cmkl: Giving back at 50

For 50 years I’ve lived a pretty comfortable, privileged life. Time to give something back. I’m giving up my birthday up to fundraise for the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. Read more The post Giving back at 50 appeared first on cmkl.

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Caregiving for Cancer in Seniors: Mesothelioma

Recently I’ve been thinking that I’d like to begin a mini-series of posts about caregiving for loved ones who have a rare disease. If YOU are a caregiver of someone with a rare disease and would like to be interviewed about your experience, please contact me at donna4walls@gmail.com.  Today I would like to focus on ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Cancer Treatments and Cures – Natural and Conventional: An Overview

  Here’s a thorny, delicate, controversial subject – but then again, when have I ever been known to shy away from such things? Peoples’ lives and well-being are at stake. We cannot afford to be tepid, mousey or weak-minded. According to a study published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, chemotherapy was found ...

Bill Longstaff: Dandelions may save your life

I love dandelions. In early spring, when the landscape is still grey-brown, and the streets are filthy from the accumulated sand and salt laid down over the winter, that sunny yellow face emerging hopefully from a crack in the sidewalk warms my bones. Unfortunately not everyone agrees about dandelions. The City of Calgary is inclined ...

Dead Wild Roses: Traditional Woo – Endangering Children in Canada

Just like using Vitamin C to treat cancer… “It’s a case that has Canadians and the legal community buzzing. Earlier this month Ontario Judge Gethin Edward ruled in favour of a First Nations girl and her family, who stopped chemotherapy to treat her acute lymphoblastic leukemia, choosing traditional medicine instead. The judge rejected an application from McMaster Children’s ...

Dead Wild Roses: Morcellator Madness – Imagine A Mechnical Cancer Sprinkler in Your Abdominal Cavity

The FDA and Health Canada are deliberating on the safety of this procedure for women.  I was listening to CBC yesterday and heard this piece, and shuddered at the implications.  Here’s the blurb from the podcast. “Health Canada warns surgery using a morcellator could spread undetected cancer, Amy Reed & her husband are fighting to ...

Politics and its Discontents: Psst – Hey Buddy, Can You Spare Some CPU?

Next to Alzheimer’s Disease, it is probably the scourge we fear the most. And as they say, few lives, either directly or indirectly, are unaffected by it. Cancer is pervasive. So when a project comes along enabling anyone with a computer to participate in the battle against this dread disease, it is surely worth noting. ...

The Disaffected Lib: Let’s Not Get Too Gushy About Rob Ford

I get it, he’s got cancer.  With the sludge that guy has pushed down his gullet and snorted up his nose, quelle surprise! As our friend, The Salamander, pointed out, where’s our concern for other cancer victims like the natives in the cancer villages near Fort Mac on the Athabasca river?  Those are people who ...

Paul S. Graham: The Athabaska Oil Sands: Enough to make you sick. Real sick.

I don’t normally reprint news releases. This time I will make an exception. At the end of the news release are two videos I recorded earlier this year that speak to this issue. In the first, Dr. Stéphane McLachlan, of the Environmental Conservation Lab at the University of Manitoba, talks about the research that is ...

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

There’s so much about animals we don’t understand. Check out this story of Max the wonder dog who saved his mistress’s life with his sense of smell.

Things Are Good: Play a Game and Help Cure Cancer

This month Cancer Research UK released a game that helped scientists find a cure for cancer. It takes the obscure data that needs to be analyzed and translates that into a fun little game which can be played on Android or Apple devices. The aggregate data of players help scientists understand what’s going on in ...

Art Threat: P.INK takes heathcare to an unexpected place: the tattoo parlour

As a man with no tattoos, Noel Franus is an unlikely candidate as the founder of P.INK: an organization that connects breast cancer survivors with tattoo ideas and artists. But as anyone with a family member who is also a breast cancer survivor can attest, the urge to do something to help can be strong. ...

LeDaro: Air pollution causes cancer and kills

What do the deniers of global warmer have to say about the air pollution and its detrimental impact on our health? “It’s specifically about the danger in the air all around us. The world health organization is warning tonight that air pollution is, indeed, a major cause of cancer.” Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world ...

