San Diego Health Tips: 9 Ways to Prevent Oral Cancer

The cause of oral cancer is not known exactly, experts say that it is caused by alcohol consumption, oral sex, smoking and other unhealthy lifestyle. Because everyone is at risk for oral cancer, you need to be vigilant and need to prepare countermeasures. Here are 9 ways to prevent oral cancer, as quoted by San Diego Dentist:

1. Always brush and flossing teeth regularly
The risk of developing oral cancer cells can be reduced by maintaining oral health. Unhealthy mouth Conditions reduces the immune system and inhibit the body’s ability to fight cancer. Brush your teeth regularly at least 2 times a day and clean the teeth with a special floss (flossing).

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2. Do not smoke or chew tobacco products
Nicotine contained in tobacco products not only can damage the lungs but also the mouth. Nicotine will make your mouth becomes in acidic conditions and unhealthy, so it can increase the risk of mouth cancer. Stop smoking or chewing tobacco products. Continue reading “San Diego Health Tips: 9 Ways to Prevent Oral Cancer”

Cancer and diet: to eat everything!

Eating to avoid cancer risk… Easier said than done! Should we outlaw the milk, drink less alcohol? Are antioxidants essential? To try to answer these questions, Doctissimo interviewed Dr. Paule Martel, Coordinator of the network of National Food Cancer Research (mother of Pearl) ** whose teams explore this problem for several years.

Doctissimo: More than smoking and pollutants, the food would be the first environmental factor involved in cancer risk. Can we explain this phenomenon?

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Dr. Martel: Cancer is a multifactorial disease, meaning that many agents come into play: tobacco including, but also genetic factors that determine the susceptibilities of each person. Environmental factors as a whole, such as pollutants, radiation and of course food also play an important role. It is true that long, it did not consider food, because we saw the mainly as a provider of energy, without considering continued exposure to nutrients that it contains. Today we know that our eating habits have a real effect, beneficial or negative. Continue reading “Cancer and diet: to eat everything!”

Learn to manage stress in the workplace

At work, you feel tired, irritable, you have lost your concentration or your enthusiasm, you multiply the small health problems… Attention, you have perhaps stress.

For after a CSA survey (July 2000), “three out of four employees to say concerned” by stress, in particular due to an overload of work, difficult to meet deadlines, more strong to customers requirements or a too rapid pace.
Live under pressure…

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Stress is a normal reaction to adapt to a situation. In a society seeking more productivity, some people will need emergency situations, conflicts or complexity to outdo themselves and work effectively. Others, on the contrary, will react more violently to what seems to them be an assault. If the stress is halted, the balance back. But if it becomes chronic, there is a danger, because it pump much energy by constantly asking the Organization to adapt. It alters the nervous and hormonal balance and lower concentration and productivity capabilities. Not to mention the more or less severe psychological impact, and cardiovascular problems, such as hypertension, that it can generate. Continue reading “Learn to manage stress in the workplace”

Myopia: place to surgery!

Myopia surgery is increasingly practiced. But everyone can have such surgery? What are the different proposed techniques? Discover the answers to your questions by throwing an eye on this article!

Important progress in some parts of the world, the myopia retains its share of mystery. Thus, its origin is partly unknown. But facing this vision disorder, solutions abound. In addition to glasses or lenses, surgery offers new opportunities.

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Myopia: a disorder in expansion
In general, the myopic eye is too long. For this reason, the image refracted previous tissues of the eye, the cornea and the lens, rather than focus on the retina is formed in front of it and consequently the vision is poor. Continue reading “Myopia: place to surgery!”

Smokers: more an excuse to stop!

The nicotine patches would be perhaps less effective in women who wish to stop smoking than men. But the new drug to help with withdrawal, Zyban ®, could not be accused of such sexism.

Tobacco use increased significantly among women during the last decades. Now, close to a French four smokes. The problem of weaning arises even more often cigarette married poorly with a desire for pregnancy. Unfortunately studies conducted to evaluate the effects of Nicotinic substitutes seemed to indicate failures and more frequent relapse in women.


Is it the same with Zyban (bupropion), recently marketed drug as an aid to smoking cessation? Also having antidepressant properties, it could allay irritability and depressive symptoms often evoked by the women as the source of their relapse. Continue reading “Smokers: more an excuse to stop!”

Is cancer related to food?

Cancer is the second cause of mortality in France. The most common are those of the breast, colon, prostate and lung. Food is a major factor in the emergence and the development of this disease.

Cancer is almost always the result of several factors, including food, whose role is better known. Food can promote the development of cancer in several ways: toxicity of certain food contaminants, possible carcinogenic role of some food additives, and especially composition of the diet with the presence too high or too low of some nutrients.


Contamination by a fungus

An example of contamination of food by a carcinogenic risk for liver substance is the presence of antitoxin: this microscopic fungus can persist in peanuts and some cereals in tropical climate is subject to extremely strict control. Continue reading “Is cancer related to food?”

When smoking of blondes give the blues

The list of problems related to smoking goes. Thus, the cigarette would not simply of rider our skin, cause bronchitis and cancer, misleading us dependency but it would also contribute to the morale to zero. Of the least, if according to a study undertaken in adolescents by Drs. Elizabeth Goodman and John Capitman.

