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Menopause combined with obesity and overeating encourages Breast Cancer Tumor Growth

Mon, 10 Dec 2012 02:41:51 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Using a rat model, researchers investigated breast tumor growth associated with menopause, obesity and overeating. The rat model demonstrated the potential increased risk for breast-cancer tumor growth and progression with post-menopausal women who are obese and overeat. The results were published in the American Association for Cancer Research journal, Cancer Research.

Paul S. MacLean, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center in Aurora, Colorado explained that obese post-menopausal women are at an increased risk for developing breast cancer and for having less desirable clinical outcomes.

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Menopause Hormone Replacement Therapy reduced Heart Failure and Heart Attack Risk

Wed, 10 Oct 2012 06:38:06 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - A study found that women who took hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for ten years had a reduced risk for heart failure and heart attack compared to women who did not take the therapy. The positive effects of taking HRT therapy appears to be a reduction in cardiovascular disease, but on the negative side, there is an increased risk for developing breast cancer. The new study suggests that the cardiovascular benefits are present without having an increased risk for cancer, deep vein thrombosis, or stroke.

The randomized trial-study was conducted in Denmark over a ten-year period. The researchers had followed-up after an additional six years to assess if HRT reduced heart disease risk if therapy started soon after menopause.

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CDC suggests that all Baby Boomers be tested for Hepatitis C

Fri, 17 Aug 2012 03:40:05 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that all baby boomers in the country be tested once for the hepatitis C virus. The CDC estimates that 1-in-30 baby boomers are infected with hepatitis C and may not even be aware that they are infected. Baby boomers are people who were born between 1945 and 1965.

The CDC said that hepatitis C can cause the liver to become seriously diseased and in some cases, it could lead to liver cancer. The fastest growing rate for cancer related death is liver cancer. In the US, hepatitis C is also a leading cause for liver transplants.

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Over 3,000 cases of Melanoma Skin Cancer in Europe associated with Sunbed Use

Wed, 25 Jul 2012 05:18:00 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - A European study estimates that 5.4 percent of all new cases of cutaneous melanoma skin cancer are related to the use of sunbed tanners. People who use sunbeds to get a golden tan are at a 20 percent increased risk of getting skin cancer compared to those that never used one. The skin cancer risk more than doubles if they used sunbeds before age 35.

Researchers from the International Prevention Research Institute in France, along with the European Institute of Oncology of Italy, wanted to learn more about the relationship between sunbed use and melanoma skin cancer in the Western European region. The researchers investigated and analyzed information gathered in 27 different studies on skin cancer and sunbed use between 1981 and 2012. The participants included people from the UK, France, and Germany.

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Pancreatic Cancer risk reduced with higher dietary intake of Vitamin C, E, and Selenium

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 05:59:32 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - A study found that eating foods with adequate amounts of antioxidant vitamins C, E, and selenium decreased the risk of developing pancreatic cancer by up to two thirds. The researchers reported their findings in the online edition of the journal Gut.

The researchers suggest that one in 12 cases of pancreatic cancer might be preventable. Worldwide, over 250,000 people will die from pancreatic cancer each year. Only 3 percent of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer survive past five years. Other risk factors that are believed to increase the risk for pancreatic cancer include smoking, genetics, and type 2 diabetes. Previously diet was suspected to be a factor.

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Scientists suggest RDA of Vitamin C should be doubled to Reduce Disease Risk

Tue, 17 Jul 2012 06:22:12 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The US recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin C should be increased to 200 milligrams per day for adults, scientists from the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University suggests. The current RDA for vitamin C for women is 75 milligrams and 90 milligrams for men. The scientists from the institute put forward that an increase in the RDA could reduce heart disease, stroke, and cancer. The call for the higher intake of vitamin C was published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition.

Balz Frei, a professor and director of the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, said that some clinical trials were essentially imperfect. Of course, the Linus Pauling Institute has long been recommending vitamin C for improving health.

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Most Recent Stop-Smoking Ad Campaign boosts the number of Quitters

Fri, 15 Jun 2012 04:02:48 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a dramatic increase in people calling the quit helplines and visiting a federal government website to help them stop smoking. The CDC attributes the increase to the recent public service announcements featuring people with serious health conditions caused by smoking.

