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What does it mean to be human? Philosophers, theologians, sociologists and psychologists have attempted to understand the nature of mankind for ages. Their conclusions often contradict each other which lead to confusion rather than clarification. Clearly Man is a very complicated social being. The Bible tells us that man is “fearfully and wonderfully made.”
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Cancer sniffing dogs to aid British doctors

‎26 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎04:50:51 PMGo to full article
Britain's National Health Service recently approved a trial for dogs capable of sniffing out prostate cancer in the hope that it could show up inaccuracies in the current PSA (prostate specific antigen) test. It's long been known that a dog's remarkable sense of smell can detect minute odors known to be associated with many cancers which are understood to be linked to volatile organic compounds produced by malignant cells. What we now know is that cancer cells that are dividing differently have different volatile organic compounds -- smelly compounds -- that are associated with the cells.

Novo to begin Phase III trial of oral diabetes treatment

‎26 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎04:24:04 PMGo to full article
Novo Nordisk said on Wednesday it would begin a Phase III trial of its treatment for diabetes that could be taken orally rather than by injection after "encouraging" results in previous trials. The oral tablet is a part of Novo Nordisk's effort to make treatment less painful for diabetes patients and minimize the use of needles. In tune with this strategy, the company also initiated the development of the world's first once-weekly insulin injection last year.

Gene study confirms low Vitamin D, multiple sclerosis link

‎26 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎10:00:03 AMGo to full article
Gene study confirms low Vitamin D, multiple sclerosis linkA major genetic study Tuesday confirmed a link between low vitamin D and a higher risk of multiple sclerosis, a finding which experts say could lead to better treatment and prevention. Previous observational studies have found an association between a person's level of vitamin D, which comes from sunlight and from certain foods, and MS, a debilitating autoimmune disease that affects nerves in the brain and spinal cord, and has no known cause or cure. The latest study by Brent Richards, from McGill University, Canada, and colleagues published this week in PLOS Medicine, gets around that obstacle by analyzing the association between genetically reduced vitamin D levels and the likelihood of MS in a pool of 14,498 people with multiple sclerosis and 24,091 healthy controls.

Doctors recommend early exposure to prevent peanut allergies

‎25 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎11:16:54 PMGo to full article
This Feb. 20, 2015 photo shows an arrangement of peanuts in New York. In a statement released online Monday, Aug. 25, 2015 in the journal Pediatrics, a pediatricians' group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be fed foods containing peanuts before they turn 1. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)CHICAGO (AP) — A pediatricians' group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be given foods containing peanuts before they turn 1.

Illinois man denies cancer drug smuggling conspiracy charge

‎25 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎10:41:09 PMGo to full article
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An Illinois man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to conspiring with an online Canadian pharmacy to smuggle mislabeled, unapproved and, in two cases, counterfeit prescription drugs into the U.S. to sell to doctors.

U.S. ends limits on Canada poultry imports imposed after bird flu

‎25 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎10:40:40 PMGo to full article
The U.S. Agriculture Department on Tuesday lifted restrictions on imports of poultry and poultry products from Ontario, Canada, in the latest sign the farm sector is starting to recover from a severe outbreak of bird flu. The USDA limited imports from Ontario in April after a deadly strain of the disease was detected on a turkey farm in the province. Effective immediately, the restrictions will be removed on imports of products ranging from live poultry and research birds to hatching eggs, the agency said in a notice.

An aspirin a day – for years – may keep colon cancer away

‎25 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎06:41:44 PMGo to full article
Bayer aspirin is seen at the Safeway store in Wheaton MarylandBy Will Boggs MD (Reuters Health) – Taking one or two baby aspirins a day for at least five years was tied to a lower risk of colorectal cancer in a study from Denmark. Earlier studies had suggested that aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen may help protect against colorectal cancer, but it wasn't clear how much had to be taken, and for how long, to achieve those benefits. Now, using data on more than 113,000 individuals, researchers have been trying to sort out the relationship between aspirin and NSAIDs, duration of treatment, and colorectal cancer rates.

For some colon cancer patients, travel distance limits access to chemo

‎25 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎12:03:18 AMGo to full article
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - People who have been treated for colon cancer are less likely to get chemotherapy after surgery to reduce the risk of future cancer if they have to travel far for the appointments, according to a new study. Preventive chemotherapy given after cancer surgery to reduce the risk of recurrence is called “adjuvant” chemotherapy, and guidelines recommend that stage III colon cancer patients start receiving adjuvant chemo within three months of surgery. In some cases in the study, “travel distance to treatment was really a barrier for patients to receive treatment,” said lead author Chun Chieh Lin of the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, Georgia.

Spinal injections of steroids temporarily ease low back pain

‎24 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎11:35:07 PMGo to full article
By Will Boggs MD (Reuters Health) - Spinal epidural injections of steroids may relieve low back pain from a ruptured disc, but only briefly, a new study shows. Some earlier studies have reached similar conclusions, but others have shown some benefit. Meanwhile, the use of epidural steroid injections has been increasing in the face of contradictory guidelines for physicians.

'Major step' toward universal flu vaccine: studies

‎24 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎06:21:56 PMGo to full article
A "universal vaccine" is the holy grail of immunisation efforts against the flu.Scientists have taken a major step towards creating a vaccine that works against multiple strains of influenza, according to two studies published Monday in top journals. A "universal vaccine" is the holy grail of immunisation efforts against the flu, a shape-shifting virus which kills up to half a million people each year, according the World Health Organization. Existing vaccines target a part of the virus that mutates constantly, forcing drug makers and health officials to concoct new anti-flu cocktails every year.


