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Cannabis Shows Cancer-Fighting Potential

In All Health Watch, Featured Article

Cannabis has long been used to relieve cancer symptoms and the side effects of chemotherapy. But until recently there was little evidence that it could actually affect the course of the disease.

Now, new lab research shows that CBD and THC—the two biologically active compounds in cannabis—have potential in preventing and treating cancer.

Scientists at Colorado State University tested CBD (cannabidiol) against glioblastoma brain cancer cells.… Read More

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How Man Created Cancer

In All Health Watch, Cancer, Featured Article

The historical record shows cancer wasn’t widespread among humans until the Industrial Revolution.

The best-preserved human remains from antiquity are the mummified bodies of Egyptian rulers. Hundreds of mummies have been subjected to microscopic examination.

But Professor Michael Zimmerman of Villanova University found that just a single one shows any evidence of cancer. That’s a stark contrast to cancer rates today.… Read More

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Underneath the Mistletoe, Can You Kiss Cancer Goodbye?

In All Health Watch, Cancer, Featured Article

When you think of mistletoe, you no doubt picture a holiday kiss under a sprig of the plant.

But in addition to being an iconic Christmas symbol, mistletoe is one of the most widely studied alternative therapies for cancer. There is evidence that it not only boosts survival but it may reduce tumor growth, support the immune system, and ease the side effects of chemotherapy.… Read More

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Al Roker’s Cancer Surgery: “I’m Gonna Be OK”

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Men's Health, Prostate Cancer

Researchers say they have found a new, potential game-changing treatment for men like Al Roker, who have aggressive prostate cancer.

The beloved 66-year-old Today show star is upbeat about his latest health challenge.[1]

“It’s a good news-bad news kind of thing,” Roker said. “Good news is we caught it early. Not great news is that it’s a little aggressive, so I’m going to be taking some time off to take care of this.”… Read More

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Alex Trebek: Cancer Breakthrough Came Too Late to Save Him

In All Health Watch, Cancer, Featured Article

For months, Alex Trebek was plagued by stomach pain. He didn’t know what was causing it.

Eventually, he went to the doctor. The diagnosis could not have been worse: Advanced stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

It is considered incurable. Median survival is only three to six months.[1]

Trebek beat those odds. He lived for some 20 months. During much of that time, he was able to work, stay active, and entertain us.… Read More