If the headlines about a drug related to B vitamins helping to prevent skin cancer tempted you to toss your sunscreen and broad-brimmed hat, think again. The findings were exciting because the hope of preventing cancer with vitamins has largely proven elusive, and the researchers declared their results ready to
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Need fresh motivation to lace up those walking shoes? A study of 1.44 million adults reports that physical activity is associated with lower risk of 13 types of cancer, including three of the four most common—breast, colon and lung cancer. Generally, meeting the recommended 150 minutes a week for moderate
Q: I care for my sister, who has Alzheimer’s disease, and she has been yelling and slapping at me when I try to help her shower. Is her aggression a symptom of the disease?
A: Unfortunately, increasing aggression is common as Alzheimer’s disease (AD) progresses. Usually, aggressive behavior tends to begin
Newsbriefs: Nerve Reconstruction in Neck; Acupressure for Breast Cancer Survivors; Skin Disease Protection
Reconstructing Nerve in Neck Improves Breathing
A study led by UCLA researchers found that in people with breathing difficulties caused by phrenic nerve injury surgical reconstruction of the nerve can improve breathing, and lead to an increase in regular physical activities. Some people develop the injury after a major operation such
Topical Skin Cream for Basal Cell Carcinoma.
UK scientists investigated the effectiveness of imiquimod, a topical skin cream, to treat low-risk basal cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer, compared to standard treatment with Mohs surgery or excisional surgery. Mohs surgery involves removing one layer of tissue at a time,
CLA stands out as an effective natural osteoporosis treatment because it also helps lower body fat and prevent weight gain. Learn how you can improve the health of your bones while getting sleek, slim and toned at the same time.
BONES & JOINTS
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New Technique for Detecting Skin Cancer Improves Survival
Q. I have mild pain in my knee because of osteoarthritis (OA). What’s the latest thinking on the glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate supplement’s effectiveness against OA pain?
A. Study results released in 2006 showed that glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate supplements gave significant relief to patients with moderate-to-severe OA pain; however, it was not
One Aspect of Melanoma Decoded; May Lead to Future Treatment.
The rapid spread of melanoma is due to cancer cells’ ability to “read” different genes and use them to further their growth and spread (metastasis), according to a new study by a team of Swiss scientists. The researchers, headed by Professor
When you think about your health, your fingernails and toenails probably aren’t on the top of your list of concerns. However, if you neglect your nails when they are unhealthy, you could be setting yourself up for painful complications—or even overlooking signs of serious disease.
Healthy nails are smooth and do