Why Having Cancer Twice Is Actually A Sign That Treatments Are Getting Better

‎24 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎05:13:34 PMGo to full article
Why Having Cancer Twice Is Actually A Sign That Treatments Are Getting BetterSecond cancers are on the rise. Nearly 1 in 5 new cases in the U.S. now involves someone who has had the disease before.When doctors talk about second cancers, they mean a different tissue type or a different site, not a recurrence or spread of the original tumor.Judith Bernstein of suburban Philadelphia is an extreme example. She has had eight...

Crowd packs former President Carter's Sunday school after his cancer spreads

‎23 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎11:10:50 PMGo to full article
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter takes questions from the media during a news conference about his recent cancer diagnosis and treatment plans, at the Carter Center in AtlantaLarger-than-usual crowds of well-wishers meant former President Jimmy Carter had to teach an extra Bible class at his rural Georgia church and a local schoolhouse on Sunday, after he announced on Thursday cancer had spread to his brain. Carter, 90, a lifelong Baptist and church deacon, has taught Sunday school for decades, and the Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia, is used to a throng. The theme of the lesson was love, Carter told the 300 people who filled the church's sanctuary, after briefly alluding to his health.

Northwest Bio suspends patient screening in brain cancer trial

‎22 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎12:42:59 AMGo to full article
Northwest Biotherapeutics CEO Powers sits in her company offices in BethesdaThe chief executive officer of biotechnology company Northwest Biotherapeutics Inc said on Friday the company has temporarily stopped screening new patients for the late-stage trial of its experimental brain cancer drug. CEO Linda Powers said in a telephone interview the company had halted the screening process just months before it had planned to complete patient recruitment for the seven-year-old study of the drug, DCVax-L. The company said in a statement later on Friday that the trial is ongoing and enrolled patients are continuing to be treated, but that screening had been "temporarily suspended while the company submits certain information from the trial for regulatory review." It said over 300 patients have been recruited for the study, which has a total anticipated enrollment of 348 patients.

Medical marijuana advocate in Washington dies from cancer

‎21 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎11:34:07 PMGo to full article
FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2015 file photo, Larry Harvey poses for a photo outside the federal courthouse in Spokane, Wash. Harvey, 71, the northeastern Washington man at the center of a nationally watched medical marijuana case against a group of defendants known as the Kettle Falls Five, died of pancreatic cancer Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 in Colville, Wash., six months after the federal government dropped charges against him. (Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review via AP) COEUR D'ALENE PRESS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITCOLVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A northeastern Washington man at the center of a nationally watched medical marijuana case has died of pancreatic cancer, six months after the federal government dropped charges against him.

As cancer treatment begins, Carter to scale back on work

‎21 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎07:40:42 PMGo to full article
Former President Jimmy Carter talks about his cancer diagnosis during a news conference at The Carter Center in Atlanta on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Carter announced that his cancer is on four small spots on his brain and he will immediately begin radiation treatment, saying he is "at ease with whatever comes." (AP Photo/Phil Skinner)ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter is stepping back from most of his humanitarian work and surrounding himself with family as doctors target the skin cancer that showed up in his liver and brain.

Factbox: Top 10 makers of prescription cancer drugs

‎21 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎06:57:09 PMGo to full article
(Reuters) - A leading group of U.S. cancer specialists will soon offer doctors a tool comparing the relative value of treatments, including the first direct assessment of how affordable a drug is given its benefits. Here is a breakdown of the top makers of cancer drugs, by sales, according to GlobalData Healthcare and Reuters. Top 10 pharmaceutical companies by 2014 oncology sales 1. Roche Holding AG $25.15 billion Top sellers are Rituxan/Mabthera ($7.15 bln) for certain types of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia; Avastin ($6. ...

New tool will compare costs and benefits of cancer treatments

‎21 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎06:55:56 PMGo to full article
By Deena Beasley LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As options for cancer patients become increasingly complicated, and expensive, the most influential source for U.S. oncology treatment guidelines will for the first time offer a tool to assess the costs versus benefits of available therapies. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) says its new tool will provide a clearer picture of the relative value of medication options, particularly in cases where a very expensive therapy does little to improve survival. Doctors developing the measures expect them to shift demand away from less effective treatments, influencing the prices drugmakers are able to charge.

Depression may increase heart risk in rheumatoid arthritis

‎21 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎05:03:32 PMGo to full article
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Mental health problems like anxiety and depression may partly explain why people with rheumatoid arthritis have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study. Researchers linked anger, anxiety, depressive symptoms, job stress and low social support to increasing risk of hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis, for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Treating psychosocial problems may help ease arthritis symptoms as well as decrease the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, the study team concludes in the journal Arthritis Care and Research.

New vomit-tracking machine shows how disease spreads

‎21 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎02:50:23 PMGo to full article
New research on vomiting suggests we should steer clear of others when it happens to avoid spreading disease.Scientists in the US have developed a device that mimics the path of vomit particles as they leave the mouth, betraying information that could clear the air about the spread of disease.

10 Foods That May Reduce Your Risk Of Alzheimer's

‎21 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎02:44:09 PMGo to full article
A 5-Minute Exercise That Will Boost Your MoodWhen it comes to eating well, there's solid research on what to consume for all kinds of health goals. Want to protect your heart? There's a diet for that. Want to cut your diabetes risk, trim belly fat or increase energy? Doctors know what foods to recommend in these cases as well. But what about a meal plan to help stave off...

