RSSArchive for October, 2009

HIV Patients More At Risk For 7 Types Of Cancer

HIV Patients More At Risk For 7 Types Of Cancer

A new study says, weakened immune systems of HIV patients puts them at increased risk for at least 7 kinds of cancer. But, some of the cancers can be delayed by early diagnosis and treatment of HIV infection. French researchers examined the incidence of three AIDS-defining cancers (Kaposi’s sarcoma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and cervical cancer) and […]

Risk Factors For Developing Childhood Cancer

Risk Factors For Developing Childhood Cancer

While most of us know that lifestyle is a contributing factor to adults developing cancer, the same is not true for children to that extent. While a sedentary lifestyle and poor dietary habits can contribute to cancer, as can smoking and substance abuse, the same can hardly be said for children developing cancer. However causative […]

Marijuana A Cancer Cure?

Marijuana A Cancer Cure?

There are conflicting reports about marijuana being used to cure for cancer. In a study carried out at Harvard university a couple of years ago, it was found that an active ingredient in marijuana cuts the growth of the kind of tumor found in lung cancer and also arrests the spread of the cancer. The […]