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Study finds lifestyle choices have impact on health outcomes more so than genetic predisposition

Health Headlines Commentary for June 14, 2016

Source: Lifestyle changes could save Canadian men millions of dollars Reference: How Much Does Tobacco, Smoking, Alcohol Use and Excess Weight Cost Individual Canadian Men?

“Universal” cancer cure media claim is just a tad premature

Health Headlines Commentary for May 6, 2016

Source: Are we on the brink of a UNIVERSAL cancer cure? Cutting off key supply routes to starve diseased cells of nutrients ‘eradicates tumors’ Reference: Deletion of Amino Acid Transporter ASCT2 (SLC1A5) Reveals an Essential Role for Transporters SNAT1 (SLC38A1) and SNAT2 (SLC38A2) to Sustain Glutaminolysis in […]

Study suggests that antioxidant supplements may make cancer worse

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for October 13, 2015

Source: Antioxidants: helpful or harmful for melanoma? Reference: Antioxidants can increase melanoma metastasis in mice, Martin Bergö et al., Science Translational Medicine, doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aad3740, published online 7 October 2015, abstract.

Sponge-like implant traps rogue cancer cells reducing spread in mice. Human trials to soon follow.

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for September 10, 2015

Source: Implant ‘traps’ spreading cancer cells Reference: In vivo capture and label-free detection of early metastatic cells

Remarkable first step switching cancer cells back to normal

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for August 26, 2015

Source: U.S. scientists successfully turn human cancer cells back to normal in process that could ‘switch off’ disease Reference: Distinct E-cadherin-based complexes regulate cell behaviour through miRNA processing or Src and p120 catenin activity

Spirituality may help people cope with cancer but causality is not established nor is there evidence it has a positive effect on outcomes

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for August 12, 2015

Source: Religion, spirituality may be tied to fewer physical cancer symptoms Reference: A meta-analytic approach to examining the correlation between religion/spirituality and mental health in cancer

How many HoC comittee members were drinking coffee when they warned about cellphone health risks?

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for June 19, 2015

Source: House of Commons committee warns of dangers posed by cellphone signals, though the scientific evidence is mixed Electromagnetic radiation from these devices was categorized  as a possible carcinogen by the World Health Organisation. What the committee fails to mention us that coffee falls into the exact […]

Wednesday House Call May 27, 2015: Don't fear the hype

Wednesday House Call   May 27, 2015: Don’t fear the hype Dr Barry Dworkin joins Graham Richarson and Patricia Boal to discuss the latest health stories of the week. Today: Cancer The Canadian Cancer Society says the total number of Canadians who will receive a new cancer diagnosis will rise by 40 per cent over the […]

Early data shows implantable device can determine tumour sensitivity to chemo

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for April 23, 2015

Source: New Technology Tests Tumors Inside the Patient to Find Best Treatment Reference: An implantable microdevice to perform high-throughput in vivo drug sensitivity testing in tumors

Megadosing vitamins reported to increase risk of heart disease and cancer

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for April 21, 2015

Source: Taking too many vitamins pills ‘increases risk of heart disease and cancer’, study warns  

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