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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’

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At age 28, Rochelle Shoretz had already completed a clerkship at the Supreme Court under Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and had two children. She had big plans of going back to her law practice and ...

Young Mother Creates Cancer Nonprofit After Facing Diagnosis at 28

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You may already know clinical psychologist, relationship expert and best-selling author Dr. Wendy Walsh from TV shows such as The Doctors, The View, The Today show and Good Morning America. Now ...

Bored with Sex? Dr. Wendy Walsh Gives Tips to Spice It Up

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Generally speaking, research shows that women are more vigilant than men about getting the recommended health screenings and checkups. Still, denial is our best-known defense and coping ...

14 Cancer Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

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Being a caregiver to someone you care about with cancer can strengthen your relationship, but the journey can also be harrowing. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and disjointed, but asking ...

Thriving as Caregiver: Tools for Coping when a Loved One Has Cancer

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Do your curves spill over your waistband? Do you have to strain to tie your shoes? Does the mere thought of doing even one belly crunch seem like a pipe dream? If you answered "yes" to any of ...

Is Your Muffin Top a ‘Danger Ahead’ Sign?

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New personalized vaccines that amp up your own immune system could be a shot in the arm in the battle against breast and ovarian cancer. Since the late 1800s, doctors have suspected that the ...

Using Your Immune System to Treat Breast Cancer

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Since 2000, the U.S. government has been trying to get Americans to eat their fruits and vegetables, but its effort has largely failed. Despite a decade of public health initiatives, easier to ...

America’s Veggie Aversion: Why We Don’t Eat Enough of What We Should

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Part 2 of a 2-part series looking at environmental exposure to everyday chemicals and your health. For Part 1 click here. If you are trying to conceive but are having a difficult time, what ...

Trying to Conceive? If You Can’t it Might be Your Beauty Products

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Part 1 of a 2-part series looking at environmental exposure to everyday chemicals and your health. You may have heard quite a lot about parabens lately. Parabens are chemicals found in ...

What are Parabens? Are They Safe?

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Despite a myriad of claims that what a person eats will affect his or her psoriasis, there is no scientific evidence yet to show that certain foods worsen the condition, according to the National ...

Can Eating Certain Foods Worsen My Psoriasis Symptoms?

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Psoriasis is the most common autoimmune disease in the United States, affecting as many as 7.5 million Americans. The disease typically strikes between the ages of 15 and 35, and causes skin ...

What is Psoriasis? Who Gets it?

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Whether a patient or a caregiver, an individual’s personal cancer journey can be wrought with previously unexplored emotions. Several social websites have popped up to help patients and their ...

Got Cancer-Related Depression? Express Yourself in a Blog

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Research clearly shows that being physically active can reduce a person’s risk for several common types of cancer, but understanding what constitutes “exercise” is often lost in translation, a new ...

Exercise can Reduce Cancer Risk, but How Much is Enough?

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I’m mortified to admit it, but here goes: I have gum disease. It’s not something I am particularly proud to confess mind you, yet I have to come to grips with that new reality sooner rather ...

One Woman's Confession: What I Didn't Know about Gum Disease

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Part 2 in a 2-part series In Part 1, you were introduced to polypodium leucotomos, a natural compound found in the rhizomes (rootstock) of some fern plants that has shown some promise in ...

Can a Pill Really Protect You From Sun Damage?

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Part 1 in a 2-part series For decades we have been educated on the terrible toll that too much sun takes on our skin. There’s a mountain of clear and undeniable evidence that sun damage can ...

Total Body Sun Protection From a Pill?

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If you experience a sudden, urgent and uncontrollable need to urinate even if your bladder isn’t full, you may have overactive bladder syndrome. OAB is a common problem that affects an estimated ...

Does an Overactive Bladder Limit Your Social Life?

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Just like a guy might want to avoid discussing an epic fail and their feelings, prostate cancer is just one of those topics most guys don’t want to talk about. Yet prostate cancer, a disease that ...

3 Ways to Discuss Prostate Cancer with Your Man