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Antibiotics greatly reduce effectiveness of immunotherapy for cancer – study | Society | The Guardian
UK research finds patients who took antibiotics during immunotherapy lived half as long as those who avoided them
Cancer  immunotherapy  Autoimmune  Disease  immune  system  premature  ageing 
10 weeks ago by asterisk2a
Doctors hail world first as woman’s advanced breast cancer is eradicated | Science | The Guardian
A woman with advanced breast cancer which had spread around her body has been completely cleared of the disease by a groundbreaking therapy that harnessed the power of her immune system to fight the tumours.

It is the first time that a patient with late-stage breast cancer has been successfully treated by a form of immunotherapy that uses the patient’s own immune cells to find and destroy cancer cells that have formed in the body.
Cancer  Autoimmune  disease  immune  system  immunotherapy 
10 weeks ago by asterisk2a
Health 'to start failing at 47' in parts of Blackpool and Middlesbrough - BBC News
From 2009 to 2013, males born in Bloomfield in Blackpool had a healthy life expectancy (HLE) of only 47.1 years, five months shorter than females born in Middlehaven in Middlesbrough. //&! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43308729 - Doing lots of exercise in older age can prevent the immune system from declining and protect people against infections, scientists say.
premature  ageing  chronic  sick  population  UK  life  expectancy  demographic  bubble  sickcare  demand  western  diet  lifestyle  prevention  public  health  S.A.D.  immune  system  Cancer  autoimmune  disease 
march 2018 by asterisk2a
Ultra-processed foods 'linked to cancer' - BBC News
What counts as ultra-processed
Mass-produced packaged breads and buns
Sweet or savoury packaged snacks including crisps
Chocolate bars and sweets
Sodas and sweetened drinks
Meatballs, poultry and fish nuggets
Instant noodles and soups
Frozen or shelf-life ready meals
Foods made mostly or entirely from sugar, oils and fats &! http://www.spiegel.de/gesundheit/ernaehrung/fertignahrung-erhoehen-stark-verarbeitete-lebensmittel-das-krebsrisiko-a-1193713.html
cancer  public  health  CVD  chronic  sick  population  sickcare  demand  NHS  crisis  food–industrial  lobby  food  S.A.D.  western  diet  obesity  overweight  healthcare  diabetes  immune  system  Autoimmune  disease  Diseases  packaging  plastic  pollution  chemical  complexity 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
Chemicals in packaging, carpets and non-stick pans 'may contribute to obesity' | Science | The Guardian
Chemicals used to make non-stick pots and pans, stain-resistant carpets, and food packaging may contribute to high levels of obesity by disrupting the body’s ability to burn calories, scientists say.

Researchers at Harvard University examined the effects of compounds called perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), which have already raised concerns among some health experts after animal experiments and other studies linked them to cancer, high cholesterol and immune problems.
public  health  pollution  obesogenic  environment  obesity  overweight  Cancer  PFAS  BPA  bisphenol  plastic  autoimmune  disease  chronic  lowgrade  inflammation  immune  system  crisis  fungicide  herbicide  pesticide  ecological  environmental  Klimakatastrophe 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
In search of surrogates, foreign couples descend on Ukraine - BBC News
Foreign couples have been coming to this corner of Europe in droves since 2015, when surrogacy hotspots in Asia began closing their industries one-by-one, amid reports of exploitation. Barred from India, Nepal and Thailand, they turned to Ukraine, one of the few places left where surrogacy can still be arranged at a fraction of what it costs in the US.

"We have so many childless couples coming to our country - it's like a conveyor belt," says Ana, who asked for her identity to be protected.

When she was 21, and after some years of hotel work, Ana finally decided to become a surrogate. By then she had a daughter and realised she was eligible. Under Ukrainian law, a surrogate must have a child of their own before carrying someone else's. If you have your own child, you are less likely to become attached to the one you must give away, those who recruit the women say. [...] Europe's capital of surrogacy
Demand for surrogacy in Ukraine "has increased probably 1000% in the last two years alone," says Sam Everingham of Families Through Surrogacy, a Sydney-based charity that advises would-be parents.

The country, he adds, "has found itself almost accidentally as one of the handful of nation states" which allow surrogacy tourism.
IVF  fertility  public  health  crisis  western  diet  S.A.D.  lifestyle  infertility  autoimmune  disease  diseases  poverty  exploitation  trap  global  south  west  Ukraine  UK  India  USA  surrogate  surrogacy  parenthood  capitalism  Kapital  chronic  sick  population  premature  ageing  neoliberalism  neoliberal  ethics  moral  philosophy  Sociology  adoption 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
Gigi Hadid slams body shamers who call her too skinny - BBC News
Hashimoto thyroiditis // http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-43029158 - "Imagine having a really extreme case of flu." That's how 23-year-old Rachel Hill describes living with Hashimoto's disease. //&! https://nutritionfacts.org/?fwp_search=autoimmune+disease&fwp_content_type=video //&! " I was also part of a holistic medical trial that helped my thyroid levels balance out." Obviously not. Otherwise she would be whole-food plant-based vegan, duh. she did eat a burger on jimmy kimmel late night show and promotes eating animal products
Hashimoto  Autoimmune  disease  thyroid  public  health  chronic  sick  population  sickcare  demand  immune  system  Diseases  inflammation  prevention  S.A.D.  western  diet 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
Ageing immune system linked to cancer - BBC News
cancer as an autoimmune disease //&! https://nutritionfacts.org/video/cancer-as-an-autoimmune-disease/ - Cancer as an Autoimmune Disease //&! Data Source https://www.dundee.ac.uk/news/2018/ageing-immune-system-may-explain-age-related-cancer-risk-increase.php - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Br-6zxixWko //&! thymus https://nutritionfacts.org/video/clonal-deletion-theory-of-immunity/ ------ "We're not debating the fact that mutations cause cancer, but are asking whether mutations alone can account for the rapid rise in cancer incidence with age when ageing causes other profound changes in the body."
