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Study: Non-Psychotropic Plant Cannabinoids Counteract Prostate Cancer Growth

The administration of non-psychotropic plant cannabinoids, in particular cannabidiol (CBD), inhibit proliferation and selectively trigger cell suicide of prostate carcinoma, according to preclinical data to be...

Is The Food We Eat Killing Us?

Are we digging our own graves with our teeth? Is the food that we eat every day slowly killing us? When I was growing...

UK Smokers Who Don’t Quit May Be Denied Non-Emergency Treatment

Who doesn’t indulge in vices: We overeat, smoke or drink knowing that sooner or later we will pay a price. The question is should we...

Dietary Salt (Sodium) Increases Stomach Cancer Risk

Cancer of the stomach occurs only about half as commonly today in the United States as it did 30 years ago, but it remains...

The pimple that turned out to be cancer

I’ve always had occasional bouts of adult acne. Thus, I attached no special significance to what looked like a whitehead. It was in an...

No Such Thing as a Free Lunch or Free Healthcare

A few days ago, I received an email from the daughter of our congresswoman a mass email, of course. She explained that because...

Medical Research Studies & “Spin”

By, Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS Updated:  05/30/2010 The information in this column is intended for informational purposes only, and does not constitute medical advice or recommendations...

Soy & Curcumin Reduce Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)

By, Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS Updated:  05/23/2010 The information in this column is intended for informational purposes only, and does not constitute medical advice or recommendations...

Coffee & the Risk of Death from Heart Disease & Cancer

By, Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS Updated:  05/16/2010 The information in this column is intended for informational purposes only, and does not constitute medical advice or recommendations...

Smoking, Teenagers & Tobacco Company Advertising

More than 40 years after the landmark United States Surgeon General's report on smoking, cigarettes and other forms of tobacco continue to be...