Tag Archives: Cancer

  • September 15, 2015

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    In a First, Aspirin Is Recommended to Fight a Form of Cancer

    For years, doctors have recommended daily aspirin to lower cardiovascular risk in certain men and women. Now, for the first time, an expert panel is recommending aspirin therapy to prevent heart attacks and colorectal cancer.


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  • August 18, 2015

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    More Consensus on Coffee’s Benefits Than You Might Think

    When I was a kid, my parents refused to let me drink coffee because they believed it would “stunt my growth.” It turns out, of course, that this is a myth. Studies have failed, again and again, to show that coffee or caffeine consumption are related to reduced bone mass or how tall people are.

  • August 4, 2015

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    Rehab Before Cancer Treatment Can Help Patients Bounce Back

    Cancer patients who do rehabilitation before they begin treatment may recover more quickly from surgery, chemotherapy or radiation, some cancer specialists say. But insurance coverage for cancer prehabilitation, as it's called, can be spotty, especially if the aim is to prevent problems rat

  • June 16, 2015

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    Wearable Devices to Prevent Sunburn

    ith a free iOS app to provide a daily sun forecast detailing the expected UV index, a measure of the expected risk of UV radiation from the sun on a scale from 0 to sun-scorched 15, as well as whether to pack sunscreen, sunglasses or a hat. The device sells for $129, and battery life lasts about a m

  • February 16, 2015

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    Coffee May Cut Melanoma Risk

    NYTimes. Drinking coffee is associated with a slightly reduced risk for skin cancer, a new study has found.


    Researchers used health and dietary data on 447,357 non-Hispanic whites ages 50 to 71 who were cancer free at the start of the

  • January 22, 2015

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    Random Chance’s Role in Cancer

    NYTimes. Unlike Ebola, flu or polio, cancer is a disease that arises from within — a consequence of the mutations that inevitably occur when one of our 50 trillion cells divides and copies

  • January 22, 2015

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    How Vitamin D May Fight Colon Cancer

    NYTimes. Higher levels of vitamin D have been associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer in many observational studies. A new analysis has found a possible reason.


    A malignant tumor contains not just cancer cells but many types of