April 2008

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April 28, 2008

Monitor Your Moles For Signs Of Dangerous Skin Cancer

Remember the alphabet. Dermatologists recommend patients consider the letters ABCDE as a guide for self-screening, and have moles exhibiting any of the following characteristics checked out: Asymmetrical shape; border that is irregular; color that is inconsistent within the mole; diameter... ... more

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April 21, 2008

Dietary Restriction Slows Aging

University of Washington scientists have uncovered details about the mechanisms through which dietary restriction slows the aging process; the take-home message for us is eat less - live longer ...... ... more

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April 18, 2008

Chemo Safe For Babies In Treating Breast Cancer In Pregnancy

Facing a diagnosis of breast cancer is challenging enough, but facing breast cancer during pregnancy can be nothing short of devastating, not to mention the matter of wondering if one can have chemotherapy and will the treatment hurt one's baby.... ... more

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April 14, 2008

Researchers: Vitamin D And Calcium Influence Cell Death In The Colon

Scientists at Emory University studying how vitamins and minerals in the diet can stimulate or prevent the appearance of colon cancer have found that supplementing the diet with calcium and vitamin D can influence colon cancer risk. Their findings on... ... more

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April 10, 2008

Fewer Doses Of Radiation Still Effective In Beating Breast Cancer

A revolution in radiotherapy treatment for cancer could be near after 10-year trials showed less radiation delivered in fewer doses is just as effective in preventing return of the disease. An important result of the reduced number of doses and... ... more

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April 5, 2008

Mitochondrial Mutations Make Tumors Spread

In a new study published online in Science, researchers shed light on the poorly understood process of metastasis - when a tumor spreads to other organs. They report that mutations in mitochondrial DNA can spur metastasis and that it can... ... more

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April 3, 2008

Compound Found In Plastic Drinking Water Bottles May Alter Gene Expression In Human Breast Cells

Just when you might think it was safe to drink the water in plastic bottles, along comes another chemical called BPA or bisphenol A. Now it looks as though you might want to think twice next time before you leave... ... more

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April 1, 2008

Green Tea Boosts Antibiotics for Superbugs

There's almost on other food or drink reported to have as many health benefits as green tea. The Chinese have known about the medicinal benefits of green tea since ancient times, and used it to treat everything from headaches to... ... more

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