Kristine Matheson (Kris) was diagnosed with incurable cancer, five years ago. Kris is now living proof that she cured herself of cancer and she wants to share her cancer curing information, with you.
Kris decided to cure herself by changing to a healthier lifestyle and diet rather than choosing radiation and chemotherapy. All Kris did was become healthy and active.
“People interested in the prevention and cure of cancer really do have a right to know that there may be a natural alternative to radiation and chemical therapy with their painful side effects, poor quality of living and short life expectancy,” she says.
RCPA has explained that “one of Australia’s best known Pathologists and stem cell researchers, Professor John Rasko, has been honoured by the Academy of Medicine of Singapore with the title of Visiting Academician.”
Professor John Rasko a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists Australasia (RCPA) is the foundation Director of the Department of Cell and Molecular Therapies at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Professor Rasko also leads the Gene and Stem Cell Therapy program at the University of Sydney’s Centenary Institute.
Often being diagnosed with an illness, of any type, can be overwhelming; especially with the average consultation, with your doctor taking only 12 minutes. The short consultation and shock can often make it difficult to remember what questions to ask; NPS has developed a checklist of what you should know before starting a new medicine.
When New South Wales policewoman Alison Fahey was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at the age of 27, it shattered her life the way she knew it. On her own admission, she’s never been the same person since. But it’s taught Alison a lesson she’d like everyone to heed: don’t think cancer can’t affect you, because it doesn’t discriminate. “Good, bad, fat or thin, you or someone you love can get cancer at any time,” she says.
It’s also taught Alison to become more focused and to set goals. That’s one of the reasons she’s set her sights on a challenge of a very different kind: inspiring young Australians to join her on a fundraising climb of Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro.
The Complementary Healthcare Council (CHC) would like to advise members and consumers not to panic over the recent publication in the British Medical Journal and articles in the media about calcium supplements and an increased risk of heart disease. The reports are based on research published last year by Prof. Ian Reid, from the University of Auckland, NZ.
The Auckland study reviewed 11 studies of people taking calcium without vitamin D. The review found calcium supplements were associated with about a 30 per cent increased risk of heart attack. However, the review did not clearly define if the 36 women who presented with heart attacks (verse 22 on placebo) had the same degree of atherosclerosis or cardiovascular disease risk factors before taking the supplement. In addition, when evaluating these results it is important to consider that the total calcium intakes of the participants in these trials were up to 2400 mg per day (dietary calcium plus supplements).
Since the introduction of the smoking ban in 2007 record numbers of people have tried to kick the tobacco habit. Nicotine replacement therapies are by the far the most popular aid to giving up, but with so many options on the market, it can be hard to know where to start. Riah Matthews tries out one of the new kids on the block…
Relaxing in a bar – glass of white wine in one hand, cigarette in the other – the smoking ban feels like a distant dream. A few people across the bar double take as they see the cigarette glow at the end and smoke come out of my mouth.
S-equol, a soy derived drug, might be the secret to treating Menopause symptoms such as hot flushes.
S-equol has shown great promise in trails and can be produced in the body by a special enzyme that only 20% of the Australian population has; however 80% of the Asian population has the enzyme which explains the lower rates of Menopause symptoms in Asian populations.
The drug is being trialed further in leading hospitals throughout New South Wales, South Australia, and Victoria.
Future Science Group explains that “a new study undertaken in Zambia shows that, using setting-appropriate human resources and technology, morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer among HIV-infected women can be reduced. The study’s lead author is Dr Groesbeck Parham, Professor of Gynecologic Oncology and Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Director of the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia’s Cervical Cancer Prevention Program. ”
It is likely that you know someone who suffers from Insomnia. Insomnia is the inability to sleep or the definition used to describe someone who reports difficulty sleeping. Datamonitor has recently reported that a large number of insomnia patients do not seek medical advice and that doctors aren’t suitably prepared to identify and address the problem of insomnia, as they lack training.
The Butterfly Foundation is urging parents to play a positive role in their child’s attitudes and behaviours to their body as part of National Body Image and Eating Disorder Awareness Week 5-11 September. Poor body image is a well-established pathway to disordered eating, one of the strongest risk factors in development of an eating disorder.
Chief Executive Officer of The Butterfly Foundation, Christine Morgan, says: “Positive language, attitudes and actions about body image by parents, extended family and friends can play a crucial role in a child’s healthy attitude to their body. Parents need to be alert to the signs of poor body image, such as constant focus by the young person on their size and shape, dieting, use of weight control pills and excessive exercise.
Primary Dystonia is such a rare disease that only two people in Australia are known to have it. Sisters Leanna and Bethany Mills are those two people, being diagnosed with the painful and debilitating disorder.
Multi-award winning journalist Ben Fordham is launching ‘Primary Dystonia Awareness Week’ on Monday the 7th of June. The national campaign is to help raise critical funds for the two sisters. Leanna who is 15 years old, and Bethany who is 13, have to deal with painful symptoms: excruciating muscle pain, contractions and spasms that cause their bodies to twist and contort. Unfortunately there is no known cure and treatment is painful and expensive.
Nicotinamide (also known as Vitamin B3) can prevent UV immunosuppression in humans, both as a lotion and as a tablet, according to research presented at the Australasian College of Dermatologists’ Annual Scientific Meeting in Darwin.
Associate Professor Diona Damian has stated that her research team found that nicotinamide replenishes cellular energy levels which improves DNA repair in the skin cells which also prevents UV immunosuppression.
The lifetime risk of an Australian developing non-melanoma skin cancer is more than 50%. UV rays can cause skin cancer by damaging the skins DNA, which causes genetic mutations that, may evolve into tumors many years later. UV radiation, even in small amounts, can weaken the skin’s immune defences which cause UV immunosuppression, which increases the skins vulnerability to cancer.
600 participants in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth walked 6km for Walk for Water on the 18th of April 2010. The first Walk for Water charity event in 2009 attracted 100 charity walkers. The walk aims to raise awareness for one in seven people that live in disadvantaged communities and do not have access to clean water, which we all need to live.
In Australia we take our easy accessibility to water for granted however, “if the current trend continues, in less than 20 years, two-thirds of the world’s people will not have access to enough water (Water Treaty).”
A study conducted by Alzheimer’s Australia WA has shown that two hours of brain exercises a week can help fight age-related memory loss and improve a person’s mental capacity.
The study was conducted with people in their 60s, 70s and 80s from a retirement village and a senior fitness centre who spent two hours a week over an eight-week period participating in structured brain fitness.
The program titled ‘Brain Fitness Pilot Project’ consisted of computer-based hearing exercises which aimed to sharpen a person’s ability to take in speech allowing the brain to hear and remember more details.
We all understand that Australia is in the middle of an obesity epidemic, the rates of those who suffer from obesity are rising every single year, but what is the answer? Both prescription and over the counter drugs play a role in the treatment but are drugs really the answer?
A number of obesity, nutrition and exercise professors are tackling the issue of using drugs to treat obesity. This is extremely important as being overweight or obese increases the risk of many health diseases such as, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, colorectal cancer and osteoarthritis.