As a sideline reporter for FOX NFL and host of Dancing With the Stars, Erin Andrews barely had a moment to breathe, let alone get sick. But as the 39-year-old says, “cancer doesn’t care.” Read the full article for SELF.
Relieved dad Luke will be ready if he gets the Olympic call; otherwise, he’ll run the Chicago Marathon in the fall. Read the full story for Runner’s World.
Cancer remains the second leading cause of death in this country. What’s holding us back from a cure? Read the full article for Men’s Health.
If you found a lump on your body where there wasn’t one before, you might proceed to freak out. Doctors call this an “alarm symptom,” or a sign that should put patients on high alert for cancer. Yet when British researchers recently surveyed people who had experienced 10 of these types of signs, about half of the participants didn’t see their docs. Some people brushed the symptoms off as inconsequential, while others feared what they might find out. Read the full article for Men’s Health.
Your mouth is like a crystal ball for your health. That’s because a good dentist can spot a wide range of potential medical problems by looking between your chompers. In fact, we found 6 serious health conditions that could be first discovered while you’re getting your teeth cleaned. Read the full article for Men’s Health.
Forget skeletons: Search your family’s closet for tumors instead. Having a first-degree relative like a parent or sibling with cancer roughly doubles your own risk of that disease, according to Noralane M. Lindor, M.D., medical geneticist at the Mayo Clinic. Read the full article for Men’s Health.
Lightning doesn’t strike twice—but cancer can. People who survive a skin cancer other than melanoma face a higher risk of 29 other cancers later on, finds new research from the University of Melbourne. Read the full article in Men’s Health.
You might call it a beer belly, but really, your gut’s full of bugs. Trillions of tiny bacteria teem through your digestive system, serving important functions such as helping you break down food. Now, new research suggests people with colorectal cancer have fewer types of gastrointestinal germs. Read the full article in Men’s Health.
Consider this the next time you’re about to flush—you may be sending important health information down the toilet. We’re not advising a return to the old summer camp rule or anything (if it’s yellow…), but we do humbly suggest you give your urine a little more respect. Read the full article on Prevention.com.
Don’t let those teenage days in the sun win: Sunscreen keeps your skin looking younger—even if you start using it in middle age, finds a just-published study in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read the full article in Men’s Health News.