Cancer  auto  immune  disease  fasting  Valter  Longo  Diseases  Autoimmune  ageing  population  premature  longevity  Gerontology  demographic  bubble  sickcare  demand  NHS  Crisis  prevention  western  diet  lifestyle  S.A.D.  junk  fast  food  obesity  overweight  inflammation  IGF-1  public  health  CVD 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
(4984) Cancer Cure Hits the Market! [Car-T Cells] - YouTube
advances in immunotherapy- first version was dump, 2nd version "targeted", 3rd gen - reprogramming? immunotherapy
Cancer  immunotherapy  immune  system  CAR-T  cells  autoimmune  disease 
december 2017 by asterisk2a
Gut bacteria 'boost' cancer therapy - BBC News
Two studies, in the journal Science, linked specific species and the overall diversity of the microbiome to the effectiveness of immunotherapy drugs. [...] Those that responded to therapy tended to have a richer, more diverse microbiome than those that did not.
Cancer  microbiome  immunotherapy  epigenetics  chronic  sick  inflammation  autoimmune  disease  gut  leaky  diet  lifestyle  S.A.D.  western  public  health  immune  system  immunesystem  antibiotic  antibiotics  post-antibiotic  chemotherapy 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
Einsame Menschen sterben früher - SPIEGEL ONLINE
without a friend (partner does not count), 4x likelihood to relapse and die - increase mortality - breast cancer patients.
public  health  crisis  mental  premature  ageing  death  inflammation  Depression  prevention  chronic  sick  population  disease  autoimmune  complex  loneliness  Einsamkeit  Gesellschaft  Society  Psychology  Sociology  Wertegesellschaft 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
How your blood may predict your future health | Inequality | The Guardian
New research into bloodstream ‘biomarkers’ aims to unlock the full impact of social status on people’s lifetime health outcomes. The key is exposure to stress - quantitated self. making decisions on your own when presented w data? in case of the weight scale, never worked. why will it now? its just more medicalisation - door open for big pharma so people pop pills. vs inconvenience of changing diet lifestyle and learning something new like cooking and meditation. // &! Deprivation and Poverty Stress: The analysis suggested people in lower socioeconomic groups have a demonstrably longer exposure to chronic inflammation – with all its knock-on impacts on long-term health – even once the team corrected for the “usual suspects” of health inequality, including diet and smoking. There’s clearly something else at work. (inequality = health inequality)
public  health  diet  lifestyle  premature  ageing  CVD  Cancer  diabetes  obesity  overweight  immune  system  Autoimmune  complex  chronic  diseases  sick  population  inflammation  biomarker  mental  microbiome  S.A.D.  western  junk  fast  food  food–industrial  lobby  big  pharma  pharmaceutical  prevention  crisis  sickcare  demand  healthcare  deprivation  inequality  poverty  trap  working  poor  Precariat  Austerity  stress  Burnout  underemployed  unemployment  DWP  sickleave  Productivity  UBI  Universal  Basic  Income  Grundeinkommen  social  isolation  coping  mechanism  addiction  Alcohol  self-medication 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
NHS future precarious, says regulator - BBC News
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) says the health system is "straining at the seams" and faces a "precarious" future.
