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SBRT Offers Prostate Cancer Patients High Cancer Control and Low Toxicity in Fewer Treatments

High dose stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for men newly-diagnosed with low- or intermediate-risk prostate cancer results in shorter treatment times, low severe toxicity and excellent cancer control rates, according to research presented today at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

Intervention closes racial gap and improves treatment rates for early stage lung cancer

Enhanced, culturally-competent communication with early stage lung cancer patients can narrow racial gaps in curative treatment completion and increase treatment rates for all races, according to research presented today at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

Unmet Need for Radiation Therapy Found Among Nearly Half of Eligible Cancer Patients in Nine Developing Countries

Although approximately 50 percent of cancer patients in developing countries need radiation therapy (RT) to treat their disease, up to half of these patients do not have access to it, according to research presented today at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

Mayo Clinic Radio: Breast cancer awareness / contralateral prophylactic mastectomy / 5 questions to ask your surgeon

According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 220,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women each year in the U.S. That means breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women in their lifetime. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign started back in 1985 to increase awareness of the disease. On the next Mayo […]

6 Month Injury Update

I posted this big injury update on Facebook last week. I figured it'd be good to share here too: I hope to do my 3rd speed workout in 3 weeks shortly. Back with an update about that (and about last week's PERFECT speed workout) shortly. Steve in a Speedo

Pfizer abandons plan to split into two

(Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc said on Monday it had decided not to separate into two publicly traded companies by separating its low-growth generics from its patent-protected branded medicines.

The Magnificent 8

Probably no one saw him. He was only there for the briefest of seconds. But it mattered to me that he was there and it mattered even more what he was doing. It was in one of the bigger scenes in "The Magnificent 7" which opened this weekend in Toronto. Show More Summary

GW's cannabis-derived drug succeeds in third epilepsy study

(Reuters) - Britain's GW Pharmaceuticals Plc said its experimental cannabis-derived drug for a rare form of childhood epilepsy succeeded in a third late-stage U.S. study.

Scientists find new fat clues in faeces

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists in Britain have found a new link between the diversity of bacteria in human poo - the human fecal microbiome - and levels of harmful types of body fat.

Looking Back: A Matter of Apologies.

I’ve been up since all hours with my son, who has decided that he would prefer to count stars with me between midnight and 4 am.  But now he’s asleep and I’m wide awake.  And as I was answering emails this morning, I came across this blog post about apologies. Show More Summary

Seniors: This one thing can help improve aging

Weaker muscles may seem to be a natural part of aging. But it doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, if you want to stay active and healthy no matter what your age is, you’ll want to keep building … The post Seniors: This one thing can help improve aging appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.

Currently: September 2016

Random post warning:  You know the drill.  Here’s all my September randomness, all wrapped up in one pumpkin-spice flavored post. CURRENT IMPRESSIVE TRAVEL ACHIEVEMENT How often can you say that you visited the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean in the same week?  I can…. Show More Summary

UPDATE: 23 Week Baby Comes Back To Life Hours Before Burial

It is often said tiny preemies are the biggest fighters, and that couldn't be more true for a 23 week old baby Bangladesh who was declared dead by doctors started crying out while being buried. The post UPDATE: 23 Week Baby Comes Back To Life Hours Before Burial appeared first on Growing Your Baby.

Housecall: Getting healthy in the kitchen

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Recipe makeovers: 5 ways to create healthy recipes Ingredient substitutions can transform many unhealthy recipes into healthy ones without diminishing the taste or texture of the foods you enjoy. Try these tips to reduce the fat, calories and salt in your favorite recipes. Shingles If you're over 50, you're more likely […]

trekking out of Bariloche, Argentina

2 hours agoFitness / Hiking :

Kristin: Bariloche is a perfectly logical gateway to Patagonia for those going from North to South, and as such it was my first stop on a glorious two-month adventure all through Chile and Argentinian Patagonia. … Bariloche: Argentina’s Gateway to … Continue reading ?

The Future of HIV Treatment—and PrEP: Long Acting Injectables

Renowned HIV Researcher Dr. David Ho say injectables take human error out of the mix.

Stop Asking the Candidates to Release Their Medical Records

Hillary Clinton’s recent pneumonia and Donald Trump’s appearance on Dr. Oz have renewed calls for presidential candidates to release their medical records to the public. That’s a bad idea—with negative consequences for politics, media,...Show More Summary

How To Practice Yoga When You Have A Hearing Loss

Source: Unsplash I love yoga! Not only is it fun, but I find the health benefits to be extraordinary. My yoga practice saved me from real injury during a fall last year, and I think that it, combined with meditation, has helped calm the severity of my tinnitus. Show More Summary

Zydus Cadila ties up with Takeda to develop vaccine for Chikungunya

3 hours agoHealth : ConnectnCare

Hey, friends, it’s a new big news for us! Surprised? Ok… Let me tell you that on Tuesday 20 Sep 2016, Cadila Healthcare Ltd and Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical Company announced their partnership to develop the vaccine for Chikungunya....Show More Summary

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