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Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

How household dust may contribute to breast cancer

Chemicals have been developed to make our lives easier and safer. But is that always the case? More and more studies are finding it’s not. In fact, something as innocuous as the dust in your home can pose a cancer threat, thanks to chemicals that disrupt the endocrine system.

Carolyn Gretton

How measuring pH is helping pinpoint cancer cells

Identifying cancer can be a difficult, time-consuming and expensive process requiring different tests, exams and scans. Researchers are looking to make the process more efficient by using artificial intelligence to help identify cancer cells by their altered pH levels…

Joyce Hollman

Caring for your heart lowers your cancer risk

More American adults die of heart disease each year than from any other cause, with cancer a close second. It seems like a lot of work to try to avoid both. But is it? Research shows just trying to avoid one of these killers can protect you from both.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Red ginseng shown effective at suppressing lung cancer

Red ginseng has quite a reputation in traditional Korean medicine. It’s used as a tea, extract and supplement for various ailments, and is reported to have strong anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-cancer properties. Now, scientists have discovered two molecules in the root that can stop the spread of lung cancer, with the help of a microwave.

Joyce Hollman

The one drink breast cancer survivors should avoid

Despite increased awareness of the downsides of soda, half the population consumes sugary drinks on a given day. One in four people gets at least 200 calories from soda, while five percent get at least 567, the equivalent of four cans of soda a day. For a breast cancer survivor, that could be a death sentence. Here’s why and the drink to toast your longevity to instead.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

How urinary tract infections can lead to bladder cancer

Pain, burning, urgency — each of these symptoms will sound familiar if you’ve ever suffered from a urinary tract infection. And the likelihood is, you have. And while the pain and symptoms of the infection themselves are bad enough, according to a new study, having a urinary tract infection could be a signal of far worse to come…

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Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The fruit that guards against sunburn, UV damage and skin cancer

We all need a little sunshine in our lives. It’s an important source of vitamin D. Get too much sun, though, and UV damage can lead to premature aging and skin cancer. But there’s a tasty way to give yourself an extra layer of sun protection and guard against sunburn…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

What each serving of fruit and veggies does to heart disease, stroke and cancer

It’s no surprise to any of us that despite the best efforts of moms everywhere, 90 percent of us are still not eating enough fruits and vegetables. But what if we did? For starters, 7.8 million early deaths a year could be prevented. Scientists can even measure the benefits in each serving, and reveal the magic number for saving lives…

Carolyn Gretton

German scientists’ ‘cancer plan’: Age 50+ take vitamin D

For years, scientists have been studying how vitamin D influences the prognosis of a number of diseases, particularly inflammatory diseases, diabetes, respiratory diseases and cancer. Using that information, they’ve devised a plan that could reduce cancer deaths and increase lifespan.

Carolyn Gretton

Green tea boosts cancer-destroying ‘guardian of the genome’

Green tea is well-known for its positive benefits on metabollism, brain funtion, blood sugar and longevity. Now, researchers say its key compound may increase a natural anti-cancer protein know as the “guardian of the genome.”

Joyce Hollman

Using aspirin to lower the risk of colorectal cancer

You’ve probably heard about daily aspirin therapy as a preventative for heart attack and stroke. But have you heard of its effect on colorectal cancer? Turns out there’s compelling evidence for it, with one caveat…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Coffee lovers benefit from lower prostate cancer risk

For all you male coffee lovers worried about the possibility of prostate cancer in your future, listen up: Past studies have already linked coffee to a lower relative risk of liver, bowel, and breast cancers. Now you can add prostate cancer to the list.

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