Clinical trials benefit patients

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Many Irish breast cancer patients are benefiting from being able to join clinical trials that were not available in this country before, a major international conference on breast cancer in Galway has heard. Prof… Continue reading

Music not just for the soul

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Music directly affects the heart, arteries and lungs in ways that may be therapeutically useful, a study has shown. Researchers in Italy who played random classical tracks to 24 volunteers found that music… Continue reading

Looking for the positives in cancer

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Can there be a positive side amidst the panic, anxiety and hopeless feelings that often accompany the word cancer? The answer is yes according to Dr. Patricia Mumby, associate professor Loyola University Chicago… Continue reading

Juicy Designs for a Cure

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Six of New Zealand’s top designers have designed a scarf to complement their favourite Juicy Tube lipgloss in support of the Breast Cancer Research Trust. Lancôme’s aptly named Juicy Designs for a Cure… Continue reading

Farrah and Ryan to wed

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Ryan O’Neal has revealed on a U. S. chatshow that he will marry Farrah Fawcett. ‘I used to ask her to marry me all the time. But it just got to be a… Continue reading

Developing character

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                                        What is it about hearing or reading a single simple quote? Anyone who has ever been moved by a quotation, knows that it has the power to change a day, a life,… Continue reading

What the Living Do

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I have just finished reading a moving collection of poems by Marie Howe, called “What the Living Do”. The poems are a compassionate memorial to illness and the loss of Howe’s brother, John,… Continue reading

DJ Sonique has breast cancer

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British singer-turned DJ, Sonique,  who underwent surgery to remove a lump from her breast  on Monday has now been told that her breast cancer has spread. Born Sonia Clarke, the former S’Express vocalist, who… Continue reading

The e-mail that could save your life

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Sign up by e-mail at myhealthtestreminder, let them know the date you’d like to be reminded to schedule your mammogram and they will send you an email on that date. It is an… Continue reading

Suggestions for sugar-free treats

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Pam Stephan recently wrote a piece exploring the truth of the cancer loves sugar adage. Since then, I have been thinking a lot about how to substitute sugar in recipes and I am working on some… Continue reading