Carter to get radiation, new immune therapy for skin cancer

‎21 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎01:14:54 AMGo to full article
Former President Jimmy Carter talks about his cancer diagnosis during a news conference at The Carter Center in Atlanta on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Carter announced that his cancer is on four small spots on his brain and he will immediately begin radiation treatment, saying he is "at ease with whatever comes." (AP Photo/Phil Skinner)It was found in his liver and then in his brain, but very well may have started in his skin. Former President Jimmy Carter revealed Thursday that he has melanoma, a serious form of cancer.

Birth control pills may offer lasting endometrial cancer protection

‎20 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎11:47:24 PMGo to full article
An illustration picture shows a woman holding a pill at her home in NiceBy Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Women who use oral contraceptives during their reproductive years may gain long-term protection against endometrial cancer, a review of previous research suggests. The most commonly prescribed oral contraceptives contain man-made versions of the natural female hormones estrogen and progesterone. Past research has already linked these pills to a reduced risk of endometrial and ovarian tumors, but also an elevated risk for breast, cervical and liver malignancies, according to the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Moderate Alcohol Use Linked With Breast Cancer In Women

‎20 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎11:43:10 PMGo to full article
Moderate Alcohol Use Linked With Breast Cancer In WomenLight to moderate drinking -- or about one drink per day -- was associated with a 13 percent increase in alcohol-related cancers in women, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal in August. The elevated risk for cancer was mainly driven by breast cancer, although breast cancer was not the primary focus of the study.The...

Earliest breast cancer risky for some women, study suggests

‎20 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎07:17:47 PMGo to full article
FILE - In this Tuesday, July 31, 2012, file photo, a radiologist compares an image from earlier, 2-D technology mammogram to the new 3-D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis mammography in Wichita Falls, Texas. The technology can detect much smaller cancers earlier. Chances of dying from DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ), a very early form of breast cancer are small but the disease is riskier for young women and blacks - disparities seen previously in more advanced cancer, according to a large study published Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 in JAMA Oncology. (Torin Halsey/Times Record News via AP)CHICAGO (AP) — New research shows that chances of dying from very early breast cancer are small but the disease is riskier for young women and blacks, the same disparities seen for more advanced cancer.

Former President Jimmy Carter to be treated for brain cancer

‎20 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎06:47:17 PMGo to full article
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter attends the 2008 Democratic National Convention in DenverBy David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said on Thursday that his cancer has spread to his brain and he will start radiation treatment for it later in the day, adding that his fate was "in the hands of God." Carter, 90, held a news conference on his condition barely a week after announcing he had undergone surgery for liver cancer. Carter served as president from 1977 to 1981 and became active in humanitarian causes and monitoring elections after leaving office. Asked on Thursday if he had any regrets, Carter said he wished he had sent one more helicopter in the failed attempt to rescue the Iran hostages, adding that he would have been re-elected had the effort succeeded.

One glass of wine daily could increase the risk of breast cancer

‎20 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎04:43:34 PMGo to full article
Moderate consumption of alcohol isn't enough to avoid health concerns.Researchers at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in Boston have revealed that moderate consumption of alcohol doesn't prevent health problems, especially among women. The results were published in the British Medical Journal on August 18. Alcohol remains one of the main risk factors for numerous cancers, especially those of the colon, liver, larynx and esophagus.

Lilly, Boehringer diabetes drug cuts heart attack, stroke risk in trial

‎20 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎04:16:27 PMGo to full article
A new diabetes pill from Eli Lilly and Co and Boehringer Ingelheim cut risk of heart attack, stroke and death in a closely watched study, the first glucose-lowering drug to show such protective results in a large cardiovascular trial, the drugmakers said on Thursday. Lilly shares rose 2.8 percent in morning trading, amid a decline of 0.7 percent for the Arca Pharmaceutical Index of large drugmakers.


Former President Carter to open up about cancer diagnosis

‎20 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎01:54:46 PMGo to full article
Ex-presidente dos EUA Jimmy Carter em Convenção Nacional Democrata em Denver(Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will discuss his cancer diagnosis on Thursday, a week after he revealed that recent liver surgery found the disease had spread to other parts of his body.

Lilly, Boehringer diabetes drug reduces cardiovascular risk in trial

‎20 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎01:31:01 PMGo to full article
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A clinical trial showed that diabetes drug Jardiance, co-promoted by Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim, reduces cardiovascular risk in patients with type 2 diabetes, Boehringer Ingelheim said in a statement on Thursday. Boehringer said it would publish detailed results of the trial, which involved more than 7,000 people, at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting in Stockholm on Sept. 17. (Reporting by Maria Sheahan; Editing by Madeline Chambers)

Actress Shannen Doherty battling breast cancer: People magazine

‎20 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎01:17:51 AMGo to full article
Actress Doherty takes part in a panel discussion for the new reality show "Shannen Says" at AMC's TCA Winter Press Tour in PasadenaU.S. television actress Shannen Doherty, best known for her roles in "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Charmed," is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer, celebrity publication People magazine said Wednesday. Doherty, 44, told People that she is focusing on her recovery. The magazine also cited legal documents from a recent lawsuit filed by the actress that disclosed her illness, saying she was first diagnosed with the cancer in March this year.

First trial targeting mutation, not cancer type, gives mixed results

‎19 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎11:28:20 PMGo to full article
By Gene Emery (Reuters Health) - A powerful skin cancer drug may also be effective against lung cancer and other types of malignancies, according to a novel study that focused on a gene mutation seen in many kinds of tumors. This sort of study is “the new wave,” said Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, who wasn’t involved in the research. It is most common in metastatic melanoma, but other tumors harbor it as well.

