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Alcohol consumption increases risk for seven types of cancer: Study

24. July 2016

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Source: perfscience.com Author: Diana Bretting An analysis of past health studies that have looked at the association between drinking and cancer has unveiled that having alcoholic beverages can increase the risk for seven types of cancer, including head, neck, esophageal, liver, colorectal and breast cancer. The analysis carried out by Jennie Connor of the University […]

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Despite medical backing, HPV vaccine rates remain low amid sexual and moral controversy

24. July 2016

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Source: www.omaha.com Author: Rick Ruggles, World-Herald staff writer The HPV vaccine can reduce the rates of certain cancers, including many cervical and oral cancers, physicians and medical organizations say. But opposition by some individuals is strong, and HPV vaccination rates remain low when compared with other kinds of vaccinations recommended for adolescents. Because the human […]

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Obama’s Dysfunctional ‘Cancer Moonshot’ – The FDA is impeding promising research and techniques such as ‘biopharming.’

18. July 2016

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Source: www.NationalReview.com Author: Henry I. Miller The Food and Drug Administration has a long history of dragging its feet in approving badly needed drugs. An extraordinary January article in the New York Times revealed how Richard Pazdur, who has headed the agency’s oncology drugs group since 1999, was widely viewed as an obstructionist bureaucrat . […]

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Rate of HPV-associated cancers on the rise in U.S., according to new CDC report

16. July 2016

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Source: www.curetoday.com Author: Andrew J. Roth Though the first preventive human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration 10 years ago, the incidence of HPV-associated cancers is on the rise. From 2008 to 2012, the number of HPV-associated cancers diagnosed per year increased by approximately 16 percent compared with […]

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HPV-related cancer Is ‘epidemic’—but few get vaccinated

11. July 2016

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Source: www.newser.com Author: Michael Harthorne, Newser Staff “Every parent should ask the question: If there was a vaccine I could give my child that would prevent him/her from developing six different cancers, would I give it to them?” Electra Paskett, co-director of the Cancer Control Research Program at Ohio State University, tells CBS News. The […]

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Rodeo Competitors Fight Smokeless Tobacco Use at Laramie Jubilee Days

8. July 2016

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Source: www.y95country.com Author: Nick Learned Two professional rodeo contestants will ride exclusively for the Oral Cancer Foundation this weekend as part of Laramie Jubilee Days with a goal of preventing young fans from using smokeless tobacco. Cody Kiser and Carly Twisselman each aim to show rodeo fans, particularly the younger ones, chewing or using other forms of smokeless tobacco isn’t what […]

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Rodeo outreach program fights oral cancer

6. July 2016

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Source: www.olivesoftware.com Author: Stewart M. Green Carly Twisselman, a spokesperson with the Oral Cancer Foundation’s rodeo outreach program, and her horse Chanel travel the Western rodeo circuit and talk with kids about the dangers of using spit tobacco. Photo by Stewart M. Green Carly Twisselman brushed her horse Chanel outside a stall at the Norris-Penrose […]

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HPV vaccine important preventive tool for survivors of childhood cancer

1. July 2016

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Source: www.curetoday.com Author: Ellie Leick As childhood cancer survivors are at an increased risk of developing second cancers later in life, James Klosky recommends that this population receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) series of vaccines. A survey of 679 survivors one to five years out of treatment was conducted to evaluate how many received the […]

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New study analyzes physical therapy for head and neck cancer survivors

26. June 2016

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Source: www.curetoday.com Author: Andrew J. Roth The aftermath of treatment for head and neck cancer can be particularly difficult, according to Ann Marie Flores. Flores, assistant professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Science, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, conducted a pre-pilot study looking at early physical therapy education for this patient […]

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HPV vaccination could be offered to schoolboys to decrease risk of cancer

26. June 2016

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Source: www.mirror.co.uk Author: Andrew Gregory A vaccination could soon be offered to every schoolboy to help tackle the rising rate of some cancers in men, a Government minister revealed on Thursday. Health chiefs are poised to drop their opposition to extending the jab to protect against the human papilloma virus (HPV), which is already given […]

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