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By Butter Bracco On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
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Jessica Griffith wrongly believed she was dying from cancer revealed in new report on Utah murder suicide

A Utah family was found dead in a murder-suicide last year and police say the crime was carried about because the mother became convinced she had cancer. Jessica Griffith, 43, believed she had a terminal disease More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, April 2nd, 2018
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California judge uses bad science and scare tactics to rule that coffee must have cancer warnings

A  California superior court judge in Los Angeles ruled that coffee shops may have to put up a warning that tells customers there is a possible cancer risk linked to their cup of coffee. The court said in a statement More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, March 19th, 2018
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Colorectal cancer risk may be reduced with small, daily dose of Viagra: Study

A small, daily dose of Viagra significantly reduces colorectal cancer risk in an animal model that is genetically predetermined to have the third leading cause of cancer death, scientists report. ViagraImage/Video More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
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Breast cancer: FDA okays direct-to-consumer test that reports three mutations in the BRCA breast cancer genes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week authorized the Personal Genome Service Genetic Health Risk (GHR) Report for BRCA1/BRCA2 (Selected Variants). It is the first direct-to-consumer (DTC) test to report More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
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Five Gift Ideas for Mothers Fighting Cancer

With Mother’s Day just a few months away, many of us are wondering what to give our moms to make them feel appreciated. Flowers, chocolates and wine are the obvious gifts of choice, but for anyone whose mom is More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, December 21st, 2017
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Taxotere Hair Loss Details: What You Need To Know

For those that don’t know, Taxotere is a popular form of chemotherapy medication. While this medication is intended to help those going through chemotherapy, it would seem that a very unsettling side effect has More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, October 29th, 2017
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Breast cancer screening: The mammogram

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a consumer health update on the mammogram recently, which covered four important questions: How Does a Mammogram Work? Image/FDA Video Screen Shot A mammogram More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, June 18th, 2017
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Melanoma: Radon increases risk for malignant skin cancer according to Swiss researchers

It is undisputed that radon is a risk factor for developing lung cancer. New research by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) in the context of the Swiss National Cohort study now shows that More...

By Guest Author On Friday, May 12th, 2017
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Vaping Backed by Science as Healthier Alternative to Cigarettes

After successful completion of the first long-term study on the effects of vaping on your health, experts have given e-cigarettes the thumbs up as an alternative to smoking cigarettes. A fairly new form of nicotine More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, February 4th, 2017
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WHO: 8.8 million people die from cancer each year

New guidance from WHO, launched ahead of World Cancer Day (4 February), aims to improve the chances of survival for people living with cancer by ensuring that health services can focus on diagnosing and treating More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, December 18th, 2016
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Routine blood test predicts how long cancer patients will survive

A routine blood test can predict how long cancer patients in palliative care will survive, researchers report at the ESMO Asia 2016 Congress in Singapore. Image/frolicsomepl “Cancer patients in palliative More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
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Belgium euthanizes a teen and suddenly Europe cares about parental notification and ‘choices’

A 17-year old became the first child to be euthanized under Belgian’s euthanasia law which was expanded in 2014 and became law in 2002. What is shocking is that journalists are NOW asking tough questions and More...

By Guest Author On Monday, September 26th, 2016
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NFL Players’ $1 Billion Concussion Settlement Put on Hold by Appeal

A proposed $1 billion settlement to the NFL players’ concussion lawsuit is headed to the Supreme Court to answer questions about distribution of the settlement posed by one former player’s family. The family More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
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Former NYC Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, named Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases by WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) today named former New York City Mayor, Mr Michael R. Bloomberg, as Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs). NCDs (including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, April 22nd, 2016
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Hepatitis B: Risk of liver cancer not reduced after virus clears, according to researchers

Long-term infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) can cause liver inflammation and increase the risk of liver cancer. Researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however, found that resolving More...

By Jinkie Barendse On Thursday, January 14th, 2016
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‘Harry Potter’ ‘Die Hard’ star Alan Rickman dead at age 69

Actor Alan Rickman, known for films including Harry Potter, Die Hard and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, has died at the age of 69. The star was suffering from cancer, his family said. He became one of Britain’s More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, January 14th, 2016
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European Union’s euthanasia measure fails

Described as a “Written declaration on dignity at the end of life,” the Members of the European Parliament failed to support the euthanasia measure. Life Sites News had more details, quoting this written More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
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Exploring High-risk HPV, Testing Options and the Gardasil Vaccine

HPV – or human papillomavirus – is actually a group of viruses with more than 100 different strains or types. More than 30 of these are sexually transmitted, and although it’s relatively benign More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, November 30th, 2015
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Bristol-Myers Squibb’s, Empliciti, receives approval for the treatment of multiple myeloma

Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted approval for Empliciti (elotuzumab) in combination with two other therapies to treat people with multiple myeloma who have received one to three prior medications. Multiple More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, November 26th, 2015
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U.S. Сolorectal Сancer Screening Rates Experiment Going Right

Group Health Research Institute, located in Seattle, launched an experiment and sent more than 1000 home stool kits for their patients to test themselves for the signs of the colorectal cancer. It allowed them to More...


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