The England's regulator's annual report raised concerns about staff shortages, rising demand and the number of patients with preventable illnesses. It said so far the quality of NHS and council care has been maintained but warned standards were likely to drop. //>> GPs not focused to reverse diet lifestyle diesease. // "We are going to see a fall in the quality of services that are offered to people and that may mean that the safety of some people is compromised,"
NHS  GP  public  health  Crisis  bedblocking  bed  blocking  chronic  sick  population  Cancer  CVD  diabetes  obesity  overweight  complex  diseases  ageing  premature  demographic  bubble  babyboomers  prevention  diet  lifestyle  S.A.D.  western  food  food–industrial  A&E  type2  reversal  stress  coping  mechanism  Alcohol  alcoholism  fast  lobby  Sugar  Tax  junk  UK  economic  damage  Productivity  sickleave  DWP  mental  immune  system  inflammation  Alzheimer  dementia  autoimmune  healthcare  demand  sickcare  STP  CEP  rationing  waiting  times  delayed  treatment  patient  safety  CQC  Austerity  Council  staff  locum  shortage  Nurses  recruitment  hiring  paycap 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Sodium and Autoimmune Disease: Rubbing Salt in the Wound? - YouTube
Two ways in which salt may drive autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, type I diabetes, Sjögren’s syndrome, asthma, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Autoimmune  immune  system  inflammation  diet  western  standard  american  disease  chronic  sick  population 
april 2017 by asterisk2a
Caroline Wyatt: MS 'brain fog' lifted after stem cell treatment - BBC News
chemo w stem cell transpant to reboot a new immune system which does not attack the body - trials in uk w patients in wheelchair have been succesful. but chemo for stemcell transplant is one expensive and two risky (complications) (risk benefit analysis + and cost benefit analysis - thus NHS will ration treatments, only for extreme patient cases ie in wheelchair where support and treatment would be more expensive long-term keeping people in wheelchairs than a risky and expensive chemo and stemcell treatment)
Autoimmune  immune  system  disease  chronic  health  care  demand  medical  advances  multiple  sclerosis  public  inflammation  sick  population  NHS  NICE  rationing  Simon  Stevens  Jeremy  Hunt  diet  lifestyle  CVD  cancer  Diabetes 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
New breast cancer vaccine ‘stops disease in its tracks’ - The Scotsman
The new treatment helped stimulate the immune systems of 80 per cent of women who took part in a clinical trial and almost one quarter of patients experienced tumour shrinkage, according to researchers from the US. However the jab proved most effective in the very earliest stages of the disease. The vaccine targets a molecule that cancer cells use to hide themselves from our natural defences.

Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/new-breast-cancer-vaccine-stops-disease-in-its-tracks-1-4331799
cancer  immune  system  Autoimmune  disease 
january 2017 by asterisk2a
Tributes paid to sports commentator Craig Sager who's died, aged 65 - BBC Newsbeat
American sports stars have paid tribute to commentating legend, Craig Sager, who's died from leukaemia, aged 65.
cancer  Autoimmune  disease 
december 2016 by asterisk2a
The Role of Bovine Leukemia Virus in Breast Cancer | NutritionFacts.org
As many as 37% of human breast cancer cases may be attributable to exposure to bovine leukemia virus.
cancer  breast  infections  immune  system  Autoimmune  Disease  public  health  sick  population 
october 2016 by asterisk2a
First face transplant patient Isabelle Dinoire dies in France - BBC News
But heavy use of immunosuppressant drugs weakened her and she succumbed to cancer in April at the age of 49, the BBC's Hugh Schofield in Paris says.
cancer  immune  system  autoimmune  disease 
september 2016 by asterisk2a
Gene Wilder death: Star of Willy Wonka dies aged 83 - BBC News
The two-time Oscar-nominated actor was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 1989.
Mr Wilder's nephew confirmed the actor died on Sunday in Stamford, Connecticut, due to complications from Alzheimer's disease.
premature  death  Alzheimer  dementia  Autoimmune  Disease  cancer  sick  population  immune  system 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
'Civil war' in immune system can fight disease
The immune system can be trained to attack itself to reverse a devastating autoimmune disease, in animal studies.
US researchers treated Pemphigus vulgaris in mice by instigating civil war within the immune system, and say the approach could work in people.
Experts said the treatment, published in the journal Science, was creative and successful and they "loved it".
Autoimmune diseases result from the body's defences turning rogue and attacking healthy tissue.
autoimmune  disease  autoimmune  response  immune  system  Immunotherapy 
july 2016 by asterisk2a
Stop Cancer Before It Starts (Michael Greger, M.D.. 2011)
[ oldschool dr greger ] not only is meat a carcinogen itself, but meat has accumulated pesticides and herbicides, because cows and co eat animal feed full of pesticides and herbicides. but also their loved ones (male chicken, not laying eggs, not putting on meat fast enough for industry to make a bigger profit) are in it, ground up. Even fat trimmings are in animal feed! // breast cancer rates on the rise as meat eating babyboomers come into old age 40-50 and older
dioxin  carcinogen  carcinogenic  GMO  Organic  agriculture  Meat  Industry  Poultry  Industry  Milk  Industry  Fish  Industry  Dairy  Industry  human  breast  child  abuse  PBC  BPA  toxin  public  health  public  safety  prevention  animal  fat  animal  protein  Leaky  gut  sick  population  health  crisis  agriculture  livestock  farming  livestock  Industrial  Industrial  Meat  Production  agriculture  DDE  diet-related  disease  chronic  disease  endocrine  disruptor  endocrine  system  autoimmune  disease  NHS  health  care  budget  health  care  cost  health  care  spending  toxic  waste  public  health  policy  public  health  risk  cancer  breast  cancer  WHO  cancer  growth  cancer  prevention  mutagenic  agents  mutation  DNA  damage  epigenetics  Standard  American  Diet  Western  pattern 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Guido Westerwelle hat den Kampf gegen sein Krebsleiden verloren.
Guido Westerwelle hatte inständig gehofft, die tückische Krankheit Leukämie überwunden zu haben. In einem langen Gespräch mit dem SPIEGEL hatte er im Herbst 2015 einen Satz gesagt, der jeden Menschen anrühren musste, der zur Empathie fähig ist: "Ich will unbedingt weiterleben."
