Posts tagged as: cancer

Spartacus: Blood and Sand actor dies

Nine-Eleven will forever be remembered as one tragic encounter with death and terrorism. Also on a sad note, this is the day 39-year old actor Andy Whitfield lost to a true to life battle. “On a beautiful sunny Sydney spring morning, surrounded by his family, in the arms of his loving wife, our beautiful young [...]

Laura Linney stars in a ‘cancer comedy’

Laura Linney will be the lead of a ‘cancer comedy,’ The Big C, and she is the foremost reason for watching this series, despite the excessive first few episodes. Linney’s characters on the big screen of small screen usually usually have similarities: Uptight, slightly neurotic, but grounded and kind, resulting in an inevitably winning character. [...]

Papaya shows anti-cancer potential

Papaya shows anti-cancer potential

Another fruit has revealed capabilities to fight cancer. On Tuesday, researchers said that papaya leaf extract and its tea have shown dramatic cancer-fighting properties against a broad range of tumors. That papaya can actually fight cancer is a belief which can be traced back to a number of folk traditions. In Asia, the fruit has [...]

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has cancer

One of basketball’s all-time greatest players ever, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been diagnosed with cancer. He announced it on Tuesday morning that he had chronic myeloid leukemia or CML. The diagnosis was made in December 2008 and he is under medication which targets the abnormal protein that causes the leukemia. Jabbar is now 62 years old. [...]

Obesity linked to cancer-study

A new study has shown that obesity is linked to cancer. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, obesity causes more than 100,000 incidents of cancer in US each year. The American Institute for Cancer Research said excess body fat is linked to 49 percent of endrometrial cancers (a cancer that originates in the [...]

Curry ingredient found to have cancer treating potentials

A new research has revealed that a molecule in curry has the capability to kill esophageal cancer cells. This suggests that this molecule might be developed as an anti-cancer treatment. Scientists at the Cork Cancer Research Center in Ireland have treated esophageal cancer cells with curcumin. Circumin is a chemical found in the spice turmeric, [...]

Cigarette effects may be tougher to women — study

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for health. But here’s something new. A new study has found that the negative effects of smoking could be tougher to women. A set of new research supports this. It seems that women are more vulnerable to the carcinogens and other noxious substances in cigarette smoke. Swiss experts found [...]

Green tea lowers cancer risks

If you wanna lower your risks of developing cancer, you might wanna drink more green tea. Green tea has been found to fight risks of some blood cancers. According to a stufy from Japan, the recommended dosage is about 5 cups a day. Dr. Toru Naganuma, at Tohoku University School of Medicine in Sendai, Japan [...]