The Angelina Jolie Effect: Survey Finds Celebrity Health Choices May Impact Important Consumer Health Decisions

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Study Also Finds that Women Are Often Unaware of All Breast Cancer Treatment Options It’s widely known that celebrities have an impact on consumer opinions when it comes to fashion choices, hairstyles, cars and vacations spots. Now, a survey commissioned by The BC5 Project, a group focused on broadening awareness of breast cancer treatment options, suggests that famous personalities may …

Physicists decode decision circuit of cancer metastasis

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From: Rice University, Office of Public Affairs / News & Media Relations Rice U. research reveals three-way genetic switch for cancer metastasis Cancer researchers from Rice University have deciphered the operating principles of a genetic switch that cancer cells use to decide when to metastasize and invade other parts of the body. The study found that the on-off switch’s dynamics …

Why do we sleep? To clean our brains, say US scientists

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by Ian Sample, Science correspondent appearing in theguardian.com Scientists in the US claim to have a new explanation for why we sleep: in the hours spent slumbering, a rubbish disposal service swings into action that cleans up waste in the brain. Through a series of experiments on mice, the researchers showed that during sleep, cerebral spinal fluid is pumped around …

Living Fully Despite Breast Cancer

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by: Kim Lewis from: Voice of America October is Breast Cancer Awareness month in the United States. The disease occurs when abnormal cells grow and invade healthy tissue, causing a lump or tumor. It usually strikes older women, but young women can also be at risk. Jane Schwartzberg was a 31-year old newlywed when she was first diagnosed with breast …

High Out-of-Pocket Costs Called a Hidden ‘Side Effect’ of Treatment

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From: Drugs.com Doctors should consider the “toxic” effects of medical debt as much as any other side effect when discussing treatment options with patients, a trio of physicians contends. By not making potential expense a part of the conversation regarding treatment options, doctors are exposing patients to financial troubles that could compound their health struggles, the Duke physicians wrote in …

Farm to body: What an oncologist can learn from a wine maker

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by Veronica Combs as seen in MedCity News A new winemaker started a vineyard in Sonoma, California. Andrew Mariani planted new vines and regularly walked his property to check on the plants. He found many rattlesnakes and started killing them. Then he noticed that the vines in his Scribe Vineyard started disappearing because the rodent population suddenly had no natural …

Radiation Therapy Overused in Advanced Prostate Cancer, Study Says

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From: Drugs.com Most men given radiation to control pain from advanced prostate cancer undergo more treatments than they really need, a new study suggests. Once cancer advances to invade the bones, radiation therapy is usually used to ease the pain it causes. And in the past decade, studies have shown that one treatment is enough for most patients. But those …

No Sign That Vitamin D Supplements Help Aging Bones: Study

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From: Drugs.com Taking vitamin D supplements does not prevent the bone weakening of osteoporosis in healthy adults, a new review finds. Nearly half of people aged 50 and older use vitamin D supplements, but these findings suggest that there is no need for healthy adults to take these supplements to combat osteoporosis. Instead, the use of these supplements should be …

Reader’s Digest Goes Pink & Names Nine People Making a Difference for Breast Cancer

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Alisa Savoretti, Founder of My Hope Chest, Featured on List Seminole, FL (October 16, 2013) – During October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Reader’s Digest is featuring “Nine Names to Know in the Fight Against Breast Cancer.”  Among names you will recognize, rises a name you will be hearing more of, Alisa Savoretti. Alisa Savoretti, Founder of My Hope Chest, a …