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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

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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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Study Uncovers the Key to Preventing Cancer and Heart Disease

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

If you can avoid heart disease and cancer, you can expect to live a long life. That’s because these two conditions kill more Americans than all other illnesses combined.[1]

Now, a major analysis shows that one nutrient may be the key to preventing both.

The study comes from Edith Cowan University in Australia. It followed the diets of more than 53,000 people for 23 years.

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The Puerto Rican Anti-Cancer Secret

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In Puerto Rico, everybody eats sofrito. It’s a condiment that is put on practically everything. 

A new study shows that it may have powerful anti-cancer effects.

Researchers analyzed data on 314 Puerto Rican women who had breast cancer between 2008 and 2014.[1]

The scientists also looked at a control group of 346 women. These subjects were from the same area and had never had a serious form of cancer.

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Could This Vitamin Save Alex Trebek?

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

If you’re a fan of the TV show Jeopardy, you probably know that host Alex Trebek is fighting for his life.

Trebek has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. That means the disease has spread to other parts of his body.

The 79-year-old publicly announced his condition in March.

He did surprisingly well after initial treatment. In May, his doctors said he was in “near remission.”

“It’s mind-boggling,” Trebek said at the time.

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Liquid Death

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

Just about every health-conscious person knows that soda is bad for you.

But what is surprising is just how bad.

In recent years, studies have found that sweetened, carbonated drinks drive obesity, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and even lung disease.

But an exhaustive new analysis shows that the dangers may be far worse than anybody suspected.

Scientists from the International Agency for Research on Cancer looked at 451,000 people.

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