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ITHACA, N.Y. — There is a new reason to enjoy hot cocoa on a cold winter’s night in front of a cozy fire. Consider it a health drink. Beyond the froth, cocoa teems with antioxidants that prevent cancer, Cornell University food scientists say. Comparing the chemical anti-cancer activity in beverages known to contain antioxidants, they …

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Preventing Prostate Cancer by: News Canada (NC)-It is increasingly recognized that diet plays a role in prostate cancer, a disease that affects one in eight men. For optimal health, it’s important to exercise regularly and eat according to Canada’s Food Guide, which recommends lots of fruits and vegetables, many of which contain the antioxidant selenium. …

What Is Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)?

What is complementary and alternative medicine? Are complementary medicine and alternative medicine different from each other? What is integrative medicine? What are the major types of complementary and alternative medicine? What is NCCAM’s role in the field of complementary and alternative medicine? Dictionary of Terms Resources There are many terms used to describe approaches to …

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Advances in treatment dramatically improve survival rate in past 2 decades 20 years ago, children had 50 percent chance; today, survival is 85 percent, and improving thanks to clinical trials “It was a Sunday afternoon and we were out shopping,â€� recalls Kiessel. “When Angela was trying on a pair of pants I noticed bruises all …

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WHO/FAO release independent Expert Report on diet and chronic disease Less saturated fats, sugar and salt, more fruit and vegetables and physical exercise, needed to counter cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and obesity 3 March 2003 | GENEVA/ROME — A diet low in energy-dense foods that are high in saturated fats and sugars, and abundant in …

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International Cancer Research Portfolio: New on-line database will aid in cancer research collaboration and planning Cancer researchers around the world now have a powerful new tool at their fingertips that provides instant access to information on ongoing cancer research supported by cancer funding organizations within the United States and the United Kingdom. The on-line database …

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Oct. 28, 2003 — You might already have some of the newest cancer-fighting drugs. But you’ll find them in your kitchen, not in your medicine cabinet. New studies show anticancer effects in ginger, tea made from a Chinese herb called barbed skullcap, and the more traditional green tea. The reports were presented this week’s Frontiers …

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Surgeons, physical scientists and computer specialists at the University of Dundee have just made a major breakthrough which will allow GPs to scan women for breast cancer in minutes in their local surgery. The new hand held instrument enables the detection of early subclinical breast lesion without the use of damaging x-rays and is inexpensive …

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STUDY SHOWS FOOT MELANOMA SURVIVAL RATE IS JUST 1 IN 2 PARK RIDGE, IL (PRWEB) August 23, 2003 –- Malignant melanoma is increasing faster than any other cancer, and a new study published in the current issue of the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery shows the overall five-year survival rate for melanoma of the …

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Lung Cancer Cause Different for Women CHICAGO — Tobacco use in American women rose dramatically during the 20th century, resulting in a 600 percent increase by the year 2003 in the number of women who died of lung cancer. In the same period, the number of lung cancer deaths in men declined. Lung cancer has …