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Breast-Feeding Stops Breast Cancer Recurrence: Study

By on April 29, 2015 in Natural News
Breast-Feeding Stops Breast Cancer Recurrence: Study

Women who breast-feed their babies and later develop breast cancer are less likely to have the cancer return or to die from it than women who do not breast-feed, new research shows. “We found in this study of over 1,600 women with breast cancer that those who previously breast-fed had a 30 percent overall decreased […]

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Arthritis Gene Discoveries Hold Promise for Better Treatments

By on April 29, 2015 in Natural News
Arthritis Gene Discoveries Hold Promise for Better Treatments

Genetic variations may hold clues to rheumatoid arthritis — suggesting not only who will develop the painful condition, but also predicting its severity and even who might die from it, a new study says. “Genetic factors predisposing to disease, to disease severity, and response to treatment will allow tailoring treatment to individual patients’ needs,” said […]

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Balding Men at Greater Risk for Prostate Cancer Death

By on April 24, 2015 in Natural News
Balding Men at Greater Risk for Prostate Cancer Death

Bald men may face a greater risk of dying from prostate cancer, a new study suggests. By analyzing the medical records of more than 4,000 American men, National Cancer Institute researchers found those with any degree of male-pattern balding were 56 percent more likely to die from prostate cancer over a 21-year period, compared with […]

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Cancer Drug-Testing Devices Promise More Effective, Less Toxic Chemo

By on April 23, 2015 in Natural News
Cancer Drug-Testing Devices Promise More Effective, Less Toxic Chemo

Two new devices may eventually lead to more accurate, less toxic methods of predicting how well a specific cancer drug might work on an individual’s cancer, researchers report. The goal: to construct a “laboratory in a patient” method for safely exposing tumors to tiny samples of many different drugs all at once, to observe each […]

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Hearing Aids Can Lessen Forgetfulness: Johns Hopkins

By on April 20, 2015 in Natural News
Hearing Aids Can Lessen Forgetfulness: Johns Hopkins

Hearing aids may lessen the forgetfulness and mental confusion tied to moderate to severe hearing loss, suggests a new study. “This study is important because it focuses on a risk factor that is amenable to intervention in later life and could potentially postpone cognitive decline,” said Jennifer Deal, the study’s lead author from the Bloomberg […]

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Melanoma Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Lung Cancer

By on April 20, 2015 in Natural News
Melanoma Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Lung Cancer

A new drug that boosts the immune system’s cancer-fighting potential is showing early promise for some patients with advanced lung cancer. The drug, marketed as Keytruda, was recently approved in the United States for treating advanced melanoma, but is not yet approved for lung cancer. Still, experts were encouraged by preliminary findings reported Sunday at […]

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Remote Amazon Tribe Offers Clues to Modern Health Plagues

By on April 18, 2015 in Natural News
Remote Amazon Tribe Offers Clues to Modern Health Plagues

In a discovery that could eventually shed light on some diseases that plague modern society, a tribe in a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Venezuela appears to have the most diverse collection of bodily bacteria ever found. The study suggests that modern living has decreased the diversity of the typical Westerner’s “microbiome” — […]

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Medical ID Theft Is Rampant: Are You at Risk?

By on April 17, 2015 in Natural News
Medical ID Theft Is Rampant: Are You at Risk?

Nearly everyone knows the dangers of identity theft, where someone steals your credit cards, bank information, or Social Security number to rip you off. But a new kind of crime is rising that could put you in even greater danger. It’s medical identity theft, and it’s on the rise in the U.S. According to report […]

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E-Cigarettes Don’t Work as Quit-Smoking Aid: Study

By on April 17, 2015 in Natural News
E-Cigarettes Don’t Work as Quit-Smoking Aid: Study

While some proponents of “vaping” claim that smokers who try e-cigarettes may use them as a bridge to quitting smoking, a new study finds that the opposite may true. The study, published April 16 in the American Journal of Public Health, found that smokers who used e-cigarettes were less likely to quit regular cigarettes than […]

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Bizarre Cancer Drug Side Effect: Fingerprints Disappear

By on April 16, 2015 in Natural News
Bizarre Cancer Drug Side Effect: Fingerprints Disappear

A 65-year-old breast cancer patient ran into an unexpected problem with her bank: She was denied a transaction because her fingerprints had disappeared. Reporting in the April 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, doctors in Mexico said the woman’s unusual case was due to the effects of chemotherapy for an advanced breast […]

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