Health News

Sipping Away Cancer Risks
Drinking green tea has been associated with everything from longer life to improving memory. It’s healthy stuff that may keep our DNA strong. Green tea may be adding a new anti-cancer benefit to its resumé.
Red Meat For Bladder Cancer
High red meat consumption has been associated with increasing a person’s risk of particular cancers. Another form of the disease has been added to the list.
Stomach Cancer Up Close
More than ever before, scientists are focusing on the genetic mutations as the root cause of cancer. Stomach cancer treatments may focus on specific gene mutations for best results.
Belly Radiation Muster
Are they doing it right? What is everybody else doing? When it comes to radiation therapy for stomach cancer—a new survey tracks down the common denominators.
Living Longer With Two Instead of One
Stomach or gastric cancer is not particularly common in this country, with just under 21,500 Americans diagnosed with it every year. Worldwide, though, it’s the second leading cause of cancer deaths. So finding new treatments are of international importance.
Cancer Tops Heart Disease As #1 Killer
Hispanic/Latinos are the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States. These folks come from Cuba, Central and South America, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Mexico, among other countries. Heart disease used to be the leading cause of death for Latinos, but not anymore.
AIDS and Cancer Links
People living with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) are at greater risk of various forms of cancer. In fact, when these cancers appear, it means the virus has turned into full-blown AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).
Could Aspirin Save Your Life?
The lowly aspirin is climbing to new heights of respect in the medical world. Its daily use is associated with a lower risk of heart disease. Cancer also seems to stay clear of this common medicine once dubbed a "miracle drug."
Three Years Between Cancer Screenings
Stomach or gastric cancer is neither rare nor common in the US, with about 21,000 cases diagnosed annually. Worldwide, though, gastric cancer is both common and deadly.
What HER2 in Stomach Cancers Means
HER2 stands for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 and is most often seen as HER2 . It's a cell protein that stimulates cancer cells to grow. Its presence usually indicates an aggressive cancer.