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Deep-sea mineral supplements promote faster recovery and reduced risk of injuries during exercise in middle-aged men
  We already know that the ocean is a vast source of food and medicine, a wellspring of health, an escape from the stress of daily life. That’s why there’s a public clamor to protect it at all costs. Now, scientists have discovered another reason for us to treasure the ocean. Deep in its... Read More [...]
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Could oral sex raise your head and neck cancer risk?
New research has discovered that smoking and oral sex are tied to an increased risk of developing HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer, which is a form of head and neck cancer activated by exposure to the human papillomavirus (HPV).Although the risk is increased, it is still low; only 0.7 percent of men are ever likely developing oropharyngeal cancer during their lifetimes, according to the new study.The risk of developing the condition was found to be considerably lower among women, non-smokers, and those who had had fewer than five partners with whom they had performed oral sex.Prof. Gypsyamber D'Souza, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Dr. Carole Fakhry, of the Johns Hopkins Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery — both of which are located in Baltimore, MD — conducted the research. Their results have been published in the journal Annals of Oncology.Every year in the United States, there are approximately 16,500 cases of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, which is the most common type of oropharyngeal cancer. More than 11,500 of these are HPV-related. More than 100 different types of HPV exist, but only a few of these are known to cause cancer. HPV16 or 18, for example, triggers most cases of cervical cancer, and HPV16 is known to cause most oropharyngeal cancers. Experts have predicted that by 2020, the incidence of oropharyngeal cancer will overtake that of cervical cancer."For these reasons," says Prof. D'Souza, "it would be useful to be able to identify healthy people who are most at risk of developing oropharyngeal cancer in order to inform potential screening strategies, if effective screening tests could be developed."She adds, "Most people perform oral sex in their lives, and we found that oral infection with cancer-causing HPV was rare among women regardless of how many oral sex partners they had.""Among men who did not smoke," Prof. D'Souza says, "cancer-causing oral HPV was rare among everyone who had less than five oral sex partners, although the chances of having oral HPV infection did increase with number of oral sexual partners, and with smoking."The study data came from 13,089 individuals, all of whom were aged 20–69 years old, who took part in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.The participants had all been tested for oral HPV infection. To predict the risk of oropharyngeal cancer from oral HPV infection, the researchers used data on oropharyngeal cancer cases and deaths from U.S. registries. Smoking and oral sex partners elevate risk Prof. D'Souza and Dr. Fakhry found the lowest prevalence of oral infection with cancer-causing forms of HPV in women who had had one or no oral sex partners during their lifetimes. Of these, 1.8 percent were smokers and 0.5 percent were non-smokers. The risk of infection climbed slightly to 1.5 percent for women who had had two to more oral sex partners. Among men, those who had had one or no oral sex partners were at the lowest risk, with a prevalence of 1.5 percent for oral HPV infection. Among men with two to four oral sex partners, prevalence increased to 4 percent among non-smokers and elevated further to 7.1 percent among men who smoked. Non-smoking men who had had five or more oral sex partners had a prevalence of oral HPV infection of 7.4 percent. The highest prevalence of infection — reaching 15 percent — was observed among men with five or more oral sex partners and who smoked. Continue reading.. Could oral sex raise your head and neck cancer risk? [...]
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A Paleolithic-type diet may help reduce future risk of diabetes and …
... Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine at Umeå University in Umeå, Sweden. "A Paleolithic-type diet, high in polyunsaturated fatty acids, may have long-term beneficial effects on obesity-related disorders, including reduced risk for ... [...]
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How Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Heighten Risk Of Heart Disease
Drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis can raise your risk of heart disease. For example, steroid medications are very effective at decreasing inflammation. However, in high doses over a long period of time, these medications can raise blood pressure ... [...]
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Your Diet Impacts Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
The Complete Guide to Healing Arthritis · Rheumatoid arthritis and curcumin. Sources American College of Rheumatology (ACR). "Diet may determine your risk for rheumatoid arthritis." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 8 November 2015. Arthritis Foundation ... [...]
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Prostate Cancer Survivors Have Higher Risk of Dying from Heart Disease
A recent study suggests that prostate cancer survivors have higher risk of dying from heart disease than from their cancer. Researchers believe that a common form of treatment prostate cancer patients need to undergo may up their risk of cardiovascular ... [...]
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Know the risk: rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease
Drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis can raise your risk of heart disease. For example, steroid medications are very effective at decreasing inflammation. However, in high doses over a long period of time, these medications can raise blood pressure ... [...]
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Estrogen's role in breast cancer— and how to reduce your disease risk
According to new government predictions, the number of women diagnosed with breast cancer will rise by as much as 50 percent by 2030. Researchers say the increase in tumors will be fueled by the hormone estrogen. While this is a natural hormone ... [...]
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Preventive Surgery For Women At High Risk Of Breast And Ovarian Cancer
The article addresses optimal risk assessment for breast and ovarian cancers, the usefulness of risk-reducing surgery, side effects of these procedures, alternative strategies for cancer prevention and the best ways to help with the decision-making ... [...]
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Breast Reconstruction Study Shows More Natural-Looking Breasts, Lower Risk of …
Breast cancer remains one of the top three most commonly diagnosed cancers among women in the United States, with an estimated 232,340 new cases in 2013. A large number of these patients undergo surgical treatment to successfully treat their cancer. [...]
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Use of two gene panels for prostate cancer diagnosis and patient risk …
Currently, no ideal prostate cancer (PCa) diagnostic or prognostic test is available due to the lack of biomarkers with high sensitivity and specificity. There is an unmet medical need to develop ... We showed that the five-gene panel distinguished PCa ... [...]
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'Cancer Bush' May Cut Prostate Risk
NIH has previously found genistein, the major phytoestrogen in soy, to be a possible prostate cancer treatment. he said epidemiological studies show genistein lowers the incidence of breast and prostate cancer. In Asia, where the population eats 20 to ... [...]
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