Hunger, Cancer, Ebola, AIDS… Obesity Tops Them All

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The Ebola virus is dominating all global news right now, with some countries starting to consider imposing travel bans and closing their borders. And while Ebola is indeed a horrible threat, it can’t compare to worldwide-spread issues such as AIDS, cancers and hunger. And obesity, experts add, explaining that the lifestyle-related disease actually tops them […]

Sharp Rise in Lifestyle-Related Cancers

Sunny holidays, sweet treats and juicy grilled meats, as well as liters of alcohol and lots of smoking – this may remind you of the last vacation you took with a bunch of friends, but it’s in fact the reason for the increased number of cancer cases in recent years. Experts warn that unhealthy lifestyle […]

World Cancer Day – Debunking Biggest Cancer Myths

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Today is the World Cancer Day. The tradition of marking this day was originally started by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). The purpose of the World Cancer Day is to raise awareness of cancer, as well as to encourage things like cancer detection, prevention and treatment. Also, the event’s current goal is to […]

Oil Barons Charity Ball to auction priceless packages to benefit cancer charity

Packages to four world renowned sporting events to be auctioned in Dubai’s Meydan racecourse on March 8 Proceeds to benefit Friends of Cancer Patients society Fancy an exclusive round of golf with a three time European PGA tour winner? How about dinner with one of the UK’s premier Rugby Union teams or perhaps an opportunity […]

World Cancer Day dispels 4 cancer myths

Today, February 4, health organizations around the world mark the World Cancer Day, aiming to raise awareness of cancer and encourage its prevention and treatment. This year’s theme is dispelling the myths and shedding light on unpopular issues.

Drinking more coffee reduces risk of oral cancer

A recent study promotes newly discovered coffee drinking benefits. It seems, heavy coffee drinkers are less at risk of dying from cancers of the mouth and throat by nearly half. The research found that the risk of dying from oral and pharyngeal cancers was 50 percent lower in people who reported drinking more than four […]

Success in Fight Against Cancer: Targeted Chemotherapy

A new breakthrough treatment could prolong life of cancer patients. Doctors at the Southampton General Hospital bathed just one organ in chemotherapy for the first time in UK. According to the Daily Mail, doctors treated two patients’ livers with chemotherapy drugs, limiting the exposure of healthy organs. This happened by separating the liver from the […]

15,000 cases of colorectal cancer diagnosed in MENA annualy

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Experts encourage early diagnostic tests, as 95% of cases are non-hereditary Medical studies have projected that 15,000 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed each year in the MENA region1. This adds to the thousands of people already suffering from colorectal cancer, making cancer the fourth leading cause of death in the region. However, […]

GCC cancer registry under development

Epidemiological data will help to establish trends and quality of cancer treatment in the region The Gulf Federation for Cancer Control (GFFCC), in partnership with various health authorities across the GCC, is calling for a GCC-wide cancer registry with the aim of greatly improving cancer care in the region. The registry will make available an […]