Celebrities: pancreatic cancer



Debate on diabetes drugs gathers pace

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A petition to ban the diabetes drug Victoza (liraglutide) has turned the spotlight onto studies that demonstrate its potential to cause pancreatic and thyroid cancer. “We don’t just go after drugs casually,” says Sidney Wolfe, director of the health and research group at Public Citizen, a non-profit consumer-advocacy organization based in Washington DC, which sent [...]

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A healthy diet? Beware of too much baloney

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Take care with what you take in – whether sausages or misrepresented science, says Lee Turnpenny We are conditioned to how the news media reports scientific findings. Relevance to our lives coupled with an element of alarm guarantees readership. So, if you happen to enjoy eating sausages or bacon, or other processed meats, you may [...]

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A healthy diet? Beware of too much baloney

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Take care with what you take in – whether sausages or misrepresented science, says Lee Turnpenny We are conditioned to how the news media reports scientific findings. Relevance to our lives coupled with an element of alarm guarantees readership. So, if you happen to enjoy eating sausages or bacon, or other processed meats, you may [...]

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A healthy diet? Beware of too much baloney

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Take care with what you take in – whether sausages or misrepresented science, says Lee Turnpenny We are conditioned to how the news media reports scientific findings. Relevance to our lives coupled with an element of alarm guarantees readership. So, if you happen to enjoy eating sausages or bacon, or other processed meats, you may [...]

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Diabetes Drug Metformin May Lower Risk of Pancreatic Cancer for Women

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CREDIT: Jim Delillo | Dreamstime Increasing evidence is suggesting that Type 2 diabetes and pancreatic cancer are somehow linked, but exactly how the link works remains unclear. A new study may help clarify things — it shows that taking a drug aimed at treating Type 2 diabetes may change a person’s risk of developing pancreatic [...]

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Apple co-founder Steve Jobs passes away

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Strangely, on the day Apple officially unveiled the iPhone 4s, the latest dual core version of the extremely popular and super-user-friendly app driven gadget, Jobs passed away at the age of 56

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs has just weeks to live according to report

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has just weeks to live according to report

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As we reported last month, Apple guru and founder member Steve Jobs has taken a third leave of absence, but it appears now that he only has a short time to live as he is said to be suffering with a recurrence of pancreatic cancer which he was first diagnosed with in 2004.

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Aretha Franklin honored at the Grammy 2011 awards

Aretha Franklin honored at the Grammy 2011 awards

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Aretha Franklin is back in the news today after a stirring tribute was paid to the veteran soul singer at the 2011 Grammy Award ceremony last night. Fans are still wondering what her mystery illness is though.

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Aretha Franklin all smiles at basketball game 2 months after surgery

Aretha Franklin all smiles at basketball game 2 months after surgery

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The star of hits such as Respect and Think looked healthy and in good spirits when she watched the Detroit Pistons play Miami Heat with the Reverend Jesse Jackson in what is believed to be one of her first public appearances since undergoing surgery two months ago.

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An Apple a day doesn’t keep the doctor away for Steve Jobs

An Apple a day doesn’t keep the doctor away for Steve Jobs

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Steven P. Jobs, current chief executive and one of the original founders of Apple, is set to take a medical leave of absence, according to a statement released by the Californian company this morning.

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