Can you sniff out your mate? Previous research suggests a women’s mate preference is based on odor. Sounds odd, right? But our sense of smell is regulated by something called major histocompatibility complex (MHC), which are genes that are key to our immune system and our autoimmunity. When it comes to organ donation, it’s important […]

Alright, gents. We know you’re drooling for that burger, but if you’ve got prostate cancer, do yourself a favor and choose the fish. Research shows that men with a higher intake of fish had a slower spread of prostate cancer and a lower risk of death compared to those who didn’t eat as much fish. […]

Melissa

Melissa Etheridge has earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Etheridge, most popular for her multi-platinum 1993 CD, “Yes I Am,” is also know for her support of gay rights, as well as her struggle with breast cancer.  Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, but has since become the ambassador for […]

Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis sufferers can’t catch a break. Not only do they suffer with chronic pain and stiffness, now a key medical treatment may be linked to an increased risk of certain skin cancers. The medicine in question is known as tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors, which include infliximab (Remicade), adalimunab (Humira), and etanercept (Enbrel), and […]

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An anti-cancer virus has been developed in Canada and is exciting news in the world of what’s known as oncolytic viruses. oncolytic viruses are anti-cancer viruses that actually attack and shrink cancerous cells and tumors. And while this news is preliminary The study included 23 cancer patients in the advance stages of their diseases, in […]

Antidepressants cut cancer risk? Word from a large study out of England says yes. The study published in the British Journal of Cancer states that antidepressants known as tricyclic antidepressants were seen to quite significantly reduce the risk of brain and bowel cancer. A common type of brain cancer called glioma saw a reduction of […]

When we think of a healthy diet, it usually includes a very moderate consumption of red meat.  There may be another reason to avoid red meat all together.  According to a study by the National Cancer Institute, red meat may now be linked to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or liver cancer. Liver cancer is the third […]

We’re in the dog days of summer, so many of us seek some heat relief in a cool swimming pool. Unfortunately for pool lovers, a study released in 2010 suggests that chemicals used to disinfect pools — and drinking water — mutate into carcinogenic, or cancer-causing, agents. Researchers examined 80 water samples from two swimming […]