Endometrial cancer on the rise in U.S., black women most at risk

‎19 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎09:51:42 PMGo to full article
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Endometrial cancer is becoming more common in the U.S. and black women appear more likely to get the most aggressive types of tumors and die from the disease, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed cancer registry data from 2000 to 2011 and found incidence rates for endometrial tumors increased among all racial and ethnic groups. Survival odds were also bleaker for black women.

Escaped Yazidi sex slaves need mental health support-aid group

‎19 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎02:46:16 PMGo to full article
By Chris Arsenault TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A year after their capture by Islamic State militants, escaped sex slaves from the Yazidi minority are reaching northern Iraq, but get almost none of the psychological support they need after their ordeal of rape, torture and captivity, an aid group said. A center set up by the Yazidi support group YAZDA in Kurdish-controlled Dohuk, northern Iraq, has received more than 400 Yazidi former captives, YAZDA staffer Jameel Chomer said. "We are still receiving three or four escaped slaves each week," Chomer told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

7 Surprising Causes Of Back Pain

‎19 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎01:27:11 PMGo to full article
7 Surprising Causes Of Back PainSPECIAL FROM  If it seems like everyone you know, including yourself, has back pain, you actually might be close to the truth."If you go on the street and pick a random group of people, 20 percent will say they have back pain right now, 40 percent will have had it in the past year, and 80 percent have had back pain over the course of...

Maryland governor says 95 percent of his cancer gone: Washington Post

‎19 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎02:03:21 AMGo to full article
Maryland governor Larry Hogan speaks during a press conference in Baltimore MarylandWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said on Tuesday that 95 percent of his cancer was gone after eight weeks of intensive medical treatment, the Washington Post reported. Hogan, a Republican, stunned the state in June when he told a hastily called news conference that he suffered from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and had dozens of tumors in his abdomen, neck and groin. After undergoing treatment, "I aced my test," Hogan told the Post in his first face-to-face interview about his illness since the diagnosis. "Ninety-five percent is gone, disappeared, dead. ...

USDA moves to build poultry vaccine stockpile for bird flu return

‎18 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎11:12:23 PMGo to full article
By P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday said it has put out a request for proposals to help the nation's veterinarians have access to bird flu vaccines for poultry this fall, in preparation for the potential return of the fast-spreading avian influenza virus. The agency's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has not approved the use of an avian influenza vaccine in birds, USDA said in a statement. The call for proposals comes after the agency in July said it wanted to improve its handling of the nation's worst outbreak of bird flu in poultry, after coming under criticism for its response to the outbreak that led to the culling of more than 48 million birds in the U.S. John Clifford, the chief U.S. veterinary officer, told lawmakers that the agency wanted to stockpile vaccines for poultry ahead of autumn, though officials had not decided whether to use them.

Jimmy Carter to discuss cancer diagnosis on Thursday

‎18 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎09:16:06 PMGo to full article
Former President Jimmy Carter reaches to embrace his brother Billy's widow Sybil while greeting family Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, following service at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga. Carter's nieces Mandy Flynn, left, and Jana Carter are also pictured. Sunday at church was emotional because it was the first time many members had seen Carter since his announcement that he has cancer. (Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter plans to discuss his recent cancer diagnosis, making his first comments since revealing he has the disease last week.

New York Will Now Test Water Towers In Fight Against Legionnaires' Disease

‎18 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎04:50:00 PMGo to full article
New York Will Now Test Water Towers In Fight Against Legionnaires' DiseaseALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York is now requiring the testing and inspection of building cooling towers across the state to combat Legionnaires' disease following an outbreak in New York City that killed 12 people, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.Under the emergency health regulations, all owners of buildings with cooling towers will be...

Early life adversity and later depression for teens

‎18 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎04:32:51 PMGo to full article
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Tough experiences before age six, like family instability or abuse, are tied to changes in brain structure and to a higher risk of anxiety or depression, according to a study of mother-son pairs in England. “Early adversity increases later symptoms of depression or anxiety, which, in turn, can associate with variation in cortical structure,” said senior author Edward D. Barker of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience at King’s College London. “Most children will experience a degree of adversity, but this is not necessarily harmful,” Barker told Reuters Health by email.

Aspirin reduces bowel cancer risk in obese patients: study

‎18 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎10:09:49 AMGo to full article
Aspirin reduces bowel cancer risk in obese patients: studyBeing overweight more than doubles the risk of bowel cancer in people with a certain gene disorder, but a regular dose of aspirin can reverse the trend, a study found Monday. The international study, published in the US-based Journal of Clinical Oncology, followed 937 people with an inherited genetic disorder known as Lynch Syndrome in 16 countries, in some cases over a decade. About half of the people with the disease eventually develop cancer.

Drinking coffee could prevent colon cancer's return: study

‎18 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎10:02:37 AMGo to full article
Drinking coffee could prevent colon cancer's return: studyDrinking four or more cups of caffeinated coffee daily may significantly reduce the chance that colon cancer will return in patients who were diagnosed with stage III of the disease, a study said Monday. The study involved about 1,000 patients, all of whom had undergone surgery and chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer. Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Center in Boston found that the greatest benefit was seen in those who drank four or more cups of coffee a day, for about 460 milligrams of caffeine.

