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Acupuncture - Real or Simulated - Effective In Treating Nausea In Cancer Patients; from Karolinska Institute

March 27, 2011

A recent Swedish study found that cancer patients receiving radiation therapy to their abdomen experienced much less nausea when also receiving acupuncture. Interestingly, the benefit occured with both real acupuncture and simulated acupuncture. Patients in the acupuncture group were divided into 2 groups: those receiving traditional acupuncture, where needles are inserted into the skin to stimulate certain areas; and others who got...

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Having Sex Increases Risk Of Heart Attack, Especially For Those Who Don't Exercise Regularly; from Journal of the American Medical Association

March 23, 2011

A new U.S. study provides yet another reason for regular exercise: having sex or sudden bursts of exercise increases the risk of heart attack. However, the risk was lessened for people who exercise regularly.   Occassional moderate or intense exercise increased the risk of heart attack or sudden cardiac death by 3.5%. Sex increased the risk 2.7%. People who exercise regularly reduced the risk of heart attack from an episode of...

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Screening for Colorectal Cancer Improves; from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, part of the Department of Health and Human Services

March 23, 2011

Overall, screening for colorectal cancer improved in the United States from 2000 to 2008. However, screening among Hispanics stayed largely the same, and the rate for American Indians and Alaska Natives fell.   In 2008, about 60% of whites and 50% of blacks reported having ever been screened. That was up from 51% and 44%, respectively, in 2000. The rate for Hispanics increased to 44% for people with health insurance, however the...

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Auction to Benefit Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, Nyack New York; from Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

March 18, 2011

There will be a cocktail reception and silent auction, May 5, at the Nyack Seaport, Nyack, NY, to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. The event is being organized by a friend of Life-Cise, Donna McClure.    The reception and auction will take place Thursday, May 5, 2011. 7:30-10:30pm Nyack Seaport, 21 Burd Street, Nyack, NY.  $75 donation per person Contact: Donna McClure 37 Pierce DriveStony Point, NY...

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Large Weight Gain Seen for Prostate Cancer Patients on ADT; from British Journal of Urology International

March 14, 2011

Seventy percent of men who received androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) after surgery for prostate cancer gained significant weight during the first year, a study carried out at 4 US Veterans Affairs Medical Centers has shown. The average weight gain during the first year was 9.26lbs. The most significant weight gain was shown in the first year after treatment; no significant weight gain was shown in the second year.   ADT is the...

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Exercise Cuts Risk of Potentially Cancerous Bowel Polyps; from British Journal of Cancer

March 13, 2011

A new study shows that people with an active lifestyle are a third less likely to develop large or advanced bowel polyps which can develop into cancer. Researchers found that regular exercisers were 16% less likely to develop bowel polyps, and 30% less likely to develop large or advanced polyps. Large or advanced polyps are more likely to become cancerous.   Professor Kathleen Wolin, of the Washington University School of Medicine,...

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Diabetics Have Higher Risk Death from Cancer; New England Journal of Medicine

March 03, 2011

A new study has found that diabetes increases the risk of dying from cancer by 25%. The biggest cancer risks for diabetics were liver, pancreatic, colorectal, and lung cancers. It is well known that diabetics have a higher than normal risk for stroke and cardio vascular disease. The risk of cancer death was higher only in diabetics with poorly controlled disease, however.This study points to the need to prevent diabetes, and the potential...

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Half of Men May Have HPV; The Lancet

March 01, 2011

Half of all men may be infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV) which causes cervical and other cancers. HPV is the leading cause of cervical cancer, the second most common cancer among women worldwide. Certain strains of HPV also cause anal, penile, and head and neck cancers.Researchers studied HPV infections in men in the U.S., Brazil, and Mexico. They found that 50% of the men had HPV at the time of enrollment in the study. They also...

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Drop In Breast Cancer Rates Stopped; Journal Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention

March 01, 2011

Breast cancer rates among white women in the U.S. have stopped falling, according to researchers. Rates fell 7% in 2003 among white women, a drop likely related to the 2002 study finding an increase in breast cancer risk associated with hormone replacement therapy. After the results of that study, the Women's Health Initiative, became public, many women stopped taking hormone replacement drugs. The current research, published in the journal...

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Images In Consumer Cancer Magazines Don't Match Reality; Journal of Health Communication.

February 22, 2011

In an analysis of photographs used in widely circulated consumer cancer magazines, researchers from the University of Louisville found that the photos do not accurately represent the cancer population. In general, the photographic content is younger, more active, more female, and more white than reality, compared with U.S. cancer risk statistics. In addition, few images show obvious signs of cancer treatment, such as baldness or...

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