Mit dem früheren "Stern"-Chefredakteur Dominik Wichmann hatte Westerwelle ein Buch veröffentlicht, das ebenfalls den Blutkrebs thematisierte, der ihn von einem Tag auf den anderen heimgesucht hatte. "Zwischen zwei Leben: Von Liebe, Tod und Zuversicht." Der Ton: ernst, gleichwohl optimistisch.

Doch zuletzt ging es ihm wieder schlechter, seit Ende November lag Westerwelle wieder in der Universitätsklinik Köln. Nun ist er an den Folgen der Leukämie-Behandlung gestorben - mit nur 54 Jahren.
cancer  premature  death  sick  population  health  crisis  babyboomers  OAP  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  healthcare  cost  diet-related  diseases  chronic  diseases  chemotherapy  bone  marrow  transplant  autoimmune  disease  immune  system 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Terminally ill campaigner fighting for right to work
58 (2016) // Woodcock was first treated for breast cancer in 2000, but the cancer returned in 2012. A scan confirmed a secondary cancer and multiple tumours in her liver, and she was given a year to live as long as she underwent chemotherapy. [ LIVEEXTENSION ]
chemotherapy  cancer  breast  cancer  sick  population  health  care  spending  health  care  budget  health  crisis  prevention  intervention  premature  ageing  premature  death  babyboomers  OAP  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  autoimmune  disease 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Composer Peter Maxwell Davies dies aged 81 | Music | The Guardian
The former Master of Queen’s Music had been suffering from leukaemia for several years
cancer  premature  death  sick  population  health  crisis  premature  ageing  autoimmune  disease 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Lena Dunham to have surgery after ovarian cyst rupture - BBC Newsbeat
endometriosis. // http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=endometriosis - ovarian cyst - PCOS //&! Wikipedia - "It has been proposed that endometriosis results from a series of multiple hits within target genes, in a mechanism similar to the development of cancer. In this case, the initial mutation may be either somatic or heritable." //&! http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Endometriosis/Pages/Introduction.aspx //&! https://www.endometriosis-uk.org/causes-endometriosis - Many women with endometriosis appear to have reduced immunity to other conditions. It is not known whether this contributes to endometriosis or whether it is as a result of endometriosis. // is it more common in western world than Africa (non-westernised) and Japan (non-westernised)? Thus environmental, ie diet.!?
epigenetics  genetics  immune  system  autoimmune  disease  autoimmune  response  cancer  diet-related  disease  chronic  diseases  chronic  low-grade  inflammation 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Immunotherapy: the big new hope for cancer treatment | Science | The Guardian
Analysis: A combination therapy – helping the body’s own defences fight cancer cells – has shown impressive results for terminally ill melanoma patients
Immunotherapy  cancer  melanoma  skin  cancer  immune  system  autoimmune  response 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Radical cancer treatment seeks to control rather than destroy tumours | Science | The Guardian
Instead of eradicating cancer, the new goal for doctors needs to be prevention of cancer disease, she adds. “We need to stabilise tumour growth and enable gradual, controlled regression over time.” Charles Swanton, a scientist at the Francis Crick Institute in London, who is part-funded by Cancer Research UK, said: “How cancers become resistant to treatment has been one of the greatest challenges facing doctors and their patients. This work tries to find a way around a phenomenon known as ‘competitive release’, where drug resistant cancer cells survive and take over the tumour once the drug-sensitive cells have been killed off. “When this happens in cancers, the disease is often much harder to treat due to the limited number of drug options available.
cancer  Immunotherapy  immune  system  autoimmune  response  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  chronic  diseases  diet-related  disease  chemotherapy  radiationtherapy  melanoma  lung  cancer  health  crisis  sick  population  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  OAP  premature  ageing  ageing  population  demographic  bubble  NHS  prevention  intervention 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Genetics of cancer tumours reveal possible treatment revolution | Science | The Guardian
[Immunotherapy does] not work in everyone [and every cancer]. One approach releases the brakes on the immune system, unleashing the full force of killer T cells, which are otherwise dampened down by cancer cells. But to work, the patient’s immune system must first recognise the cancer as the enemy. Charles Swanton, an expert on cancer evolution who led the latest study at the Francis Crick Institute in London, said the discovery of surface proteins shared by all of a patient’s cancer cells provided an “achilles heel” for future therapies to target. [...] As tumours grow, they evolve. Over time, mutations scramble the DNA, and one part of the tumour starts to look very different to another. [And chemo stops working.] [...] [NOT CHEAP!] //&! bit.ly/1WJVe59 - Experimental therapy tested in mice could lead to patients living healthy lives with tumours constantly kept in check with low doses of medicine //&! bit.ly/1RM5yIO
cancer  Immunotherapy  immune  system  autoimmune  response  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  chronic  diseases  diet-related  disease  chemotherapy  radiationtherapy  melanoma  lung  cancer  health  crisis  sick  population  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  OAP  premature  ageing  ageing  population  demographic  bubble  NHS  prevention  intervention 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Hip replacements for under-60s soaring - BBC News
[ bit.ly/1QmsldE - diet & lifestyle related!? co-attributed? same w osteoporosis. what is the rate in some parts of Japan? 1.usa.gov/1oOR0OI - hypertension issue ] The number of hip replacement operations on people aged under 60 has risen 76% in the last decade, NHS figures for England reveal. In 2004-05 there were 10,145 hip replacements for people aged 59 and below, with 17,883 in 2014-15. [...] [D]octors are now more confident that replacement joints will be more durable than in the past. Patients are also said to be less willing to wait. Demand for new hips across all ages has risen - there were 89,919 of the operations in 2004-05 and 122,154 in 2014-15. [...] [A]s hip replacement techniques and prosthetics have improved, so have the numbers of younger patients undergoing this type of surgery. "It's no longer seen as a last resort. "As surgeons, we now have more confidence about the wear rate of these prosthetics which allows us to be less restrictive on an age basis."
