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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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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The incidence of rectal cancer among people aged 40 years old and below has been increasing over the past years. This is true for all races and whether one is a man or a woman.
Using time-series data (from 1973 to 2005), taken from the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results cancer register which covers 7,661 colon and rectal cancer patients age 40 and below, researchers concluded that the rectal cancer rate is increasing among people age 40 and below.
The study, which was published in the journal Cancer, shows that rectal cancer overall rates rose annually by 3.8 percent from 1984 to 2005. In contrast, colon cancer remained basically flat in people age 40 and below during the recent decades.
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Black Rice Health Benefits: It’s an Anti-Cancer Superfood. Is black rice the new anti-cancer super-food? Research scientists from the University of Louisiana have found that black rice grown in the southern United States is packed with healthy fibers and plant compound which can help combat heart disease and cancer.
According to the researchers, who presented their findings at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston, black rice contains boosted levels of water-soluble anthocyanin antioxidants which help protect our arteries and prevent DNA damage that leads to cancer. Anthocyanin is also found in fruits and vegetables, such as blueberries and red peppers.
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Kymriah Cost, Effectiveness, How it Works, Treatment Centers. There’s a new way to treat cancer and it has recently gained the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Kymriah is a gene-therapy approach to cancer treatment which is pioneered by Swiss drugmaker Novartis. The drug maker is also going through the process of having the treatment approved by the European Medicines Agency and be made available in Europe.
Does it Work? Well, it wouldn’t have gained the approval of the FDA if it does not work, right? However, the Kymriah cell treatment has only been approved for the treatment of patients up to 25 years of age with B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) that is refractory or in second or later relapse. In other words, this is not meant for all cancer patients. As you may note in the Reuters report below, the drug maker is seeking to also get Kymriah approved for adult patients.
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Can Marijuana Cure Cancer? Proof of Effectiveness? Is marijuana a cure for cancer? If so, how effective is it? Well, currently, there really is no proof that marijuana can cure cancer.
This is the reason why the Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to some marijuana companies who “claim to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure cancer without evidence to support these outcomes”. Here are the four companies and their unsubstantiated claim on marijuana as a cure for cancer:
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