BPA Baby Bottles: Bisphenol A Increases Cancer Risk?

BPA Baby Bottles: Bisphenol A Increases Cancer Risk? The use of baby bottles with chemical bisphenol A (BPA) raises the odds that a bottle-fed infant may develop prostate cancer in later life, American researchers warned the public recently.

According to the Daily Mail, “the American researchers showed that giving newborn rats the chemical raised their odds of developing cellular damage that can lead to prostate cancer in later life. Both mouth drops and injections were equally damaging.”

“These findings on prostate health are directly relevant to humans at current bisphenol A exposure levels,” writes University of Illinois researcher Gail Prins in the journal Reproductive Toxicology. “These findings support the proposal that exposures to bisphenol a during foetal and neonatal life may increase the risk of carcinogenic events during adult life and in the human population,” she adds.

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Does Your Beansprouts Have Salmonella?

Does Your Beansprouts Have Salmonella? Wash bean sprouts properly and cook them until piping hot if its packet has no “ready to cook” mark, health officials advised the public after 169 salmonella cases since August were traced to bean sprouts.

“’No one should be put off eating bean sprouts, provided they are properly cooked. The risk is in eating raw or under-cooked bean sprouts. The best advice is to follow the guidance on the packaging, but if there is any doubt or ambiguity about the instructions, cook the sprouts until they are piping hot,” North West Health Protection Agency Professor Qutub Syed was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying.

Meanwhile, Hugh Lamont from the agency said they are conducting an investigation to identify why salmonella bacteria are affecting bean sprouts.

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Children Eating Disorder: Anorexia Starts as Early as Ten?

Children Eating Disorder: Anorexia Starts as Early as Ten? At the age of ten or under, most anorexia sufferers develop their eating disorder, a leading charity for eating disorder found in their online survey.

Out of the 250 sufferers who took the online quiz on the website of Overeaters Anonymous GB, 53% said they were 10 years old or under when their eating disorder began. Only 29% said they were 11 to 15 years old when the disorder started.

The survey also found that more than half of the sufferers blame their condition on family traumas like divorce among their parents and death of their loved ones. Three percent admitted they were influenced by their skinny celebrity idols.

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Nintendo Wii Side Effects: Other Interactive Electronic Games

Nintendo Wii Side Effects: Other Interactive Electronic Games. When your children play Nintendo Wii or any other interactive electronic game, make sure that they do not overdo it and that they have enough play room to avoid injuries, researchers say.

Movements of players in the interactive games may lead to strains, sprains and injuries to the players and even bystanders, researchers from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia recently reported in a recent conference in San Fransisco.

They say they have counted a total of 696 video game related injuries in five years period from the data obtained by the U.S. National Electronic Injury Surveillance System.

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Laptop Toasted Skin Syndrome Can Give You Discolored Skin

Laptop Toasted Skin Syndrome Can Give You Discolored Skin. While reading this article, reflect on how long you have positioned your laptop on your lap. Be careful because long exposure of your skin to the heat of your laptop can cause nasty rashes in your skin, which is called “toasted skin syndrome”.

Toasted skin syndrome, also known as erythema ab igne, is caused by too long exposure of skin to the heat of any device like laptops, electric fan and baking stoves. Affected people develop discoloured skin that does not disappear immediately.

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Anti-Cancer Tips: Can Exercise Help You Beat Cancer?

We all know that exercise is good for keeping your heart healthy, right? Now, some doctors are now saying that exercise can also be an anti-cancer cure. Read on…

When you go to your doctor, what is the most frequent word that he tells you? Isn’t it, it is the word “exercise”? It is still the most recommended activity to all patients in a wide range of disease.

Exercise may be a body stressor to some. Some use it as past time and to enjoy the morning breeze. Actually, it is a healthy option to do as doctors recommend exercise to people who may be sick of any cancer, autoimmune disorder, Parkinson’s disease, alcoholism and other diseases.

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