Vitamin D May Improve Melanoma Survival

But levels are too low in many Americans, researchers say SATURDAY, Sept. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Higher levels of vitamin D are linked to less severe, less deadly melanoma lesions in people with skincancer, new research suggests. The findings provide more support for the idea that vitamin D is crucial to skin health. Many Americans, however, don't get enough of ...

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2009/10/02 Uncategorized 0 Comments

How To Do Skin Cancer Checks

Skin cancer is the most common type of the disease, but even its most deadly form - melanoma - is very curable if caught early. Doctors recommend monthly self-exams in addition to regular checks from a professional: Use the right equipment. Make sure the room is brightly lit and look into a full-length mirror if possible. ...

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2009/10/01 Uncategorized 0 Comments

Could a microchip help to diagnose cancer in minutes?

Current cancer screening often requires painful procedures and weeks of waiting to obtain results. But what if doctors could read a biological sample with a small hand-held device and come back with an answer in less than an hour? A group of researchers has developed a device that can detect even low levels of certain biomarkers ...

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2009/10/01 Uncategorized 0 Comments

New skin cancer therapy shrinks tumors

LONDON, England -- A new drug for melanoma has been shown to rapidly shrink malignant tumors in an early trial at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in New York. Among 27 patients whom the experimental new drug was tested on, "19 showed a 30 percent or greater reduction in tumor size," Dr. Paul Chapman, the lead researcher told ...

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2009/10/01 Uncategorized 0 Comments

Breast cancer deaths drop over past two decades

The number of women who die from breast cancer has decreased slowly (about 2 percent per year) but steadily since 1990, according to a new report by the American Cancer Society (ACS), released to mark the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer—other than skin cancer—for women in the U.S., and ...

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2009/10/01 Uncategorized 0 Comments

Exercise May Prevent Prostate Cancer: Study

Report adds to debate over the value of exercise as a protector for men FRIDAY, Sept. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise may help protect men from prostate cancer, says a new study. U.S. researchers looked at 190 men who had a prostate biopsy and found that those who were moderately active -- anything equivalent to walking at ...

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2009/09/25 Uncategorized 0 Comments

Did China’s Nuclear Tests Kill Thousands and Doom Future Generations?

Enver Tohti remembers the week that it rained dust. That summer of 1973 he was in elementary school in Xinjiang Province, China’s westernmost region, which is inhabited mostly by Uygurs, one of the country’s minority ethnic groups. “There were three days that earth fell from the sky, without wind or any sort of storm. The ...

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2009/09/09 Uncategorized 0 Comments

Cancer in Wildlife May Signal Toxic Dangers

Thirty years ago, a Canadian marine biologist noticed something mysterious was happening to beluga whales in the St. Lawrence Estuary. Decades of over-hunting had decimated the population, but several years after the government put a stop to the practice, the belugas still hadn’t recovered. Two decades and hundreds of carcasses later, he had an answer. “They were ...

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2009/09/09 Uncategorized 0 Comments

Elderly skin ‘raises cancer risk’

Older people are more at risk of skin cancer and infection because their skin is unable to mobilise the immune system to defend itself, UK research suggests. It contradicts previous thinking that defects in a type of immune cell called a T cell were responsible for waning immunity with age. In fact, it is the inability of ...

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2009/09/09 Uncategorized 0 Comments

Au revoir, le Tour

By Suzanne Halliburton | Sunday, July 26, 2009, 02:56 PM PARIS — It’s late Sunday and they’re shutting down the press room here at Tour headquarters. Guess it’s time to go. It’s time to come home. I’ll be back in Texas tomorrow night. I hope you’ll keep reading for Lance Armstrong news. Apparently, the old guy still has ...

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2009/07/27 Uncategorized 0 Comments

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