Health Studies Natural Remedies 

Research Shows Ginger is More Powerful than Chemotherapy

In recent years scientists have been studying natural remedies that have been used in human healing for thousands of years. Garlic is one such remedy, and turmeric is another. Both have potent medicinal properties. But recently, science has determined that ginger may be just as powerful, particularly in the treatment of cancer. A study conducted by Georgia State University determined that whole ginger extract can reduce the size of prostate tumors in mice by 56%. It was also observed that the ginger reduced inflammation and provided life-enhancing antioxidants. PloS published…

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Insulin Resistance Sets the Stage for Cancer

Scientists are coming to recognize the link between elevated blood sugar and an increased risk of cancer. There is a well-documented relationship between obesity, which often correlates with high blood sugar levels, and an increased risk of death of all causes. According to a 2013 study, almost one in five deaths in the United States is associated with obesity.

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Disease Health Studies 

New Progress toward Developing Immunotherapy for Cancer

Many Americans were introduced to the concept of immunotherapy when former President Jimmy Carter was successfully treated for brain cancer, in his nineties. This groundbreaking approach to cancer therapy mobilizes the patient’s own immune system to kill the tumors in his or her body. Immunotherapy is in its infancy, and its success depends upon increasing scientific understanding of the human genome. Scientist Eduard Porta-Pardo, Ph.D. is the lead author of a study recently published in the journal Cancer Immunology Research. The study was conducted by the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery…

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6 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

According to the United States government, an estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed among Americans in 2016. 595,690 people will die from the disease. The most common kinds of cancers are are projected to be breast cancer, lung and bronchus cancer, prostate cancer, colon and rectum cancer, bladder cancer, skin melanoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, thyroid cancer, kidney and renal pelvis cancer, leukemia, endometrial cancer, and pancreatic cancer. There are actually more than one hundred types of cancer, which is an abnormal growth of cells. Cancer treatment can include chemotherapy,…

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Health Studies Wellness 

What the Feds are Saying About Medical Marijuana and Cancer

Even as the federal government continues to hold the line on marijuana laws, classifying the weed as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance, it is simultaneously acknowledging the usefulness of medical marijuana in combating cancer. Schedule 1 drugs are those considered dangerous, addictive and lacking in medical merit. Federal government agencies serve many masters. The powerful prison lobby wants drug offenders behind bars. The FDA clients are big drug companies, which do not want medical marijuana competing with their products. Nevertheless, the National Cancer Institute recently referenced unpublicized studies that include…

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Disease Health Studies 

This Thyroid Tumor is No Longer Considered Cancer

Last week there was an announcement in the journal JAMA Oncology. An international panel of physicians has reclassified a type of tumor that has long been considered malignant as non-cancerous. This change will affect approximately 10,000 of the nearly 65,000 thyroid cancer patients diagnosed annually in the United States. This means those patients will not have to undergo removal of their thyroid, treatment with radioactive iodine, and regular examination for the rest of their lives, all just to protect against a tumor that was never life-threatening. This will undoubtedly open…

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Diet Disease 

How to Reduce Your Risk of Bladder Cancer

Every year, 60,000 people in the United States are stricken with bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in American men and the eighth most common cancer in American women. As part of the body’s excretory system, the bladder stores urine prior to urination. The lining of the bladder is the urothelium. When the cells of the lining propogate out of control, the result is bladder cancer. The signs of you may be developing bladder cancer include blood in the urine; dark brown, yellow or bright red…

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Dangers of Thyroid Medication

Hypothyroidism is a disease affects 27 million Americans, eight out of ten of them women. 14 million of hypothyroid patients suffer from Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition. Additionally, there were 60,000 cases of thyroid cancer diagnosed last year. This is a disease of epidemic proportions, yet it receives little attention in the media. Most hypothyroidism patients are prescribed thyroid medication, which can have dire consequences. It is true that when a thyroid imbalance is severe, short-term use of a synthetic medication can be helpful. However, over the long-term, synthetic drugs…

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Vitamin C Reduces Breast Cancer Deaths

Research recently published in the European Journal of Cancer has found that high consumption of vitamin C by breast cancer patients improves the odds of survival. For decades, vitamin C has been touted as an effective treatment for cancer. The nutrient is a powerful antioxidant, and experts speculate it is part of a chemical reaction that produces hydrogen peroxide, which may destroy malignant cells. The Swedish study followed 17,696 women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The researchers analyzed the effects of both dietary and supplemental vitamin C on…

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