How to reduce nausea from chemotherapy

by Victoria Ward Nausea is a prevalent chemotherapy symptom, and sometimes the mere thought of chemotherapy can produce anxiety and anticipatory sickness. This is especially true for women, people under 50, and light alcohol drinkers. There are many ways of reducing nausea, and depending on the patient’s preferences, some are more desirable than others. Here

Gum Disease-Cancer Link

Another good reason to take good care of your teeth and gums: Gum disease is linked to a higher risk of cancer, according to a recent study of nearly 7,500 older adults. In a study, those with severe gum disease were found to have a 24 percent higher risk of developing cancer of any type

Slash Pain in 7 Minutes

"Mindfulness can have analgesic effects," says holistic physician Darren Weissman, DC. In a Health Psychology study, people who practiced 7 minutes a day for two weeks had a lower stress response to pain. Try these steps: Acknowledge the pain Observe its intensity and the associated emotion, whether that's stress, sadness, or frustration. Ask yourself what

Stop Your Hunger For Hours

First rule of dieting: Stop eating bread, right? WRONG! Of course, it does depend on what kind of bread you're eating. Studies show dark, whole grain breads with a high glycemic index, such as pumpernickel and rye, digest very slowly, keeping you full well after the meal is over. Here's even more good news! These

Soda and Uterine Cancer

Sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages may raise the risk of cancer of the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) Researchers tracked 23,000 postmenopausal women in the Iowa Women's Health Study for 24 years Those who averaged three servings of soda a week had a 74 percent higher risk of type 1 endometrial cancer (the most

Fend Off Cancer By…

Quitting smoking Working out regularly Getting screenings, especially for prostate, breast, cervical and colon cancers, Source: Health Monitor at Home Winter 2014

Pain (Gain Control)

Some pain-a stubbed toe or muscle strain-comes and goes quickly. But many older adults have chronic pain: pain that bothers them most days of the week for 3 months or more. It's more common as we age but doesn't have to be a fact of life. "Chronic pain can put you into a downward spiral,"

Detect Breast Cancer Early

When breast cancer is caught early, the prognosis is often excellent. The 5-year survival rate for breast cancer that's found early and confined to the breast is 99%, says The American Cancer Society. Here's what you need to know: If you're of average risk (no family history) get yearly mammograms and clinical breast exams starting

Surprising Foods That Fight Pain

What do a cup of coffee, a bowl of beans, and a couple of ibuprofen have in common? Surprising answer: They all reduce pain. "Popping a pill may be easier, but it does nothing to cure the underlying cause of your pain like eating the right foods can do," says Beth Reardon, RD, director of

Cut Your Risk of Deadly Breast Cancer

Certain foods may help cut your risk of a deadly form of breast cancer by as much as 50%.  A diet rich in carotenoids--nutrients found in red-orange fruits and vegetables such as carrots, cantaloupe, and tomatoes--is associated with a lower risk of breast cancer, especially an aggressive form affecting about 58,000 women every year, says