melanoma may now survive for up to 10 years longer than before, according to new findings about the drug ipilimumab, which first came on the market in 2011. Scientists are finding that patients who respond to the medication are living much longer than originally anticipated, and the drug is being touted as the key to a cure for skin cancer.
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"This is a major breakthrough," Tim Turnham, PhD, executive director of the Melanoma Research Foundation, told Yahoo Shine about the announcement, which came over the weekend at the 2013 European Cancer Congress in Amsterdam. Though Turnham was careful to note that the drug represents "nothing close to being a cure," he said that it was moving the world closer to one than ever before.
"Melanoma has been a fortress, but we're beginning to see a crumbling of its foundations," he said, adding that, according to these new findings, "at least half of those
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Mon, Sep 30, 2013 12:38 PM EDT
melanoma may now survive for up to 10 years longer than before, according to new findings about the drug ipilimumab, which first came on the market in 2011. Scientists are finding that patients who respond to the medication are living much longer than originally anticipated, and the drug is being touted as the key to a cure for skin cancer.Patients with advanced Read More »from Breakthrough Melanoma Treatment Hailed as Key to Cure
- BabyZone | Healthy Living – Mon, Sep 30, 2013 12:26 PM EDT
Smoking during pregnancy can have a longer impact than you thought.There's a new reason to avoid smoking during pregnancy-the nicotine in cigarettes may cause asthma not just in your children, but in your grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Read More »from Smoking During Pregnancy May Cause Asthma in Great-Grandchildren
Researchers at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harber-UCLA Medical Center reached this conclusion after running experiments on rats. They found that when pregnant rats were injected with nicotine on a daily basis-a proxy for humans smoking-both their grandchildren and their "great-grand rats" showed signs of asthma. Among the tell-tale symptoms: lungs that narrowed more easily when exposed to irritants.
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It's well-established that generations of rat pups exposed to nicotine in utero tend to be asthmatic, but "the key findings of this study that we've taken not only the directly exposed generation, but to [the] subsequent generation and then [to the] subsequent generation," researcher Virender K. Rehan told Voice of America.
Smile brighter with these easy whitening tips.
Discolored or yellowing teeth can take away from the beauty of your smile. Make sure you're sticking with an oral care regimen that includes teeth whitening products. You can have sparkling white teeth with a few lifestyle changes, and also by using products designed to brighten that smile quickly without damaging your teeth. Whether you're getting ready for a big date or just want to look your best for a busy day ahead, here are a few fast fixes to perfectly-white teeth:Brush thoroughly with a whitening toothpaste. You can get rid of new stains and discoloration with a thorough tooth-brushing session. Use a whitening toothpaste that contains ingredients to brighten your teeth without damaging the surface of the tooth. For even better results, use an electric toothbrush or toothbrush head designed specifically for whitening the teeth. Ideally, you will want to brush your teeth after every meal. This routine not only gets rid of food and plaque stuck around your teeth, but will also Read More »from Fast Fixes to Get Perfectly-white Teeth
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Why are babies having weight-loss surgery?Weight-loss surgery has become so common that it's no longer news--unless it's a two-year-old having the procedure.
A Saudi Arabian family opted to send their 79-pound toddler-weighing as much as the average 11-year-old boy-under the knife to have as much as 85 percent of his stomach permanently removed.
According to a CNN article, the morbidly obese boy's family attempted to control his eating habits two separate times. When both diets failed, doctors approved the operation. Though the child wasn't at risk of death, he did potentially face future pain, injuries, bowed legs, heart disease, diabetes, and serious complications from his sleep apnea.
Alarmed doesn't even begin to describe the world's reaction to this news of the youngest person to ever undergo weight-loss surgery. But American parents can take some solace that this scenario would likely never play out in the U.S. While about 17 percent of kids and teens age 2 to 19 are obese, there's a
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Mon, Sep 30, 2013 12:01 PM EDT
Facts Every Parent Should Know About the Toxic Chemicals We ConsumeWhen filmmaker Ed Brown's wife miscarried for the second time - between the births of their first two kids, now 5 and 3 - he began to fixate on the effect of environmental toxins on pregnancy. He got especially worried when he read a 2009 study by the Environmental Working Group that found a shocking average of 232 (yes, two hundred thirty-two) industrial chemicals present in the cord blood of babies in the study - chemicals that had passed to the fetuses when their mothers were exposed to common consumer products like cosmetics, plastic bottles, shower curtains, mattresses, and household cleaners.Read More »from 6 Facts Every Parent Should Know About the Toxic Chemicals We Consume
It didn't take Ed long to discover that 27 trillion pounds of synthetic chemicals are produced in or imported into the U.S. every year, and that only a tiny fraction of those have been tested for safety. Armed with a video camera, he traversed the country interviewing more than 70 of the nation's top environmental scientists and public health advocates to try and uncover the true risks of
does dieting make you dumber?I've been consistently (well, okay, mostly consistently) counting calories and losing weight since last October (nearly a year OMG). I've lost allllmost 50 pounds now (about 48, technically), and feel pretty damn good, but I'll confess: after nearly a year of this, it's harder to track my calories and make sure I'm staying within my calorie range.Read More »from Food for Thought: Does Dieting Make You Dumber?
