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    “As ozone depletion becomes more marked and as people around the world engage more in sun-seeking behaviour, the risk of developing health complications from over-exposure to UV [ultraviolet] radiation is becoming a substantial public health concern.”—DR. LEE JONG-WOOK, FORMER DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION. MARTIN, a fair-skinned man from Northern Europe, fell asleep in the shade of a beach umb...

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      The Merck Manual states that this is the most common type of cancer in the world. In the United States, 1 out of every 6 to 7 people gets some form of skin cancer. But rates are increasing. According to Dr. I. William Lane in the book The Skin Cancer Answer, “it is now estimated that 50 percent of people who reach the age of sixty-five will develop some form of skin cancer.” Malignant melanoma causes some 7,500 death...

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        “People are unaware of the very real risk posed by the sun . . . and the damage it can cause to the skin’s DNA. Accumulation of this damage can lead to a skin cancer time bomb.”—Dr. Mark Birch-Machin, skin-cancer expert. THE skin is the body’s largest organ, measuring some 20 square feet [1.8 sq m] for an average male and 17 square feet [1.6 sq m] for an average female. It contains receptors that respond to pain, ...

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          The American Cancer Society and the American Urological Association believe that prostate cancer screening can save lives. Treatment is most likely to be successful when the cancer is detected early. The American Cancer Society recommends that men over 50, or over 45 in the case of those in high-risk groups, undergo an annual medical examination.* The examination should include a prostate-specific antigen blood te...

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            A review of 14 studies involving 170,000 participants suggests that vitamin supplements do not protect against cancer of the throat, stomach, liver, intestines, and pancreas. According to the medical magazine Deutsches Ärzteblatt, the antioxidant supplements beta carotene and vitamins A, C, and E not only have no beneficial effect but could even slightly increase the cancer risk. Dr. Richard Sullivan of Cancer Resear...

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              Coping With Prostate Problems “When I was 54 years old, I started to urinate frequently, sometimes every 30 minutes. This symptom led me to consult a doctor, and I discovered that I would need to have my prostate removed.” Similar stories are common in prostate clinics around the world. What can a man do to prevent prostate diseases? When should he seek medical advice? THE PROSTATE is a walnut-shaped gland that i...

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                THANKS to advances in computers, mathematics, and science, the scalpel is giving way to nonsurgical tools in the diagnosis of certain diseases. Besides X-ray imaging, now over 100 years old, the technologies include computed tomography (CT scans), positron-emission tomography (PET scans), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasound imaging, or sonography.* How do these techniques work? What are their health risk...

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                  FROM earliest times herbal remedies have been used to treat disease. The Ebers Papyrus, prepared in Egypt about the 16th century B.C.E., contains hundreds of folk remedies for various afflictions. Usually, however, herbal remedies were explained orally from one generation to the next. Western medical herbalism appears to have begun with the work of first-century Greek physician Dioscorides, who wrote De Materia Me...

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                    CHIPSA also believes it is very important for patients to focus on their mental health when dealing with cancer. One of our doctors who had been with CHIPSA for 38 years  said,  “I have never seen a patient that is overwhelmingly negative survive their cancer.    Does that mean that just because you’re positive you will live? No. But from my experience negative people don’t make it.”, he goes on “I believe t...

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                      A review of 14 studies involving 170,000 participants suggests that vitamin supplements do not protect against cancer of the throat, stomach, liver, intestines, and pancreas. According to the medical magazine Deutsches Ärzteblatt, the antioxidant supplements beta carotene and vitamins A, C, and E not only have no beneficial effect but could even slightly increase the cancer risk. Dr. Richard Sullivan of Cancer Resear...

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