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New radiation-free imaging method ‘effectively diagnoses cancer’

Standard imaging techniques, such as PET and CT scans, are used to assess the development of cancer in children. However, these imaging methods can expose children to radiation that increases their risk of secondary cancers later in life. Now, new research has detailed a new whole-body imaging technique that could eliminate this risk.

In a study […]

By |June 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Iron deficiency increases stroke risk by making blood sticky

More than 15 million people worldwide suffer a stroke every year, resulting in almost 6 million deaths. Now, new research from Imperial College London in the UK finds that iron deficiency could increase a person’s risk of stroke by making the blood sticky.

This is according to a study recently published in the journalPLOS One.
The research […]

By |June 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New leukemia immune cell therapy shows promise

New findings on cell therapy to treat leukemia bring more encouraging news of the promise that this experimental area of cancer treatment holds for patients for whom conventional approaches do not work.

In the journal Science Translational Medicine, researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, report the results of the largest clinical study […]

By |June 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stress fuels cancer spread by triggering master gene

A new study from the US published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation finds that activation of a master gene called ATF3 that is important for helping cells adapt to stress may be involved in helping breast, and possibly other cancers spread to other parts of the body (metastasis).

With the vast majority of all cancer […]

By |June 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Experts Fear Life Insurers Are Courting Reserve Risk

WASHINGTON — After more than a year studying a surge of intricate financial deals in the life insurance industry, regulators said Thursday that they had found transactions that could “give the industry a black eye,” but could not agree on what to do about them.
“There are some transactions out there that we’re not comfortable with, […]

By |June 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

MetLife Will Repatriate an Offshore Reinsurance Unit

MetLife, the nation’s largest life insurer, said Tuesday that it would make its business more transparent by moving some deals for hedging risk back to the United States from offshore, pleasing regulators but underwhelming the stock market.

For a number of years, MetLife has been using a Bermuda subsidiary, Exeter Reassurance, to reinsure several billion dollars’ […]

By |June 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

MetLife Settles Cases on Benefits

MetLife on Monday became the third big life insurer to settle regulatory accusations of failing to keep track of policyholder deaths, trapping money that should have gone promptly to the beneficiaries.
MetLife agreed to pay states including California, Illinois, Florida and Pennsylvania a total of $40 million in a negotiated settlement. A spokesman for MetLife, John […]

By |June 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Scientists demonstrate the connection between stress and cancer

Scientists insist stress is related to cancer.

Scientists analyzed various studies showing a clear link between stress and cancer, including breast cancer. Stress often manifests with moodiness, headache, limb pain and discouragement.

Scientists analyzed various studies showing a connection between stress and cancer, including breast cancer. New research reveals how they relate.

For many years, scientists suspected and […]

By |June 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments


Researchers from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center have found that qigong, an ancient Chinese mind-body practice, reduces symptoms and improves quality of life in women undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer.

Lorenzo Cohen, professor in M.D. Anderson’s Departments of General Oncology and Behavioral Science and director of the Integrative Medicine Program, is the corresponding […]

By |June 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Heidi Believes in the Value of Genetic Testing

I have always felt lucky. My husband and I met in college when I was just 18 and were married shortly after graduation. We have an incredible relationship, a strong marriage and both of us come from loving families. We also have two wonderful daughters, and I enjoy being a stay-at-home mom. We have an […]

By |October 22nd, 2014|Real Patients Stories|0 Comments