NHS  austerity  rationing  health  care  demand  budget  medical  advances  premature  ageing  population  sick  crisis  immune  system  autoimmune  disease  response  diet-related  osteoporosis  chronic  diseases  low-grade  inflammation  western  world  pattern  diet  Standard  American  spending  OAP  GP  A&E  prevention  intervention  Simon  Stevens  lifestyle  hypertension  high  blood  pressure 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the February 27th 2016 edition by The Economist
First segment, Brexit. we concluded "leaving would be bad for all." // last segment on science - 8:43: exercise improves immune system, improved immune system may improve cancer survival statistics. - key to it is adenaline.
Brexit  cancer  immune  system  autoimmune  response  Immunotherapy  sedentary  lifestyle  active  lifestyle  western  lifestyle  prevention  intervention  GP  NHS  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  sick  population  health  crisis  public  health  public  health  policy  obesity  epidemic  obesity  overweight  chronic  low-grade  inflammation 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Cancer researchers claim 'extraordinary results' using T-cell therapy | Science | The Guardian
‘This is unprecedented’ says researcher after more than half of terminally ill blood cancer patients experienced complete remission in early clinical trials [...] Tests so far have only targeted certain blood cancers, and the researchers acknowledged they needed to work on tumors and track how long patients would remain in remission. Cancer cells can sometimes hide unnoticed by the body’s defenses, or simply overwhelm them and throw the immune system into overdrive. [...] “Much like chemotherapy and radiotherapy, it’s not going to be a save-all,” Riddell said of the new therapy, adding: “I think immunotherapy has finally made it to a pillar of cancer therapy.” A paper on the ALL research is currently under review and pending publication. //&! bbc.in/1OdNqlX
immune  system  cancer  autoimmune  disease  autoimmune  response  pharmaceutical  industry  pharma  big  pharma  diet-related  disease  chronic  diseases  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  sick  population  health  crisis  side-effect  chemotherapy 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Krebs: So lässt sich das Risiko verringern - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Vor Krebs fürchten sich die Deutschen wie vor keiner anderen Krankheit. Mit dem richtigen Lebensstil lässt sich das Erkrankungsrisiko deutlich verringern - leider aber ohne Garantie. Rocklegende David Bowie, Motörhead-Sänger Lemmy Kilmister oder "Harry-Potter"-Star Alan Rickman: Sie alle sind kürzlich an Krebs gestorben. Auch in Deutschland sind bösartige Tumore die zweithäufigste Todesursache, nur an den Folgen von Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen sterben noch mehr Menschen. Die Erkrankungszahlen liegen noch deutlich höher. Im Laufe des Lebens erhalten jeder zweite Mann und fast jede zweite Frau die gefürchtete Diagnose, rund 500.000 sind es jährlich. [...] "Man kann jedes Fleisch bedenkenlos essen. Es kommt aber auf die Menge an", sagt Heiner Boeing vom Deutschen Institut für Ernährungsforschung Potsdam-Rehbrücke. [ CANCER IN MODERATION ] //&! nutritionfacts.org/?s=cancer
cancer  heart  disease  obesity  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  diet-related  disease  chronic  diseases  sick  population  Food  Politics  WHO  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  Big  Sugar  diabetes  metabolic  syndrome  pre-diabetic  Leaky  gut  autoimmune  disease  Standard  American  Diet  Dietary  Fiber  cholesterol  Western  pattern  lifestyle  Alcohol  abuse  alcoholism  substance  abuse  self-medication  coping  mechanism  abuse  fast  convenience  junk  engineering  processed  industry  Meat  Poultry  poisoning  borne  illness  antibiotics  antibiotic  resistance  post-antibiotic  era  sedentary  lifestyle  lifestyle  medicine  active  lifestyle  smoking  tobacco  HPV  hepatitis  prevention  intervention  GP 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
I had alcohol-related breast cancer. Here’s why I still drink | Joanna Moorhead | Opinion | The Guardian
The chief medical officer advises women to think about cancer when having a drink. But if I did that every time I had a glass of wine, I think I’d feel the cancer had won [...] I guess what it comes down to is quite simply the importance of enjoying life. When I had cancer, I discovered that I didn’t just want to survive; I wanted to have fun, to make the most of every single day, and to enjoy happy occasions and meals with my friends and family. [...] drinking wine, beer or tequila adds a dimension to social occasions that I rather enjoy. And somehow it feels to me that it wasn’t worth surviving cancer if I’m going to limit my life to thinking, every time someone offered me a glass of something, about my breast cancer and the likelihood of it returning. [...] Life is too short to cut out something you enjoy in moderation, [ picking up the words from the food lobby, heart disease and cancer in moderation. sprinkling in doubt. to continue that lifestyle. do you say asbestos in mod? ]
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Government has no idea about Cancer Drugs Fund's impact, MPs say | Society | The Guardian