Because food is GOOD, you guys.
I recently attended a conference where the speakers spent a fair amount of time addressing issues of scarcity, particularly about growing up in impoverished situations with food insecurity. One of the speakers connected that poverty with poor food choices and weight problems, a point that resonated with me strongly.
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But scarcity, of course, doesn't just apply to issues surrounding food: you can have not enough money, not enough time, or any number of things - and it all puts a strain on your brain, according to an article in the New York Times recently written by
There may be certain yummy foods that you've completely banned from your diet, but experts say that there's no need for this type of black-and-white thinking. Every so often, enjoy one of these totally guilt-free. By Jane Bianchi, REDBOOK.Read More »from Indulging in These Treats is No Big Deal
Frozen blended coffee beverage
You may assume that all Starbucks Frappuccinos will wreck your diet. Not so, if you choose wisely. A large cinnamon dolce Frappuccino with whipped cream contains a whopping 480 calories. But a small, light, coffee-flavored Frappuccino with no whipped cream has only 90 calories. You could burn that off by walking just one mile. "According to U.S. dietary guidelines, if you eat 2,000 calories a day, 260 can be 'empty,'" says Ruth Frechman, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and author of The Food Is My Friend Diet. "So you can have a small indulgence daily without feeling bad about it."
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A sugar-raised doughnut
If you're grabbing breakfast
The scientifically proven 7-minute exercise routine takes more time to think about than to just do. Our fitness guinea pig, Kelly Osbourne, is hooked. REDBOOK.Read More »from What You Need to Know About the 7-Minute Workout
I thought the seven-minute workout might be a fad, but it's not. I lost almost 70 pounds through consistent exercise, but sometimes I don't have a lot of time, so this routine is fabulous for maintenance. It's also a perfect way to get started if you've been on a break from fitness. If you put in all-out effort, researchers say you'll see results similar to a much longer workout-yes, in the time it takes to listen to your favorite song twice.
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What it is: 12 exercises that require no equipment-squats, planks, running in place, etc.-performed for 30 seconds each, with 10 seconds of transition between each move. It takes about seven minutes to do it once. Repeat if you have time for a longer workout.
1. Get yourself set up before you begin. You need to be near an open
- Jenny Depper | Healthy Living – Mon, Sep 30, 2013 9:33 AM EDT
Running isn't always the
Running is one sport that can be extremely tough on your joints - especially if you're increasing your time on the trail and adding in longer runs. As a runner currently training for the Rock 'n' Roll Lisbon Marathon, I've experienced firsthand the aches and pains involved with racking up the miles without properly addressing what my body needed to complete a long distance run efficiently and safely.
We've enlisted the help of sports nutrition expert and Ironman athlete Ben Greenfield for several tips to consider before you lace up your shoes and head out on a run. Check it out:
1. Try dynamic stretching: Dynamic stretching involves moving your muscles and joints through different ranges of motion, which is even more effective after they've been warmed up with cardio. Here's a sample dynamic stretching routine:
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* 10 leg swings in all directions
* Walking lunges from one end of the room to the other and back
* Shuffle sideways from
- Zoe Moon | Healthy Living – Sun, Sep 29, 2013 1:02 PM EDT
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ZOE MOON'S WEEKLY FORECAST Sept 30 - Oct 6
This week the Sun runs the gauntlet of the Uranus/Pluto square pushing each and every one of us to define something we need on a personal or physical level as we deal with key relationships and the massive changes occurring in our areas of control, finance, sex, divorce, death, birth, authorities, goals, career, and achievements. These are tests, we need to be willing to push ourselves a bit harder or get churned up in the machine. The Sun makes Pluto on Tuesday and Uranus on Thursday so Tuesday through Thursday will likely be the most intense of the experience.
The week ahead for ARIES: Enjoy the kids or lover, make for creative projects or fun times on MONDAY, this day promises some of the easiest flow of your week. TUESDAY through THURSDAY the Sun engages the Uranus/Pluto square so you are going to be in there physically or on a personal level with the massive changes going on in your world and itRead More »from ZOE MOON ASTROLOGY WEEKLY HOROSCOPES Sept 30 - Oct 6
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