Tag Archives: Cancer

Ancient Bone Containing Oldest Cancer in Human Found in South Africa

An ancient foot bone from South Africa with an aggressive form of cancer on it is the oldest evidence of cancer in a human relative, researchers from South Africa reported recently. While the researchers aren’t sure exactly what species the foot bone came from, they do know that it belonged …

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National Toxicology Program: 2-Year Study Links Cellphone Radiation to Cancer in Rats

National Toxicology Program: 2-Year Study Links Cellphone Radiation to Cancer in Rats

The National Toxicology Program just released the results from their multi-year, peer-reviewed study investigating a causal link between cellphones and cancer. The $25 million study is the largest experiment to date looking into this link, and what they found is more than a little disconcerting. Is there a link between cellphone …

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Air Pollutants Can Increase Risk of Numerous Cancers, Study Finds

Air Pollutants Can Increase Risk of Numerous Cancers

Long-term exposure to environmental pollutants is associated with increased risk of mortality for many types of cancer, a new study warns. This study in an elderly Hong Kong population focused on ambient fine particulate matter, or matter with an aerodynamic diameter of less than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5). Particulate matter is the term for …

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David Bowie’s Drummer Dennis Davis Dies After Lung Cancer Battle

David Bowie's Drummer Dennis Davis Dies After Lung Cancer Battle

David Bowie ‘s drummer Dennis Davis has sadly passed away after a battle with lung cancer months after the frontman’s own death . The New York percussionist joined the Starman singer’s backing band in 1974, and went on to feature on some of the iconic musician’s classic albums, including 1977’s Heroes. His friend …

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Study Suggests Singing in a Choir Can Help Fight Cancer and Improve Overall Health

Study Suggests Singing in a Choir Can Help Fight Cancer and Improve Overall Health

NEW RESEARCH IN the UK has found that singing in a choir can help people fight off serious illnesses including cancer. A study by Tenovus Cancer Care and London’s Royal College of Music tested 193 members of five different choirs as part of Sing with Us (72 people were carers, 66 people …

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Study Links Splenda to Higher Risk of Leukemia

Study Links Splenda to Higher Risk of Leukemia

Millions of people consume the artificial sweetener Splenda every day, which is used in more than 4,500 foods and beverage products on the market, from diet sodas, to sugar-free gum, to baked goods. But a new independent Italian study, printed in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, shows mice …

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Friday Harbor, Washington: Woman With Terminal Cancer Seeks a Home for Her 3 Dogs

Friday Harbor, Washington: Woman With Terminal Cancer Seeks a Home for Her 3 Dogs

A dying woman’s Facebook post seeking a new home for her three dogs has gone viral. Kathleen Zuidema of Friday Harbor, Washington posted the note on social media on March 5. It has since received thousands of shares and comments. “This is the hardest thing I have ever had to …

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Researchers Enhance Memory Cells Strategy For Fighting Blood Cancers

Researchers Enhance Memory Cells Strategy For Fighting Blood Cancers

Stem cells with memory may improve a powerful new type of cancer therapy. Recently, scientists have engineered cells from a patient’s own immune system to fight blood cancers. The treatment with the engineered immune cells, called CAR-T cell therapy, may work even better if doctors transplant a subset of immune …

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Pittsburgh Panthers Star Running Back James Conner Diagnosed With Cancer

Pittsburgh Panthers Star Running Back James Conner Diagnosed With Cancer

Pittsburgh Panthers star running back James Connerhas been diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system. Conner made the announcement at a news conference Friday, joined by his mother, Kelly Patterson, Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi and several teammates. He said he received the diagnosis on Thanksgiving and has tumors in his neck …

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