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Parents' Cancer Can Have 'Devastating Effects' on Children

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 23 April 2022
Parents' Cancer Can Have 'Devastating Effects' on Children
When a parent develops cancer, children and adolescents are more likely to miss school, visit emergency departments, and experience negative mental health consequences, a new study shows. "Everyone who has ever been touched by cancer knows the havoc it can wreak on individuals and families," lead author Zhiyuan Zheng, PhD, senior principal scientist and health economist at the American Cancer Society (ACS), said in a news release. "Our study clearly shows the devastating effec...
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Healthy Living Tied to a Longer Life and Dementia-Free Old Age

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 23 April 2022
Healthy Living Tied to a Longer Life and Dementia-Free Old Age
A healthy diet, physical activity, and cognitive training help extend life expectancy — and those extra years are more likely to be dementia-free — new research suggests. An analysis of nearly 2500 participants in the Chicago Health and Ageing Project (CHAP) showed those who had a healthy diet, got plenty of physical activity, and took part in cognitive exercises lived longer than those following a less healthy lifestyle. In addition, the number of years living with dementi...
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Gastric Inflammation: How A Bacterial Infection Causes Tissue Changes

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 22 April 2022
Gastric Inflammation: How A Bacterial Infection Causes Tissue Changes
When the bacterium Helicobacter pylori infects the stomach, it causes gastric inflammation and increases the risk of stomach cancer. A team of researchers have been able to explain characteristic changes which occur inside the gastric glands during an H. pylori infection. The researchers discovered a novel mechanism which, by restricting cell division in healthy stomach tissue, protects the stomach against cancerous changes. An inflammation of the stomach, however, de...
Posted in:NewsPrevention & RecoveryEvidence Based ResearchCancerGastro-intestinal healthBacteria and virusesStomach cancer  

Is It Time to Remove 'Cancer' Label From Low-Risk Prostate Tumors?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 20 April 2022
Is It Time to Remove 'Cancer' Label From Low-Risk Prostate Tumors?
A team of experts is recommending that doctors forgo describing early, low-grade prostate tumours as "cancers" as a way to ease anxiety among patients and their families and reduce unnecessary treatment. Physicians often advise that men with low-risk prostate tumours wait to see if the disease worsens — an approach called "active surveillance" — rather than rushing to treat the condition. After all, low-grade tumours rarely cause harm, and therapies such as ra...
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Just Breathe

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 20 April 2022
Just Breathe
If you're managing higher levels of stress these days, there's a tool we all have immediate access to: breathing.  It might sound simple, but when done properly, breathing can make the difference between panic and resilience. Research shows that different emotions are associated with different forms of breathing.  For example, when you feel anxious or angry, your breathing becomes irregular, short, and fast. When you feel joy or relaxation, your breathing will be regular, ...
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