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    The very mention of cancer has long been enough to stir emotions in the West. Recently, though, more and more cancer cases are coming to light in the developing countries of the East. A recent forecast placed the 1977 cancer-death toll at about two million people in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. In the Philippines, cancer has moved from the seventh to the fifth place among the killer diseases. Most other Eastern co...

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      Steps that can help!!!!! 1. Don’t let denial take over. Be realistic and face the issue. That way you can make the most of the time available. 2. Have viable plans or goals for things you want to accomplish. Keep a purpose in your life. Life without meaning is empty. It doesn’t have to be that way?—it depends on you. 3. To the degree possible, keep active. Even if physically restricted, your intellectual lif...

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        Bad Air The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has concluded that Rome is being polluted by benzene, a suspected cancer-producing pollutant emitted from automobiles. Researchers for WWF equipped 400 young volunteers between the ages of 8 and 18 with benzene sensors. The study revealed that in Rome one “cubic meter [35 cubic feet] of air contains an average of 23.3 micrograms of benzene,” a figure well above the legal limit...

        January 13 at 12:21 PM view discussion
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          A recent survey by the National Cancer Institute found that half of Americans think “there’s not much a person can do to prevent cancer.” But, contrary to widespread opinion, it is a person’s life-style that causes most cancers. Smoking is responsible for 30 percent of the nation’s cancer; diet, 35 percent; excessive sunshine, 3 percent; and heavy alcohol consumption, 3 percent. Among the institute’s recommendations ...

          January 12 at 10:54 AM view discussion
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            Alternatives known as complementary medicine have been looked to by some women to provide noninvasive or nontoxic treatment for breast cancer. Therapies vary, some using diet and herbs, as in the Hoxsey therapy. But published studies enabling one to assess the efficacy of these treatments are few. While this article is designed to present keys to survival, it is not the policy of Awake! to underwrite any treatment...

            December 28 at 12:52 PM view discussion
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              IF YOU heard a news report that a killer was stalking your neighborhood, would you take measures to protect yourself and your family? Likely you would lock and bolt your doors so as not to invite an easy entry. You would also keep on the watch for suspicious-?looking strangers and report them right away. Should women do any less regarding a killer disease, breast cancer? What measures can they take to protect them...

              December 22 at 12:45 PM view discussion
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                Sophia * and I had been married for more than 39 years when a prolonged illness took her life. I had plenty of support from friends, and I kept myself busy. But for a full year, I felt as if I were torn in half. My emotions would rise and fall, twist and turn. Even now, almost three years since her death, deep emotional pain occasionally strikes, and often without warning.”?—Kostas. Have you lost a loved one in deat...

                December 15 at 11:25 AM view discussion
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                  The liver plays a vital role in metabolizing food, combating infection, regulating blood flow, and removing toxic substances, including alcohol, from the body. Prolonged exposure to alcohol damages the liver in three stages. During the first stage, the breaking down of ethanol slows the digestion of fats, causing them to build up in the liver. This is called steatohepatitis, or fatty liver. In time, chronic inflammat...

                  November 24 at 1:43 PM view discussion
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                    Over the centuries philosophers have likewise attempted to answer the question, Why does man die? In the fourth century B.C.E., the Greek philosopher Aristotle taught that the continuation of a person’s life hinged on the body’s ability to balance heat and cold. He said: “It is always to some lack of heat that death is due.” Plato, on the other hand, taught that man has an immortal soul that survives the death of the...

                    November 09 at 1:12 PM view discussion
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                      WHEN you reflect on the remarkable abilities of various animals, do you sometimes feel a twinge of envy? Perhaps you wish that you could soar like an albatross, swim like a dolphin, see like an eagle, or run like a cheetah. Yes, animals have some amazing abilities. But so do we! Indeed, the human body has been described as the perfect machine. Of course, we are much more than a machine. We have creativity, curiosi...

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