Health News On 26 Sep 2007

  • Omega-3s Guard Against Type 1 Diabetes
    Youngsters at high risk for developing type 1 diabetes might be able to prevent the disease by eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, a new study suggests.
  • Colorectal Tumor Risk Greater For People With Coronary Artery Disease
    People with coronary artery disease have nearly twice the risk of developing colorectal tumor cancers, compared to people without the disease – the link is even stronger for people with coronary artery disease (CAD) who also smoke(d) or have metabolic syndrome, says a report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
  • Bad Habits And Lifestyle Put Heart Disease Victims At Twice The Risk Of Colon Cancer
    Researchers in Hong Kong have found that patients newly diagnosed with coronary artery disease had almost twice the prevalence of colorectal tumors and cancers; they say this was more so among those who had smoked or had metabolic syndrome.
  • Vaginal Brachytherapy Improves Quality Of Life After Treatment For Endometrial Cancer
    Quality of life after treatment for endometrial cancer can be significantly improved by the use of vaginal brachytherapy, where radiotherapy is delivered internally using a vaginal cylinder, the European Cancer Conference (ECCO 14).
  • Could Gold Dust Help Beat Cancer?
    Gold dust could be a valuable new weapon against cancer – helping to “smuggle” drugs past the body’s immune system and into tumours. Scientists have succeeded in attaching molecules of an anticancer drug to gold particles just a fraction of the width of a human hair.

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