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2012 California County Health Report released by CDPH

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(Best Syndication News) - The California Department of Public Health has released their County Health Status Profiles 2012 report that assesses the health status of each county throughout the state. The current data analyzed was between 2008 – 2010 and was compared against the Healthy People 2010 National Objectives to determine if the state has met each goal.

The CDPH report saw improvements from the previous report that involved the years of 2005 through 2007. The new report saw around a 14 percent decline in the birthrates of adolescent mothers for the 2008 through 2010 data. There was a 29.4 percent reduction in motor vehicle traffic crash death rates, which was the best improvement overall in the 2012 report. The rates of Gonorrhea infections declined by 25.6 percent. AIDS infections declined by 24.4 percent. Diabetes death rates also showed a decline by 11.1 percent. All cancers including lung, breast, and prostate declined since the 2005 – 2007 report. There also was a reduction in coronary heart disease, and cerebrovascular disease. However, death rates for Alzheimer’s disease and suicide rates increased.

Daily Aspirin Regimen might be beneficial for Preventing Cancer

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(Best Syndication News) - The American Cancer Society has released a new report that suggests aspirin may play a part in reducing the risk for death from cancer. The new information may one day lead to medical professional recommending aspiring for cancer prevention. The report was published online in Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology.

Previous research has suggested that taking a daily aspirin could reduce the risk for colorectal cancer and the recurrence of adenomatous polyps. There is a downfall in taking aspirin for bleeding risk. However, a study of cardiovascular trials found that taking 75-100 mg daily also reduced the cancer risk for all types.

CDC: Disparities Among Cancer Screening Rates

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(Best Syndication News) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that cancer-screening rates remain low and below their national targets (see the chart below). In their “Cancer Screening in the United States – 2010 study”, the center found that there was a “significant” disparity among racial and ethnic populations.

The CDC teamed-up with the National Cancer Institute to tabulate screening data from the entire country. The government study found that the national screen rate for breast cancer was 72 percent, below their target rate set at 81 percent.

Broccoli Cancer Benefits increase when eaten with certain Vegetables and Spices

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(Best Syndication News) - According to a recent study conducted at the University of Illinois, eating broccoli along with other spices and vegetables can boost the cancer fighting benefits. The other veggies make the broccoli easy to absorb in the upper digestive tract. The study was made available at the online edition of the British Journal of Nutrition.

The researchers believe that spicy foods that contain the enzyme myrosinase can help the body absorb the cancer fighting components of broccoli into the body earlier on during the digestive process.

Cancer Prevention information presented on ‘The Dr. Oz Show’

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(Best Syndication News) - Doctor Mehmet Oz had an informative show about cancer prevention on todays ‘The Dr. Oz Show.’ The first segment of the TV show was called ‘Ask Dr. Oz: Cancer Edition.’ After this question and answer session, he shared about the benefits of vitamin D for preventing cancer.

Doctor Oz explained that 94 percent of the people surveyed either knew someone who had cancer or had cancer themselves. The television show had assembled an expert panel of three people, Doctor Steven Standiford, MD, Doctor Deborah Axelrod, MD, and Registered Dietician, Rachel Beller, who all are involved with treating and consulting with cancer patients.

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