New York OKs statewide rules to fight Legionnaires' disease

‎18 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎12:17:33 AMGo to full article
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is now requiring the testing and inspection of building cooling towers across the state to combat Legionnaires' disease following an outbreak in New York City that killed 12 people, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.

Imperfect test fuels alternative treatments for Lyme disease

‎17 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎09:52:16 PMGo to full article
FILE - This March 2002 file photo shows a deer tick under a microscope in the entomology lab at the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown, R.I. Far from a summertime nuisance, Lyme Disease is a potentially debilitating disease that has been subject to vigorous medical debate for more than two decades. At issue is both how to test for the tick-borne disease and how to treat it, especially in patients suffering long-term symptoms like fatigue, arthritis and cognitive problems with memory and concentration. (AP Photo/Victoria Arocho, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Lyme disease conjures memories of checking for ticks at camp and fretting over bug bites after hikes in the woods. But far from a summertime nuisance, Lyme is a potentially debilitating disease - and the subject of a vigorous debate in modern medicine.

Side effects may lead breast cancer patients to skip drugs

‎17 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎06:37:53 PMGo to full article
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Breast cancer patients who report more side effects of their hormone therapy drugs and less confidence communicating with their doctors are more likely to intentionally or unintentionally miss a dose, according to a new study. “Endocrine” therapy, given as a daily tablet that acts to prevent hormones from helping the tumor to grow, is an important part of treatment for some types of early breast cancer. “We were surprised that so many women admitted to nonadherent medication-taking behaviors,” said lead author Gretchen Kimmick of Duke Cancer Institute at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

Patients don’t realize smoking worsens inflammatory bowel disease

‎17 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎05:50:29 PMGo to full article
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Doctors know smoking can increase the risk for certain common inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), but many patients haven’t gotten the message, a new study suggests. Out of 239 patients with two common types of IBD - Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis - only half were aware of the smoking risks associated with these conditions. “The take-home message for patients with IBD is that smoking can affect their disease,” lead study author Dr. Stephanie Ducharme-Benard of the University of Montreal Hospital Center said by email.

A Powerful Weapon Against Cancer May Be In Your Medicine Cabinet

‎17 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎05:43:48 PMGo to full article
A Powerful Weapon Against Cancer May Be In Your Medicine Cabinet A new study in Laboratory Investigation adds to a growing body of research suggesting that aspirin could make you less likely to develop some cancers. Researchers grew breast cancer cells in a lab while adding different doses of aspirin to the containers and found that cells exposed to aspirin were more likely to die. Interestingly, those...

The Day I Heard The Words 'You Have Cancer'

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The Day I Heard The Words 'You Have Cancer'No one ever thinks they will be the one to hear those words. I can assure you I did not. And as with most cases where one's life is forever changed without a moment's notice, it often follows the somewhat inevitable sentiment that: "Everything happens for a reason." While surely predictable, I have come to realize that not only does this...

Human bones in Pennsylvania thought to be from 1918 flu pandemic

‎17 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎11:36:19 AMGo to full article
Schuylkill County Deputy Coroner Joe Pothering points to human bones in embankment along Route 61 in Schuylkill Haven PennsylvaniaBy David DeKok SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. (Reuters) - Forensic archaeologists on Friday began excavating a highway embankment in eastern Pennsylvania, looking for more bones believed to be from impoverished victims of the worldwide Spanish flu pandemic in 1918. The state highway department, known as PennDOT, received reports of bones in what appeared to be an impromptu burial site beneath a broad meadow that had once been the site of a poorhouse, said Bob Rescorla, a PennDOT inspector at the site. Historians say the Spanish flu pandemic touched all parts of the world and claimed tens of millions of lives.

Bird flu spreads to third location in Ivory Coast

‎14 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎11:00:08 PMGo to full article
Workers from the Animal Protection Ministry cull chickens to contain an outbreak of bird flu, at a farm in the village of ModesteIvory Coast said on Friday that H5N1 bird flu had spread to a third location in the country, in the latest in a series of outbreaks in West Africa. Farm owner Moussa Dicko said he had lost 27,000 chickens in the outbreak, including about 7,000 slaughtered by veterinary agents. Jonas Oulai, vice-director of animal health at the Ministry of Animals and Fisheries, told journalists that there was cause for concern about the spread of the virus, which struck in Ivory Coast in April.

PAHO Venezuela worries about cancer medicine shortage

‎14 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎08:40:55 PMGo to full article
By Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) - Reports of shortages of cancer medicines in Venezuela are worrisome, a doctor representing the World Health Organization's Americas arm in the scarcity-hit country said in a rare interview this week. Currency controls that crimp imports and a decline in local production have led to shortages of contraceptives, surgical equipment and medicine in the oil-producing country. "We're worried (over reports) that these medicines are missing," Dr. Celia Riera, a Cuban who represents the Pan American Health Organization in Venezuela, said in an interview.

Chronic lung disease linked to greater risk for falls

‎14 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎05:53:15 PMGo to full article
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Older people with a common lung disease are more likely to suffer from falls if they also have other medical problems, previous tumbles or a longer history of smoking, a recent study suggests. Researchers focused on 41 people around 71 years old with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a condition that makes it difficult to breathe. Past research has linked COPD to an increased risk of balance difficulties, muscle weakness, thinning bones, blackouts and falls.



6 Surprising Heart Disease Signs You Need To Know

‎14 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎01:20:00 PMGo to full article
6 Surprising Heart Disease Signs You Need To KnowSPECIAL FROM Did you know that 400,000 Americans still die every year of heart disease? “We are improving but it is still a common problem,” says Gerald Fletcher, M.D., American Heart Association spokesperson and Professor of Medicine - Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL. Part of...

