The National Center for Health Statistics released their annual report on mortality last week, and not so surprisingly, they found that the life expectancy in 2012 for older adults has continued to increase. Currently, a 65 year old will live on an average an additional 19.3 years: about 18 years for men and almost 21 years for
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a class of chemicals that were commonly used in electrical insulation and may be found in the window caulking of older buildings. Well-known supermodel, Cindy Crawford, is now taking issue with the presence of PCBs in the window
HPV, the most common sexually transmitted infection, can lead to several types of cancers, including cervical. About 79 million Americans are currently infected with HPV, and there are about 14 million new cases every year.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition in which the over-production of epidermal (skin) cells build up on the surface of the skin, forming itchy, dry red patches that often causes significant discomfort. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, about 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis. And 125 million individuals
Dr. J Cuzick from the Queen Mary University of London and international colleagues from several institutions performed a review of studies linking the use of aspirin to decreased risk of several types of cancer and of heart attacks and stroke.
The headline blares, 2,500 Ground Zero workers have cancer. Such alarmist headlines serve neither medicine nor journalism, but do get your attention, which seems to be the goal.
Large database study of Medicare patients shows no significant benefit in terms of survival from prostate cancer for those receiving androgen deprivation therapy: bilateral orchiectomy or hormonal anti-androgens.
Cancer is a group of diseases, all involving uncontrolled cell growth. The site of the cancer and cell type make all the difference in the prognosis. For example, thyroid cancer and basal cell carcinoma could be looked at as marginal cancers at worst, since they rarely spread and thus are rarely fatal.
A new study attempts to invoke the Precautionary Principle as justification for warning people against eating meat and dairy. The authors are actually promoting their well-known vegan agenda, covertly.
The media are vulnerable to anti-chemical hype purveyed by activist environmental groups. They often warn us that pesticides are causing a cancer epidemic. The facts show that the opposite is true: cancer rates are in decline and have been for years.
Men: as if erectile dysfunction isn t bad enough, possibly more bad news. There may be a link between ED drugs (Viagra/sildenafil anyway) and the dangerous skin cancer, malignant melanoma. No cause-and-effect shown yet, but the correlation is worrisome.
Cancer meeting reports improvements in survival for men with advanced prostate cancer and young women after breast cancer excision.