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Mucus may play active role in penetration of toxins into our cells


March 31st, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): A study has found that mucus may play an active role in the penetration of hydrophobic substances, including toxins and carcinogens, into our cells.The finding was revealed by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cut red meat to lower cancer risk


February 26th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 26 (ANI): Health experts have said that eating more than 3 slices of ham a day really does increase bowel cancer risk. The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN), published recommendations ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Multiple childbirth linked to increased risk of ‘triple-negative’ breast cancer


February 25th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new study has found that the more times a woman gives birth, the higher her risk of 'triple-negative' breast cancer, a relatively uncommon but particularly aggressive subtype ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Call to ban ‘cancer-causing’ caramel colouring used in Coke, Pepsi


February 17th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): An influential health lobby group has urged the US government to ban an artificial brown colouring agent used in Coca-Cola and Pepsi, warning that the ingredients could cause ... Read more...

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Debate rages whether E-cigarettes are miracle cure or menace


January 26th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 26 (ANI): Electronic cigarettes, which are being touted as the latest 'stop smoking' device, are facing a ban in New York as debate rages whether they are a miracle cure ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tobacco carcinogen levels high in kids living with smokers


November 10th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new study has found that tobacco-related carcinogens are found in the urine of 90 percent of children who lived in a home where at least one parent ... Read more...

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‘Safe’ cigarettes more toxic than regular ones: Study


October 21st, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) 'Safe' cigarettes, supposed to have lower levels of nicotine than conventional ones, may be even more harmful, a study says. Stem cell scientists at the University of California, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Harm reduction ciggies ‘more harmful than conventional brands’


October 21st, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A new research has revealed that 'harm reduction cigarettes', marketed by tobacco companies as safer than conventional brands, could in fact, be more harmful.Harm reduction cigarettes are made ... Read more...

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Women ‘at cancer risk due to man-made chemicals in every home’


October 1st, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 1 (ANI): The surge in rates of breast cancer is due to the increased use of man-made chemicals that are found in every home, experts have warned.The chemicals are used ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Honey brands have antibiotics harmful to health: CSE study (Lead)


September 15th, 2010 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Leading Indian and foreign brands of honey have high levels of antibiotics, which could pose major health problems and increase resistance to certain drugs, a study by ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

DNA discovery paves way for new therapies for hereditary cancers


July 9th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Researchers have revealed new avenues to develop assessment tools and alternative treatments for people living with hereditary colorectal cancers.The research team was led by Alba Guarne, an associate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smokeless tobacco damages DNA, key enzymes


June 17th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Smokeless tobacco's adverse effects are not just limited to the mouth, it can also damage the normal function of a key family of enzymes found in almost every ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hookahs more dangerous than cigarettes


May 30th, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Smoking hookah is increasingly becoming popular among the youth but its use is more harmful than cigarette, a medical expert warned Sunday. "Many young people seem to believe ... Read more...

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Nicotine-containing hookah an unhealthy hit among youngsters


May 11th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): A study has found that a hookah or shisha, which is believed to be safer than smoking cigarettes, contains nicotine, carbon monoxide, and carcinogens that are more harmful.Hookahs ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

American Cancer Panel Prepares Grave Report On Cancer Risks


May 7th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Washington, May 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The American Cancer Society has stated that the report of the government on cancer and its causes is a case of overstatement. The report was ... Read more...

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Danes take aim at chemicals in sex toys


April 13th, 2010 - 9:08 am ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, April 13 (DPA) The Danish government is planning action against potentially harmful chemicals in dildos and other sex toys made of plastic. In a written response to parliament, Environment Minster Karin Ellemann ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Household driveways could spread toxins


January 12th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 12 (ANI): Revamping you driveway with a fresh coat of black sealant may no longer be a good idea, for scientists have discovered that homes with black parking lots have ... Read more...

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Snuffing tobacco more dangerous than puffing


August 17th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 17 (IANS) Beware snuff users. Banish the comforting notion that snuff and chewing tobacco are safe because they don't burn and produce smoke like cigarettes. A study that looked beyond ... Read more...

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Smokeless tobacco can be as dangerous as cigarettes


August 17th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 17 (ANI): People who think that smokeless tobacco is safe have been warned by researchers that it exposes the user to the same amount of another group of dangerous chemicals ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Colour of your skin linked to nicotine dependence


May 9th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 9 (IANS) The colour of your skin and nicotine dependence could be linked, according to latest research. Smokers with higher concentrations of melanin - the colouring pigment - in their skin ... Read more...

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Darker-skinned smokers may be more prone to nicotine dependence


May 9th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 9 (ANI): Penn State scientists say that it may be possible to gauge a person's susceptibility to nicotine dependence by looking at his or her skin's colour.They believe that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Eating burnt meat raises risk of pancreatic cancer


April 22nd, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Avoid eating meat nearly charred or burnt in cooking, as it increases the risk of pancreatic cancer. Kristin Anderson, associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Public ... Read more...

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Burned meat can raise pancreatic cancer risk


April 22nd, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): Eating burnt meat from the barbecue or the grill may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer, says a new study.According to Kristin Anderson, Ph.D., associate professor at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene variants behind cigarette smoke metabolism linked to lung cancer risk


December 23rd, 2008 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): People who have particular variants of certain genes, involved in metabolising the most potent carcinogen found in cigarette smoke, are more likely to develop lung cancer, according ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now hookah is more harmful than cigarette smoking


March 2nd, 2008 - 11:27 am ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): A new study has shown that smoking a hookah is as addictive and perhaps even more harmful than cigarettes because of the way people smoke while using the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Labour unions, NGOs demand ban on use of asbestos in India


February 5th, 2008 - 9:13 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): Labour unions and NGOs have demanded a ban on the use of "toxic" asbestos in the country. As many as 13 labour unions and NGOs released a report ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Molecular pathway provides clues about BRCA1 role in breast cancer


January 16th, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): US researchers have discovered a breast cancer genes new role in repairing damaged DNA, which might help explain why women who inherit a mutated copy of the gene ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Snuff not a safer substitute for cigarettes: Study


December 25th, 2007 - 2:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): A recent study has challenged the idea that a moist snuff is a safer substitute for cigarettes, by revealing that it could actually be more risky than cigarette ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Link between the oral cancer and ethnicity identified


November 15th, 2007 - 10:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): A recent study at the University of Southern California has identified the link between the oral cancer and ethnicity. The researchers theorized that the ethnic groups who were engaged ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Red meat and obesity linked to increased common cancers risk


November 14th, 2007 - 8:12 am ICT by admin
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Genetically engineered plants can clean up toxic soil


November 14th, 2007 - 2:20 am ICT by admin
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Posted in Sci-Tech |

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