There were almost 200,000 more phone calls made to 1-800-QUIT-NOW, which helps connect people to state quitlines. There were also over 400,000 more unique visitors to www.smokefree.gov, which is a federal website that offers a step-by-step guide on how to quit smoking.

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Cancer Treatment Uses Body’s Immune System

Mon, 04 Jun 2012 05:14:55 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) Patients with several types of cancers could benefit from new treatments that are now ready for wide-spread testing. The therapy, which boosts the immune system, provided promising early results in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, melanoma, and kidney cancer.

"Based on the positive response rates to these drugs and longevity of many of these responses, we believe that new clinical trials should move forward," says Suzanne Topalian, M.D., professor of surgery and oncology at Johns Hopkins.

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Aspirin and other NSAID Pain Relievers might reduce Skin Cancer

Wed, 30 May 2012 04:33:48 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - A study from Denmark found that squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma might be reduced when a person takes aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen on a regular basis. The reduction was seen when patients filled at least two prescriptions for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). They had a 15 percent decreased risk for developing squamous cell carcinoma and a 13 percent decreased risk for developing malignant melanoma. The study results were published online in CANCER, which is a journal of the American Cancer Society.

Sigrún Alba Jóhannesdóttir, BSc, of Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark along with colleagues investigated medical records from northern Denmark from 1991 through 2009. They found 1,974 diagnoses of squamous cell carcinoma, 13,316 diagnoses of basal cell carcinoma, and 3,242 diagnoses of malignant melanoma. They also compared information from 178,655 individuals that did not have skin cancer and compared this against their prescriptions. They were looking for prescription of two or more refills of an NSAID.

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Low Oxygen in Cells might spur Cancer Growth

Fri, 04 May 2012 05:08:39 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The tumor growth rate of certain cancers could be increased with low oxygen levels, according to recent study from researchers at the University of Georgia. The study was published in the early online edition of the Journal of Molecular Cell Biology.

The current consensus of most researchers is that genetic mutation is the main cause of cancer growth. This study suggests another cause: low oxygen levels (hypoxia) in cells. Oxygen may play a role in unruly tumor growth in certain types of cancer. Prior research showed that low oxygen levels were a contributing factor to cause cancer to advance, however, they did not point to it as the main cause.

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2012 California County Health Report released by CDPH

Thu, 12 Apr 2012 22:07:25 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The California Department of Public Health has released their County Health Status Profiles 2012 report that assesses the health status of each county throughout the state. The current data analyzed was between 2008 – 2010 and was compared against the Healthy People 2010 National Objectives to determine if the state has met each goal.

The CDPH report saw improvements from the previous report that involved the years of 2005 through 2007. The new report saw around a 14 percent decline in the birthrates of adolescent mothers for the 2008 through 2010 data. There was a 29.4 percent reduction in motor vehicle traffic crash death rates, which was the best improvement overall in the 2012 report. The rates of Gonorrhea infections declined by 25.6 percent. AIDS infections declined by 24.4 percent. Diabetes death rates also showed a decline by 11.1 percent. All cancers including lung, breast, and prostate declined since the 2005 – 2007 report. There also was a reduction in coronary heart disease, and cerebrovascular disease. However, death rates for Alzheimer’s disease and suicide rates increased.

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Daily Aspirin Regimen might be beneficial for Preventing Cancer

Tue, 10 Apr 2012 03:30:04 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - The American Cancer Society has released a new report that suggests aspirin may play a part in reducing the risk for death from cancer. The new information may one day lead to medical professional recommending aspiring for cancer prevention. The report was published online in Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology.

Previous research has suggested that taking a daily aspirin could reduce the risk for colorectal cancer and the recurrence of adenomatous polyps. There is a downfall in taking aspirin for bleeding risk. However, a study of cardiovascular trials found that taking 75-100 mg daily also reduced the cancer risk for all types.

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Breast Cancer Cells Transformed into Stem Cells via Radiation Treatments

Tue, 14 Feb 2012 05:46:33 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) Researchers say that radiation treatments can turn cancer tumor cells into “treatment resistant breast cancer stem cells.”

Researchers from the UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, say that if they can stop the transformation of these cancer cells into stem cells, radiation treatments could be even more effective.

Although half of the tumor cells are killed-off during radiation treatments, some that remain morph into these stem cells that are resistant to the treatments, according to Dr Frank Pajonk, who is also a scientist with the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine at UCLA.

