risk in young women reduced with high fiber diet

breast-cancer-risk-in-young-women-reduced-with-high-fiber-dietA new study suggests that a fiber-rich diet in young women may reduce the risk of breast cancer years later. Last week we reported that a high fiber diet may improve lung function, and this week fiber is being linked …

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, transmission can increase skin, mouth, and throat cancer risk

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, transmission can increase skin, mouth, and throat cancer riskHuman papillomavirus infection, or HPV, transmission can increase the risk of skin cancer, mouth cancer, and throat cancer, according to findings discussed by experts at Duke University and published in the well-respected medical journal PLOS.

Every year, at least …

Cost of cancer leads to poor survival outcomes

cost-of-cancer-leads-to-poor-survival-outcomesThe financial burden and rising costs of cancer treatment put many patients in debt or filing for bankruptcy, and this added financial stress is shortening their lives, according to latest research. The researchers found that colon, breast and thyroid patients …

Stool test effective for detecting colon cancer

Stool-test-effective-for-detecting-colon-cancerA stool test has been found to be an effective means in detecting colon cancer according to the latest findings. The test looks for blood in stool and can be conducted on an annual basis. Researchers believe that stool testing …

Non-recommended screenings for prostate and breast cancer, harming seniors

Non-recommended screenings for prostate and breast cancer, harming seniorsAccording to an article published online by JAMA Oncology, around 16% of seniors (65 or older) may have received non-recommended screenings for prostate and breast cancers. The reason they do so is because of limited life expectancies of less …

H. pylori bacteria elimination can help reduce risk of stomach ulcers, gastritis and gastric cancer

H. pylori bacteria elimination can help reduce risk of stomach ulcers, gastritis and gastric cancerH. pylori bacteria elimination can help reduce risk of stomach ulcers, gastritis, and gastric cancer. Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is and infection which promotes ulcers and cancer. There are many factors which can increase stomach ulcers like smoking, alcohol, excessive …

Zika virus could spread to America, threat in Brazil

Zika virus has potential to spread rapidly through AmericaWith the Olympic Games less than 6 months away the health authorities are gearing up against the spread of the Zika virus.

The virus which is native to certain areas in Asia and Africa has been recently spreading locally in …

Scientists discover how diabetes drug Metformin slows down pancreatic cancer

Scientists discover how diabetes drug Metformin slows down pancreatic cancerResearchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) might have stumbled upon the mechanism of how the diabetes drug metformin can slow down the progression of cancer of the pancreas.

The details of the study are published in the journal PLOS

Protect against lung cancer during national radon awareness month

Protect against lung cancer during national radon awareness month

New Year resolution time is over, but as January is the National Radon Awareness Month, there is still time to take an important step to protect the health your family: testing your home for radon, the second-leading cause of lung …

The health benefit of intimacy you didn’t know about…

health benefit of intimacy

Now that you’re older, being intimate with your partner may not occur as often as before, but if you want to reduce your risk of prostate cancer an orgasm a day may keep cancer at bay, according to a new …

Sugar increases risk for breast cancer tumors, spread to lungs

Sugar increases risk for breast cancer tumors, spread to lungs

A recent study done by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reveals that the high amounts of sugar in the typical Western diet could not only increases the risk of breast cancer but also increases the …

Prostate cancer diagnosis, surgery can cause anxiety, depression in elderly

Prostate cancer diagnosis, surgery can cause anxiety, depression in elderlyProstate cancer among elderly men can lead to anxiety and depression. Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in elderly men, and even though medical advancements are allowing more men to live with a diagnosis of prostate cancer, …

Insomnia, parasomnia and OSA increase risk of cancer

Insomnia, parasomnias and OSA increase risk of cancerInsomnia, parasomnia and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have been found to increase the risk of cancer. It has long been known that insomnia, parasomnia and sleep apnea are associated with many other ailments, but little research has associated these sleep …

8 factors increasing your risk of prostate cancer

8 factors increasing your risk of prostate cancerProstate cancer is the most common cancer among men – roughly one in seven men will develop it in their lifetime. The prostate is roughly the size of a walnut and is a gland that sits below a man’s bladder, …

Prunes reduce colon cancer risk by benefiting healthy gut bacteria

Prunes reduce colon cancer risk by benefiting healthy gut bacteriaNew research suggests that dried plums may reduce the risk of colon cancer by having a positive affect on healthy gut bacteria. Colon cancer is expected to cause close to 50,000 deaths across the United States this year. It is …

What the length of your fingers says about your health

What the length of your fingers says about your healthWhen it comes to health there are many myths that continue to float around (the shoe size and a man’s penis size for starters – sorry that hasn’t been proven!). Although many tall-tales have emerged, when they become backed by …

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