Posts Tagged ‘cancer’

What to Look for When Visiting your Aging Parents

An article by the Mayo Clinic Staff gives insights on what to look for as warning signs of possible health problems when visiting aging parents. In many cases this may also be a single aging parent who has lost a spouse due to death or divorce. Taking Care of Themselves The main thing you want…

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Sugar can Fuel the Growth of Certain Kinds of Cancers

Got a sweet tooth? We all know that sugar is not good for our teeth. Eating sugar and sweets has been linked to obesity and diabetes and in turn, diabetes is associated with an increased risk for heart disease, stroke, chronic kidney disease and dementia. As if all of this is not enough, research has…

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Today February 4 is World Cancer Day

Today February 4 is World Cancer Day. World Cancer Day was begun by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) on February 4, 2000 at the World Summit against Cancer for the New Millennium in Paris. The aim was to prevent cancer, promote research, improve services for patients and to raise awareness around the world…

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Breakthrough for Treating Cancer Shows 70% Success in Destroying Solid Tumors

A new Israeli startup called AlphaTAU (Alpha Tel Aviv University) for using alpha radiation against cancerous tumors shows 70% success for destroying solid cancerous tumors. This new technology called Diffusing Alpha-Emitters Radiation Therapy (Alpha DaRT) was patented in 2003 by Prof. Yona Keisari and Prof. Yitzchak Kelson together with Tel Aviv University. Prof. Kelson was…

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Study Shows the only Safe Level for Alcohol is not to Drink at All

The latest study on alcohol consumption carried out by researchers from the University of Washington published August 24, 2018 in the Lancet Journal shows that it is a killer and was responsible for 2.8 million world-wide deaths in 2016 and alcohol use was ranked as the seventh leading risk factor for premature death and disability…

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DNA Testing can Show if you are at Risk for Certain Diseases

DNA testing has become very popular and while many people who invest in DNA testing are only trying to find their roots and ancestry, other people are investing in DNA testing to discover genetic health markers. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave permission last year for 23andMe to test for inherited diseases. Simple Saliva…

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Skinny Fat in Seniors may be a way to Predict Dementia

What is Skinny Fat Skinny fat (sarcopenic obesity) is when a senior has skinny weak muscles, but a lot of fat that makes up their body mass. Low muscle mass and strength is usually from aging and this is called sarcopenia. However, according to a new study published June 6, 2018, in the journal Clinical…

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil to Prevent Inflammation and Chronic Diseases

Oleocanthal in Extra Virgin Olive Oil has Anti-inflammatory and Pain Relieving Properties Researchers discovered that a substance in extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)  called oleocanthal has pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties that work in the same way as the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) Ibuprofen. The results were published in the Nature Journal , September 1, 2005,…

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The Mediterranean Diet Slows Aging

Countries around the Mediterranean had Lower Levels Heart Disease, Stroke and Dementia In 1958 it was noted that people living around the Mediterranean in countries like Greece and Italy had lower rates of heart disease, stroke and dementia than other countries. Researchers began investigating what was different in their lifestyles. They came up with their…

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Vitamin D Health Benefits for Seniors

Protects against Colds and Flu Most seniors today may remember how when they were little kids their mothers fed them a spoonful of cod liver oil every day in the winter to protect them from colds and flu. Cod liver oil is a rich source of Vitamin D and scientific studies show that indeed Vitamin…

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