Department of Health and NHS England have insufficient data on patient outcomes or value for money, and little control over its spiralling budget, committee says [...] “The Department of Health and NHS England do not have the data needed to assess the impact of the fund on patient outcomes, such as extending patients’ lives, or to demonstrate whether this is a good use of taxpayers’ money.” The fund was set up in 2010 by the Conservative government because of the regular outcry from patient organisations and the media when cancer drugs, which typically offer potential weeks or months of extra life to those with a terminal diagnosis, were turned down by Nice, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
cancer  NHS  chronic  diseases  diet-related  disease  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  Jeremy  Hunt  Standard  American  Diet  Western  pattern  lifestyle  tobacco  smoking  alcohol  abuse  self-medication  coping  mechanism  food  abuse  substance  abuse  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  Leaky  gut  autoimmune  disease  sick  population  health  crisis  prevention  intervention  GP  community  community  management  public  health  policy  public  health  WHO  carcinogen  carcinogenic  NHS  England  NHS  Scotland  George  Osborne  David  Cameron  nanny  state  Sugar  Tax  Politics  food  industry  No  Representation  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  pharmaceutical  industry  pharma  big  pharma  ethics  heart  disease  stroke  obesity  diabetes  high  blood  pressure 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Triathlete died after doctor failed to diagnose meningitis | UK news | The Guardian
Hettiarachchi accepted he did not point out Penrose’s high blood pressure, low pulse and skin blotching to Ghoneim, but denied he had already reached a diagnosis. [...] During the morning of 12 August her daughter complained of pins and needles in her face, neck and back. An ambulance was called and took Penrose back to A&E. She was seen at 11.30am, but was not given antibiotics until 1pm – about the same time a scan revealed her body was shutting down. Penrose died a short time later. [...] Simpson criticised the delay in administering antibiotics, as well as the errors made by junior doctors.
sepsis  septicaemia  meningitis  immune  system  autoimmune  response  infection  antibiotics  antibiotic  resistance  post-antibiotic  era 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Earth, Wind & Fire soul band founder Maurice White dies - BBC News
The founder of soul group Earth, Wind & Fire, Maurice White, has died in the US, his brother has said. White, 74, died in his sleep in Los Angeles on Thursday morning. He suffered from Parkinson's Disease. // http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=Parkinson - 14th leading killer is Parkinson’s.
chronic  diseases  dementia  Alzheimer  Parkinson  autoimmune  disease  immune  system  diet-related  disease  premature  ageing  ageing  population  babyboomers  sick  population  health  crisis  Leaky  gut  Standard  American  Diet  Western  pattern  lifestyle 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Are we fighting cancer the right way? - BBC News
A huge amount of effort and money is spent fighting cancer globally. But are we getting that fight right? With the number of new cancer cases set to hit 24m by 2035, do we need to rethink our approach?
prevention  intervention  cancer  Whole-Food  Plant-Based  Diet  anti-inflammatory  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  immune  system  autoimmune  disease 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Is scurvy making a comeback? - BBC News
Scurvy is on the rise in England, [...] In the year up to April 2014, it was the primary diagnosis behind 16 hospital admissions and the primary or secondary cause of 94 admissions. Between 2009 and 2014, admissions related to scurvy went up by 27%. That's in line with percentage increases in hospital admissions for malnutrition and gout - a common Victorian complaint traditionally associated with too much port and an unhealthy lifestyle - over the same period. The most recent research, conducted in 2014, suggests that gout currently affects one in 40 people in the UK. [...] What does this say about the nation's diet? [...] While the increasing prevalence of gout in the UK is a concern, experts put it down to an ageing population and a growing obesity problem. // &! bbc.in/1ZP1bDL - Child Protection failed. Due to staff shortage and lack of training?! Due to austerity? &! bbc.in/1WAfUgy &! bbc.in/1Kba9UP &! bbc.in/1Vs0Gcb
malnutrition  scurvy  folic  acid  food  fortification  sick  population  Politics  food  prices  fast  food  Desert  junk  food  Chain  food  engineering  processed  food  Bank  public  health  policy  public  health  chronic  diseases  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  chronic  stress  diet-related  disease  premature  ageing  GP  NHS  prevention  intervention  parenting  child  abuse  obesity  childhood  obesity  obesity  epidemic  pre-diabetic  diabetes  metabolic  syndrome  heart  disease  cancer  western  lifestyle  convenience  western  diet  Standard  American  Dietary  Fiber  cholesterol  pattern  diet  sedentary  lifestyle  gout  autoimmune  disease  Arthritis  immune  system  demographic  bubble  ageing  population  A&E  ageing  babyboomers  health  crisis  health  care  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  Nutrition 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Video "Können wir Krebs besiegen?" | Dokumentation und Reportage | ARD Mediathek
