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2. Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second-most-common cancer in men (after skin cancer) and the second-most-common cause of cancer-related death in men (after lung cancer). Latest data from the American Cancer Society: One in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, and one in 41 will die from

Improve Your Posture and Reduce Your Risk of Back Problems

Being sedentary is the worst thing for your posture: It can cause muscles to atrophy, as well as place a strain on your neck and back. Decades of poor posture may lead to the formation of a permanent curve in your upper back, a condition called hyperkyphosis that is sometimes

Anti-Inflammatory Foods May Be Beneficial for Arthritis

What you eat won’t cause osteo-arthritis (OA, the most common form of arthritis) or cure it, but your diet may have an effect on its symptoms. Eating certain foods may increase inflammation in joints, while eating other foods may reduce inflammation.
“We have learned that dietary changes may improve arthritis symptoms

Frontline: Cervical Cancer; Osteoporosis; Menopause

Two tests better than one for cervical cancer detection
Researchers have discovered that examining results from two screening tests for gynecological cancer—the Pap test and the high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) test—significantly improved the detection of cervical cancer and pre-cancerous lesions among more than 1,600 women. The researchers found that, on its

Ignoring Joint Pain Can Make Matters Worse

Joint pain increases with age for many reasons, including lack of muscular strength, inflexibility, genetics, and damage from overuse or misuse. Joint pain is not something to be endured as a normal part of aging. It is a signal from the nervous system that something is wrong, and it should

Supplements Relieve Osteoarthritis Pain

Results from two major studies investigating glucosamine and chondroitin supplements for treating osteoarthritis (OA) are in. And the news is good. Supplements Best for Severe Pain. The first study, dubbed GAIT and funded by the National Institutes of Health, tested 1,258 people with OA of the knee. Each day, participants

Arthritis Supplements: Some Happy News for Sorry Joints

Q. Is there convincing evidence that glucosamine and chondroitin supplements can provide arthritis relief? A. Yes. Along with diet, exercise and treatment of any underlying causes of arthritis, glucosamine and chondroitin hold much promise in halting, perhaps even reversing, osteoarthritis, says Jason Theodosakis, M.D., member of a National Institutes of Health

MSM Gears Up to Be Next Aspirin: Can It Deliver?

The Buzz: Debilitated by rheumatoid arthritis for years, actor James Coburn attributes his comeback-capped by a recent Academy Award-to methylsulfonylmethane, commonly called MSM. Several companies (Jarrow, Natural Balance) sell MSM by itself. Others (Future Biotics, TwinLab) combine it with vitamin C, glucosamine or other reputed anti-arthritis compounds. A new

Bone Formulas: Not Just About Calcium Anymore

While calcium is still the star in the fight against osteoporosis, other bone-building nutrients are also important:Vitamin D: Helps absorb and deposit calcium into bones. Vitamin C: Helps produce collagen, which forms bone scaffolding. Vitamin K: Promotes osteocalcin, a protein that helps keep bones strong. Potassium: Helps retain calcium. Magnesium:

Alternative Arthritis Remedies Go Mainstream; EN Offers Primer

Seeking relief for the pain, stiffness and inflammation of arthritis? You?re not alone. A recent survey reveals that half of the 43 million Americans with arthritis have lost faith in conventional remedies. With no cure in sight and limited medical options for alleviating symptoms, it’s not surprising that two-thirds

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