Researchers at the Long Island University have found that a naturally occurring compound found in oregano can kill prostate cancer cells. Prostate Cancer is one of the most common types of cancer found in men and is fatal more times than not.
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Research conducted at Penn State University has discovered that a compound found in fish oils appears to target leukemia stem cells. The claim is that this compound could be used to formulate a cure for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia and possibly others.
A new target has been found for a novel new drug in the fight against lung cancer. The research was carried out at the Salk Institute of Biological Science. The drug is designed to deactivate an enzyme known for causing inflammation in cancer.
A recent international study has shown that a new drug for aggressive, advanced skin cancer can double survival rates. Vemurafenib was given to patients in Australia and US and increased life expectancy by many months. 16 months of extra life was provided by vemurafenib (0n average) compared with only 9 months using the current, conventional treatment.
Fried food has a number of health risks associated with it – increased cholesterol, increased risk of heart disease, obesity etc. New research has shown that the toxins found in re-heated oil can cause cancer and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinsons. Some oils used for frying, such as sunflower, develop toxic compounds as a result [...]
Hot flashes occur as a direct result of hormonal fluctuations leading to lower hormone levels. Cancer patients on anti-hormones, menopausal women and chemically enhanced athletes finishing a course will all be victims of hot flashes. Research at the Virginia Commonwealth University has indicated that magnesium supplementation can decrease the frequency of hot flushes.
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that usually stems from asbestos exposure. However, it can take 30 – 40 years before the cancer develops and thus thousands of people are still at risk even with no asbestos safety measures in place. Mesothelioma is usually found in the pleura but can also occur in the [...]
Prostate cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer in men. It generally goes undetected in men for a while until they notice a “prostate pinch” and have trouble urinating. The prostate itself is a gland that envelops the joining of the ejaculatory duct and urethra, so when it grows or swells up it causes [...]
Curing cancer seems to be at the forefront of medical science these days. Cancer is one of the most devastating diseases but it’s important to remember that the term “cancer” covers a wide variety of illnesses. There isn’t one fix for all types because of the different gene expression required for each type to thrive. [...]
For a long time it was hypothesized that inflammation drives cancer growth and it’s ability to thrive in the way it does. That was the theory but there was no information to substantiate that claim.