[ POSITIONING, unlucky one to get cancer, now I have to fight this fight - "ich hab gekaempft, und ich hab gewonnen [...] "krieg im eigenen koerper." [...] das eigenen reperatur system schaft es nicht mehr mutierte zellen zu zerstoeren [...] min 14 - Prof Jeffrey Bluestone, immune therapy. people though about giving the immune system a kick in the butt. but he though about that the immune system regulates itself down to not to shoot over the target, and thus doesn't get rid of certain mutations. Immunotherapy results around 20%-50% success rate. [...] min 16 - 'Hufeland Klinik for holistic immunbiological therapy.' - Vegan, intravenous vitamins, etc. Spontaneous remission? [...] min 22 Vegan Diet! anti-inflammatory diet! Bad (animal products) diet can be as bad as smoking. Also research into unknown zoonotic disease (cows meat and milk) that are carcinogenic and can be transmitted through eating those animal products. &Vegan positive 4 epigenetics & intermittent fasting during chemo
cancer  diet-related  disease  chronic  diseases  immune  system  autoimmune  disease  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  inflammation  western  lifestyle  pharmaceutical  industry  pharma  big  pharma  Immunotherapy  anti-inflammatory  diet  Whole-Food  Plant-Based  obesity  tobacco  Vegan  medical  research  medical  care  medical-industrial  complex  medical  advances  Dean  Ornish  epigenetics  gene  expression  angiogenesis  DNA  fasting  intermittent  fasting 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Overview - Sepsis - Mayo Clinic
More people die of Sepsis (in UK) than from all major forms of cancer (breast, bowel and prostate cancer combined) ~37.000. // In sepsis, the body's immune system goes into overdrive // Is a damaged information system ( of the immune system ) linked to higher cases of sepsis? like MS, autoimmune disease. // [S]lurred speech or confusion, [E]xtreme shivering, [P]assing no urine in a day, [S]evere breathlessness, "[I] feel like I might die.", [S]kin rash or mottled skin. SEPSIS // bit.ly/1JssTiy & wb.md/1lmai4m - deadly rush, out of control case of inflammation spreads across the body. Short-circuit. // Why is still unknown! //&! www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Autoimmune/
inflammation  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  anti-inflammatory  diet  immune  system  autoimmune  disease  autoimmune  response  DNA  gene  expression  telomere  epigenetics  DNA  damage  Leaky  gut  Standard  American  diet-related  disease  Western  pattern  diet  diet  lifestyle  antioxidant  free  radicals  public  health  policy  public  health  cancer  heart  disease  sepsis  septicaemia 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Gegen die Angst - Leben mit Prostatakrebs
63.000 neuerkrankungen pro jahr. 12.000 patienten an prostata krebs sterben, pro jahr! / heufigster krebsursache. // men should test PSA every year past ~50. Meistens merkt man nicht den Krebs im Stadium 1 und 2. Und das schliesst noch nicht mal die agressivitaet/type des tumors ein. & "man muss kaempfen." // http://nutritionfacts.org/?s=prostate+cancer
prostate  cancer  cancer  public  health  policy  public  health  prevention  intervention  Dean  Ornish  western  lifestyle  Standard  American  Diet  Dietary  Fiber  diet-related  disease  cholesterol  pattern  western  Whole-Food  Plant-Based  Diet  chronic  diseases  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  autoimmune  disease  Vorsorgeuntersuchung  health  care  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  health  crisis  breast  cancer  sick  population  public  sentiment  public  awareness  public  perception  public  opinion  public  image  public  debate  Positioning  pharmaceutical  industry  pharma  big  pharma 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Cancer treatment for MS patients gives 'remarkable' results - BBC News
UK doctors in Sheffield say patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are showing "remarkable" improvements after receiving a treatment usually used for cancer. [ yeah stupid. chemo = weakening the immune system. where in MS the immune system mistakes something OK in the body as threat. thus labled as autoimmune disease. same case as cancer is an autoimmune disease. ] [ - nutritionfacts.org/2014/07/22/how-to-treat-multiple-sclerosis-with-diet/ &! nutritionfacts.org/video/cancer-as-an-autoimmune-disease/ ] [ and after the transplant, they keep their lifestyle, and eventually relapse! rebooting your immune system after destroying it with chemo ... and keeping the knife out to your health, it is just a fix for short amount of time! ... till they relapse with symptoms! duh. adds to the health care budget! ] [....] Doctors describe her MS as dormant, but there is hope that the transplant might be a permanent fix. [ what is not mentioned is - chemo side-effect; cancer in later life ]
immune  system  Leaky  gut  autoimmune  disease  multiple  sclerosis  anti-inflammatory  diet  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  inflammation  diet-related  disease  chronic  diseases  Standard  American  Western  pattern  diet  diet  Whole-Food  Plant-Based  lifestyle  medical  profession  medical  care  pharmaceutical  industry  pharma  big  pharma  sick  population  health  crisis  prevention  intervention  public  health  policy  public  health  NHS  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  health  care 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
BBC Radio 5 live - In Short, Jimmy Hill's wife on his battle with Alzheimer's
Speaking on BBC Radio Scotland before her husband's Jimmy's death, Bryony Hill, has revealed the 'devastating' impact Alzheimer's disease had on him. Hill died aged 87 having being diagnosed with the illness in 2008. "It’s been absolutely heartbreaking because there’s nothing you can do once you know the diagnosis,” she said. “There are some treatments available but Jimmy didn’t respond," she added.