Location, extent of Carter's cancer will govern his options

‎13 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎11:53:34 PMGo to full article
FILE - In this July 10, 2015, file photo, former President Jimmy Carter is seen in Philadelphia. Carter announced he has been diagnosed with cancer in a brief statement issued Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Surgery, drugs, radiation, comfort care. What's next for Jimmy Carter depends on how widely his cancer has spread and where, and how aggressively the 90-year-old former president wants to fight it.

Testing for more breast cancer genes offers useful information

‎13 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎08:54:21 PMGo to full article
The BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations put women at high risk for breast, ovarian and other cancers, but mutations of other genes are believed to confer extra risk as well. Earlier this year, 17 genetic experts argued against testing for a wider panel of breast cancer-related gene mutations until they are proven to be valid and useful in clinical practice (see Reuters story of May 27, 2015 here: http://reut.rs/1TvOoDf). “There’s a lot of controversy even among experts,” said the senior author of the new study, Dr. Leif W. Ellisen of Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center in Boston.

Doctors: Various factors figure into Carter cancer treatment

‎13 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎10:42:17 AMGo to full article
In this Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 photo, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter speaks during a forum in Boston. On Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, Carter announced he has cancer and will undergo treatment at an Atlanta hospital. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)ATLANTA (AP) — Determining what treatment to pursue for former President Jimmy Carter's cancer will depend on its type, its origin and factors such as age and health, doctors said.

Former President Carter says he has cancer

‎13 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎04:00:35 AMGo to full article
Former U.S. president Carter speaks at the opening of a new exhibit, "Countdown to Zero, Defeating Disease" at the American Museum of Natural History in New York"I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory Healthcare," Carter, 90, said in a statement. The Carter family has a history of pancreatic cancer, including his parents, two sisters and younger brother Billy Carter who all died from the disease. Carter told the New York Times in 2007 that he and other relatives had given blood for genetic studies seeking to help doctors diagnose the disease.

Lifestyle changes help prevent pregnancy-related diabetes

‎12 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎08:49:22 PMGo to full article
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Diet, exercise and weight control counseling in early pregnancy can lower the risk of developing diabetes before giving birth, according to a new study from Finland. "Gestational diabetes and maternal obesity are both independently associated with adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes," and many women who have gestational diabetes develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years, said lead author Dr. Saila B. Koivusalo of Helsinki University Hospital and Katiloopisto Maternity Hospital. Between 2 and 18 percent of pregnancies involve gestational diabetes, Koivusalo told Reuters Health by email.

Dengue rife, malaria spreading in filthy streets of Yemen: charity

‎12 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎07:44:18 PMGo to full article
Children queue for water at a school in Yemen's capital Sanaa sheltering them and their familiesBy Monica MacSwan LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rubbish piling up on the streets of Yemeni towns is helping the spread of dengue fever and malaria, a charity employing local people to clear up the filth said on Wednesday, as fighting, baking heat and a lack of food and water add to their hardships. Rubbish lying in the streets has contaminated soil and water and attracted infectious pests, Mercy Corps said. Mosquitoes carrying dengue fever and malaria breed and lay eggs in puddles.

Knee replacement may ‘turn back the clock’ for arthritis pain

‎12 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎05:08:19 PMGo to full article
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Knee replacement surgery may significantly ease pain and improve leg function and quality of life in patients with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a recent study suggests. While surgery doesn’t restore the same level of comfort and function patients had in their younger years, before they developed arthritis, the authors write in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatology that knee replacement can serve as a time machine of sorts, turning back the clock to a point when patients were less disabled. Researchers examined how much pain improved from six months before knee replacement until six months afterward in 315 patients with osteoarthritis, the most common form caused by wear and tear on cartilage, and in 834 patients with RA, an immune system disorder that causes joint swelling.

Kids with cancer get futuristic chance at saving fertility

‎11 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎10:30:28 PMGo to full article
In this June 11, 2015 photo,Talia Pisano stands in her bed at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. Talia is getting tough treatment for kidney cancer that spread to her brain. She's also getting a chance at having babies of her own someday. To battle infertility sometimes caused by cancer treatment, some children’s hospitals are trying a futuristic approach: removing and freezing immature ovary and testes tissue, with hopes of being able to put it back when patients reach adulthood and want to start families. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee)CHICAGO (AP) — Barely 2 years old, Talia Pisano is getting tough treatment for kidney cancer that spread to her brain. She's also getting a chance at having babies of her own someday.

Mini payments may help teens manage type 1 diabetes

‎11 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎07:53:58 PMGo to full article
By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) - Teenagers with type 1 diabetes might take better care of themselves if they’re rewarded, new research suggests. At the end of a three-month pilot study, teens with type 1 diabetes who got 10 cents every time they tested their blood sugar did so more often and had lower blood sugar levels. Lead author Nancy Petry noted that 70 percent of U.S. teens with type 1 diabetes do not meet their blood sugar goals.

I Have Cancer... But Don't Worry I'm Fine

‎11 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎07:26:51 PMGo to full article
I Have Cancer... But Don't Worry I'm FineDo not, for one second, believe it if someone ever tells you that. The only rational reason that anyone could ever utter those words together is if they are in shock... Those words initially kept me from truly healing and listening to what it was trying to tell me when I was diagnosed with cancer at 35 years old. It was a gorgeous, sunny...

