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There’s a lot of excitement being generated around tocotrienols, members of the Vitamin E family that some research has shown to have tremendous health benefits. Emerging studies suggest that ...

Fats that Heal: Fighting Cancer with Vitamin E in Tropical Oils

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Although researchers don’t exactly understand the role depression plays in a person’s overall cancer survival, a new study looking at prostate cancer in men offers more light. A number of ...

Combination of Prostate Cancer and Depression Obstructs Healing

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In our modern data-driven, information-gathering, tech-savvy world, is it any surprise that companies are devising computing products that seamlessly weave into our daily lives? Health and ...

Rise and 'Shine': The Wear-Everywhere Fitness Tracker is Here

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Tamoxifen is the oldest and most prescribed hormone therapy drug used to treat advanced breast cancer in men and women, and early estrogen receptor-positive (ER-positive) breast cancer in women. ...

Gel Tamoxifen for Breast Cancer Rivals Tablets, Less Side Effects

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A historic number of Americans — some 14.5 million — diagnosed with cancer are surviving the disease, and survivorship is expected to grow to 19 million by 2024, according to a new report by the ...

More Americans are Surviving Cancer, Numbers Expected to Increase

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A teething baby is part of a new parent's first 'trial by fire'. There's the hours of crankiness, low-level fevers, constant drooling and the urge to gnaw on everything — even the family ...

Teething Medications Pose Danger to Baby, FDA Says

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Children and adolescents diagnosed prior to 1970 with cancer were given little hope of reaching their 19th birthday. Improved treatments over the last four decades have dramatically increased ...

Childhood Cancer Survivors Have More Serious Health Conditions

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We've been told and have believed for some time, that antioxidants reduce the risk of several health conditions by helping taxed cells in the body minimize or repair the adverse effects of free ...

Your Vitamin Supplements Could Be Harming Your Health

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Skin cancer is by far the most common cancer type in the United States and it’s becoming increasingly more so, according to the Food and Drug Administration, which in 2011 launched an aggressive ...

FDA: More Options for Treating Dangerous Skin Cancers

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Severe childhood and teenage sunburns are more than twice as likely to lead to skin cancer as severe sunburns later in life. Get five or more blistering sunburns before age 20 and your risk could ...

Severe Childhood and Adolescent Sunburns Raise Skin Cancer Risk

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In a youth-obsessed society, growing old is something women learn to view with consternation, along with the lines, wrinkles and age spots that often accompany it. But Botox aside, aging is a fact ...

9 Tips to Love the Skin You’re In

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For many people, the thought of worms and other parasites living inside the human gut tops the gross-factor list. Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned ...

Parasitic Infection Drug May Hold Cure for Some Cancers

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Forgot where you put the car keys? Can’t remember what you ate for lunch? Try taking a brisk walk. A new study adds to a growing consensus that getting too little aerobic exercise negatively ...

Memory Lapses? Young Brains Need a Fitness Plan Too

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When it comes to preparing financially for retirement, there’s an obvious gender gap. Women live longer, have lower lifetime earnings, and are more likely to outlive some retirement sources ...

Planning Retirement? What We as Women Need to Know to Live Well

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A cervical cancer screening test approved in April by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is being hailed as the only first-line tool that will be able to prevent cervical cancer development by ...

FDA Approves Alternative Cervical Cancer Screening Test

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Pregnant women have long been counseled to maintain proper nutrition. What you eat during those nine months can have lasting effects on your baby. But what about before you are pregnant? Can ...

Want to Get Pregnant? Your Diet At Conception Alters Baby’s Genes

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing a new rule that would extend the federal agency’s authority to regulate electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), cigars, pipe tobacco, nicotine ...

FDA Eyes Regulating E-Cigarettes, Hookahs Under Proposed Rule

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A common gene found in organisms as diverse as worms to humans is offering valuable clues to the origins of kidney development. It could have implications for children with kidney cancer and ...

Gene May Offer Hope for Childhood Cancer and Adult Kidney Failure

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Consumers in search of a bargain are heading online for everything from vacation accommodations to electronics, home loans to handyman services, and even that perfect little black dress. But ...

Patients Finding Medical Deals with Online Auction

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One of the challenges cancer patients face when undergoing chemotherapy is that the drug indiscriminately targets cells inside the body. Healthy cells, such as those that line your mouth and ...

Fighting Cancer with Fewer Side Effects

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Two futuristic devices on the horizon could profoundly change women’s health by making screening for two common cancers more accessible and easy to use at home. These burgeoning technologies ...

Two Breakthrough Devices Let Women Screen for Cancer at Home

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The number of new melanoma cases, the most serious form of skin cancer, have been increasing each year for the last 30 years, to include more young people from 15-29 years of age. By 2015, the ...

Taking on Cancer that 'Creeps Along Blood Vessels like Spiders'

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A Skin Cancer Diagnosis Before Age 25 Puts You at Higher Risk for 29 Other Types For much of North America, the record cold winter of 2013-14 will be one for the history books. Now that signs ...

3 Revelations that Could Affect Your Spring Break

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Josh Hardy is a critically ill 7-year-old boy from Fredericksburg, Virginia with a rare form of metastatic kidney cancer. He will get the experimental antiviral drug, brincidofovir, after his ...

Drug Company Reverses Drug Decision for 7-year-old Cancer Patient

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It may sound like a small thing when you are fighting for your life, but losing your hair due to breast cancer treatments can be soul-crushing. Our hair plays a starring role in the way others ...

