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Germs In Your Mouth Could Be Deadly
The germs in your mouth may play a role in heart disease risks. That’s been known for a while. Now, there’s evidence that these bacteria may promote or reduce cancer risks.
No Pancreas? You Can Control Diabetes
Your pancreas is the organ that makes insulin - a hormone that plays a key role in diabetes control. Without a pancreas, controlling diabetes could be difficult; at least that's what doctors thought.
Losing Doesn’t Win Against Pancreatic Cancer
There's mounting evidence that a person’s weight and BMI (body mass index) at the time of their cancer diagnosis can make a difference in the course of the disease. Weight loss, if needed, is usually a positive move for people with cancer – but not for all.
Can Antioxidants Prevent Pancreatic Cancer?
A recent study found that if you consume high levels of vitamin C and take a multivitamin, your risks of liver cancer may be slightly higher. Now, forget all of that when it comes to pancreatic cancer.
First American Woman in Space Has Died
Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut, has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61.
Chemo Extends Lives of Patients with Rare Pancreatic Cancer
Periampullary cancer, a rare form of pancreatic cancer, is actually a collection of malignancies. This cancer (adenocarcinoma) forms in and around the top of the pancreas in places like the ampulla where the bile and pancreatic ducts connect.
Intriguing Pancreatic Cancer Study
Pancreatic cancer doesn't currently have effective treatment options. That could be changing with a novel chemotherapy agent currently being tested in Germany.
Fried Chicken, Pancreatic Cancer and Gravy
More bad news for folks who love Southern cookin ' and greasy foods. A steady diet of fried chicken and French fries steadily leads to obesity, and the health goes down hill from there.
Old Wonder Drug for Pancreatic Cancer?
A low-cost, proven medication is taking on another cancer. Metformin has gone toe-to-toe with pancreatic cancer stem cells and won.
Childhood Cancer Warriors at Higher Risk of GI Cancers
Gastrointestinal cancers show up anywhere along the digestive tract. And while risk factors for each organ vary, a separate group of people appear to be at greater risk.