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  1. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... cancer Women who carry extra pounds- even just a few- at the time of breast cancer diagnosis are more likely to die prematurely despite optimal treatment, according to a study published yesterday ... that may drive some cases of breast cancer to spread and recur despite treatment. Same effect in half the time Can you cut your workout by half and still lose nearly as much weight as if you went ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Sambasivarao Damaraju scanned the entire human genome of 369 women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Of those, 155 had their cancer come back and 214 did not. Treatment options for breast ... with their peers. Eighty-six per cent think online tools help to improve their diagnosis or treatment practice, and 60 per cent say they have changed a diagnosis based on information accessed online. ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 10:14am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Bark of cork tree may fight pancreatic cancer The bark of the Amur cork tree (Phellodendron amurense), long used in traditional Chinese medicine, has been found to have potential to fight pancreatic cancer. In a study published in the journal Clinical Care Research, scientists from the University of Texas Health Science Centre show that cork ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... in around eight out of 10 bowel cancers, but until now we didn't know how it causes the disease." The researchers plan to develop treatments that reduce the amount of iron in the bowel. ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Red alert for bowel cancer A study published last week in Cell Reports could explain why red meat is linked to an increased risk of bowel cancer ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... acupuncture or none at all for treatment of chronic pain. This is according to a report in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Researchers at New York's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Marijuana hits below the belt A new study published in Cancer by University of Southern California scientists shows a link between marijuana use ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Lab Report

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 12:50pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... through the digestive tract. The research could allow patients to take a pill instead of having an injection- making it more likely that patients will adhere to their treatment. The researchers, ... of oxygen. The participants were divided into two groups: one group received the treatment and the other a placebo of normally oxygenated air. Two weeks later, the groups were swapped over. After ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... significantly lower. Walking 'reduces breast cancer risk' Walking just one hour a day can lower the risk of breast cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. In a study of more than 73,000 post-menopausal women, those who walked for at least seven hours a week had a 14 per ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... England Journal of Medicine. Nearly 950 children aged five to 12 with mild to moderate asthma were involved in the study. They were divided into three treatment groups, receiving either inhaled ... and cognitive skills. Smoky coal link with lung cancer A study on a Chinese county where lung cancer rates are particularly elevated has identified a culprit: the use of smoky, or bituminous, coal ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... with serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs), one with depression not taking antidepressants, and one with no symptoms of depression. It found that treatment with SRIs can accelerate babies' ability ... of these "bursts" can be harmful. In certain cancers, for example, genes may be switched on at the wrong times, eventually leading to the formation of tumours. Brace for a chain reaction Riding the wave ...



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