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China's environment ministry appears to admit the existence of so-called "cancer villages" after years of public speculation about the impact of pollution in certain areas

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China’s environment ministry appears to admit the existence of so-called “cancer villages” after years of public speculation about the impact of pollution in certain areas. For years campaigners have said cancer rates in some villages near factories and polluted waterways has shot up. But the term “cancer village” has no technical definition and the ministry’s...

Evelyn Lauder is best known as a champion of breast cancer research and for her role in creating the pink ribbon campaign

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Evelyn Lauder, the founder of pink ribbon campaign for breast cancer awareness, has died at 75. Evelyn Lauder died at her home in Manhattan, New York, on Saturday from complications of non-genetic ovarian cancer. She had been diagnosed with cancer in 2007. She worked for more than 50 years for the beauty products giant, Estee Lauder, which was founded by her mother-in-law. Most recently, she was...

Hurricane Sandy could likely metamorphose into frightening storm that could cause $1 billion in damages

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...had maximum sustained winds of 90 mph (150 km/h) and was moving north-northwest at 13 mph (20 km/h). Sandy, which crossed Cuba and reached the Bahamas as a category 2 hurricane, was expected to maintain its category 1 storm status for the next several days. Related search articles:Date of Super Storm Sandy sandy storm date Date of Storm Sandy storm sandy date date of sandy storm 2012 date of sa...

Hurricane Sandy could merge with a winter storm to create what they have dubbed "Frankenstorm" as it churns towards the US

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...eported across the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and the Bahamas. Related search articles:hurricane sandy date when did hurricane sandy hit new york when did hurricane sandy hit Why Did Hurricane Sandy Happen when did hurricane sandy happen when did sandy hit how many people were killed in hurricane sandy date of hurricane sandy 2012 what date did hurricane sandy hit new york hurricane sandy boat...

Experts have found that a blood test that reads genetic results like a barcode can pick out the most aggressive prostate cancers

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...hat a blood test that reads genetic results like a barcode can pick out the most aggressive prostate cancers. The test, which looks at the signature pattern of genes switched on and off in blood cells triggered by the tumor, can sort the “tigers” from the “pussycats”. London’s Institute of Cancer Research trialled the test in 94 patients. The findings are published in...

First Warning Systems believe their device will play be able to detect tumors early on and reduce the rate of false positives and negatives

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...ing Systems unveils plans for a hi-tech device that can be worn inside the bra to help detect breast cancer. One million women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year – and of those, 400,000 will die. Catching the cancer early is crucial to survival rate – and the efficacy of traditional annual mammograms as a reliable detection method is being called into question, with tumors beg...

Tests on mice showed that both Glivec and Sutent depleted pericytes by 70 percent while metastasis rates tripled

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A new study suggests that cancer drugs that shrink tumors by cutting off their blood supply may end up helping them to spread. Drugs such as Glivec and Sutent reduce the size of tumors but could also make them more aggressive and mobile, it is claimed. A little-studied group of cells called pericytes that provide structural support to blood vessels act as “gatekeepers” to pen in cancer, scientist...

Giuliana Rancic underwent a double lumpectomy to treat her breast cancer

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The E! News host, Giuliana Rancic underwent a double lumpectomy as part of her breast cancer treatment. The procedure appears to have gone well for her, and now she’s hopefully on the road to a speedy and full recovery. Giuliana Rancic is “doing well” after her breast cancer surgery, her husband Bill told the Today Show on Thursday. “It was kind of a long day,” Bill Rancic said of the two-h...

A major British study found that taking aspirin regularly can reduce the long-term risk of cancer by 60 per cent

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A major British study found that taking aspirin regularly can reduce the long-term risk of cancer by 60%. Researchers found that aspirin can reduce the risk of cancer by 60% in people with a family history of the disease. The huge study covered 16 countries and is the first proof that aspirin has a preventive action that is likely to benefit anyone using it every day. Many people who take low-dos...

British researchers believe they have explained why some families are incredibly vulnerable to bowel cancer

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.... One of the people who took part in the study, Joe Wiegand from Hampshire, was diagnosed with bowel cancer when he was 28. Most of his colon had to be removed. British researchers believe they have explained why some families are incredibly vulnerable to bowel cancer “There’s a very strong history of bowel cancer in my family – my dad’s mother and sister both had it, my d...

The US Congress has passed an emergency aid package for victims of Superstorm Sandy, days after an outcry over a delay in approval

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Con Edison workers prepare for Hurricane Sandy using sandbags to cover up power vaults in New York

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President Barack Obama has warned Americans to take Hurricane Sandy seriously as authorities started shutting down the eastern seaboard ahead of its arrival. Several states have declared emergencies, with tens of millions of people affected as schools are closed and transport services suspended. Experts fear Hurricane Sandy may become a super-storm when it makes landfall later. Some election rall...

