Can gel manicures cause cancer?

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By: Alexandra Drosu From: latimes.com Tanning beds have long been a source of controversy with several studies showing that the practice can come with a costly price — skin cancer. But do you have to worry about an increased risk of melanoma at the nail salon too? The question has come up since the advent of gel nail polish, which …

Immune Therapy’s Cancer Promise Creates Research Rush

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By: Naomi Kresge and Robert Langreth From: bloomberg.com A new class of medicines that help the body’s own immune cells fight tumors could target a wide set of cancers, opening a $35 billion market for Merck (MRK) & Co., Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., AstraZeneca Plc and Roche (ROG) Holding AG. The drugmakers will use the world’s largest meeting of cancer doctors, …

Your Income Might Influence Your Risk for Certain Cancers

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By: Steven Reinberg From: healthday.com Some cancers in the United States are tied to poverty, while others are more common among the wealthy, researchers report. In the poorest areas of the country, the incidence of cancer is generally lower than in richer regions, but deaths from cancers are higher, the study authors said. “Socioeconomic status is not something that appears …

‘Wings of Recovery’ program provides support for cancer patients, survivors

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From: myfox8.com A cancer diagnosis can certainly evoke overwhelming feelings of fear and anxiety in an individual, especially if the patient doesn’t have a good support system of family and friends to help them through treatment. The Wings to Recovery program at Cone Health Cancer Center at Alamance Regional was implemented by the Center as a form of emotional support …

New radiowave cancer research reaching major milestone

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By: Frank Gluck From: news-press.com Researchers studying a novel approach to treating cancer that a Sanibel man dreamed up in his garage will soon seek federal approval to start human trials on patients in Southwest Florida, Pennsylvania and Texas. The Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation announced Tuesday that researchers will likely apply to the Food and Drug Administration in the coming …

Hidden Danger Putting Firefighters At Risk For Cancer

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By: Dr. Mallika Marshall From: cbslocal.com With every call, firefighters know they could be putting their lives on the line. “You know it’s a dangerous job,” explained Kevin McNiff, a 28-year veteran of the Boston Fire Department. “But you really don’t think about the silent killer, which is cancer,” he said. But now, McNiff is forced to think about it. …

Soccer coach: Could artificial turf be causing cancer?

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By Gaard Swanson From: komonews.com A local soccer coach is raising serious questions about the material used to make artificial athletic fields. Crumb rubber is made from shredded tires and is used in soccer fields all over the country. The turf is especially popular in Seattle because the tires get recycled and the reliable surface can stand up to soggy …

Sure, We’ll (Eventually) Beat Cancer. But Can We Afford To?

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By: Paul Howard From: forbes.com Matt Herper’s tour de force article in the latest Forbes magazine suggests that companies and researchers are – perhaps – turning the tables on cancer using novel immunotherapies that are producing nearly unheard of outcomes even in late stage disease. The trillion dollar question: Can we afford to win the war on cancer, given current …

Huge Dose of Modified Measles Vaccine Kills Cancer, Leads One Woman to Remission

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By: Liz Klimas From: theblaze.com Stacy Erholtz, like many, has been inoculated with the measles vaccine, except she received a dose big — enough that it could have served 10 million people. No, this isn’t a precaution against the disease as more measles outbreaks become apparent, but it is actually part of an experimental trial to use the vaccine to …