When we think of healthy comfort foods, we often think of warm roasts, stews, and other satisfying dishes—the types of foods that typically fill our tables as part of our Thanksgiving feasts. And what ingredients do many of these dishes share? Root vegetables, which happen to be jam-packed with healthy
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Glioblastoma is a relatively rare brain cancer that affects 3 of 100,000 people in the United States. Pronounced “gly-oh blass toh mah,” it develops in star-shaped cells called astrocytes (see sidebar below) that spread quickly to other parts of the brain or spinal cord but not to other parts of
Telling patients that their cancer could be cured has long been taboo in the oncology world. But in his remarks to the 2018 attendees of the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting, Norman Sharpless, MD, National Cancer Institute (NCI) director, said that’s changing. “We are, in fact, curing patients
What is osteosarcoma? It’s a cancer of the bones—one of the few cancers, in fact, that actually starts in the bones, as opposed to spreading (metastasizing) to the bones from elsewhere in the body. Once osteosarcoma develops, it can spread to nearby muscles. Osteosarcoma, also known as bone sarcoma, can
You’ve been experiencing an array of symptoms, from headache and nausea to vision disturbances and concentration problems. Understanding that, among other potential disorders, a brain tumor causes these warning signs, your doctor recommends testing to identify the source of your symptoms.
At this point, you probably wonder how you might have
Not all headaches are cause for concern. You might suffer an occasional migraine, head pain from a stiff neck, or the after-effects of an extra glass of wine you imbibed the night before. You simply take a few aspirins or another medication and the pain in your brain subsides. But
FOCUSING ON NINE RISK FACTORS COULD ELIMINATE ONE-THIRD OF DEMENTIA CASES
Research analyzing a large number of studies on dementia suggests that zeroing in on just nine risk factors would prevent more than one-third of dementia cases worldwide. According to the study, which was published online July 19, 2017 in The
Infusing brain and lung cancer patients with 800 to 1,000 times the daily recommended amount (60 mg/day for adults) of vitamin C improved the outcomes of standard cancer treatments in recent clinical trials and was found to extend survival, according to researchers from the University of Iowa. The vitamin works
Q: What is the evidence on goldenseal and cancer risk?
A: Goldenseal is a perennial herb in the buttercup family, native to Canada and the U.S. Native Americans introduced goldenseal to early settlers as part of their traditional medicine to treat digestive problems, skin disorders, and irritated eyes. Today, the supplement
Cancer fighting vaccines currently in use are of two types: preventive and therapeutic. Preventive cancer vaccines are aimed at cancer-causing viruses such human papillomavirus, which can cause a number of cancers, including cervical, anal, and penile. There are also several types of hepatitis B (HBV) vaccines that guard against liver cancer.