Study Finds Certain Drugs Can Keep Some Forms of Cancer in Remission Longer – NYTimes.com.

Using certain anticancer drugs for years at a time can help keep some types of cancer in remission longer, doctors reported Thursday.

In another finding, researchers said they had made progress on a long-sought goal — developing a way to screen healthy women for ovarian cancer, potentially catching tumors before they become virtually incurable.

The research findings were among more than 4,000 that will be presented next month at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Among the others: a randomized trial showing that twice-a-week yoga sessions can help cancer survivors sleep better and reduce their fatigue.

Study: Many Sunscreens May Be Accelerating Cancer – AOL News.

Very scary news. The full list of t sunscreens can be found on the EWG’s searchable database.

The report cites these problems with bogus sun protection factor (SPF) numbers:

  • The use of the hormone-disrupting chemical oxybenzone, which penetrates the skin and enters the bloodstream.
  • Overstated claims about performance.
  • The lack of needed regulations and oversight by the Food and Drug Administration.

Secretary of Health Visits Two ‘Active Schools’ in Southeast Pennsylvania to Recognize their Commitment to Daily Physical Activity

What a great concept – having kids exercise at least 30 mins a day. Good or this school for helping kids make the commitment!

Secretary of Health Everette James today visited Conrad Weiser Middle School in Berks County and Cedarbrook Middle School in Montgomery County to commend students and teachers for their yearlong commitment to exercising for 30 minutes every school day.

James pointed out that physical activity is essential for all children to develop healthy hearts, strong bones and sharp minds. Combined with good nutrition, physical activity is also important to address the childhood obesity epidemic. Childhood obesity rates have tripled in the last 25 years. Overweight children face an increased risk of health problems as adolescents and adults, including diabetes, coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis and certain types of cancer.

How to Use Service Learning to Engage Kids | Edutopia.

This info is geared towards teachers and schools but can easily be incorporated by parents who want to help their kids get involved with giving back.

Integrating service-learning projects into your curriculum doesn’t have to add hours to your planning time, and these projects deliver a big payoff for students. Fowler Unified School District teacher Monica Sigala urges her colleagues to begin with a short project. “Just start small and let it grow,” says the teacher of grades 6-7. “Don’t fear it, because service learning creates the type of kids who know they can make a difference in a life or in the world.” Sigala and fellow Fowler teacher LeAnn Hodges share their strategies.