For many years, doctors know that many smokers are depressed. For this reason, the withdrawal must be accompanied with infinite precautions and it is not uncommon that is advised to some “intoxicated” to delay this difficult time to make it happen at a better time. Some adults wishing to put an end to smoking, the use of antidepressants may also be required to increase the chances of success.


Against conventional wisdom

Nevertheless, the findings of the study, that come to us doctors Goodman and Capitman of the University of Cincinnati (Ohio) and Brandeis University in Waltham (Massachusetts), go against the grain of conventional wisdom. For these researchers, is smoking not because you are depressed but it would become depressed by smoking. A rather iconoclastic idea so far.

Surveys among American adolescents

To demonstrate, scientists have used data collected in 1995 and in the United States in a national study on the health of adolescents in 1996. They watched the relationship between depression and smoking for a year. On the one hand, 8 704 non-depressed adolescents, investigated if those who were, were likely to become smokers. On the other hand, young people 6 947 considered as non-smokers, it has attempted to establish if those handing over to the cigarette more could become depressive.

Four times more depressed smokers

The results of these studies are clear. Smoking has proven to be the parameter increasing more than the likelihood of developing depression. The teens initially not depressed, who began to smoke, were thus victims of this condition almost four times more often than other young people after one year of follow-up. In addition, if 4.8% of non-smokers have become depressed during the duration of the inquiry, this proportion reached the record figure of 12% among young people who already smoked a pack of cigarettes a day at baseline.

The Blues is not conducive to smoking

The analysis of the results observed in 6 947 non-smoking adolescents revealed, however, that the “depressed” does not lead to become “addicted”. Indeed, initially depressed adolescents were not more likely than other youth to become regular smokers.

How is smoking?

It remains to understand how smoking causes harmful effects on the psyche. We already know that some antidepressants increase the effectiveness of smoking cessation. Thus, the hypothesized that nicotine or other toxic substances in tobacco could promote the onset of depressive symptoms. This possibility does not, appear on its face, so farfetched. Like most drugs, nicotine attaches to synaptic receptors in the brain and causes changes in metabolism in the central nervous system. Case to follow accordingly.

The Health News

For treating pediatric cancers, girls receive a chest radiotherapy. Essential element of support, this technique exposed however to an increased risk of developing breast cancer later. This driving would be comparable to that of women with genetic predispositions to disease. The results of this study presented to the US Congress of cancer advocates early screening.


Women who received radiation therapy to treat cancer in childhood should be screened for early breast cancer. Radiation therapy remains an essential element of support of many pediatric cancers. But this technique can increase the risk of developing breast cancer chest exposure. But in what proportion? Out the1 study presented at the American Congress on cancer ASCO 2012 sought to compare this risk to that related to genetic predispositions. We analyzed the data over 1 200 women who had chest radiation therapy to treat pediatric cancer. The risk associated with genetic predispositions (genes BRCA1/BRCA2 alterations) was evaluated on the study WECARE including 4 570 women with a relative of first degree of breast cancer and who was in life a year after diagnosis.

The Health News

For those having a pediatric cancer, close to a woman aged 50 years on 4 (24%) had breast cancer. Among those treated for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the disease was almost one woman in three (30%), a risk the same as women with genetic predisposition BRCA1 (31%) – the risk associated with BRCA2 is estimated at 10%. In comparison, the risk to the general population of women 50 years of age is 4%. Continue reading “The Health News”

Thyroid cancer: towards a new standard treatment

In a low-risk thyroid cancer, four therapeutic strategies by iodine-131 after surgical resection of the gland are also effective, according to a study conducted by a team of the Institute Gustave Roussy. But one of these approaches is distinguished from others by a better tolerance and less irradiation of the body. It should therefore become the new standard for treatment as such.

A new standard treatment for thyroid cancer. To set the therapeutic strategy the most effective in the treatment of low thyroid cancer risk, after complete surgery of the thyroid, the Pr Martin Schlumberger (Chief of nuclear medicine at the Institute de cancerologie Gustave Roussy, Villejuif) and 24 French centers colleagues compared the 4 existing approaches 752 patients divided into four groups.

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The patients were treated by:

-withdrawal in thyroid hormone, and then 100 mill curies of iodine 131 (which corresponds to the standard treatment);

-thyroid hormone withdrawal, then 30 mill curies of iodine 131;

-thyroid hormone therapy, injections of human TSH recombinant then 100 mill curies of iodine 131; Continue reading “Thyroid cancer: towards a new standard treatment”

Of aspirin to prevent and treat certain cancers?

Must be taken every day some aspirin to reduce the risk of certain cancers and their complications? Three new scientific studies published in the Lancet might suggest. Nevertheless, these data should be confirmed. Especially since the risk / benefit ratio of a daily aspirin is not always favorable.

For many years, the possible positive effect of aspirin on cancer is debated (see for example this article from 2004 Doctissimo: Aspirin: a miracle weapon against breast cancer?). These three new studies raise legitimate hopes, but they require confirmation.

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Fewer cancer deaths in patients taking aspirin?

Professor Peter Roth well and colleagues at Oxford University were first shelled the results of 51 rigorous studies conducted among patients taking aspirin variable rate, or no aspirin or other ant platelet drug agent. These trials were not aimed at preventing anti-cancer, but the evaluation of potential cardiovascular benefits of a daily dose of this medication. Continue reading “Of aspirin to prevent and treat certain cancers?”