Health

Seeing Cancer in the Dark

by Sandra Jordan Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American They started with a question about what they can be done with light without exposing the patient to radiation.  The answer is, use infrared light. By taking advantage of in the visual spectrum Read More

Op-Ed

Ask Alma

By Alma Gill NNPA Columnist   Cancer and Romance Dear Alma, My wife died four years ago after a long battle with lung cancer. We had been married more than 25 years, and I took care of her until the end. Now at age 62, Read More

Health

HPV Vaccines Less Effective for Black Women

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Although Black women are twice as likely as White women to die from cervical cancer, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination may not prevent cervical cancer in African American women, according to a new study. The available vaccines Read More

Health

CDC: More than 200,000 Americans quit smoking after graphic ad campaign

[THE WASHINGTON POST] An estimated 200,000 Americans quit smoking in the wake of a federally funded ad campaign that graphically showed the consequences of tobacco use, according to a study released Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC said an estimated 1.6 million U.S. Read More

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Prostate Cancer Hormonal Therapy Tied to Kidney Risks

(Reuters Health) – Men who are treated for prostate cancer with hormone-targeted therapy have a higher risk of developing kidney problems, a new study suggests. The treatment, known as androgen deprivation therapy, lowers the risk of death among men with advanced, aggressive prostate cancer. However, Read More

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Exercise, Diet Can Reduce Prostate Cancer Tumor Risk

[UPI] LOS ANGELES, July 1 (UPI) — Eating right, exercise and other lifestyle changes may help prostate cancer patients reduce risk of aggressive tumors, U.S. researchers say. Study leader Lenore Arab of the University of California, Los Angeles, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center said the World Cancer Read More

Health

Cheating Ourselves of Sleep

[THE NEW YORK TIMES] Think you do just fine on five or six hours of shut-eye? Chances are, you are among the many millions who unwittingly shortchange themselves on sleep. Research shows that most people require seven or eight hours of sleep to function optimally. Read More

Entertainment

Roger Ebert Takes ‘leave of presence’ to Deal with Recurrence of Cancer [Guardian]

[Guardian] Veteran movie critic Roger Ebert has announced that he is scaling back his workload to deal with a recurrence of cancer. Ebert, 70, wrote on his Chicago Sun-Times blog that he would be taking a “leave of presence” to focus on his health and an assortment of personal work Read More