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Why Alex Trebek Has a Fighting Chance

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

When Jeopardy host Alex Trebek recently vowed to beat stage 4 pancreatic cancer, it sounded like wishful thinking.[1]

Pancreatic cancer has the lowest five-year survival rate of any major form of cancer. Only about 8% of patients are alive five years after their diagnosis.

And because Trebek’s cancer wasn’t found until it had spread, the survival statistics for him are even more grim.

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The Ancient Chinese Breast Cancer Solution

In All Health Watch, Anti-Aging, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Longevity by Garry Messick0 Comments

In the U.S., breast cancer is one of the most feared forms of cancer.[i]

We have pink ribbon campaigns, “runs for the cure,” and screening awareness programs to fight it.

In China, they have none of this. That’s because breast cancer isn’t nearly the threat it is here.

The death rate from breast cancer in China is 5.76 per 100,000 residents.

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5 Foods We Eat That Are Banned in Europe

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

As Americans, we might be wary about eating certain foods when we travel abroad. We tend to think of our food supply as being safe compared to other countries.

The truth is, the U.S. has less stringent food-safety rules than many other parts of the world.

Lisa Y. Lefferts is a senior scientist at the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

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