Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774
New research in an animal model suggests that a diet high in inorganic phosphates -- found in a variety of processed foods, including meats, cheeses, beverages and bakery products -- might speed the growth of lung-cancer tumors and may even contribute to the development of those tumors in individuals predisposed to the disease. The study also suggests that dietary regulation...
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New breast-cancer initiative finds a home with Yad B'Yad
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
In an atmosphere that was upbeat and inspiring -- with breast-cancer survivors, caregivers and well-wishers on hand -- the Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia recently launched its new breast-cancer initiative, Yad B'Yad ("Hand in Hand"). Each of the 40 women in attendance received a small shopping bag containing information about the program, in addition to a telling...
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Computer programs designed to help radiologists could identify more cases of breast cancer, but they might also increase the number of false-positive results, which can lead to biopsies in healthy women, according to a recent systematic review. Using computer-aided detection mammography, "you do catch some cases that would have been missed if the mammogram had been read only by a...
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month is over, but as a film shows, it's a sobering, year-round concern
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
October has traditionally been labeled Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But, taking a look at the two dozen or so women gathered in the Frobese Conference Center Auditorium at Abington Memorial Hospital recently, every month -- indeed, every day -- should be a cause for awareness and concern. And so, in order to face, understand and discuss risks, AMH hosted a...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Because of advances in medicine and more emphasis on healthy living, people in the United States are living longer. In fact, according to recent statistics, by the year 2050, 79 million people will be older than 65. That's the good news. The bad news is that the single, greatest risk factor for developing cancer is aging. According to studies by...
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