Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Electronic Medical Emergency Alert Bracelets

Wearing an electronic medical emergency alert bracelet and CARE memory band can save your life. As we grow older we develop more medical conditions and tend to take more prescriptions. Today seniors can carry their medical information in a bracelet that they wear on their wrist. It is called a CARE Memory...
August 9th, 2010 | News, Product Review | Read More

Can Concord Grape Juice Help Maintain Breast Health?

This research is the latest to suggest that Concord grape juice may be of value in maintaining breast health by suppressing oxidative stress and inhibiting DNA damage to cells that can lead to the initiation of cancer, or in helping to slow the progression of breast cancer by slowing the multiplication...
August 1st, 2010 | News | Read More

NCCF Scholarship Application Now Posted!

The 2010-2011 NCCF scholarship application is now posted! Applications will be due June 1, 2010.br /br /Our $1,000 scholarships are open to any young adult cancer survivor or patient between 18-35 who is pursuing higher education.br /br /To date, we’ve awarded close to 50 scholarships in just 4...
July 13th, 2010 | Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger, News | Read More

Craig Venter Boots up First Synthetic Cell

Craig Venter and his team have created the first self-replicating synthetic cell, blazing the way for a new era in synthetic biology and bringing scientists ever-closer to creating synthetic life. Venter called his work the culmination of a “15-year quest.” He is best known for his work in...
July 11th, 2010 | News | Read More

Farrah Fawcett Cancer Research Foundation

Farrah Fawcett’s closest friends marked the first anniversary of her death by dedicating a cancer-research foundation in her name. Alana Stewart, Ryan O’Neal, Tatum O’Neal and Redmond O’Neal were among guests at an intimate gathering Friday at the new offices of the Farrah Fawcett...
June 28th, 2010 | News | Read More

Fertility Drugs and Ovarian Cancer Not Linked, Study Says

One of the largest studies to explore whether fertility drugs increase a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer found “no convincing association” with the cancer, though researchers said they would continue to follow tens of thousands of Danish women to see if their risk increased with age. The generally...
June 21st, 2010 | News | Read More

Healthy Dogs-Tumors and Cancers in Dogs

A tumor is any sort of lump, bump, growth, or swelling. Tumors that are true cancers are called neoplasms. Tumors can be divided into two broad categories: benign and malignant. Benign tumors grow slowly, don’t invade or destroy neighboring tissue, and don’t spread to other parts of the body. These...
June 21st, 2010 | News | Read More

What is this HAIR OBSESSION about??

Has anyone else out there tuned in to any of the recent Today Show series on women and hair, titled “It’s All About Hair”? I happened to catch the Thursday, June 3rd piece discussing why women are obsessed with their hair. I’d like to share some of the thoughts and responses I found myself...
June 17th, 2010 | News, Opinion | Read More

U.S. scientists develop vaccine that could prevent breast cancer

U.S. scientists developed a vaccine that could prevent breast cancer and save the lives of millions of women, Sky News reported Monday. The treatment was tested on mice and showed “overwhelmingly favorable results.” Dr. Vincent Tuohy, who led the research at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, said...
June 1st, 2010 | News | Read More

A Bone Marrow Transplant Can Save a Life

Leukemia is a random killer. It can strike any one of us at any time. But for many, there is hope of a cure through a bone marrow, blood stem cell or umbilical cord blood transplant. In fact, one in 200 Americans will receive such a transplant in their lifetime. In April 2010, Matt Fenster, 35 years...
May 9th, 2010 | News | Read More