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Beware: Fresh look of vegetables could be due to hazardous chemicals


July 26th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) The soft, shiny red exterior of tomatoes or the lush, green texture of peas and leafy veggies might tempt one's taste buds and their "freshness" might ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New carcinogen in smokeless tobacco identified


April 27th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 27 (IANS) It is bad news for those Malayalis who use smokeless tobacco -- in the form of 'gutka' and similar products -- as a research in ... Read more...

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Diesel fumes may hasten lung cancer mortality


March 4th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 4 (IANS) Human beings exposed to heavy diesel exhaust may hasten their lung cancer mortality, a new finding says. Starting in the 1980s, studies have investigated a ... Read more...

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Puffing could expose your kid to leukaemia


February 10th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 10 (IANS) Smokers beware. Your heavy puffing around the time of conception greatly increases the chances of your child developing the most common form of childhood cancer, ... Read more...

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Cancer-causing chemicals found in China milk


December 27th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 27 (IANS) A random check on 200 dairy products in 21 provinces in China revealed that at least two samples contained a cancer-causing chemical -- aflatoxin.The General Administration ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Experts, victims plead for asbestos ban


November 14th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Nov 14 (IANS) International experts at the Second Asian Ban Asbestos Network Conference here Monday highlighted the dangers of exposure to asbestos and the plight of thousands of labourers ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Bugs can destroy toxins in polluted groundwater


August 2nd, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 2 (IANS) Bugs can safely destroy dangerous toxins in groundwater, leaching from solvents in plastic effluents.A trial by researchers has shown that they could be used to clean ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

No conclusive link between cell phone use, cancer: Pulitzer winner


April 20th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Indian American cancer specialist, Siddhartha Mukherjee who won a 2011 Pulitzer Prize for his very first book, says there is no conclusive study linking the use ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Hair-smoothing products pose serious health hazards


April 17th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): Chemical treatments may deliver smooth hair, but eventually show their ugly side through serious side effects, which include balding, scarring, and formaldehyde exposure.At salons everywhere, women swear by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Capsule coffee ‘contains high levels of carcinogenic substance’


April 14th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): A new study from the University of Barcelona has found that coffee made from capsules contains more furan, a carcinogenic substance, than in drip coffee makers or from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Social isolation, stress-induced obesity ‘ups breast cancer risk’


April 5th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): Researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that stress from social isolation, combined with a high-fat diet, increases levels of a brain neurotransmitter - neuropeptide Y, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smoking doesn’t boost breast cancer risk in obese postmenopausal women


April 4th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 04 (ANI): A new study has suggested that there is a significant link between smoking and breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women, but it depends on their body weight.A significant ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study says that eat hot dogs for better health


March 25th, 2011 - 1:35 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Kansas, Mar 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers from Kansas State University has given the thumbs up for hot dogs when it comes to healthy-eating.The research identified that hot dogs along with deli meat ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Green LED products contain lead, arsenic


February 11th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Light-emitting diodes (LeDs) marketed as environment-friendly and safe actually contain lead, arsenic and a dozen other hazardous substances, research shows."LeDs are touted as the next generation of lighting...We ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Carcinogen in ‘Erin Brockovich’ found across 31 US cities


December 21st, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) The domestic tap water of 31 out of 35 US cities, which were surveyed, contains hexavalent chromium -- the probable carcinogen made famous by the film "Erin Brockovich". ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

E- ciggies much safer than real ones: Study


December 17th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): A new study has suggested that electronic cigarettes, the battery-powered devices that provide tobacco-less doses of nicotine in a vaporized solution, are much safer than real cigarettes.Boston University ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Prolonged separation from mum ‘may up chances of breast cancer’


November 8th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 08 (ANI): A new study has suggested that young mice separated from their mums for longer periods are likely to develop mammary tumours twice as fast as mice that experienced ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mesothelioma - Rare cancer in central Turkey wipes out half of three villages


November 6th, 2010 - 12:41 am ICT by BNO News
ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BNO NEWS) -- Half of the deaths in a small Turkish village located in its central region have been caused by a rare type of cancer, mesothelioma, local officials said ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Fragranced products emit unlisted ‘toxic’ chemicals, shows study


October 31st, 2010 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): A new study has shown that widely used fragranced products - including those that claim to be "green" - give off many chemicals that are not listed on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bio-plastics ‘aren’t necessarily greener than oil-based relatives’


October 22nd, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Biopolymers are more eco-friendly, but farming and energy-intense chemical processing means they are dirtier to produce than petroleum-derived plastics, according to a new study.University of Pittsburgh researchers suggest ... Read more...

