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What are the health benefits of water chestnuts?

What are the health benefits of water chestnuts?

Water chestnuts are an aquatic tuber vegetable. They grow in parts of Southeast Asia, Africa, Australia, and many Pacific islands. A water chestnut resembles an actual chestnut in both color and shape, but it is not a nut.Water chestnuts are popular in many cuisines and have a variety of potential health benefits. These benefits may […]

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Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Could Be ‘Bellweather’ Case

Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Could Be ‘Bellweather’ Case

A “bellwether” trial to determine whether a California man’s cancer was caused by Roundup weed killer is underway in San Francisco. Latest Cancer News Attorneys for Edwin Hardeman, 70, say his case could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits involving Monsanto’s weed killer, the Associated Press reported. The case in federal court […]

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High-Fiber Diet May Help Gut ‘Microbiome’ Battle Melanoma

High-Fiber Diet May Help Gut ‘Microbiome’ Battle Melanoma

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A healthy diet may trigger a better response to a certain kind of melanoma treatment. How? New research suggests that a diet that’s full of fiber appears to lead to more diverse intestinal bacteria (microbiome). In turn, a thriving gut microbiome […]

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Colon Cancer Usually Diagnosed Late in Under-50 Adults

Colon Cancer Usually Diagnosed Late in Under-50 Adults

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Young adults are increasingly developing colon cancer — and it’s often diagnosed at a late stage, after they’ve seen several doctors and been misdiagnosed, a new survey shows. Researchers questioned nearly 1,200 colon cancer patients diagnosed before age 50. Most cases […]

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Could Invasive Lung Cancer Biopsies Be Replaced by Blood Tests?

Could Invasive Lung Cancer Biopsies Be Replaced by Blood Tests?

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A blood test may one day replace invasive tissue biopsies as a pain-free way to confirm lung cancer and guide treatment, new research suggests. According to investigators, the test is as effective as a tissue biopsy in diagnosing advanced non-small cell […]

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Almost Half of Global Cases of Childhood Cancer Go Undiagnosed

Almost Half of Global Cases of Childhood Cancer Go Undiagnosed

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The actual number of childhood cancer cases worldwide is nearly double the recorded number, a chilling new study finds. “Our model suggests that nearly one in two children with cancer are never diagnosed and may die untreated,” said study author Zachary Ward. He is a […]

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Testicular Cancer Treatment Doesn’t Always Doom Fertility

Testicular Cancer Treatment Doesn’t Always Doom Fertility

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Young men diagnosed with testicular cancer often worry that treating the disease may jeopardize their chances of having children, but new research should ease their minds. In the study, sperm counts rebounded in men who received one course of chemotherapy or radiation therapy after surgery […]

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Radioactive Chemo Meds Might Threaten Crematorium Workers: Study

Radioactive Chemo Meds Might Threaten Crematorium Workers: Study

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Deceased people who are cremated after having been treated with radioactive medications might be a health hazard to crematory operators, a new case study shows. An Arizona crematorium became contaminated with radiation following the cremation of a man who received “radiopharmaceutical” […]

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Single Dose of Keytruda May Help Put Melanoma Into Remission

Single Dose of Keytruda May Help Put Melanoma Into Remission

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For people with the deadly skin cancer melanoma, one dose of the drug Keytruda before surgery might stop the cancer in its tracks, according to a groundbreaking new study. Keytruda (pembrolizumab) is a PD-1 inhibitor, an immunotherapy drug that triggers the […]

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New device can detect cancer in just a drop of blood

New device can detect cancer in just a drop of blood

Some types of cancer, such as ovarian cancer, tend to remain undetected until they are too advanced for treatment to be effective. Now, an innovative tool may be able to detect cancer easily, quickly, and in minuscule amounts of blood. A newly developed, highly sensitive device can detect cancer in very small clinical samples. In […]