The researchers aim to reduce cancer recurrence risks, supercharge cancer-killing cells, and explore the potential for extending human lifespans.
Some more apparent good news from research, but it will take time to prove, with the increasing China threats to Taiwan will this have any bearing on success or some failure.
Source: Scientists discover a ‘very important’ protein that can prolong our lives and fight cancer | Euronews
Rolf Harris is reportedly in a poor state after his health has deteriorated it has been claimed after it emerged the disgraced star was secretly battling neck cancer
While I would never wish anyone any ill will did Harris ever have any respect for any of his victims.
‘Harris was released from jail in May 2017 after serving three years of his five years and nine-month sentence after being found guilty of 12 counts of sexual assault, one of which was later overturned.’. Irrespective on whether the sentence was sufficient for his crimes and should have been longer, he came out and then continued to live his life, but his victims will have had a life sentence and the memories will never go away, even after the eventual demise of Harris.
Some could say that him succumbing to neck cancer is some justification, in that he is now suffering, but not as equivalent to his victims suffering and not only them, but their families as well.
Source: Rolf Harris left ‘very unwell’ after brutal secret cancer battle claims author – Mirror Online
Analysis shows alarming level of benzene at fence-line of facilities in Texas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Indiana and US Virgin Islands
This is not only exceedingly alarming, but shows incompetence and should be seen to be a criminal liability. One instance is one too many, but one could be seen as a mistake, but another not so and a considerable fine should be imposed. Then, if there is a third then the establishment should be closed permanently.
Then to see that these are occurring in close proximality to residential areas means that the existing exposure levels need to be tightened and why should those being exposed be largely people of colour and of low-income.
I am sure if this was occurring in close proximality to the ‘White House’ not even one exposure would have been allowed. So, the safety levels do need to be examined and be revised so no exposures occur, and if not possible the establishments need to be permanently closed or moved to non-residential areas, for surely America is more than large enough to accommodate this.
Source: US oil refineries spewing cancer-causing benzene into communities, report finds | Pollution | The Guardian
A cancer patient says she has been forced to rely on food banks after being refused Universal Credit.
Source: Cancer patient forced to rely on food banks says DWP needs to ‘wake up’ to the ‘cruelty’ of Universal Credit : Welfare Weekly
Destruction of rainforests through wildfires or deforestation may harm human health. As these forests disappear, we may be losing precious medicinal plants that hold treatments for various diseases.
Source: Dwindling tropical rainforests mean lost medicines yet to be discovered in their plants : The Conversation
The news last week was enough to make anyone wonder what to believe about healthy eating.
For more than a decade, Government agencies have warned us to cut down on the red and processed meat we eat. But last week, as one reporter put it: ‘Health chiefs have revealed bacon is safe to eat after all!’
We had previously been told that more than a few rashers of bacon a week could increase our risk of bowel cancer by as much as 20 per cent. The safe daily limit for red meat was 70g – equivalent to half a beefburger, one-and-a-half sausages, or just a third of an 8oz steak.
Like most people, I was confused as to how seriously to take these claims, but cut back anyway.
One in 14 men and one in 19 women will be diagnosed with bowel cancer during their lifetime. And no one wants any additional risk. But then, last week, came what appeared to be a major scientific flip-flop.
Source: Dr Michael Mosley reveals the truth about processed meat and cancer | Daily Mail Online
Yet another large area of problems with the welfare benefits system and the processes concerned, based on Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payment Benefits.
As stated in the article the 6 months rule incorporated in the Welfare Reform Act 1990 was not based on any medical input and even if it had been clinical knowledge has advance by ‘leaps and bounds’.
Clinicians should be solely responsible, in these situation not some DWP offical with no clinical knowledge and therefore has no creditability to make any form of clinical decisions.
I have said before and will do again the the DWP processes should be ‘person-centred’ and not ‘system-centred’.
This, of course, assumes that the DWP and its officals are willing to ensure fair representation for all benefit claiments, which, currently is hard to believe., for it appear that they assume no one is eligible and even when there is much documentation to prove they are this is discounted. One would assume that DWP officials prime consideration is to refuse all benefit applications, based on the results of their practice to follow inhuman conditions.
Are DWP officals really devoid of any feelings and just react as automatons, surely not!!
Scientists have discovered a breakthrough treatment to fight cancer, as they claim the disease will no longer be deadly for future generations.
Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute in London believe it is possible to strengthen the body’s defences by transplanting immune cells from strangers.
Patients will begin to receive the new treatment next year, and the team now wants to establish ‘immune banks’ to store disease-fighting cells.
Immunology expert Professor Adrian Hayday, group leader of the Immunosurveillance Lab at The Crick, said scientists and doctors could become more like engineers, upgrading the body rather than bombarding it with toxic chemotherapy.
“Using the immune system to fight cancer is the ultimate do-it-yourself approach,” he said.
Source: Cancer breakthrough: Scientists say immune system transplants mean ‘future is incredibly bright’ : The Telegraph
Yet another atrocity, why can’t the Welfare process be flexible as people do not fit into boxes, they are human beings, not objects and it is unlikely that 2 human being will be identical in their requirements, therefore it is extremely difficult to have set guidelines.
PIP procedures need to be flexible so that they can be able to cater for all claimants.
When Ana Macedo-Brown heard the doctor say the words she’d been dreading since finding a lump in her breast, she didn’t think things could get worse.
That was until her husband, Dave, took her hand outside the consulting room and said: ‘Well, that makes both of us. I’ve got cancer too.’
In a devastating turn of events, Dave, 64, had been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and had kept it a secret, four days before Ana, 56, his wife of 19 years, learned her news.
Six years on, Ana and Dave are cancer-free. But their shared experience sheds light on the starkly different ways in which the medical profession, and indeed wider society, treats these two types of cancer.
As the Mail revealed last month, prostate cancer is now a bigger killer in this country, with more than 11,800 men dying from the disease every year, compared with 11,400 women dying of breast cancer. Despite this, it receives half the research funding and treatments trail a decade behind.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5511869/Breast-cancer-sufferer-reveals-difference-treatment-husband.html#ixzz5A31ffdp4
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Source: Wife reveals difference in treatment of breast and prostate cancer : Mail Online