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Chemical in chili peppers linked to skin cancer


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 03 (ANI): A new study has linked capsaicin, a component of chili peppers, to skin cancer.Capsaicin, widely consumed worldwide in foods that contain chili peppers, is also used in topical ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Jackie Chan defends himself over cancer-causing shampoo endorsements


August 24th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Shanghai, Aug 24(ANI): Hollywood star Jackie Chan has broken his silence on the controversy created by the alleged cancer-causing BaWang shampoo that he endorses.According to reports, samples of the shampoo tested ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US made ciggies ‘3 times more cancerous than foreign counterparts’


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): A new research says that cigarettes made in America may have higher amounts carcinogen - a cancer-causing substance.According to Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), popular U.S. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Toxic Miley Cyrus Jewelry Unearthed At Wal-Mart


May 20th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 20, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The jewelry of Miley Cyrus at Wal-Mart has purportedly been labeled as toxic with massive levels of the metal cadmium. The seller, Wal-Mart, is now ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Perfumes contain ‘hidden harmful chemicals’


May 13th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, May 13 (ANI): Several perfumes contain undeclared chemicals that may have serious health implications, according to a report by two environmental advocacy groups in Canada.To come up with the report, the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Likelihood Of The Recall Of More Kids’ Jewelry Exists


May 11th, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 11, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Federal supervisors are examining the case of children’s jewelry, which, it has been mentioned, consists of the toxic metal, cadmium. On Monday, the American Consumer ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Federal Regulators Recall 19,000 China Made Kids’ Jewelry


May 11th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Los Angeles, May 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A huge number of Kids jewelry in America that was imported from China was found by the federal regulators to contain high level of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rudolph Themed Charmed Bracelets Recalled


March 12th, 2010 - 9:17 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Los Angeles, Mar 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Christmas-themed bracelets, which featured different characters of holiday themed movies, including Rudolph have gained huge popularity among children. However, sources reported that Rudolph ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

How arsenic exposure triggers tumour growth


February 24th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the mechanism by which the environmental toxin arsenic leads to adverse health effects, including bladder cancer."In a collaborative investigation we found that arsenic, at environmentally ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

250-mln-yr old mass extinction may be causing lung cancer in a Chinese region


January 7th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 7 (ANI): A new study has shown that the volcanic eruptions thought responsible for Earth's largest mass extinction 250 million years ago has been linked to unusually high rates of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chinese herbal products may trigger urinary tract cancer


December 22nd, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) After several Chinese goods came under the scanner due to possible health hazards, now a new study says herbal products made in that country could increase the risk ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Banned Chinese herbal ingredient linked to urinary tract cancer risk


December 22nd, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): The consumption of popular Chinese herbal products containing carcinogen aristolochic acid is linked to an increased risk of urinary tract cancer, a new study has found.Many countries, such ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Human parasites can cause fatal liver cancer


October 12th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 12 (IANS) Human liver fluke can bring on one of the most fatal forms of liver cancer by secreting granulin, a hormone known to trigger unbridled cell growth. Michael Smout ... Read more...

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Now, an enzyme that cleans up pollution from RDX


October 10th, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) Scientists have uncovered the structure of an unusual enzyme which can be used to reverse the contamination of land caused by RDX explosive. The discovery, by scientists from the ... Read more...

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Scientists identify enzyme that can clean up pollution by explosives


October 10th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 10 (ANI): Scientists at the University of York, UK, have uncovered the structure of an unusual enzyme that can be used to reverse the contamination of land by explosives.The discovery, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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