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2013-04-23 22:31:53

First randomized trial finds home-based health education most effective In the first study of its kind, lay health workers increased screening rates for hepatitis B virus (HBV) and knowledge about the disease among a group of Asian Americans, known as the Hmong, UC Davis researchers have found. The study appears online today in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Hmong Americans, who originate from the mountainous areas of Laos, are at elevated risk for chronic hepatitis B...

2013-04-18 23:04:34

Asbestos Risk Combined with Smoking Habit Asks for Double Trouble, Incites Deadly Cancer (PRWEB) April 18, 2013 Newly available conclusions from a Queen´s College study in New York reiterate that two added factors– smoking and/or asbestosis– dramatically increase the risk of developing mesothelioma and other asbestos cancers following asbestos exposure. Lead author Steven B. Markowitz (MD, PhD) is a Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the School of Earth...

2013-04-17 16:25:26

Study shows sharp drop in activity 10 years after diagnosis Breast cancer survivors are among the women who could most benefit from regular physical activity, yet few meet national exercise recommendations during the 10 years after being diagnosed, according to a study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Prior studies and available evidence show a strong association between physical activity and reduced mortality, extended survival and higher quality of life among...

Cancer Survivor Numbers On The Rise
2013-03-27 19:16:39

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While once considered a death sentence to many, cancer survival is on the rise. The increase is, in part, due to an aging population. But it is also thanks to advances in early detection and treatment. As a result, more people will survive cancer. On Wednesday, the American Association for Cancer Research reported the number of cancer survivors is expected to increase by 31 percent to 18 million by 2022. Currently there are some...

2013-03-18 11:12:57

Men who participate in biennial PSA based screening have a lower risk of being diagnosed as well as dying from prostate cancer up to 9 years after their last PSA test, according to the results of a new study to be presented at the 28th Annual EAU Congress in Milan A joint Swedish-UK study aimed to examined the risk of developing prostate cancer after last invitation to screening. This investigation follows up on previous publication from the Göteborg randomized screening trial...

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2013-02-27 08:11:20

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Breast cancer in the US is the second most deadly form of cancer in women and is expected to kill more than 39,000 Americans in 2013, according to the National Cancer Institute [NCI]. Many of those deaths could come from the younger generation as a new study points out an unsettling trend: an uptick in diagnoses of metastatic breast cancer in women ages 25 to 39. While progress has been made in overall reduction of cancers in the...

2013-02-13 11:39:10

Lung cancer is likely to overtake breast cancer as the main cause of cancer death among European women by the middle of this decade, according to new research published in the cancer journal Annals of Oncology today (Wednesday). In the UK and Poland it has already overtaken breast cancer as the main cause of cancer deaths in women. The study by researchers in Italy and Switzerland predicts that just over 1.3 million people will die from cancer (737,747 men and 576,489 women) in the 27...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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