Posts tagged “breast cancer”

Prostate cancer deaths exceed breast cancer toll for the first time in the UK

February 6th, 2018
Prostate cancer deaths exceed breast cancer toll for the first time in the UK

For the first time since records began in the UK, the number of men who died from prostate cancer has exceeded the number of women being killed by breast cancer. The latest figures show that in 2015, breast cancer caused 11,442 deaths and 11,819 men died from prostate cancer. In light of the news, Prostate […]

World Cancer Day: Death Rates Down by 10 Percent in a Decade

February 4th, 2016
World Cancer Day: Death Rates Down by 10 Percent in a Decade

Figures show that rates of death from cancer in Britain have decreased by around 10 percent in the last decade. 284 in every 100,000 people died from cancer in 2013. The figure was 312 in 2003. The death rate for men decreased by 12 percent and for women 8 percent. It is thought that the […]

Does your Waistline Relate To Your Chances Of Getting Pregnant?

June 29th, 2012
Does your Waistline Relate To Your Chances Of Getting Pregnant?

It seems so according to researchers working for the UK based Nuffield Health. The latter, which is Britain’s biggest health charity, said that females with larger waists are less likely to get pregnant. They are also at greater risk of developing cancer including breast cancer. The conclusion came from studies of 55,000 women who took […]

HIV Drugs May also Help in the Treatment of Breast Cancer

June 8th, 2012
HIV Drugs May also Help in the Treatment of Breast Cancer

Recent research at the Kimmel Cancer Centre, Jefferson, has found that certain HIV drugs may also help breast cancer from metastasizing. The drugs target CCR5 receptors that the HIV virus manipulate in order to penetrate host cells.  However, the research has also shown that the drugs can also aid in the treatment of breast cancer, […]

The Ups and Downs of Life

October 31st, 2011
The Ups and Downs of Life

Jean Daguerre and her husband struggled to have a baby. As such, they did what many other couples do – get help in the shape of infertility treatment. Luckily for Jean, the therapy worked and she bore a baby boy. Her joy was compounded when less than 12 months later she fell pregnant again; this […]

Federal Health Care Law Good For Women

February 24th, 2011
Federal Health Care Law Good For Women

With the debate about President Obama’s health care reforms still continuing, it has been pointed out by some professionals that the bill is good for women; repealing it would only cause harm. The experts point out that without this new law, women could be denied any health insurance coverage if they forced to have a […]

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