Can your own immune system kill cancer?

  • "We always talk about the three pillars of cancer therapy -- radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgery -- and it's become quite clear now that there's going to be a fourth pillar, which is immunotherapy,"
  • Immunotherapy is quickly emerging as the future of cancer treatment, scientists say
  • The therapy works by harnessing the immune system to fight cancer from within
  • By Cnn.com
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All About Addiction

People with an addiction do not have control over what they are doing, taking or using. Their addiction may reach a point at which it is harmful. Addictions do not only include physical things we consume, such as drugs or alcohol, but may include virtually anything, such abstract things as gambling to seemingly harmless products, such as chocolate - in other words, addiction may refer to a substance dependence (e.g. drug addiction) or behavioral addiction (e.g. gambling addiction).
by Medical News Today/ Adapted Media Release

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Lifestyle intervention helps women with gestational diabetes reach weight loss goals

A diabetes prevention program administered within the nation's largest, integrated health care system was effective in helping women with a history of gestational diabetes reach weight loss goals and increase physical activity following the birth of their children, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published online in the journal Diabetes Care.
by Medical News Today/ Adapted Media Release

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New study shows high use of complementary therapies by cancer inpatients

Patients hospitalized for cancer treatment commonly use complementary and integrative health (CIH) approaches such as nutritional supplements, special diets, and massage according to a new study. More than 95% of patients expressed interest in at least one of these types of therapies if offered during their hospital stay
by Medical News Today/ Adapted Media Release

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Mindfulness meditation may help smokers quit - even those with no willpower

Behavioral training such as mindfulness meditation may be effective at enhancing self-control toward quitting smoking - even for people who have no desire to give up, say experts. The review of addiction research, published in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences, says a smoker's intention to quit smoking is not always needed to reduce cigarette cravings.
by Medical News Today/ Adapted Media Release

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Most chronic pain patients use alternative therapies, but many don't tell their doctors

More than half of chronic pain patients in a managed care setting reported using chiropractic care or acupucture or both, but many of these patients didn't discuss this care with their primary care providers. These study results, published in the American Journal of Managed Care, suggest that better care coordination is needed among patients and physicians.
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