Peaches Inhibit Breast Cancer Metastasis In Mice

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Lab tests at Texas A&M AgriLife Research have shown that treatments with peach extract inhibit breast cancer metastasis in mice. AgriLife Research scientists say that the mixture of phenolic compounds present in the peach extract are responsible for the inhibition of metastasis, according to the study, which was this month published in the Journal of Nutritional […]

Neem Tree Extract Shows Promise In Treating Pancreatic Cancer

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A natural extract derived from India’s neem tree could potentially be used to treat pancreatic cancer, according to a new study in the journal Scientific Reports. Biomedical scientists at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) tested nimbolide, a compound found in neem leaves, against pancreatic cancer in cell lines and […]

Avocados may hold the answer to beating leukemia

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Rich, creamy, nutritious and now cancer fighting. New research reveals that molecules derived from avocados could be effective in treating a form of cancer. Professor Paul Spagnuolo from the University of Waterloo has discovered a lipid in avocados that combats acute myeloid leukemia (AML) by targeting the root of the disease — leukemia stem cells. […]

Cannabidiol (CBD) Offers A Host Of Medicinal Uses

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Cannabidiol (CBD), an active substance in the cannabis plant, offers a host of medicinal uses. There are at least 85 active cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant.  CBD doesn’t have psychoactive effects, meaning you won’t get high by ingesting it. It is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. CBD is considered […]

Researchers develop novel ketone supplements to enhance non-toxic cancer therapy

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A team of researchers has doubled survival time in an aggressive metastatic cancer model using a novel combination of non-toxic dietary and hyperbaric oxygen therapies. The study, ‘Non-toxic metabolic management of metastatic cancer in VM mice: novel combination of ketogenic diet, ketone supplementation, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy,’ was published online today in PLOS ONE. Led […]

Sugars In Western Diets Increase Risk For Breast Cancer

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The high amounts of dietary sugar in the typical Western diet may increase the risk of breast cancer and metastasis to the lungs, according to a study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The findings, published in the Jan. 1, 2016 online issue of Cancer Research, demonstrated dietary sugar’s effect on an […]

Some Chemicals In E-Cigarette Flavors Linked To Respiratory Disease

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Diacetyl, a flavoring chemical linked to cases of severe respiratory disease, was found in more than 75 percent of flavored electronic cigarettes and refill liquids tested by researchers. Two other potentially harmful related compounds were also found in many of the tested flavors, which included varieties with potential appeal to young people such as Cotton […]

Breastfeeding may expose infants to toxic chemicals

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A widely used class of industrial chemicals linked with cancer and interference with immune function–perfluorinated alkylate substances, or PFASs–appears to build up in infants by 20%-30% for each month they’re breastfed, according to a new study co-authored by experts from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. It is the first study to show the […]

New test detects all viruses that infect people, animals

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A new test detects virtually any virus that infects people and animals, according to research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where the technology was developed. Many thousands of viruses are known to cause illness in people and animals, and making a diagnosis can be an exhaustive exercise, at times requiring a […]

Home Pesticide Exposure Tied to Child Cancer Risk

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There is an increasing concern about chronic low-level pesticide exposure during childhood and its influence on childhood cancers. A number of studies have found an association between pesticides and certain childhood cancers. Childhood exposure to indoor but not outdoor residential insecticides was associated with a significant increase in risk of childhood leukemia and childhood lymphomas. A […]