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Trial results reveal first targeted treatment to boost survival for esophageal cancer

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Up to one in six patients with esophageal cancer were found to have EGFR duplication in their tumor cells and taking the drug gefitinib, which targets this fault, boosted their survival by up to six months, and sometimes beyond. This is the first treatment for advanced esophageal cancer shown to improve survival in patients whose initial course of chemotherapy treatment has failed. It is also the first time a targeted treatment of any kind has proved effective in this disease, although chemotherapy and some targeted drugs have shown benefit in the second line treatment of other cancers of the digestive system including stomach cancer…

Lactation linked to reduced estrogen receptor-negative, triple-negative breast cancer risk — ScienceDaily

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Researchers from Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center (SEC) collaborated with the Roswell Park Cancer Institute of Buffalo, NY and the University of North Carolina Lineberger Cancer Center to form a consortium to study the determinants of breast cancer subtypes in African American women. They combined data on breast cancer cases and controls from four large studies, including the Boston University Black Women’s Health Study…

Exercise associated with reduced risk of breast cancer in African American women

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In a large prospective study of the health of black women, the Black Women’s Health Study (BWHS), researchers collected information about exercise habits, such as time spent exercising per week and type of exercise. …

Circumcision linked to reduced risk of prostate cancer in some men — ScienceDaily

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source : http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140529092607.htm

College kids need to change unhealthy ways — ScienceDaily

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source : http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140506161304.htm

Common sense health for young adult cancer survivors — ScienceDaily

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source : http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140410131504.htm

Circumcision could prevent prostate cancer … if it’s performed after age 35, study shows — ScienceDaily

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source : http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140407090216.htm

Social stigmas may contribute to African-American college students’ hesitation to breast-feed

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"We need to start early with our breast-feeding education and exposure because women decide before they have children whether or not they will breast-feed," Urmeka Jefferson, assistant professor at the Sinclair School of Nursing, said. "We need to figure out how to encourage positive breast-feeding attitudes among young Black women and make them aware that breast-feeding is the normal, natural infant-feeding method." Jefferson surveyed African-American college students about their attitudes and exposure to breast-feeding and their intent to breast-feed future children. She found the majority of students knew the benefits of breast-feeding and had some level of previous exposure, such as friends or parents who had breast-fed their infants…

9 healthy summer drinks from Bethenny Frankel

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source : http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/07/04/healthy-summer-drinks-from-bethenny-frankel/

Black is the new green: 6 surprising superfoods

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Green veggies have long been hailed as the go-to good-for-you food, but dark fruits, veggies, and grains are nutritional powerhouses, too. Their color comes from anthocyanins, plant pigments that may help lower the risks of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. In fact, “black foods have more antioxidants than light-colored foods because of their high pigment content,” said Cy Lee, a professor of food chemistry at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Can’t find one of these deep-hued superfoods at your local supermarket? Try natural-foods stores and ethnic groceries. Black rice Brown rice is good for you, but black rice is even better. That’s because the bran hull contains significantly higher amounts of vitamin E, which bolsters the immune system and protects cells from free radical damage. In fact, black rice contains more anthocyanin antioxidants than blueberries, according to a study from the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center. Health.com: Superfood Secrets for a Long and Healthy Life Black lentils These legumes are loaded with iron: One cup has about 8 milligrams, getting you almost halfway to the daily requirement of 18 milligrams for women. Lentils also boast high levels of soluble fiber, which may not only lower your cholesterol, but could also improve immune function, according to a new University of Illinois study. Blackberries Polyphenols found in dark berries may help reduce cognitive decline in older age by cleaning up cells that impair brain function, researchers at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging in Boston say. Blackberries are also hugely fiber-rich—one cup has almost 8 of the 25 grams you need daily. Health.com: Need More Fiber? Eat These Foods Black beans The dark skins of these beans are packed with bioflavonoids—potent plant-based nutrients that may protect against cancer, research out of Cornell University reveals. Black soybeans Move over, edamame. A Korean study found that eating black soybeans can help reduce the risk of thrombosis—a type of blood clot that’s potentially fatal—even more than yellow or green soybeans. And all soybean oil contains alpha-linolenic acid, a type of omega-3 fatty acid that may reduce the risk of heart disease. Health.com: The 10 Best Foods for Your Heart Black tea Green and white teas get all the health hype, but good old black tea has its perks, too. It contains theaflavins—antioxidants that a study from Rutgers University in New Jersey suggests may improve recovery from muscle soreness after intense exercise. Drinking black tea may also lower your risk of having a heart attack. This article originally appeared on Health.com.source : http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/06/15/black-is-new-green-6-surprising-superfoods/