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Could the common cold cure cancer ?

Posted on Tuesday, 24 April, 2012 | Comment icon 16 comments | News tip by: DKO


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By Offeiriad, Staff News Writer

Australian scientists are exploring the idea that exposure to certain viruses can cure other illnesses.

The idea isn't a new one, the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates is credited with saying "give me the power to create a fever and I shall cure any disease." There have been recorded cases over the last century in which cancer patients have gone in to spontaneous remission after contracting certain viruses, so again we see something not entirely outside the realm of possibility. A cold or the flu isn't the only virus that has "cured" cancer either, one boy in Uganda is believed to have recovered from Burkitt's lymphoma after being exposed to the measles.

How accurate are these claims ? Scientists at one biotechnology firm in Australia believe it's worth investigating. "Even though a lot of the cases seemed anecdotal, there was something in it," said Professor Darren Shafren. "This phenomenon has always been there but with the latest tools and technologies we have, we can match the right virus with the right cancer."

"Australian scientists are leading a global charge to combat one of the world's worst killers with a surprising secret weapon - the common cold."

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Comment icon #7 Posted by bulveye on 24 April, 2012, 21:35
Probably just coincidence. Some cancer patients go itto remission sometimes. Due to low immune system lots of them have various stages of a cold at any one time. You could probably also say tap water or some random snack bar can help cure cancer too. Anyway, deaths not that bigger deal anyway, just ask god.
Comment icon #8 Posted by FurthurBB on 24 April, 2012, 23:02
Cancer has reversibility in the early stages with the use of cannabis oil , hemp seeds oil , probably many other natural methods. Not onlyt hat since 1940 we have had a 2000% increase in cancers, rare ones arent rare any longer. I wonder what has changed from 3000 yrs when all cancers were benign to today -.- ... seems as if there s more profit where there is more cancer, so why not invest money where there is NO cure, when the real cure is literally free -.- People live longer and there has not been a 2000% increase from the 40s. Rare cancers are rare by convention. Lung cancer was the most c... [More]
Comment icon #9 Posted by Simbi Laveau on 25 April, 2012, 0:14
Prostate cancer is more common than lung cancer,and there are many cures for cancer . People who are smart enough to not listen to the big pharm stock owning MDs ,all teaching medical school ,live lives lot longer than the people who go to the people who were lectured by those same big pharm stock owning MDs,who can't do,but "teach". *titters* The instance of cancer has increased exponentially over the last 70 years,but the lovely medical community LIES about it,and claims the numbers are going down,so the sheeple are all lulled into a false sense of adoration for their doctors,who are lining ... [More]
Comment icon #10 Posted by Karlis on 25 April, 2012, 4:45
Prostate cancer is more common than lung cancer, ... Simbi Laveau, when one makes such a sweeping statement, one should quote source/s to support their opinion. Your above statement may be mistaken, going by the following:Question: What Is the Most Common Cancer in the U.S.? Answer: ... The most common cause of cancer deaths in both men and women, in the United States and worldwide, is lung cancer. It was estimated that in 2010 there would be 220,000 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed in the United States. This is followed by prostate cancer (217,730 cases), ... ... In men, prostate cancer is ... [More]
Comment icon #11 Posted by Simbi Laveau on 25 April, 2012, 5:16
Simbi Laveau, when one makes such a sweeping statement, one should quote source/s to support their opinion. Your above statement may be mistaken, going by the following: Question: What Is the Most Common Cancer in the U.S.? Answer: ... The most common cause of cancer deaths in both men and women, in the United States and worldwide, is lung cancer. It was estimated that in 2010 there would be 220,000 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed in the United States. This is followed by prostate cancer (217,730 cases), ... ... In men, prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed, but roughl... [More]
Comment icon #12 Posted by Karlis on 25 April, 2012, 5:37
It depends upon who's data you look at,so putting proof,is redundant,as for every link I post saying it's prostate cancer,there will be a link saying it's lung cancer. As some say prostate is first,and some say lung,but the data I looked at,from few sources, prostate surpassed lung by 1000s,irregardless of sex,color or creed.As it all changes depending upon which demographic or sex,you choose to look at. Black cancer instances,are completely reversed from whites,depending upon where you look. I tend to not believe anything from a website that has .gov at the end of it. These sheets also ,in a ... [More]
Comment icon #13 Posted by Rlyeh on 25 April, 2012, 6:26
There are many cures for cancer.It depends upon what kind you have,and how advanced it is,that will determined your mortality. But if say you tell people how to cure themselves,without being cut up ,tortured and maimed,while the oncologist and all his cronies get 1000$s in insurance dollars, they put you in jail. *titters again* Ofcourse scammers should be jailed. I can understand why you're concerned.
Comment icon #14 Posted by FurthurBB on 25 April, 2012, 13:23
Prostate cancer is more common than lung cancer,and there are many cures for cancer . People who are smart enough to not listen to the big pharm stock owning MDs ,all teaching medical school ,live lives lot longer than the people who go to the people who were lectured by those same big pharm stock owning MDs,who can't do,but "teach". *titters* The instance of cancer has increased exponentially over the last 70 years,but the lovely medical community LIES about it,and claims the numbers are going down,so the sheeple are all lulled into a false sense of adoration for their doctors,who are lining ... [More]
Comment icon #15 Posted by catfishyeah on 30 April, 2012, 19:00
Over in my area, there have been about 60% of the hospital's patients that spontaneously contract cancer. There was this factory that coated wood in Creosote that got shut down. I believe that due to the fact that a little bit of the chemicals are seeping into the water, are the reason for the increase in cancer mutation in our cells. But what doesn't cause cancer these days?
Comment icon #16 Posted by The Unseen on 2 May, 2012, 6:11
Yep thats all you need,One viris to kill another,like yeah thats going to work,next thing ya know we could not only catch a cold but a cold that also gives you cancer.Why do these Idiot scientist do crap that kills.I'd like to give them a taste of their own so called Medicin.One day these Idiots are going to kill us all.


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