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The perils of halting cancer medication trials

Wednesday, April 16, 2008
PAUL TAYLOR Cancer patients could be put at risk by new medications that are rushed to market before they are fully studied, a team of European researchers warns. The researchers say they are disturbed by a growing trend of cancer studies being halted early after promising preliminary results suggest the experimental drugs are helping patients.… continue reading

Vitamin D and calcium influence cell death in the colon

Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Researchers at Emory University are learning how vitamins and minerals in the diet can stimulate or prevent the appearance of colon cancer. Emory investigators will present their findings on biological markers that could influence colon cancer risk in three abstracts at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting in San Diego.… continue reading

restricted-calorie diet & skin cancer

Wednesday, April 16, 2008
WASHINGTON, — A restricted-calorie diet inhibited the development of pre-cancerous growths in a mouse model of skin cancer, reducing the activation of two signaling pathways known to contribute to cancer growth and development, a new study by U.S. researchers has shown.… continue reading

Don’t be scared of the sunshine – it’s actually good for you

Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Forget the health warnings, a bit of sun won’t harm us, says David Alpert. OVER the past month, there has been much publicity surrounding sunbeds, resulting in various misrepresentations and mis-reporting. What started out as an examination of the use of sunbeds ultimately questioned the value of sunshine to health.… continue reading

Suggested dose of nutrient all over the map

Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Health Byline: Martin Mittelstaedt New Canadian research linking low levels of vitamin D to an increased risk of death from breast cancer raises the question of whether those with the disease should rush to the drug store to buy the nutrient to improve their prognosis.… continue reading

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