Thursday, September 10, 2009

Many Breast Cancers Harbor Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

According to a summary of research from University of New South Wales, HPV’s known to cause cervical cancers were found in 39 percent of the specimens of ductal carcinoma which had not invaded other tissues, and 21 percent of the type which was invasive.

Reports from fourteen other nations showed HPV positive breast cancers in from 4 percent up to 86 percent of the breast cancers which they had studied.

HPV’s are known to be causal in 90 – 95 percent of cervical cancers.

The stakes for females are high. Thousands die each year from cervical cancers. In 2004, over one million women found out that they had breast cancer. It was fatal for half a million.

The current HPV vaccine gives good protection from most (70%), but not all (30%) of the cervical cancer-causing HPV’s. Being intimate only with a partner who is HPV-free remains the best way to avoid getting this STD.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Announcing the Publication of Long Term Care

In 2010 estate taxes are eliminated. This means that an estate valued at eighteen and a half million dollars would be worth seven million dollars more if the holder died in 2010 than if he died in 2009. In many books seven million dollars is enough to kill for. In this story it’s enough to make a dead person live.

The book is a mystery - but not a thriller. Quickly you will know the villain. Will he succeed?

Growing alongside the plot are three love stories: Josie and Erik, young married lovers; Alexa, one of the heroines who is pursued by two handsome guys, and an improbable relationship developing between two elderly rejects from society.

This book has a character-driven plot rich in the sociological details of Southern cultures.

To find the book, search for Kindle books/Long Term Care Olson. Also visit my new WEB page, to see the first three chapters and pictures posted about characters and beautiful Rock Hill, oops, I mean beautiful Red Rock, South Carolina.

Please come along and make friends with a variety of characters and explore the minds and hearts of real Southerners.

I invite (beg?) you to lift this announcement and put it on your own Facebook/WEB /Blog Pages.

I’d love for you to write reviews for and also for my WEB page.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Alcohol Related Deaths

Some statements gleaned from Dr.Jurgen Rehm and colleagues' research (as given in an article summary @ are as follows:

"...alcohol-attributable disorders are among the most disabling disease categories within the global burden of disease..."

World-wide, 4% of deaths are because of alcohol consumption. In Europe, 10%. Of course, this includes the former Soviet Union where it's 15%!

The average global consumption of alcohol is 7 standard drinks per week. A standard drink is the amount of alcohol found in a can of beer, or 13.6 grams of pure ethanol. This average consumption includes all adults - drinkers and abstainers.

Alcohol consumption can cause cancer, heart disease, cirrhosis of the liver and vehicular death as well as other categories of accidents - and injuries.

The complete article can be found in this week's edition of the Lancet.

Malaria and Quinine

Quinine, one of the older treatments for malaria, is not without side-effects. Research now shows that a source for these problems may be quinine's ability to reduce intake of tryptophan. Without this essential amino acid, humans are unable to make new proteins in the numbers needed for optimal health and growth.

There are 6000 genes in yeasts. Researchers have made mutant yeast clones - each one lacking one of these 6000 genes. This research was done using the complete genetic library of clones. They were able to show that two of these strains, both of which were unable to make tryptophan transporters had diminished growth.

To read the article summary, go to: < releases/2009-06/asfb-tdm0609.php>.

The complete article will appear in the July 3rd issue of Journal of Biological Chemistry.