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2011-12-10 01:11:39

Women who have non-melanoma skin cancers are more likely to have smoked cigarettes compared to women without skin cancer, said researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., who published study results in a recent issue of Cancer Causes Control. The study investigated the relationship between cigarette smoking and non-melanoma skin cancers, including basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCC). Smoking histories were assessed and compared between patients diagnosed...

2011-12-08 23:18:58

Over the past quarter century in Australia, cancer incidence rates have increased while deaths from cancer have steadily decreased. Those are some of the findings of a recent study published early online in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology. Compared with any other disease group, cancer has the greatest overall impact on Australians' health, with one in two Australians developing cancer and one in five dying from it before the age of 85. The Australian Institute of Health and...

2011-12-02 13:47:02

Men are three times more likely than women to develop a common form of skin cancer but medical science doesn´t know why. A new study may provide part of the answer.   Researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC — James) have found that male mice had lower levels of an important skin antioxidant than female mice and higher levels of certain cancer-linked...

2011-11-21 11:42:12

Certain patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may have an increased risk of skin cancer, which is intensified by the use of immunosuppressant medications, according to two new studies in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. Immunosuppressants are commonly used in the treatment of IBD. In the first study, researchers found that both past and present exposure to thiopurines (a widely used class of immunosuppressants) significantly...

2011-11-20 08:00:00

The Doctors Health Press, a publisher of various natural health newsletters books and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting that researchers found that caffeine could be at the heart of a reduced risk for basal cell carcinoma risk due to consumption of coffee. Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 20, 2011 The Doctors Health Press, a publisher of various natural health newsletters books and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press...

2011-11-15 09:56:05

An extraordinary breakthrough in understanding what stops a common form of skin cancer from developing could make new cancer treatments and prevention available to the public in five years. In research published today in the leading international cancer journal, Cancer Cell, an international team of scientists led by Professor Stephen Jane and Dr Charbel Darido of Monash University's Department of Medicine at the Alfred Hospital, has discovered a gene that helps protect the body from...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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