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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 …

We’re one step closer to finding the cause of colon cancer

bacteria linked to colon cancerColon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed type of cancer in the United States. Sadly, the American Cancer Society estimates that more than 90 thousand new cases will be diagnosed this year. It is no surprise that millions of …

Your heartburn could be a sign of something more serious

heartburn could be a sign of stomach and esophageal cancerI’m sure at some point you’ve experience that burning sensation after a meal. It’s uncomfortable and also a nuisance, but you pop an antacid and that burning feeling fades away.

You may never have been too concerned about it before, …

Why washing your hands could be harming this organ

CANCER, LIVER, CANCER, LIVERSure, washing our hands or hair may not top the lengthy list of things that may be detrimental to our health. But it should!

A new study reveals that long-term exposure to triclosan, an antimicrobial agent mostly found in personal …

Cut your risk of this disease with this daily drink…

Prostate, cancer, prostate, CANCERYou may have noticed that men are looking so clean-shaven these days!

While some men like to let their facial hair fill in for extra warmth during the colder season, others have just shaven off their “Movember” moustaches.

If you …

Odds are you won’t die from this disease after all…

cancer, heart disease

This may be a familiar story: A man in his 70s has taken blood pressure medication since he was 50 because of high blood pressure and the associated risk of heart disease.

At 50, the man was also told to …

If you’re eating this, your prostate is at risk

prostate, healthIf you’re concerned about your prostate, your doctor may have already told you about the benefits of broccoli, tomatoes, whole grains and vitamin E.

If you’re not concerned, you should be! The Mayo Clinic says 50 percent of men …

Next time you get blood work, ask this one question

blood, heartMaybe you are the type of person who isn’t in a rush when it comes time to have your blood taken. You wouldn’t be alone. The idea can make the best of us a little queasy.

Regardless of any fears …

Warning on this popular type of toothpaste

Cancer, FDAGood oral hygiene is a habit that can be easily overlooked, but that doesn’t mean it is any less important for you. The twice daily brushing (plus flossing) regimen keeps tooth decay and gum disease at bay.

Or so we’d …

When snoring means something more serious…

snoring may be sleep apnea When you’re not getting proper sleep, the side-effects can be less than pleasant, with low energy, low mood and a lowered immune system.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has gone so far as to call insufficient sleep …

The one daily pill that fights deadly illness

cancer, preventionThere has been a lot of talk for and against the use of aspirin over the years. You have likely heard about an aspirin a day recommended for prevention of heart attack and, of course, for proven pain relief.

But …

This everyday food helps fight the war on cancer

colon cancer dietDid you know that a diet high in dairy might just increase colon cancer survival?

New research by the American Cancer Society, recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, reveals that a diet rich in dairy products may …

You’re prone to cancer if you live in one of these areas

cancer, heart disease, cancerMost of us know that there are certain risk factors associated with cancers. Smoking, for one thing, is linked to a higher risk of lung cancer, while the use of tanning beds raises the risk of skin cancer.

But a …

Cancer survival rates increase with vitamin D?

cancer, vitamin dVitamin D, well-known as the sunshine vitamin for a positive mood boost, has another hefty benefit that could mean big things for those who have cancer.

A new study conducted and published by the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology

Unnecessary mastectomy on the rise?

breast cancer, preventionDespite the fact that mastectomy is an invasive surgery with a difficult recovery, many women continue to choose it as the “safe bet” when faced with breast cancer.

In fact, about 70 percent of breast cancer patients will have the …

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