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'War on women' unfounded

...contraceptives have numerous health benefits in addition to preventing pregnancy. Birth control can lower the risk of certain cancers; ease the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and endometriosis; and even give women clearer skin.I don't believe...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-01-31/war-women-unfounded
Device provides less risky, cheaper way to keep certain cancer in check, GHSU research shows

Through Georgia Health Sciences University Cancer Center, Cindy Lee was offered an alternative of an intrauterine device that releases small amounts of a contraceptive progestin mixture. And five years later, she is fine without the surgery.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2012-10-30/device-provides-less-risky-c
Wasabi's rush adds to salmon

...a heady sandwich spread. Health claims for wasabi abound. Like its cousin the cabbage, it helps protect against certain cancers. It's also thought to prevent cardiovascular disease, and proponents claim it is effective in treating maladies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/03/11/foo_514208.shtml
Food
Food labels can have confusing claims

...the National Academy of Sciences, such as relating a whole-grain food to a decreased risk of heart disease and certain cancers, and potassium and the decreased risk of high blood pressure and stroke. What makes something an authorized health...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/10/18/die_100911.shtml
Diet
Fish oil doesn't seem to reduce cancer risk

...reduce cancer risks but the evidence in people is less clear. The potential connection is bolstered by low rates for certain cancers in countries including Japan, where fish consumption is high. The American Cancer Society recommends fish as a source...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/31/liv_50793.shtml
Life & style
Obese workers can qualify for surgery

...and Prevention.Obesity puts people at risk for a host of health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers and sleep apnea. More than $1 billion annually is spent on obesity-related illnesses in South Carolina, according...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2010-08-12/obese-workers-can-qualify-su
Health | Metro
Award notes company's aid to nursing mothers

...infections, colic, reflux and some chronic illnesses. Mothers who breastfeed their babies have decreased risks for certain cancers, osteoporosis and type 2 diabetes, McLeod said."Because the babies have less infections, moms are going to take...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2010-08-11/award-notes-companys-aid-nur
Health | Richmond Neighbors
MCG studies protein-blocker with potential to control damaging inflammation

...that an hsp90 inhibitor was effective against a latent form of Epstein-Barr virus, an infection that can lead to certain cancers, including stomach cancer.The inhibitor knocks out an essential viral protein, called EBNA1, said Dr. Shannon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2010-01-30/mcg-studies-protein-blocker-
Health | Metro | Medical College of Georgia | Health Care
NIH to create map of cancer's genetic makeup

...so-called targeted drugs - Herceptin, Gleevec, Iressa, Tarceva - are proving remarkably effective at battling certain cancers in patients with specific faulty genes. That's only a small portion of patients. But those drugs show that "if...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/14/liv_32337.shtml
Life & style
Birth control pills cut risk of heart disease

...progestin in various doses. Women taking these hormones after menopause were more likely to have heart disease and certain cancers - a finding that prompted part of this large study to be stopped in 2002. Previous research on oral contraceptives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/21/liv_431899.shtml
Life & style