Slash Your Risk for 7 Types of Cancer

In All Health Watch, Cancer, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Why do you exercise?

Chances are it’s for one or all of these reasons:

  • It helps you stay thinner.
  • You feel better after you do it.
  • It helps prevent heart disease and diabetes.
  • It helps you sleep better. 
  • You enjoy doing the activity.

A new study shows that working out has another, perhaps unexpected benefit. It lowers the risk for seven types of cancers. 

The research was a collaboration between the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, and the Harvard T.H.

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Clean Air Quickly Improves Health

In All Health Watch, Cancer, Featured Article, Health Warning, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

There’s no doubt that air pollution is bad for your health. Studies show breathing dirty air can trigger heart disease, cancer, strokes, cognitive problems, lung disease, and diabetes.[i] 

But, until a new study came out, nobody knew how fast your health improved when you started to breathe cleaner air. 

The Environmental Committee of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies looked at what happened in specific instances when the air became cleaner in certain cities.

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Hair Dye Increases Breast Cancer Risk

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There have been concerns for years that chemical hair dyes and straighteners cause health problems in women. 

Pregnant women have long been told to avoid hair dyes. But the cosmetic industry and the FDA insisted there was no evidence these products are dangerous. 

A major new study changes that. 

Scientists from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences followed the hair-product use of 46,709 women for eight years.

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Is Your Doctor Accidentally Giving You Cancer?

In All Health Watch, Cancer, Featured Article, Health Warning by Garry Messick1 Comment

X-rays…CT scans…PET scans…mammograms…fluoroscopy…

You’ve had a least some of these medical imaging procedures done to you. And the chances are good that you’ve had them done many times.

Doctors often order imaging tests routinely when trying to diagnose an illness or determine its severity.

We’ve known for a long time that the radiation exposure from these tests raises cancer risk. But doctors routinely warned us that the danger was slight.

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Alex Trebek: ‘I Wish I Had Known Sooner’

In All Health Watch, Cancer, Featured Article, Health Warning, Pancreatic Cancer by Garry Messick0 Comments

For months, Jeopardy host Alex Trebek was plagued by stomach pain. He had no idea what was causing it. 

Eventually, he went to the doctor and got a terrible diagnosis: pancreatic cancer. And it had advanced to stage 4, which is considered incurable. Median survival is only three to six months.[1] 

The good news is that Trebek has already beat those odds.

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This Spice Stops Cancer, Study Finds

In All Health Watch, Cancer, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

Prostate cancer is so common in the U.S. that screening is a standard part of men’s checkups. In India, prostate cancer is so rare that it’s not even a concern.

American men get 23 times more prostate cancer than men in India.

The story is similar for breast cancer. American women get five times more breast cancer than women in India.

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