El sobrespeso, las carnes rojas y el alcohol, factores de riesgo de cáncer de estómago

Todos recordamos cuando, en octubre del año pasado, la Organización Mundial de la Salud estableció —en un pronunciamiento que dio la vuelta al mundo— que las carnes procesada y las carnes rojas podrían causar cáncer. Fotos: Alimentos que ayudan a evitar el cáncer Pues resulta que una nueva información, publicada por el American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund, apunta a que la ingesta de alcohol y carnes procesadas, así como la obesidad y exceso de peso podrían aumentar el …

7 Surprising Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer

En español | The recent death from colon cancer of Cornell University president Elizabeth Garrett, just eight months after she became the first woman to hold the post, is a tragic reminder of the country’s second most deadly cancer. Garrett, who was 52, died just a month after announcing she was undergoing aggressive treatment for colon cancer. This year, an estimated 95,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer and nearly 50,000 will die from it. While the death rate …

Baby Powder Lawsuit Raises Questions About Talc

En español | A $72 million jury verdict against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn consumers of a potential cancer risk from talc in baby and bath powder has raised questions about the safety of using these items, especially for feminine hygiene. Jurors in St. Louis awarded the money to the family of a woman who said her fatal ovarian cancer was due to using the company’s talc-based Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower powder for decades. Enter to win a Volvo …

Cuando se tiene cáncer el preparar los alimentos toma un rol fundamental

Sabemos que es fundamental, al momento de cocinar, poner en práctica medidas básicas de higiene para evitar exponernos a posibles patógenos que se encuentren en los alimentos. Por ejemplo, sabemos que el pollo y el cerdo se tienen que cocinar completamente y que debemos evitar utilizar el mismo cuchillo con que cortamos un pollo crudo para filetear un pescado o cortar vegetales. Fotos: Alimentos que ayudan a evitar el cáncer Con motivo de la conmemoración del Día Mundial contra el Cáncer, …

Alan Rickman: An Accomplished Villain

British actor Alan Rickman’s dozens of roles ranged from the husband who strayed and quickly regretted it in Love, Actually (2003) to a terrorist leader in action thriller Die Hard (1988). But Rickman, who died Jan. 14 at age 69, probably resonated most with millions of Harry Potter fans as Severus Snape, the icy, humorless potion-mixing magic instructor in the hit movie franchise. Famous People We Lost in 2015 » No matter what his role, Rickman seemed to excel, in part, …

A Life-Giving Reminder: Enroll Now for 2016 Health Care Coverage

One of the main reasons that the mortality rate for African Americans remains disparately high for heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes is because we too often delay going to the doctor for symptoms or regular checkups. By the time we go, the health condition is sometimes worse. Dr. Louis Sullivan, former U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services and founder of the Morehouse School of Medicine, knows the negative health habits of many African Americans. He says sometimes we don’t go …