Member Center:Create Account|Log InManage Account|Log Out Home News Decision 2018 Podcasts Newsletter TV Radio Weather About LIFESTYLE TV11 TV8 TVone GNN i94-FM Isla63-AM Auto Beauty & Style Entertainment Food Health Home/Family Money Pets Tech Travel VideoBytes Press Releases United Plane Pull raises almost $25K to help fight cancer Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:18 AM EDTUpdated: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:18 AM EDTBy Dave [email protected] The 13th Annual United Plane Pull "Towing the Line to Save Lives" event raised close to $25,000, which directly and equally benefitted Plane Pull beneficiaries American Cancer Society and Guam Cancer Care. Forty teams registered to tow the line in the fight against cancer. The annual Plane Pull event, which is organized and sponsored by United employees, has attracted more than 11,000 participants throughout the past 13 years and has raised more than $340,000 for local charities. Sam Shinohara, … [Read more...] about United Plane Pull raises almost $25K to help fight cancer
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John Ryan is just one of the miracles to emerge from the Johns Hopkins cancer unit in Baltimore. An immunotherapy treatment -- highly effective in a minority of patients -- saved his life after a lung cancer diagnosis. The retired military nuclear reactor specialist will celebrate his 74th birthday in July, and his battle with cancer illustrates the promises and failures of immunotherapy, a burgeoning field in which the pharmaceutical industry is investing heavily. Ryan has been able to attend the graduations of three of his children, and will take part in the wedding of one of his daughters this summer -- even though doctors expected he had just 18 months to live in June 2013. "That's exciting stuff to be around for," he said. But he knows of plenty people who have not been so lucky. "In five years, I have lost a lot of dear friends." Immunotherapy is one of two major categories of drugs against cancer. The best-known is chemotherapy, which has been used for decades and aims to kill … [Read more...] about ‘Slow but sure’ progress toward less toxic tools to fight cancer
EATING healthy meals can be difficult to keep up, especially when many of our favourite foods have a bad reputation – but here are six surprising treats that actually do some good to the body. From indulging in chocolate to help the heart, to using ice cream to boost brain power, here are six popular food items that can be good for your health... Dark chocolate Much to the joy of those with a sweet tooth, it seems the treat can help ward off heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Dark chocolate is rich in magnesium – and it is that key nutrient that experts say can have the protective benefits. A recent study also showed that eating an extra 100mg of the nutrient each day can reduce the risk of stroke by seven per cent, and type-2 diabetes by 19 per cent. Cheese Regardless of how you choose to eat it, cheese is good for you – helping to protect against heart disease, experts have revealed. The dairy delight helps to counteract the negative … [Read more...] about How can dark chocolate help fight heart disease, diabetes and strokes and what other unlikely foods have health benefits?
A Horncastle woman has revealed how she bravely fought through the pain barrier to complete a cycling marathon - and raised hundreds of pounds for cancer charities. Christina Pallett, 60, competed in the ‘Ride The Night’ challenge - a 100km (64 miles) route from Windsor to the centre of London and back.She was inspired to enter because friends and family members have or are fighting cancer while she also wanted to ‘do something different’ to mark her 60th birthday.She was well on schedule when she reached the halfway stage (Buckingham Palace) in three hours but the remaining 31 miles took twice as long and Christina admits only sheer determination - and the intervention of a ‘race angel’ - meant she crossed the finish line.Christina explained: “At the 40-mile mark I had to stop. It was my own fault because I hadn’t had enough to eat or drink. “I was determined I wasn’t going to let anyone down and not finish but without her … [Read more...] about ‘I battled pain to raise cash to fight cancer’
Cancer patients should not be told to “fight” their disease because doing so puts them under “exhausing pressure”, Macmillan Cancer Support has said. The charity warned that framing cancer in terms of a battle leaves patients feeling guilty for admitting fear and often prevents them planning properly for their death. Macmillan said thousands of sufferers were unnecessarily dying in hospital rather than their own home each year because of a “gulf in communication” towards the end of life. Experts last night called for a cultural change around cancer so patients no longer feel compelled to put on a brave face. Research commissioned by the charity reveals nearly two thirds of sufferers never talk to anyone about their fears of dying due to the pressure to see themselvf as a “fighter”. Meanwhile 28 per cent reported feelings of guilt if they cannot stay positive about their disease. Adrienne Betteley, end-of-life care advisor at Macmillan, … [Read more...] about Telling patients to ‘fight’ cancer puts them under pressure, says Macmillan