Sunday, August 28, 2016 Av 24, 5776
Recent news reports revealing that first lady Laura Bush had a skin-cancer tumor removed from her right shin last month, which might have been caused from prolonged sun exposure, brings into focus the general need for self-evaluation. According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, everyone should be conducting a monthly skin evaluation of their body, taking note of spots,...
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What are ya doin' New Year's, New Year's Eve ... If your response is, "What's it your business!" then maybe there's some help to be found from the following. For many, the heightened expectations and stresses of holiday events can increase anxiety and cause depression. But you don't have to be clinically depressed to feel the pangs of seasonal blues,...
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New documentary's more than skin deep in exploring eating disorders
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Fashionistas as femme fatale role models? Slim chance: Those waifs walking down the catwalk with their whisker-wobbly, wafer-thin poses look like they haven't come up against a roll in ages. The fashion industry's thin obsession is perfumed with emetics and emergency rooms; "the look" has become a lethal weapon exploding in its own scrawny face -- a fatal attraction, as...
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In a study of more than 36,000 women, researchers observed that smokers can reduce their risk of developing lung cancer by being physically active. However, they strongly caution that any relative benefit is dwarfed by the benefits gained from quitting smoking. The researchers -- from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Minnesota -- report in the December issue...
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Israeli prof makes a startling find with implications for smokers
Lung cancer is one of the deadliest cancers, primarily because it's rarely diagnosed in its early stages. But it is largely preventable, since 90 percent is caused by smoking. Yet only 10 percent to 15 percent of heavy smokers develop lung cancer, and these odds give many smokers a false sense of security. In Israel, professor Zvi Livneh and his...
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