Dead Wild Roses: Fuck Cancer

Arb and I are now down to only one cat. This is how I’ll remember Lilith Not long after her boneless lying in the sun picture, we started noticing Lilith was losing weight. And then her coat turned nasty like she wasn’t grooming herself properly, so it was vet time pronto. I assumed it was ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Got Cancer?

9:58 am, pre-run, great fog! Well, Terry Fox did. And millions of other people. You likely know someone who has or had cancer. Maybe you encountered it yourself and went through the #FuckCancer process. But raising over half a billion dollars for cancer research in the last few decades is certainly worth our time. This ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Say sayonara to seafood – the oceans are no longer safe to eat from in the wake of Fukushima

It looks like sushi time is over – seafood is no longer safe to eat after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Fukushima continues to dump 300-400 tons of radioactive contaminated water into the Pacific every hour. Japanese experts estimate Fukushima’s fallout at 20-30 times as high as the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings in 1945. Polar ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Altruism + Community

“It almost hurts me to walk down a road and have people grab my hand and ask for my autograph and not sit and talk. When I’m finished I’m not going to be on the front page, but I’m going to be just as happy without the publicity.” –          Terry Fox I expect that each ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Guest Post: How A Battle With Cancer Made Us Stronger

Cameron Von St. James is a husband, father and caregiver. In this guest post, Cameron shares his family story of caring for his wife Heather through her cancer diagnosis and treatment. Thank you, Cameron and here’s to all the husbands, fathers and sons giving care today. How a battle with cancer made us stronger My ...

CuriosityCat: The Mole Whisperers: You, Cancer, Sugar & Naked Mole Rats

Cancer free naked mole rats A possible breakthrough in cancer treatment? Time will tell if The Mole Whisperers findings about the “goo” that naked mole rats use to prevent them ever having cancer, can be adapted to save humans.

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Toxic weedkiller found in EVERY human urine sample tested – at levels 5 to 20 times legal safe limit for drinking water

A recent German study found glyphosate – the active chemical in Monsanto’s widely used Roundup weed killer – in all human urine samples tested – and at levels 5 to 20 times the legal safe limit for drinking water. Think about that. Glyphosate has been shown to harm the digestive tract, impair nutrient absorption, cause ...

350 or bust: Mother Puts Body On Line to Prevent “Toxic Trespass” From Fracking

* Dr. Sandra Steingraber is a biologist, a mother, and a cancer survivor. She recently went to jail for 15 days after being sentenced for trespassing on a gas compression rig last month owned by the Inergy gas company, near her home in the Finger Lakes region of New York state.  As a fellow mother, ...

drive-by planet: Arundhati Roy: Iraq and the ‘psychosis’ of U.S. foreign policy

This month marks the tenth anniversary of the Iraq invasion. The occasion is upon us with barely a whisper from Washington. Hardly surprising… the legacy of the U.S. invasion has been an Iraq in ongoing crisis. The truth of what is really going down doesn’t get anything close to adequate coverage in American mainstream media. ...

Cowichan Conversations: President Hugo Chávez Dies-The Vultures are Circling

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger Democratic Socialist Hugo Chavez delivered democracy, human rights and reduced poverty for his citizens. He dared to stand up to the Americans and allied with Cuba. US President Jimmy Carter monitored Venezuelan elections and described them as the most fair in South America and yet US and Canadian politicians snidely maligned Chavez ...

The Canadian Progressive: Alberta Tar Sands Facilities Pollute Athabasca River: Ecojustice

By: EcoJustice (Press Release) | Mar 5, 2013: EDMONTON — Ecojustice, armed with research that shows how toxic oilsands emissions are contaminating the Athabasca River, has called on the federal government to investigate whether oilsands operators have violated the Fisheries Act. “Canadians have the right to know how oilsands production impacts our air, water and land,” said Ecojustice senior scientist ...

The Canadian Progressive: Did Stephen Harper Just Celebrate Venezuelan Prez Hugo Chavez’s Death?

“Now, the death of Hugo Chavez offers the promise of domestic oil market changes that could roil the energy world and place substantial opportunities at the feet of Canadian oil companies whose expertise in heavy crude is directly applicable to Venezuela’s Orinoco oil fields.” – Globe and Mail By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive | March 5, 2013: ...