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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

STINK! The Movie The Chemical Industry Doesn’t Want You To See

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From baby wipes and shampoo to floor cleaners and laundry detergents, many household consumer products contain toxic chemicals that are completely unregulated. This documentary, “Stink!”, sheds a light on this persistent problem. STINK! opens with a foul smell and a pair of kids pajamas. And a single father trying to find out what that smell […]

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 […]

Dietary Anti-Cancer Compound May Work By Influence On Cellular Genetics

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Researchers have discovered one of the reasons why broccoli may be good for your health. They found that sulforaphane, a dietary compound from broccoli that’s known to help prevent prostate cancer, may work through its influence on long, non-coding RNAs. This is another step forward in a compelling new area of study on the underlying […]

Risks from Lawn Care Pesticides

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Pesticides are intentionally toxic substances. Some chemicals commonly used on lawns and gardens have been associated with birth defects, mutations, adverse reproductive effects, and cancer in laboratory animals. EPA permits over 200 different pesticides to be used for lawn care, and these are often mixed together and sold as chemical combinations. Approximately 35 pesticides are […]