Exercise Can Cut All Sorts of Health Risks for Seniors. Here’s How to Get Going.

Exercise Can Cut All Sorts of Health Risks for Seniors.  Here's How to Get Going.

Imagine a medicine that reduced the death rate of breast cancer and risk of recurrent breast cancer by 50%, lowered the risks of colon cancer and type 2 diabetes by two-thirds, and those of heart disease, hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease by 40%. On top of that it can be as effective as antidepressants or cognitive … Read more

Scientists discovered a new molecule that kills even the deadliest cancer

Scientists discovered a new molecule that kills even the deadliest cancer

Recently, a tiny group of people with rectal cancer saw their disease vanish after experimental treatment. It was a very small trial done by doctors at New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in which the patients took a drug called dostarlimab for six months. At the end of their trial, every single one of … Read more

Weight Loss Surgery Reduces Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Weight Loss Surgery Reduces Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) New preliminary research this week points to long term benefits from bariatric, or weight loss, surgery. The study found that people who underwent surgery were noticeably less likely to develop certain cancers over a ten-year period compared to similarly matched people with obesity who did not receive surgery. Those who did develop … Read more

Remarkable Drug Trial Ends With All 18 Cancer-Free Patients

Remarkable Drug Trial Ends With All 18 Cancer-Free Patients

Image: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images/Cancer Research UK) (Getty Images) A cancer treatment has shown amazing results in a small clinical trial. All of the treated patients, who had a specific form of mid-stage rectal cancer, have since experienced complete remission. Though the findings are based on a sample size of just 18 people, they could hold … Read more

Some cancer patients can skip treatments, 2 studies show

Some cancer patients can skip treatments, 2 studies show

After surgery, some cancer patients can safely skip radiation or chemotherapy, according to two studies exploring shorter, gentler cancer care. Researchers are looking for ways to precisely predict which cancer patients can avoid unnecessary treatment to cut down on harmful side effects and unnecessary costs. One new study used a blood test to determine which … Read more