Alzheimer  cancer  autoimmune  disease  diet-related  disease  chronic  diseases  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  atherosclerosis  dementia 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
A&E matron: It's like the most complex chess game ever - BBC News
Winter is the most difficult time of year for the NHS. As part of the BBC's NHS Winter series, front-line staff explain what life is like. Here A&E matron Jackie Thompson speaks about why managing her department is like a game of chess and how the common cold can bring the service to its knees. [...] "In the winter we are probably not any busier in terms of numbers coming in - about 250 a day - than we are in the summer. But what is different is that the people we see and more ill and frail. It is difficult, but we do our best."
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Dr. Mercola & Dr. Greger on How Not To Die (Full Interview) - YouTube
need to be active at least 30min a day, if not even 90min, sitting is deadly. inactivity is deadly // 19:50 infectious diseases from domestication of animals; influenza, ducks, common cold, horses, small pox, camels, // UTI = food borne illness. chicken meat; cross contamination (kitchen hygiene) & rectal bacteria creeping into bladder through pee hole opening. // +80% of antibiotics fed 2 farm animals (USA) // 25:30 got to eat real food! engineered food upsets and wreaks havoc to your microbiome & your health! probiotics are present in raw fruits and vegetables. no pharmacy/pill. but farmacy // 29:00 reductive science by pharma 2 treat depression symptoms with SSRIs&Co. dopamine/serotonin // regular exercise reduces cancer risk, if mitochondria goes south = cancer, upregulate mitochondrial activity through exercise = lower risk. metabolic treatment of disease. // 33:30 higher raw/vegan mimics caloric restriction! real food = caloric density lower vs engineered food. // 39:30
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Scottish NHS boards miss cancer waiting target - BBC News
bit.ly/1Qo6Yvb & bit.ly/1QLckir // Ten of Scotland's health boards have missed a target for treating cancer patients within 62 days of referral. [...] "Overall cancer death rates have dropped by 11% over the past 10 years and the overall cancer mortality rate for 2014 is the lowest over the past decade." //&! HEALTH INEQUALITY, POST CODE LOTTERY - Death rates in most deprived areas two-thirds higher than in affluent communities - bbc.in/1NoxJM0 - Lung cancer remained biggest killer [...] "There are currently 220,000 people in Scotland who've had a cancer diagnosis and that's expected to reach almost 360,000 by 2030. //&! The number of people with cancer in Scotland has risen by 18% in five years, according to new figures. - bbc.in/1DedaP6 //&! North-east cancer patient feared for life after crucial appointment was postponed for six months - bit.ly/1NbuBQl
NHS  rationing  NHS  Scotland  NHS  Grampian  cancer  health  care  budget  health  care  health  care  spending  health  crisis  sick  population  chronic  diseases  autoimmune  disease  diet-related  disease  prevention  intervention  ageing  population  premature  ageing  ageing  demographic  bubble  OAP  A&E 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
'Suicide' gene therapy kills prostate cancer cells - BBC News
A new gene therapy technique is able to modify prostate cancer cells so that a patient's body attacks and kills them, US scientists have discovered. The technique causes the tumour cells in the body to self-destruct, giving it the name 'suicide gene therapy'. Their research found a 20% improvement in survival in patients with prostate cancer five years after treatment. A cancer expert said more research was needed to judge its effectiveness. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK with more than 41,000 diagnosed each year.
prostate  cancer  cancer  immune  system  autoimmune  disease 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
▶ BBC Two - Victoria Derbyshire, 23/11/2015, 'We battled recurring cancer'
Cancer charities say there needs to be more support for people facing a recurring diagnosis of cancer. Figures show there is a 5% chance of sufferers getting a different kind of cancer in the future. // overweight/obese carry higher risk of cancer bc of the fat being inflammatory factor! inflammation through fat and diet is bad for immune system - nutritionfacts.org/?s=inflammation
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december 2015 by asterisk2a
Prebiotics: Tending Our Inner Garden - YouTube
Fiber is critical for optimal health, while only 3% of Americans get 100% of RDA. And this is not about pills, or added fiber into processed food. This is whole-food plant-based fiber. //&! Microbiome: The Inside Story - youtu.be/2ObAE52uMDU
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
Professor Keith Woodford - FAB Conference, 21 March 2014, London - YouTube
Devil in the Milk: Illness, Health and Politics - A1 and A2 Milk Paperback – 31 Dec 2010 - by Keith Woodford (Author) ... min 13:30 - milk intake and diabetes correlate (a relationship that is significant, not random) min 18 developing Islet cell antibodies << autoimmune system going against your body min 22:10 high relationship to heart disease min 24:10 Oxidized (Ox-LDL) (baby formula) and heart disease and alzheimers / beta-casomorphin 7 (BCM-7) min 31:30 raises inflammation (markers) - 33:10 A1 slows digestive system (mucus) and inflamed colon (pre-cancer stage) - // - nutritionfacts.org/?s=milk // Gluten is not the problem. A1 / A2 beta-casein are not the problem. Its confusing people. Always confuse consumer, keep them in the dark. //&! The Next Gluten A1 Beta Casein Jordan Rubin - youtu.be/iWwLOq_UJ5g
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november 2015 by asterisk2a
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