Tag: Cancer

LIFESTYLE

October 13 — No Bra Day

The month of October is marked as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). It covers an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast […]

Jamaica

“Boss Man” Prostate Cancer Awareness Campaign Launched

In order to help reduce the high number of deaths associated with prostate cancer in Jamaica, the Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton, has launched a prostate cancer awareness campaign. Speaking at the launch, the Minister noted that greater focus must be placed on prevention, in order to get Jamaicans to practice healthier and better-quality lifestyles “and reduce […]

LIFESTYLE

Marijuana In India Gets New Look In

Marijuana has been part of the very fabric of India since the beginning of recorded history. As early as 1000 B.C. marijuana has been made into various preparations for religious purposes, healing, and much more. When India was colonized by the British Empire, the British created one of the largest studies on marijuana usage ever made. They were concerned that […]

Food HEALTH/FOOD

Why Should One Eat Almonds On A Daily Basis?

Almonds are no ordinary nuts. They are nutrient packed and extremely healthy. The almond is a species of tree native to the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, and North Africa. However, today, the United States is now one of the world’s largest producers. The fruit of the almond is a drupe, consisting of an outer hull and a hard shell […]

NEWS

New Drug For Lung Cancer To Hit The Market

FDA approves new oral therapy to treat ALK-positive lung cancer Lung cancer is said to be the number one cause of cancer deaths in both men and women not only in the U.S. but also worldwide. Lung cancer claims more lives each year than do colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. Cigarette smoking is known to be a major […]

Food HEALTH/FOOD

Study Shows Wasp Puts Sting To Cancer

According to press reports, a new study has shown that the venom of the Brazilian wasp Polybiapaulista possesses a powerful “smart” drug that selectively targets and eliminatestumor cells without harming normal cells. The reports said laboratory tests conducted has shown that the poison from the wasp suppressed the growth of prostate and bladder cancer cells as well as leukemia cells […]

Health HEALTH/FOOD

Cervical Cancer In The Americas

The National Cancer Institute defines cervical cancer as one that forms in tissues of the cervix (the organ connecting the uterus and vagina). It is usually a slow-growing cancer that may not have symptoms but can be found with regular Pap tests (a procedure in which cells are scraped from the cervix and looked at under a microscope). Cervical cancer […]

Health HEALTH/FOOD

Sour Sop – The Miracle Fruit

Annona muricata, commonly known as the sour sop or graviola fruit, is a plant native to Africa, Asia, South America and the Caribbean. It’s a green fruit with a spiny exterior and a soft white sweet/tart fleshy interior. It’s used to make ice cream and beverages. It’s normally prepared as a nectar of water, pulp, and sweetener, such as condensed […]

Health HEALTH/FOOD

How Sexy Is Vitamin D?

Unlike other vitamins, Vitamin D seems to be the black sheep of the family of vitamins. In general, it is not promoted and its value is often overlooked by professionals and lay persons alike. However, new research and study have now shown the powerful effect of vitamin D on human health and longevity. Vitamin D is said to be more like a powerful […]