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    The Causes? The causes of breast cancer remain a puzzle. Critics say that more research is done on treatment and screening—which reap big profits—than on causes and prevention. Still, scientists have unearthed important clues. Some believe that breast cancer results from a complex, multistep process, beginning with a faulty gene that causes cells to misbehave—to divide furiously, to invade other tissue, to evade c...

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      MANY aspects of modern medicine may not be as modern as some think. In fact, a number of today’s common medical practices were already in place centuries ago in some lands. Consider, for example, the history of medicine in medieval times in the Middle East. In 805 C.E., CALIPH HARUN AR-RASHID established a hospital in his capital, Baghdad. From the 9th century through the 13th, other rulers built and maintained ho...

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        HOW many brains do you have? If you answer “one,” you are correct. Yet, there are other nervous systems in your body. One network of neurons is so extensive that some scientists have referred to it as a “second brain.” It is the enteric nervous system (ENS) and is located, not in your head, but mostly in your belly. It takes an enormous amount of coordination and effort for the body to transform food into fuel. He...

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          FOLLOWING tests of nuclear weapons in the 1950’s, strontium 90 (Sr90), a by-product of nuclear reactions, was found in baby teeth, reports the Globe and Mail newspaper of Canada. At the time, this was blamed for a surge in cancer among children. Now, decades later, scientists associated with the U.S. Radiation and Public Health Project are concerned again. Dr. Janet Sherman, an internal-medicine specialist working...

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            Herbs can be taken in many ways, such as in teas, decoctions, tinctures, and poultices. Teas are made by pouring boiling water over an herb. But authorities caution that herbs used as teas should generally not be boiled in water. Decoctions, made from such things as herbal roots and bark, are boiled in water to release their active ingredients. What about tinctures? One book says that these “are herb extractions m...

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              Despite medical advances, disease continues to plague mankind. Yet, as evidence shows, many health problems are preventable. World The World Health Organization predicts that 24 million people will be diagnosed with cancer annually by 2035. This is an increase of about 70 percent more than the number currently diagnosed, which is thought to be over 14 million. An estimated half of those cases will be caused by li...

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                Being imperfect humans, all of us have experienced illness, some even grave illness. When we face such difficulties, how do we cope? One valuable aid in coping is the comfort we receive from family, friends, and fellow believers. A friend’s kind, loving words can be like a soothing balm that heals and refreshes us. But true Christians are concerned with more than just receiving comfort. They reach out “to comfo...

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                  When I was 16, I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. The doctors told me I had only eight months to live. I have been battling for my life ever since. Because of the placement of the tumors, I am now a right-side hemiplegic. Since I am unable to walk, someone always needs to be at home to help me get around. The progression of my disease has made it difficult for me to communicate clearly. I ...

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                    I thankyou so much for taking the time to read and your excellent choice of words you dictated. It was right on to what I was thinking how cancer is a mind-set that can be comfortaed through people like yourself that offers sound advice through these termoulous times were dealing with...........

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                      Despite medical advances, disease continues to plague mankind. Yet, as evidence shows, many health problems are preventable. World The World Health Organization predicts that 24 million people will be diagnosed with cancer annually by 2035. This is an increase of about 70 percent more than the number currently diagnosed, which is thought to be over 14 million. An estimated half of those cases will be caused by li...

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