Health Risks Lurking at the Nail Salon

 June 25, 2016

Products like nail polishes, glues and other products used in nail salons may contain chemicals like toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate and methacrylate compounds. You must use safety precautions as these chemicals can cause breathing problems for the worker and sometimes the customer. You might enjoy the pampering and relaxation of having a manicure or acrylic […]

Love Red Wine? May Be Good For Cancer Too.

 June 23, 2016

Well, here’s another reason to love red wine. Researchers have found a new health benefit of resveratrol, which occurs naturally in blueberries, raspberries, mulberries, grape skins and also in red wine. The resveratrol could help counteract the negative impact of high fat/high sugar diets. Dr. J.P. Hyatt, an associate professor at Georgetown University, studied the […]

Autism and Cancer Share a Number of Risk Genes

 June 22, 2016

More than 40 risk genes are shared by autism and cancer. This suggests that common mechanisms underlying the functions of some of these genes could conceivably be leveraged to develop therapies not just for cancer but for autism as well. This was concluded through an extensive assessment by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute […]

Can Shape of Tumor May Tell If It Can Metastasize

 June 15, 2016

The University of Illinois study reveals that cancerous tumors only have a few cells that are able to break ay and spread, but the curve along the edge of the tumor may play a large role in activating these tumor­-seeding cells. Various shapes and patterns of engineered tissue environments were used in a study of […]

Herbal Remedies-An Overlooked Global Health Hazard

 June 8, 2016

Herbal health remedies have been a tradition around the world that began millennia ago for millions of people. Most believe these to be safe because of the length of time they have been used, however, researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and Stony Brook University are raising awareness that long­term use is no guarantee of […]

Are You Watching for 15 Signs of Cancer?

 June 5, 2016

Summer is coming up and more skin is being exposed. Maybe someone or yourself will notice a spot that you never noticed before. Always have your doctor check you if there is a new spot on your skin or one that changes size, shape, or color, as it could be a sign of skin cancer. […]

Do Potato Chips Really Pose a threat to my health?

 May 30, 2016

Potato chips are now considered “Cancer-in-a can or bag” snack. Did you know that the Pringles Company made an effort to avoid taxes levied against “luxury foods” like chips in the UK. They purported the potato content of their chips was so low they weren’t really “potato chips”. Imagine the horror at realizing they are […]

Artificial Sweeteners Can Cause Cancer

 May 27, 2016

The artificial sweetener sucralose is also branded and sold as Splenda. Research from the Ramazzini Institute has liked this product to cancer, specifically leukemia. Studies have been done through research of mice being fed Splenda. I think we’d all be better off risking a little weight gain from sugar than using these sweetener products. The […]

Cancer Fighting Foods

 May 26, 2016

Evidence shows that the foods we eat weigh heavily in the war against cancer. For instance, Curcumin’s protective effect may extend to bladder and gastrointestinal cancers. Bharat B. Aggarwal, PhD biochemist at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center tells WebMD that inflammation is the mediator for most cancers. It has been said by […]

Can Alchohol Trigger Breast Cancer-Causing Genes?

 May 25, 2016

Alcohol consumption is linked to tens of thousands of cases of breast cancer in the US and Europe each year. There is a link provided by a new study, which shows a direct link between alcohol, estrogen and a cancer-causing gene. Research, by cancer biologist Chin-Yo Lin from the University of Houston, Texas has been […]