June 4, 2012 |
The number of people with cancer is likely to surge by more than 75 percent across the world by 2030, with particularly sharp rises in poor countries as they adopt unhealthy "Westernized" lifestyles, a study said last week. Many developing countries were expected to see a rise in living standards in coming decades, said the paper from the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer. But those advances could come at a cost: an increase in breast, prostate and colorectal cancer linked to poor...
April 26, 2011 |
Charles Mosee, 83, a neurosurgeon in Washington for 50 years who worked at the old D.C. General Hospital and at Howard University Hospital, died of stomach cancer April 10 at Howard University Hospital. He was a Washington resident. Shortly after he received his medical degree in 1960, Dr. Mosee moved to Washington. He completed his neurosurgery residency at Georgetown University. He had been a practicing physician at Howard University Hospital up until six months ago. Charles Mosee was born in Philadelphia.
January 11, 2010
Robert C. Brewster, 88, a career State Department officer who served as ambassador to Ecuador from 1973 to 1976 and retired in 1981 as inspector general, died Dec. 20 at the Ingleside at Rock Creek retirement community in Washington. He had stomach cancer and Parkinson's disease. Mr. Brewster joined the State Department in 1948 and held assignments in Latin America and Europe and in the late 1960s was executive director of the Bureau of European Affairs. He became an authority on the law of the sea. During his...
October 10, 2009
MADRID -- Luis Aguile, an Argentine singer-songwriter whose career blossomed after he moved to Spain, died in a Madrid hospital on Saturday, his manager said. He was 73. Best known for worldwide hit song "Cuando Sali de Cuba " ("When I Left Cuba"), the baritone had been suffering from stomach cancer. He was being treated at Sanchinarro Hospital in a northern suburb of Madrid, where he died, said manager Victor Saboya. Born Luis Maria Aguilera Picca on Feb. 24, 1936, in Buenos Aires, Aguile moved to Spain in 1963 just in time to benefit...
February 24, 2009 |
I'm fat. And while I don't think of myself as particularly vain, I avoid looking at my profile in the mirror: The protruding belly is dismaying. But head-on, my body looks more like the image in my mind -- of the slightly pudgy 5-7, 160-pound college student who played basketball three times a week. I've always taken solace in the fact that my mother was heavy, as was her mother. "It's not my fault," I'd tell myself. "It's in the genes. " But I'm over 40 now and closer to 210 pounds, and my long-term health...
November 25, 2008
Think of the stomach as a J-shaped elastic bag that fits under your diaphragm on the left side of your abdomen, protected by your five lowest ribs. The top end connects to the esophagus; the bottom end attaches to the small intestine. Deep folds (rugae) in the stomach's lining contain millions of glands that produce hydrochloric acid and an enzyme called pepsin. When you're expecting food, the brain sends signals to your still-empty stomach to start secreting these gastric juices.