Monthly Archives: March 2011

How to Prevent Common Cancers?

The incidence and burden of cancer is huge.  Nearly 12.7 million of people are diagnosed of cancer every day and 7.6 million die from cancer.  The global cancer epidemic is set to continue rising, with the number of worldwide cancer … Continue reading

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Docetaxel (Taxotere) is Effective in Heavily Pretreated Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Patients

It is well-established that nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a chemo-responsive disease.  Despite improved outcome with chemo-radiation (platimum-based chemotherapy with radiation), treatment failure continue to be a problem in patients with locally advanced Stage III/IV disease.  Now, a new study published … Continue reading

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Alcohol Drinking and Colorectal Cancer

Alcohol consumption is one of the most important known risk factors for human cancers and potentially one of the largest avoidable factors.  It has been estimated that 5.2% of all cancers in men and 1.7% of all cancers in women … Continue reading

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Dietary Pattern and Breast Cancer

Evidence is mounting that healthy dietary patterns might be associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer.  Using data from prospective Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study that involved 20,967 women and followed for 14.1 years, researchers analyzed 124 foods and beverages … Continue reading

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Optimistic Resulted in Better Outcomes in Heart Disease Patients

We always say that a person’s beliefs about their disease have an impact on recovery, but few studies have showed positive emotions or optimisms can result in better outcomes.  Now a study published in the February issue of Arch intern … Continue reading

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Male Pattern Baldness – An Early Sign for Prostate Cancer?

Androgenic alopecia, commonly known as male pattern baldness, is a common disorder affecting almost 50% of men throughout their lifetime.   Androgenic alopecia is caused by a genetic sensitivity of hair follicles to androgens, which causes the hair follicles to shrink. … Continue reading

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Fish Oil Prevents Weight and Muscle Loss in Cancer Patients

Cancer patients who are taking chemotherapy are always worried about muscle wasting (cachexia) and weight loss.  Now, a small study suggests that supplementation with fish oil might prevent muscle wasting (cachexia) and weight loss.  In the study, investigators randomized 40 … Continue reading

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Effects of Linzhi on the Immune Functions in patients with Advanced Cancer

Preclinical studies have established that Linzhi or Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharide (GLPS) fractions have potent immuno-stimulating effects and anti-tumor activity.   However, it is unclear whether these effects also appear in humans in vivo.   A study published in the Journal of Immunological … Continue reading

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The Who, When, How to Take and Store PRADAXA (dabigatran)

What is PRADAXA? PRADAXA is a medicine used to prevent stroke and blood clots in people who have a atrial fibrillation.  How to take PRADAXA? PRADAXA should be taken orally, twice daily, with or without food.  Swallow PRADAXA capsules whole. … Continue reading

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