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Young Adults who Quit Smoking Improve Respiratory Problems within Weeks

Sun, 05 Feb 2012 22:22:49 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - A research study found that 18 to 24 year olds who quit smoking suffered less respiratory symptoms, with the greatest reduction in coughing.

Karen Calabro, DrPH and Alexander Prokhorov, MD, PhD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, studied college students and analyzed the participants self-reported respiratory symptoms, such as coughing.

The college students participated in a smoking cessation program. The 18-24 year olds had smoked for 1-5 years with an average of 5 – 10 cigarettes daily prior to participation in the study. They had two groups, one that quit smoking successfully for two weeks or more, and the other group who failed to quit smoking. Those that quit smoking showed improvement on respiratory symptoms within weeks of quitting.

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Medivation Shares rise after Positive Results from Prostate Drug Trial

Thu, 02 Feb 2012 09:51:56 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) –Medivation, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDVN) shares increased 21.95 percent, up $12.16 to close at $67.57. The share price climbed Wednesday, after of positive results with the Phase 3 AFFIRM trial for a drug to treat prostate cancer. Medivation is working with Japan based Astellas Pharma Inc. (TYO: 4503) on the development of the MDV3100 investigational drug.

Data from the trial showed that MDV3100 provided an average 4.8 month life extension compared to the placebo group. The data will be presented at the 2012 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in San Francisco, CA this Thursday, February 2.

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CDC: Disparities Among Cancer Screening Rates

Mon, 30 Jan 2012 02:36:32 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that cancer-screening rates remain low and below their national targets (see the chart below). In their “Cancer Screening in the United States – 2010 study”, the center found that there was a “significant” disparity among racial and ethnic populations.

The CDC teamed-up with the National Cancer Institute to tabulate screening data from the entire country. The government study found that the national screen rate for breast cancer was 72 percent, below their target rate set at 81 percent.

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Melanoma Death Rate declined but only for the most Educated

Mon, 16 Jan 2012 22:49:36 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - An American Cancer Society study found a decline in melanoma cancer deaths for non-Hispanic Whites in the United States who had the highest level of education.

Overall, the melanoma death rate in Non-Hispanic Whites has been on the decline since the early 1990’s for men and women ranging in age between 25 to 64 years. The researchers wanted to determine if the decline was associated with socioeconomic status.

Researchers led by Vilma Cokkinides, Ph. D, looked at death certificates from 26 states to find the melanoma death rate and education level. The data represented around 45 percent of the US population. They found a ten percent melanoma mortality rate decrease over the last 10 years (records spanning 1993-97 to 2003-07).

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Survival Rates Equal for Bone Marrow and Blood Stem Cell Transplants

Mon, 12 Dec 2011 21:02:52 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) Researchers at transplant centers in the United States and Canada say there is no difference in the survival rate for leukemia patients or other blood diseases when treated with bone marrow or blood stem cells.

The study was presented at the 53rd annual American Society of Hematology conference in San Diego and was conducted by the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (BMT CTN), a group of 50 transplant centers in the US and Canada.

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Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Employees Don Pink Gloves

Tue, 04 Oct 2011 11:15:29 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) Employees at the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center recently wore pink gloves to commemorate Breast Cancer Month. While wearing the gloves, doctors, nurses and administrators of the facility produced a “Pink Glove Dance” video to support breast cancer awareness.

October has been National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) since 1985. The month has been a platform for charities interested in raising money and awareness for breast cancer.

“We felt the video was a fun and creative way to really raise awareness for breast cancer to a high level,” said ARMC Associate Administrator Deborah Pease, who along with employees Staci Chouinard and Kevin Lyons coordinated video production.

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Broccoli Cancer Benefits increase when eaten with certain Vegetables and Spices

Tue, 13 Sep 2011 22:10:45 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - According to a recent study conducted at the University of Illinois, eating broccoli along with other spices and vegetables can boost the cancer fighting benefits. The other veggies make the broccoli easy to absorb in the upper digestive tract. The study was made available at the online edition of the British Journal of Nutrition.

The researchers believe that spicy foods that contain the enzyme myrosinase can help the body absorb the cancer fighting components of broccoli into the body earlier on during the digestive process.

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