"He was perhaps the happiest Hall of Famer I've ever encountered."
Sep 6, 2020
AP, NEW YORK -- Hall of Famer Lou Brock, one of baseball's signature leadoff hitters and base stealers who helped the St. Louis Cardinals win three pennants and two World Series titles in the 1960s -- and who figured prominently in the most infamous trade in Cubs history -- has died. He was 81.
Dick Zitzmann, Brock's longtime agent and friend, confirmed Brock's...
"If everyone in the world had been drinking two cups of coffee a day in 2016, there would have been 452,861 fewer deaths from liver cancer."
Medical Xpress – A team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions across Australia has found that if everyone in the world drank at least two cups of coffee every day, the world would see hundreds of thousands fewer deaths from liver cancer.
Multiple studies over the past several years have...
"It's been a pretty miraculous few months."
CBS Sports – Hall of Famer and Baltimore Orioles icon Cal Ripken Jr. revealed he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in February.
He made the announcement during a conference call with reporters. Ripken said he is now cancer-free after having surgery in March and undergoing treatment.
"There was no reason for me to think I had any issues.
"The surgery couldn't have gone better. The outcome couldn't have gone better,...
"People with disease tend to have higher systemic inflammation, which is one of the underlying mechanisms of cancer development."
Keep Flossing: Study Ties Gum Disease to Higher Cancer Risk
July 21, 2020
U.S. News & World Report
July 21, 2020
HealthDay News – A history of gum disease appears to increase the risk of stomach cancer by 52% and throat cancer by 43%, according to data from two major long-term health studies.
People who'd lost two or...
"White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said the president would act quickly if any opening were to arise."
"Clearly, she's got incurable disease now"
Ginsburg vows to stay on despite terminal liver cancer
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Friday she is receiving chemotherapy for a recurrence of cancer, but has no plans to retire from the Supreme Court.
The 87-year-old Ginsburg, who has had four earlier bouts with cancer including pancreatic cancer last year,...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Preston, who played dramatic and comic foil to actors ranging from Tom Cruise in "Jerry Maguire" to Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Twins," died Sunday, husband John Travolta said. She was 57.
Travolta said in an Instagram post that his wife of 28 years died after a two-year battle with breast cancer.
"It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year...
"Four in 10 said they had seen a rise in patients developing drug-resistant infections in the last year."
Feb 18, 2020
Newsweek – Cancer doctors fear superbugs which can't be treated with antibiotics will soon remove chemotherapy as a treatment option for their patients, a survey has revealed. Cancer patients are more vulnerable to infections because the disease and its treatments can stop the immune system from working correctly.
Of the 100 oncologists in the...
"Anticoagulants don't make people bleed ..."
Feb 14, 2020 |
MedScape – Bleeding from the lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract shouldn't be seen as simply a manageable adverse effect of oral anticoagulation (OAC) for atrial fibrillation (AF).
Rather, it's a red flag that the patient may be facing a much bigger threat, say researchers based on their observational study.
The absolute risk for lower-GI bleeding in a large national cohort of patients with AF who started on OAC...
Signs of cancer can appear long before diagnosis, study shows |
Research into genetic mutations suggests the possibility of tests that would detect cancer earlier
Feb 5, 2020
The Guardian – Early signs of cancer can appear years or even decades before diagnosis, according to the most comprehensive investigation to date of the genetic mutations that cause healthy cells to turn malignant.
The findings, based on samples from more than 2,500 tumours and 38 cancer types, reveal a...
PLUS: How to prevent colon cancer
January 30, 2020
NASCAR.com – John Andretti, a longtime competitor in NASCAR, IndyCar and sports-car racing, died Thursday. He was 56.
“John Andretti embodied the spirit of a champion and inspired an entire fan base through his courageous battle with cancer,” NASCAR President Steve Phelps said in a statement.
Andretti won twice in 393 starts in NASCAR’s top division from 1993-2010, both victories coming with NASCAR Hall of Famers as his team...
PLUS: Roger Goodell on Antonio Brown's health
| Jan 29, 2020
CBS Sports – An NFL Hall of Fame defensive end and eight-time Pro Bowl selection has died at age 58 after battle with brain cancer.
Chris Doleman, who starred for the Vikings, Falcons and 49ers, was a dominant defensive force for over a decade.
Doleman was selected in the first round of the 1985 NFL Draft, and played nine seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, two with the Atlanta...
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