Jessica Joy Rees died after 10 months and 2 days of battle with the brain cancer

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12-year-old Jessica Joy Rees lost her battle with brain cancer on Thursday, few days after her parents wrote on their blog about how they were excited for a great 2012 and being confident that the girl would reach her goal of making 50,000 of her “Joy Jars”. Joy Jars were filled with candy and toys for sick children. Jessica Joy Rees’ parents were exploring other medical treatments in Europe and...

The research found that the African-American women were clearing HPV virus about six months longer

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...might help explain why black women are much more likely than whites to develop and die from cervical cancer: they seem to have more trouble clearing HPV, the virus that causes the disease. Doctors have long thought that less access to screening and follow-up health care were the reasons black women are 40% more likely to develop cervical cancer and twice as likely to die from it. The new study inv...

A Canadian study published in British Medical Journal Open says that increasing use of the contraceptive pill is being linked with the rise of prostate cancer in men

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...al Open says that increasing use of the contraceptive pill is being linked with the rise of prostate cancer in men. According to researchers, the Pill has soared in popularity over the past 40 years, and at the same time prostate cancer has become the most common form of the disease in men. There is a statistical relationship between the two trends, possibly driven by men’s greater exposure to the...

A quick and simple breath test can diagnose stomach cancer

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A new study findings reveal that a quick and simple breath test can diagnose stomach cancer. Scientists from Israel and China found the test was 90% accurate at detecting and distinguishing cancers from other stomach complaints in 130 patients. The British Journal of Cancer says the test could revolutionize and speed up the way this cancer is diagnosed. Two-fifths of patients survive for at least...

Post-menopausal women who walk for an hour a day can cut their chance of breast cancer significantly

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...y has suggested that post-menopausal women who walk for an hour a day can cut their chance of breast cancer significantly. The report, which followed more than 73,000 women for 17 years, found walking for at least seven hours a week lowered the risk of the disease. The American Cancer Society team said this was the first time reduced risk was specifically linked to walking. This study, published i...

Vinnie Jones revealed he has had several lumps removed after being diagnosed with skin cancer

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Vinnie Jones revealed he has had several lumps removed after being diagnosed with skin cancer. The 48-year-old actor and footballer noticed a small blemish below his eye in February, thinking it was “a blackhead or a wart”. A check-up revealed it was melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, which kills 1,300 men and 900 women every year. Doctors have since found more tumors, bu...

US federal government is on the verge of recognizing that people who lived near Ground Zero and first responders got cancer from toxic dust from the scene

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...nment is on the verge of recognizing that people who lived near Ground Zero and first responders got cancer from toxic dust from the scene. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is expected to announce the findings on the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attack tomorrow. The institute is responsible for deciding whether cancer should be among the illnesses covered by the James...

George Bush during his mission to renovate a women's cancer screening center in Zambia

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...orphans – 60 of whom live with HIV. George Bush during his mission to renovate a women's cancer screening center in Zambia The former president appeared to be a hit with the children, who lined up to shake his hand and listened intently as he read to them. His visit was part of a mission to raise awareness of a cervical cancer detection and treatment program he has set up in Zambia, wh...

Post-menopausal women who have Type 2 diabetes appear to have a 27 percent greater risk of developing breast cancer

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...ost-menopausal women who have Type 2 diabetes appear to have a 27% greater risk of developing breast cancer, experts say. An international team, writing in the British Journal of Cancer, examined 40 separate studies looking at the potential link between breast cancer and diabetes. Being obese or overweight is linked to both conditions. But cancer experts say there may be a direct connection betwee...

Red-headed men are 54 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer

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A new research found that naturally red-headed men are 54% less likely to develop prostate cancer as those with blond, brown or black hair. Why hair color should be such a powerful influence on cancer risk is not clear. Scientists behind the findings, published online in the British Journal of Cancer, think it might be to do with the way genes that dictate hair pigmentation also influence tumor d...

A new way of screening for ovarian cancer is showing potential

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According to researchers in the US, a new way of screening for ovarian cancer is showing “potential”. Tumors in the ovaries are hard to detect in the earliest stages meaning it can be too late to treat them effectively by the time they are found. A trial of 4,051 women, reported in the journal Cancer, showed the method could identify those needing treatment. But a huge study taking pl...

Michael Douglas has claimed that his throat cancer was caused by human papilloma virus

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...Michael Douglas candidly replied: “No. Because, without wanting to get too specific, this particular cancer is caused by HPV, which actually comes about from cunni***gus.” The actor, who is married to Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, was diagnosed with cancer in August 2010 after a walnut-sized tumor was found on his tongue. Michael Douglas’ health troubles started just a few months after his e...

British researchers have made a device that can "smell" bladder cancer in urine samples

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British researchers have made a device that can “smell” bladder cancer in urine samples. The device uses a sensor to detect gaseous chemicals that are given off if cancer cells are present. Early trials show the tests gives accurate results more than nine times in 10, its inventors told PLoS One journal. However, experts say more studies are needed to perfect the test before it can be...