• 27-Jan-2015 Drug combo suppresses growth of late-stage … – EurekAlert (press release)

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Low doses of metformin, a widely used diabetes medication, and a gene inhibitor known as BI2536 can successfully halt the growth of late-stage prostate cancer tumors, a Purdue University study finds. Prostate cancer causes the second-highest number of cancer-related deaths in men in the U.S., and methods of treating advanced prostate …

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  • Surgery or Radiation? – U.S. News & World Report

    While a growing number of men diagnosed with early-stage, slow-growing prostate cancer opt for no immediate treatment beyond active surveillance, most men diagnosed with the cancer – especially those under age 60 who are in good health with a long life expectancy – choose to have their cancer treated without delay with either surgery or …

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  • Historian Elena Conis takes a look at decades of vaccination skepticism – Los Angeles Times

    Last year saw more U.S. measles cases than in any other year in nearly the last quarter century, and 2015 isn’t looking a whole lot better, after someone at Disneyland infected people who infected other people in what has become a seven-state outbreak. Measles vaccines have been around for 50 years, but a vaccine is …

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  • There Are Diets That Work

    by floodkoff Everyone wants to believe that there are diets that work out there and that there is one that is just right for them. The fact of the matter is that this is true. There are diets that work but there are also many, many that do not. There are many that promise to …

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  • Hiding An Alcohol Problem Is Not Safe

    by LZ Creations Hiding an alcohol problem can be dangerous to the individuals suffering from it as well as others. Scared of the social stigma attached to the drinking problem, people devise ways to hide it from others by acting normal. In addition it can have serious ramifications for driving family or injuring an innocent …

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  • India Grows, Russia Shrinks: Mapping Countries By Population

    i Can you find Australia and Canada? The cartogram, made by Reddit user TeaDranks, scales each country’s geographic area by its population. (Click through to see the high-resolution map.) TeaDranks/via Imgur hide caption itoggle caption TeaDranks/via Imgur World maps distort. It’s inherent in their design. Take a spherical object (the Earth) and try to represent …

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  • Did Bulimia And Diets … – The Inquisitr

    When comedian and media industry maven Joan Rivers died unexpectedly at the age of 81, millions mourned. But now as new details emerge as a result of the multi-million dollar lawsuit that her daughter Melissa has filed against the clinic that she holds responsible for her mother’s death, many are alleging that Joan never would …

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  • Home Remedies For Natural Fat Burning – Get Rid Of Fat Naturally

    by Ross Catrow It is a real fact that most of us are obsessed with achieving or maintaining a slim and well-shaped body. Having a healthy and fit body absolutely improves the quality of your life and makes you more self confident and appealing to others. Moreover, overweight is the main risk factor for various …

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  • The questions to ask about cervical cancer – Herald & Review

    DECATUR – For years, cervical cancer was known as the silent killer, because by the time symptoms of the slow-growing cancer appeared, it was invading other parts of the body.  Cervical cancer, used to be the leading cause of cancer deaths for women in the U.S., until annual Pap smears became commonplace, catching the cancer …

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  • Study Shows Our Appetite — and Obesity Risk — May Be Set in Infancy – Healthline

    Feeling peckish? Ghrelin, the body’s hunger hormone, could be to blame. But there’s something more subtle and harmful about the appetite booster than just prompting us to go back for seconds, according to new research published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Researchers at the Saban Research Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) examined …

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