October 23, 2019

Thousands of cancer cases linked to this preventable cause

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By Mary Daly From Care2 In 2019, there will be an estimated 1.8 million new cancer cases diagnosed and roughly 600,000 cancer deaths in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. Both genetics and lifestyle factors contribute to a person’s cancer risk — meaning some cases might be preventable. A new study underscores that point. It […]

7 jobs that increase your risk of cancer

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from Newsmax By Zoe Papadaxis Could your job increase your risk of cancer? Nearly 40% of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, according to the National Cancer Institute. While most people are aware of the major risk factors involved with the disease, not many have stopped to think about whether […]

Serious kidney injury common during cancer chemotherapy

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From Newsmax Nearly one in 10 cancer patients treated with chemotherapy or newer targeted drugs may be hospitalized for serious kidney injury, a Canadian study suggests. The study involved roughly 163,000 patients who started chemotherapy or targeted therapies for a new cancer diagnosis in Ontario from 2007 to 2014. Overall, 10,880 were hospitalized with serious […]

Don’t ignore oral hygiene. Severe gum disease linked to lung, colon cancers

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Indo Asian News Service From Hindustan Times Several studies show that the bacteria that causes advanced gum disease, also called periodontitis, can spread from the mouth to other parts of the body and cause tumours. Do you have bad oral health? Beware, you may be at high risk of developing cancers of lung, colon and […]

PAHO warns of tobacco epidemic in the Caribbean

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From Jamaica Observer WASHINGTON, United States (CMC) — The director of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), Dr Carissa Etienne, has warned about what she described as the tobacco epidemic in the Americas, including the Caribbean, saying that though the devastating health effects of tobacco use are well known, tobacco’s negative repercussions extend well beyond […]

Mexico reports no microcephaly case linked with Zika

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Source: Xinhua From Shanghai Daily MEXICO has not recorded any cases of babies born with microcephaly due to their mothers being infected with the Zika virus during pregnancy, Mexican Health Minister Jose Narro said Friday. In a press conference, Narro said the Mexican health system had carefully monitored any pregnant women infected with Zika but […]

Doctors failing to present pros, cons of cancer screening: Study

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By Charlotte Libov From Newsmax Millions of Americans undergo screening tests for cancer every year in hopes of detecting cancer early, but they – and their doctors – may not be getting a full picture of the risks involved, a top expert says. “Screening tests are very valuable but they have risks as well as […]

The Editor Speaks: Cancer

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Today (Thu Feb 4) is World Cancer Day. One can only wonder why there is no cure for cancer? If there were wouldn’t there be a lot of people out of business? Yes I am cynical but then I have been battling cancer and thought I had beaten it but then it comes back and […]