Olive Oil Nutrient Linked To Processes That Prevent Cancer In Brain

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A compound found in olive oil may help to prevent cancer developing in the brain, a study shows. Research into oleic acid — the primary ingredient in olive oil — has shown how it can help prevent cancer-causing genes from functioning in cells. The oily substance — one of a group of nutrients known as […]

Rig, Rad, Run: Radiation Monitoring, Fukushima, and Our Nuclear Dystopia

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‘RIG, RAD, RUN: Radiation Monitoring, Fukushima, and Our Nuclear Dystopia’ addresses the shortcomings and manipulations in the radiation monitoring responses of the U.S. EPA and FDA in the wake of the Fukushima disaster. In the book, author Andrew Kishner argues that preconceived, unscientific notions corrupted the EPA’s sampling and testing activities to monitor Fukushima radiation […]

Can Cannabinoids Be Used To Treat Cancer?

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When cannabinoids activate signaling pathways in cancer cells they can stimulate a cell death mechanism called apoptosis, unleashing a potent anti-tumor effect. Yet cannabinoids, which have also shown strong activity against human tumor tissue grown in animal models, have undergone minimal testing in patients. Their potential use as anti-tumor drugs and/or to boost the effectiveness […]

Chopping And Cooking Affect Garlic’s Anti-Cancer Activity

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Penn State researchers have shown that microwave heating or roasting garlic can diminish or destroy its anti-cancer activity – unless the herb is chopped or crushed, and allowed to “stand” for at least 10 minutes before cooking. Kun Song, doctoral candidate in nutrition, and Dr. John A. Milner, professor and head of the Department of […]

Vitamin C May Encourage Blood Cancer Stem Cells to Die

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Vitamin C may “tell” faulty stem cells in the bone marrow to mature and die normally, instead of multiplying to cause blood cancers. This is the finding of a study led by researchers from Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health, and published online August 17 in the journal Cell. Certain genetic changes are known to reduce the […]

Eating Habits Affect Skin’s Protection Against Sun

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Sunbathers may want to avoid midnight snacks before catching some rays. A study in mice from the O’Donnell Brain Institute and UC Irvine shows that eating at abnormal times disrupts the biological clock of the skin, including the daytime potency of an enzyme that protects against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation. Although further research is […]

Amaranth Is Believed To Have Anti-Cancer Properties

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A study on amaranth reported that its seeds contain not only important nutritional properties, but also phytochemical compounds like rutin and nicotiflorin, and peptides with the ability to help lower hypertension and incidences of cancer. The high amount and quality of protein may be the most famous health benefit of amaranth grains, but it is […]

Brush On The Marinade, Hold Off The Cancerous Compounds

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With the summer steak season in swing indoors and outdoors, cooks can season the meat on the grill and provide some protection against cancer all at the same time. All it takes is marinating the steaks with certain herbs and spices. But before heading out to the grill, J. Scott Smith examined some possibilities in […]

Researchers Uncover Risks Of Some Herbal Medicines For Cancer Patients

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Nearly two-thirds of the herbal medicines used by cancer patients in the Middle East have potential health risks, according to a new survey led by Assistant Professor Eran Ben-Arye, of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. The study published in the journal Cancer concludes that herbal remedies such as turmeric may increase the toxic effects of […]

Citrus Scent Inhibits Liver Cancer

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As main component of essential oils, terpenes can inhibit the growth of different cancer cells. Researchers from the Ruhr-University Bochum headed by Prof Dr Dr Dr Hanns Hatt have analysed this process in liver cancer cells in detail. They shed light upon the molecular mechanisms that resulted in cancer cells stop growing, following the application […]