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A Low-Carb Diet Cuts Risk of Colon Cancer

Researchers at the University of Toronto have found that gut bacteria drive a common form of colon cancer, and that a low-carbohydrate diet can prevent the disease. The researchers found that microbes in the intestine convert carbohydrates into metabolites that spur cancer growth. A low-carbohydrate diet shut down this process and led to a 75 per cent reduction in cancer incidence.

How Meditation Helped Me get Through my Mom's Cancer

Millions of people have experienced that dreaded moment when your heart drops hearing the words that a loved one has cancer. This happened to me last September. I was in my mother's kitchen, the sun coming through the window, my mother standing next to the sink. The words cancer coming from her mouth made my heart come to screeching halt.
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'Google Street View' For Your Colon

TORONTO - Researchers have taken a page out of Google's book to develop an advanced scope that may enable doctors to look deeper into the colon and with more precision to better detect signs of cancer...

Six Ways to Help Children Deal With Death

We received a phone call from the palliative care unit to hurry over, as my father-in-law was about to die. When we shook off the personal grief for a moment, the horror set in that the children no longer had their special Grandpa. He was gone and now we would have to tell them the sad, sad news.

New Funding For Colon Cancer

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador has announced $3-million to launch a colon cancer screening program.The Health Department says the program will be phased in over a three-year period, with...