All posts tagged "cancer"

  • (Korea Times graphic)
    Cancer patient survival rate reaches nearly 70 percent in S. Korea

    (Yonhap) — The survival rate of cancer patients reached 69.4 percent in 2013, with the total number of people being treated dipping slightly from the year before, government data showed Tuesday. The Ministry of Health and Welfare...

    • Posted December 22, 2015
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  • Selina Chong 
Sunny Hills High School 
10th grade
    Dogs can sniff out cancer better than some lab tests

    Dogs are known to be a man’s best friend, and ever since my family bought Minnie, a toy poodle, I have experienced an irreplaceable love and friendship, which I cannot imagine living without today. Recently, it has...

    • Posted December 14, 2015
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  • In this Jan. 18, 2010 file photo, steaks and other beef products are displayed for sale at a grocery store in McLean, Va. The meat industry is seeing red over the dietary guidelines. The World Health Organization’s cancer agency says Monday Oct.26, 2015 that processed meats such as ham and sausage can lead to colon and other cancers, and red meat is probably cancer-causing as well. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
    UN agency puts processed meats in same danger category as smoking

    PARIS (AP) — Bacon, hot dogs and cold cuts are under fire: The World Health Organization threw its global weight behind years of experts’ warnings and declared Monday that processed meats raise the risk of colon and...

    • Posted October 26, 2015
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  • Christine Hwang 
University High School 
11th grade
    New uses for aspirin as preventive drug for cancer

    For a number of years, doctors have been recommending aspirin to their patients in order to prevent heart attacks and colorectal cancer. Now, the United States Preventive Services Task Force, which wields a great amount of influence...

    • Posted October 16, 2015
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  • Choi Min-joon poses with his bicycle, Saturday, a day before the 2015 Ironman 70.3 Incheon Race was held at Songdo, Incheon, Sunday. 
(Courtesy of Emerson K Partner)
    Good News: Father of three daughters beats cancer through triathlon

    By Nam Hyun-woo INCHEON — For Choi Min-joon, 41, the decision to participate in a triathlon came at a critical point in his life. The idea came to him while he dealt with the difficulties of cancer...

    • Posted September 23, 2015
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  • (Courtesy of fooducate via Korea Times)
    Cancer alert over potato chips issued by EFSA

    Chips and other fried foods contain a dangerous chemical that causes cancer. According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the chemical, acrylamide (AA), also found in tobacco smoke, is formed when foods are cooked at high...

    • Posted June 5, 2015
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  • (NEWSis)
    Korean researchers develop cancer preventing kimchi

    A team of Korean researchers from Busan University and Cha University have developed what they call cpKimchi — or kimchi that has cancer-preventative properties according to Korea Bizwire. The study was led by doctors Ham Gi-baeg and...

    • Posted April 2, 2015
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