Wearing This Cap May Prevent Hair Loss during Cancer Treatment

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In a perfect world we would all eat more whole foods, but until then, knowing more about what we're tossing in the grocery cart is important. Like the saying goes, "you are what you eat." ...

Warning: What Your Food Label Doesn't Tell You (But Should)

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UCLA researchers may be one step closer to finding a cure for a fast-growing and deadly blood cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) that affects infants, children, and more rarely, adults. ...

Novel Drug Discovery Eradicates Deadly Leukemia in Mice

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Antioxidants have been long thought of as having a protective effect against cancerous tumors. Much to their surprise, Swedish researchers have found evidence that the opposite is true for some ...

Antioxidants May Be Dangerous, Says Cancer Study

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They’re sweet, packed full of fiber and are truly one of the world’s healthiest foods. I’m talking about beets, those rather unassuming roots belonging to the chenopod family. Beets aren’t ...

6 Reasons You'll Fall in Love with Beets

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Ads aimed at discouraging kids and teens from using tobacco began to air on Feb. 11, 2014 on TV, radio and the Internet across the nation, as part of a new hard-hitting anti-smoking campaign ...

FDA to Teens: Consider ‘Real Cost’ of Tobacco

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Can we talk openly and honestly, woman to woman? Most health experts agree that getting a mammogram is the best way to detect early breast cancer. Yet some women bypass this lifesaving test ...

Top 10 Excuses Women Give to Skip Being Tested for Breast Cancer

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Researchers are one step closer to understanding the growth process of melanoma skin cancer. This also brings them closer to solving a complex problem commonly associated with treating the ...

Can Melanoma Be Treated Without Drug Resistance?

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We've had ice, sleet, snow and frigid cold temperatures in abundance. One paralyzing winter storm after another will likely make the winter of 2013-14 one for the record books. With much of the ...

Ice Ice Baby: Food Safety Tips for Winter Storms

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Although September typically marks the beginning of the annual flu season, January and February are often the most severe months. This year a particularly nasty flu season could hang around until ...

The 2013-14 Flu Season: H1N1 is Back and Taking its Toll in U.S.

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Aside from obvious physical characteristics — the indispensable need for a new pair of shoes or indulging in the latest Cosmo quiz — does female biology differ enough from men’s to warrant ...

Hardwired Differences between Women and Men — Backed by Science

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Most women would agree that getting a mammogram isn’t much fun. In fact, discomfort is one of the most cited excuses women give for not getting regularly screened for breast cancer, the second ...

FDA Issues Warning on Nipple Aspirate Test for Breast Cancer

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Menopause can change more than your physical characteristics and mood. It can also raise the risk of certain long-term health problems. It’s a downright sobering fact that postmenopausal women ...

Yes, You Really Can Lower Your Postmenopausal Cancer Risk

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If lack of time and financial resources are your excuses not to get fit this year, toss them aside. Neither are legitimate barriers for keeping you from feeling and looking great. “Don’t deny ...

7 Ways to Get Fit Without Joining a Gym

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Feeling melancholy around the winter holidays is common. In fact, a survey conducted in 2006 for the American Psychological Association found nearly 40 percent of respondents (44 percent of women ...

Holiday Blues? Wait -- It Might Be Your Diet!

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There’s no question that properly washing your hands is one of the most important ways to prevent getting sick and spreading germs to others. This is particularly important during flu and cold ...

The Naked Truth about Antibacterial Soaps

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You care a lot about staying healthy. That’s why you’re trying to get more exercise, drop those extra inches, get enough rest and eat right. But if you are overcooking your food, a chemical toxin ...

7 Tips to Lower Your Intake of Acrylamide and Your Cancer Risk

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In the past 50 years, the spotlight on our gastronomic habits has revealed that what we eat affects more than just our waistlines. Researchers around the world are focusing on diet in an ...

Yes, Your Diet Can Help Fight Prostate Cancer

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Women with a strong family history for BRCA2 genetic mutations in close relatives, but who test negative for the family-specific mutation, may feel like they’ve dodged a bullet. Prior studies ...

A Negative BRCA Genetic Test May Not Tell the Whole Story

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The female sex hormone estrogen is known to play an active role in developing most types of endometrial cancer, but now researchers at University of Minnesota have found something else that ...

Researchers’ Shocking Discovery About Sugary Drinks

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The winter holidays are filled with shimmering celebrations, generations of tradition, unforgettable foods, reuniting with friends and family, and for some, a range of emotions that could have you ...

Living with Cancer: 5 Tips to Keep Holiday Stress Under Wraps

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Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s are among the busiest long-distance travel periods of the year, increasing as much as 54 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. ...

Smart and Safe Holiday Travel Tips for People With Cancer

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If you are considering trading your tobacco addiction for “something less toxic” you might be looking at electronic cigarettes as one of your options. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that ...

National Cancer Experts Weigh in on E-cigarette Benefit and Risk

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Long before Juan Ponce de León searched for the Fountain of Youth, humans were already seeking a means to preserve their youth. Now geneticists could be one step closer to unlocking the ...

Tick-tock, Biological Clock: Your Breasts are Older than You Think

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If you were diagnosed with cancer today no doubt you want to believe you would get excellent care. Sadly, that may not be the case. The United States cancer care delivery system is in crisis ...

Government Report: 'U.S. Cancer Care Delivery System in Crisis'

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Having a clean home may seem like a small thing, but for millions of women each year who face a cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment, a clean home can offer a much needed sense of normalcy. ...

Nonprofit Gives Women Battling Cancer ‘One Less Thing to Worry About’