New Guidelines for Cancer Patients

A new set of national guidelines for cancer patients presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is reversing decades of common mainstream advice for such patients to avoid exercise.  Instead, the new guidelines advise patients to avoid inactivity and to boost quality of life, strength and fitness. Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH, an associate professor of…

Smoking Cessation Drug Makes Smokers Go Postal

Kicking the nicotine habit can involve some mental and emotional stress, but it’s usually taken lightly, even humorously. No one undergoing nicotine withdrawal ever threatened to jump off a tall building or shoot passers-by. But now we find that a popular drug sold as a panacea for people who want to quit smoking can put them over the top…

Olive Oil Cuts Stroke Risk

Replacing other fats in your diet with olive oil could reduce your risk of having a stroke by more than 40% according to a French study, published in the journal Neurology. Olive oil has previously been identified as having many health benefits, such as reducing the risk of many cancers, being effective against HER-2 breast cancer,…

Fishy Treatment for Eye Disease

  People who eat fatty fish at least once a week are less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD), an eye disease that gradually causes vision impairment and blindness in senior adults. This is the finding of a study that recently appeared in Ophthamology and adds to the growing list of health benefits to be gained…