Tracking Hazardous Chemicals From Fast-Food Wrappers In The Body

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Research teams from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Medicine and the University of Notre Dame have developed a new method that enables researchers to radiolabel three forms of perfluorinated and polyfluorinated alkyl substances and track the fate of these chemicals when they enter the body. This is a significant and timely advancement […]

Vegans At Increased Risk Of Developing Blood Clots And Atherosclerosis

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People who follow a vegan lifestyle — strict vegetarians who try to eat no meat or animal products of any kind — may increase their risk of developing blood clots and atherosclerosis or “hardening of the arteries,” which are conditions that can lead to heart attacks and stroke. That’s the conclusion of a review of […]

Young Blood Does Not Reverse Aging In Old Mice

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A new study from UC Berkeley found that tissue health and repair dramatically decline in young mice when half of their blood is replaced with blood from old mice. The study argues against the rejuvenating properties of young blood and points to old blood, or molecules within, as driving the aging process. “Our study suggests […]

When It Comes To Red Cabbage, More Is Better

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Plant pigments called anthocyanins provide fruits and vegetables with beneficial blue, purple and red coloring. Now Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are learning more about these compounds and their absorption into the human blood stream. Anthocyanins are a group of healthful compounds that fall within the flavonoid class of plant nutrients. ARS scientists have identified […]

Researchers Create A Purple Genetically Engineered Lime

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Scientists are developing genetically engineered limes containing anthocyanin, which are beneficial bioflavonoids that have numerous roles in human well-being, including treating obesity and diabetes. University of Florida horticulture scientist Manjul Dutt is hoping to turn your next margarita on its head by making it a lovely lavender instead of passé pale green. Dutt and Jude […]

Is Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant Causing Cancer In Toledo?

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Could a Davis-Besse nuclear power plant that has been shut down before for non-radioactive leaks be the cause of cancer in portions of the northwest Ohio, including Toledo. Davis-Besse nuclear reactor (power plant) is located on Lake Erie in Oak Harbor, Ohio, 20 miles east of Toledo. The reactor has been plagued with accidents and violations, […]

Tampons, Sanitary Pads and Sterile Gauze Contaminated with Glyphosate

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One hundred percent of the raw cotton and sterile cotton gauze contained glyphosate (a probably carcinogenic herbicide according to the World Health Organization) or its metabolite AMPA, according to a study by the Socio-Environmental Interaction Space (EMISA) of the University of La Plata, Argentina. Cotton swabs, wipes, tampons and sanitary pads were also found to […]

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 […]

Teflon And Non-Stick Cookware Dangers

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A chemical used to make Teflon somehow got into the blood of everybody on earth. How did it get there? What does this mean for our health? Teflon is used everywhere. Odds are it’s touching you right now, if you are near any carpet covered with Stainmaster, are wearing any Gore-Tex, or are eating from […]