What No One Tells You About Depression (But I Will)

‎11 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎04:58:07 PMGo to full article
What No One Tells You About Depression (But I Will)Back in 2009, I had my first stay in a psychiatric ward; I was there for a week. At that point in my battle with major depression, my hourly thoughts revolved around various ways to end my life. Since then, my biggest fear has been to ultimately lose. RELATED: 81 Awesome Mental Health Resources When You Can't Afford a Therapist It's...

My Journey Out of Cancer and the TKO (Technical Knockout) of Big Nasty

‎11 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎12:34:08 AMGo to full article
Preface: This is a follow-up to the piece I wrote on Huffington Post March 12, 2015.My preface still holds: My intention is to tell my story so that others might learn from it and avoid the fix that I am in. Grandstanding and beating my chest about Stage IV Cancer (aka, Big Nasty) is not something I am interested in at all. But, if I can...

1st restocked Iowa turkey farmer talks lessons from bird flu

‎10 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎10:42:54 PMGo to full article
A turkey stands in a barn on the Moline family turkey farm, Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, in Manson, Iowa. The Moline farm is the first Iowa farm to restock after the bird flu outbreak that killed 48 million birds in 15 states. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)MANSON, Iowa (AP) — Thousands of small young turkeys ran around the barns on the Moline family farm Monday near Manson, the first Iowa farm to restock birds after a bird flu outbreak decimated flocks in the Midwest.

Southern U.S. diet tied to heart disease

‎10 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎10:24:10 PMGo to full article
By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - People who like fried food, sweet tea and other foods synonymous with the Southern U.S. may be at an increased risk of heart attack and death, according to a new study. "If their overall pattern of eating seems to closely match those components, they may want to move away from that," said lead researcher James Shikany, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. About 735,000 people in the U.S. have heart attacks each year, according to the American Heart Association, and about 120,000 die as a result.

Depressed adolescents face increased heart disease risk

‎10 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎10:22:10 PMGo to full article
By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adolescents with major depression or bipolar disease face an increased risk of early heart disease and may need early intervention to prevent it, according to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA). “We expect that the statement itself will come as quite a surprise to most,” said Dr. Benjamin I. Goldstein from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center in Toronto, who chaired the committee that issued the report. Goldstein and his coauthors say major depression affects nearly 9 percent of U.S. adolescents.

New tadpole disease affecting frogs across globe, scientists find

‎10 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎09:01:13 PMGo to full article
Tadpoles wriggle in the Bressone pond at the Chalet-a-Gobet in LausanneTadpoles are contracting a new, highly infectious disease that may be threatening frog populations worldwide, British scientists have found. A parasitic disease caused by single-celled microbes known as "protists" was found in the livers of tadpole samples taken from six countries across three continents, the scientists said in a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Journal on Monday. "Global frog populations are suffering serious declines and infectious disease has been shown to be a significant factor," said Thomas Richards of Exeter University, who co-led the study.

Spirituality may be tied to easier cancer course

‎10 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎04:43:50 PMGo to full article
By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Cancer patients who report more religiousness or spirituality may also experience fewer physical symptoms of cancer and treatment and more social connection, several new papers suggest. The new analyses reviewed previous studies of spirituality involving more than 44,000 cancer patients altogether. The studies varied in many ways, but religion and spirituality were associated with better health regardless of specific religion or set of spiritual beliefs.

AstraZeneca bags another cancer drug deal, this time with Inovio

‎10 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎10:24:34 AMGo to full article
A sign is seen at an AstraZeneca site in MacclesfieldAstraZeneca has clinched its third deal in less than a week to bolster its strategically important cancer drug pipeline by signing up rights to an experimental immune system-boosting medicine from Inovio Pharmaceuticals. Inovio will get $27.5 million upfront and potential future payments of up to $700 million, depending on the success of its INO-3112 immunotherapy, which targets cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) types 16 and 18. AstraZeneca said on Monday its MedImmune biotech unit would study INO-3112 in combination with other immunotherapy drugs.

10 Essential Facts About Lyme Disease

‎08 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎04:41:35 PMGo to full article
10 Essential Facts About Lyme DiseaseBy Allison Pohle for Everyday HealthEvery year, U.S. state health departments report about 30,000 cases of Lyme disease to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But the CDC says the true number of cases in the United States could be ten times as high.Lyme disease is transmitted to humans from tick bites. The ticks that transmit...

Pfizer, Bristol revive cancer drugs that rev up immune system

‎07 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎07:25:14 PMGo to full article
The Pfizer logo is seen at their world headquarters in New YorkBy Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some of the most heralded new cancer drugs fight the disease by removing brakes on the immune system. Now a few leading drugmakers are paying attention to a second, opposing force: medicines that accelerate the immune system's attack. Pfizer Inc, which is lagging rivals in the lucrative field of cancer immunotherapies, has been the first to report early data of an "accelerator" treatment that targets a protein called 4-1BB.

Eating oily fish may help kids avoid nasal allergies

‎07 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎04:48:02 PMGo to full article
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Children who eat certain types of fish may be less likely to develop nasal allergies, according to a study from Sweden. Researchers studied what children ate at age eight and then monitored whether they developed nasal inflammation due to allergies or colds by age 16. Regular consumption of oily fish like salmon was linked a reduced risk of allergic rhinitis, or inflammation of the mucus membrane inside nasal passages.

