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Men over 50: Here are a few things you can be doing to take better care of your health

Men over 50: Here are a few things you can be doing to take better care of your health

Michael M. Kadish, 83, lives in Brooklyn, New York, and describes himself as being “in good health with a few ailments, nothing life threatening.” After turning 55, he developed arthritis, prostate problems, spinal stenosis and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). The prostate issue is under control with medication, and he takes medicine for the arthritis …

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You Can Switch ‘Off’ Your Cancer Genes—Here’s How

In September 2015, Monica was diagnosed with breast cancer, which was already in the middle stage. Monica was an identical twin, and her 38-year-old sister Erika had also had regular mammograms and ultrasounds without ever detecting cancer. In Monica’s left breast, a tumor had grown to be the size of a tennis ball, and the cancer …

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A prostate cancer breakthrough could speed up research by 10 years

A prostate cancer breakthrough could speed up research by 10 years

Prostate cancer growth is driven by male sex hormones called androgens. And so, lowering levels of these hormones can help slow the growth of cancer. Hormone therapy has been successful in keeping metastatic, or advanced prostate cancer, under control. Patients with metastatic prostate cancer often receive treatment with anti-hormonal therapy, which inhibits the signal sent …

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Doctor told her sex was painful because of her age. It turned out to be ovarian cancer

Doctor told her sex was painful because of her age. It turned out to be ovarian cancer

Mara Kofoed, 45, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in December 2021 after months trying to figure out vague and seemingly unrelated symptoms. She found doctors dismissed them at every turn and didn’t connect them to a tumor. It took a visit to an emergency room to finally get answers. Kofoed, who lives in Hudson Valley, …

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Using Vitamin Supplements to Avoid Heart Disease, Cancer Are 'Wasting Money' for Most

Using Vitamin Supplements to Avoid Heart Disease, Cancer Are ‘Wasting Money’ for Most

New medical guidance notes market booms as Americans seek good health in pills. After years of study and growth of a multibillion-dollar industry, there’s still no conclusive proof vitamin supplements are helping patients dodge heart disease and cancer. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent panel of national experts, updated its recommendation about …

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Study finds link between eating lots of seafood and skin cancer

Study finds link between eating lots of seafood and skin cancer

Does what you eat contribute to your risk of skin cancer? Seafood lovers may be concerned by new research that found eating more fish was associated with a higher risk of melanoma. It’s one of the first studies to make that connection, said co-author Eunyoung Cho, an associate professor of dermatology and epidemiology at Brown …

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The metastatic spread of breast cancer accelerates during sleep – Nature

Pantel, K. & Speicher, M. R. The biology of circulating tumor cells. Oncogene 35, 1216–1224 (2016). CAS  Article  Google Scholar  Alix-Panabières, C. & Pantel, K. Circulating tumor cells: liquid biopsy of cancer. Clin. Chem. 59, 110–118 (2013). Article  Google Scholar  Li, S. et al. Less micrometastatic risk related to circulating tumor cells after endoscopic breast …

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Cancer 'grows best while you're sleeping': Scientists warn tumours 'awaken' during the night

Cancer ‘grows best while you’re sleeping’: Scientists warn tumours ‘awaken’ during the night

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. Each year in the UK there are more than 55,000 new cases, and the disease claims the lives of 11,500 women. In the US, it strikes 266,000 each year and kills 40,000. But what causes it and how can it be treated? What is …

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No good evidence that vitamins prevent heart disease or cancer, panel says

No good evidence that vitamins prevent heart disease or cancer, panel says

Vitamins and supplements offer little to no benefit in preventing cancer or heart disease, a new review of 84 studies found. Based on that conclusion, an independent panel of experts at the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said on Tuesday that it had “insufficient evidence” to either recommend or discourage the use of multivitamins or …

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I survived a 'perfect storm' of cancer, inflammatory arthritis, gallbladder removal, and a hip replacement

I survived a ‘perfect storm’ of cancer, inflammatory arthritis, gallbladder removal, and a hip replacement

Antonia Hall said she had “The Perfect Storm” of a series of health issues. She said she refused to recognize their severity at first and continued life as a “workaholic.” Now she has written a book about the importance of a positive mindset in the face of challenges like her own. Loading Something is loading. …

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