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Do gut bugs change cancer therapy?

Do gut bugs change cancer therapy?

One of the most promising treatments now available is immunotherapy – helping to teach our own immune system how to kill the cancers it’s failed to keep at bay.

November 29, 2016 | Posted in Key Health, Top Box | Read More »

Can cancer be ‘solved’ in 10 years?

Can cancer be ‘solved’ in 10 years?

Biology is finally getting its due as an information science, just as physics and chemistry have.

November 13, 2016 | Posted in Key Health, Top Box | Read More »

Can shifting body clocks cause cancer?

Can shifting body clocks cause cancer?

If you recognize that disrupting body clocks – and sleep – can provoke tumors, you may think again.

August 8, 2015 | Posted in Key Health, Top Box | Read More »

Z drugs and the world of Ambien, Sonata and Lunesta

Z drugs and the world of Ambien, Sonata and Lunesta

As most of us know, living on fantasies sometimes provokes tragedies.

September 6, 2014 | Posted in Key Health, Top Box | Read More »

Drug of choice

Drug of choice

Is aspirin the best drug medicine has to offer?

August 24, 2014 | Posted in Key Health, Top Box | Read More »

RAD notes III (radiation therapy)

RAD notes III (radiation therapy)

We’ll continue my journey, still in note format, from Week 7 through the completion of my Radiation Therapy in Week 9 +. It has been a privilege to have you, my readers, along. I trust that someone has learned something useful to himself, or a loved one. That has been our purpose.

April 27, 2013 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The fight against cancer and its relationship to obesity

The fight against cancer and its relationship to obesity

According to a study, published in the March issue journal “Cancer”, several cancers that have been linked to obesity and a sedentary lifestyle, rose every year from 1999 through 2008.

October 11, 2012 | Posted in Key Health, Key Recreation, Top Box | Read More »

‘Fear and Loathing in the Doctor’s Office’

‘Fear and Loathing in the Doctor’s Office’

MATTHEW EDLUND M.D. Contributing Columnist health@lbknews.com Fear makes money. Fear and dread keep people coming back. That’s how many people view their annual physical, the yearly trip to the doctor. Many public health experts argue strongly against such an annual procedure, especially when people are young and feeling well. But for many the process will […]

June 16, 2012 | Posted in Key Health | Read More »

Aspirin and cancer

Aspirin and cancer

The Lancet, one of the world’s most prestigious medical publications, has just published a series of articles on aspirin and the prevention of cancer. The one getting the most international attention is a “meta-analysis” by Professor Martin Rothwell of Oxford and his team, looking at many studies pooled and analyzed as a unit. His new conclusion: taking aspirin decreased the risk of metastatic spread of colon cancer perhaps as much as 50 percent. His old, contested conclusion: taking aspirin for only three to five years seemed to decrease the risk of getting colon cancer.

April 13, 2012 | Posted in Key Health, Top Box | Read More »

Cut your cancer risk by half?

Cut your cancer risk by half?

America’s health care budget is $2.6 trillion. On its own it would rank as the fifth largest economy in the world. We’re 49th in overall mortality. How much of this vast spending goes to health prevention? A pittance. Not enough people make money on preventing illness, though plenty make money treating it. What is most cost-effective for our national health does not yet gain entrance to the health care debate.

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Key Health | Read More »