Cancer

Evan on March 2nd, 2009

Image by Jenny Downing Breast Cancer and Olive Oil Researchers at the Catalonian Institute of Oncology (Spain) and the University of Granada (Spain) [Javier A. Menéndez, Alberto Fernández Gutiérrez and Antonio Segura Carretero.] have discovered that extra virgin olive oil may help to combat breast cancer. This research so far is confined to test tubes. […]

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Evan on November 7th, 2008

Image by Mike . . . Three stories from around the blogosphere – the first about the risk of mobile phone use (what we call ‘mobile phones’ in Australia are called cell-phones in other parts of the world), the second about Vitamin C and the last a blog by a cervical cancer survivor. (I wanted […]

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Evan on June 6th, 2008

If you’re a smoker it’s worth eating three servings of fruit and vegetables a day and drinking tea (black or green).  By doing so you may lower your risk of lung cancer in smokers – this finding doesn’t apply to lung cancer in non-smokers. This is the result of a reasonably sized study (558 people […]

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Evan on March 5th, 2008

Image by Tinou Bao A Little Exercise can Decrease Fatigue Sedentary people who regularly complain of fatigue can increase their energy and decrease their fatigue engaging in regular, low intensity exercise, according to a new University of Georgia study published in the February issue of the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. Tim Puetz the lead author […]

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Evan on October 17th, 2007

                “effective communication is truly essential to good cancer care and deserves more research”   This is the message from a report in the US by their National Cancer Institute and the University of Rochester. As one of the co-authors, Ronald M. Epstein, says “You can have the best treatment in the […]

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Evan on September 3rd, 2007

A common component of fruit and vegetables (pectin) has been shown to kill prostate cancer cells. The study was published in the academic journal Glycobiology, the August issue, and was conducted by Debra Mohnen at the University of Georgia UGA Cancer Center where the study is also reported. So far this is only a laboratory […]

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Evan on August 31st, 2007

More evidence of the importance of anti-oxidants. The results are only preliminary (test tubes and rats) but they are remarkable. The growth of cancer cells can be slowed and in some cases the cancer cells are killed. The anti-oxidants involved are those which give fruit and vegetables a purple, blue or red colour. The star […]

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Evan on August 29th, 2007

A few years ago there was some publicity about the health risks of living close to large electro-magnetic fields (emf’s), such as power stations, high voltage electrical cables and so on.  Then it seemed to die down – those who lived close to them didn’t seem to be in  any worse health than anyone else […]

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