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Leukemia and Brain Cancer Rising in Children
Posted 1/27/2011 - Christine Traxler | 0 comment(s)
Childhood leukemia and brain cancer are on the rise, and exposure to chemicals in our environment such as chlorinated solvents and the head lice treatment lindane may be partially to blame, according to experts. . . . . Read More

Garden Weed Protects against Skin Cancer
Posted 1/26/2011 - Christine Traxler | 0 comment(s)
A new study conducted by scientists in Australia has revealed that a common weed can Read More

Stress Management May Help Heart
Posted 1/25/2011 - Christine Traxler | 0 comment(s)
A stress management program based on cognitive behavioral therapy may reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and death in patients with heart disease, Swedish researchers report. About 30 percent of heart attacks may be linked to "psychosocial factors," including chronic stressors such as poverty or emoti . . . . Read More

Father of Fitness dies at 96
Posted 1/24/2011 - Christine Traxler | 0 comment(s)
Sadly, the father of fitness, Jack LaLanne has died.   Fans everywhere are saddened, especially those who have watched his shows, read his books, had his videos on their YouTube playlist and even proudly owned his juicer. . . . . Read More

Social Support helps Bresst Cancer Survivors
Posted 1/23/2011 - Christine Traxler | 0 comment(s)
Breast cancer patients who have strong support after diagnosis likely live longer or have less risk of the cancer returning, a new study suggests. Researchers from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) and the Shanghai Institute of Preventive Medicine started in 2002 to recruit 2,230 breast cancer survivors whose disease was diagnosed within two years. . . . . Read More

Breast Cancer Survivors should Breastfeed
Posted 1/22/2011 - Christine Traxler | 0 comment(s)
Thanks to remarkable advances in both detecting and treating cancer, young children who are diagnosed with various forms of the disease have an 80% chance of surviving into healthy adult . . . . Read More

Statins may not help the Healthy
Posted 1/21/2011 - Christine Traxler | 0 comment(s)
Cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins are an undeniable boon for heart patients. Study after study has shown that for those who have had a heart attack or other forms of heart disease, the medications can significantly lower the risk of future heart troub . . . . Read More

Exercise Harder for Diabetics
Posted 1/20/2011 - Christine Traxler | 0 comment(s)
Dr. Amy Huebschmann, assistant professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, had a very personal beginning to her latest scientific research study. Read More

Fighting Breast Cancer with Lifestyle
Posted 1/19/2011 - Christine Traxler | 0 comment(s)
Every woman, myself included, wants to know what she can do to avoid getting breast cancer -- all the while knowing that breast cancer often can't be avoided. With this in mind, I tread carefully in reporting on an intriguing new paper that calculates how much "controllable" risk factors weigh in to o . . . . Read More

Steve Jobs on Leave with Pancreatic Cancer
Posted 1/18/2011 - Christine Traxler | 0 comment(s)
Nearly two years since receiving a new liver and fighting a rare form of pancreatic cancer, Steve Jobs, the co-founder and chief executive of Apple Inc., announced to his employees Monday he will take an indefinite leave of absence from the company to focus on his health. . . . . Read More

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