Sanofi links with Evotec to tap stem cells for diabetes care

‎07 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎08:54:20 AMGo to full article
A logo is seen in front of the entrance at the headquarters of French drugmaker Sanofi in Paris(Reuters) - French drugmaker Sanofi is linking with Evotec to develop stem cell-based treatments for diabetes, under a deal that could earn the German biotech firm more than 300 million euros ($327 million). Sanofi, a leading supplier of diabetes care, said on Friday the aim was develop beta cell-modulating diabetes therapies that could reduce or eliminate the need for insulin injections. Beta cells play a key role in the development of diabetes and are destroyed by the patient's own immune system in type 1 diabetes.

PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times - Aug 7

‎07 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎02:10:05 AMGo to full article
Aug 7 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in theFinancial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and doesnot vouch for their accuracy. Headlines * Coca-Cola bottlers agree three-way Europe merger (http://on.ft.com/1IR6eK2) * Vimpelcom and Hutchison to merge their Italian mobileunits (http://on.ft.com/1JPeH18) * UK watchdog accuses Pfizer of inflating anti-epilepsy drugprice (http://on.ft.com/1UrnF7T) * CF Industries to buy OCI in $8 bln fertiliser deal (http://on.ft. ...

Fly catcher robot to speed up insights into Alzheimer's

‎06 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎04:51:29 PMGo to full article
By Ben Gruber PALO ALTO, California - Stanford University researchers are using the most sophisticated fly catcher in the world with the potential to speed up the rate of scientific insight into diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Utilizing robotics, computer vision, and high speed cameras along with a powerful suit of sensors, this robot can handle and study fruit flies with unprecedented speed and accuracy. Fruit flies and humans share more than 50 percent of the genes known to affect human disease, making them crucial to genetic research. "Historically the fruit fly has been an important model for the study of various biological processes and has led to important discoveries initially in genetics but then in other fields as well," said Mark Schnitzer, a professor of biology and applied physics at Stanford University.

Britain raps Pfizer over huge jump in epilepsy drug price

‎06 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎04:47:18 PMGo to full article
The Pfizer logo is seen at their world headquarters in New YorkBritain's competition watchdog has accused Pfizer and Flynn Pharma of breaching UK and European law by ramping up the cost of an epilepsy drug, given to more than 50,000 British patients, by as much as 2,600 percent. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said its provisional view was that Pfizer and Flynn Pharma each abused a dominant position by charging "excessive and unfair" prices for phenytoin sodium capsules. Pfizer and Flynn said they were cooperating fully with the CMA and noted a final decision on any infringement of the law had not yet been made.

Report: cause for 'alarm' on possible work-related causes of breast cancer

‎06 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎03:00:00 PMGo to full article
A report by the Breast Cancer Fund says a review of studies by an expert panel makes a case for occupational causes of the disease.

Brazil probes contagious horse disease near Olympic site

‎06 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎09:33:03 AMGo to full article
The National Equestrian Centre at the Deodoro Sports Complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 3, 2014Brazilian officials said Wednesday they are investigating an outbreak of the highly contagious disease glanders among horses stabled close to the site of next year's Olympic riding contests. There is alarm in the equestrian community over the appearance of the disease just when riding events start on Thursday to test the Olympic preparations at Rio de Janeiro's Deodoro complex. The Agriculture Ministry says at least one horse diagnosed with glanders and subsequently killed to stop the disease from spreading had spent several months at the Army Equestrian Complex in Deodoro, which is just a few hundred meters from the Olympic site.

AstraZeneca widens cancer push with up to $500 million Heptares deal

‎06 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎09:11:39 AMGo to full article
The logo of AstraZeneca is seen on medication packages in a pharmacy in LondonAstraZeneca expanded its push into cancer immunotherapy on Thursday by striking a deal potentially worth more than $500 million with Sosei's biotech unit Heptares, giving it rights to an experimental treatment. AstraZeneca said it would pay an initial $10 million for exclusive global rights to HTL-1071, a so-called adenosine A2A receptor antagonist, and could pay more than $500 million if the product is a commercial success. The companies will also collaborate to discover further A2A receptor-blocking compounds for use in cancer immunotherapy.

New drug offers hope in fight against mad cow disease

‎06 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎01:07:02 AMGo to full article
A new drug compound could lead to a breakthrough in the fight against bovine spongiform encephalopathy, the incurable brain-wasting disease also known as mad cow disease, researchers saidA new drug compound could lead to a breakthrough in the fight against bovine spongiform encephalopathy, the incurable brain-wasting disease also known as mad cow disease, researchers said Wednesday. Scientists said the new antiprion drug, known as polythiophene, has proven highly effective in mice in blocking toxic, misfolded prions. Prions have been linked to dementia, personality shifts and other disorders, including Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease -- the human equivalent of mad cow disease.

What It's Really Like To Raise A Child With Diabetes

‎05 ‎August ‎2015, ‏‎07:09:29 PMGo to full article
What It's Really Like To Raise A Child With DiabetesFor years, I lived in constant fear that I would inadvertently kill my own child.It wouldn't have taken much.A simple error in judgement or an innocent miscalculation could result in life-ending consequences.In 1996, my son, Albert, became one of the 40,000 Americans diagnosed each year with Type I Diabetes (T1D). Not so long ago, that...




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There are many diverse anticipations concerning the Coming World Leader, commonly referred to as “The Antichrist.” This study will explore the Biblical descriptions with the specific expectations of the globalists, Islam, the Vatican, Freemasonry, and others.
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Volumes 1 & 2 of this series explored the finite limits and boundaries of our physical reality. After probing the limits of both the Macrocosm and the Microcosm, we discovered that our reality is but a shadow of larger reality, the Metacosm, a domain of extra-dimensional transfers and other paradoxical phenomena.


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