environmental toxins

Cell phones can reduce fertility by 30 percent: Survey


June 20th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Cell phones, even when not in use, can reduce fertility in males by as much as 30 percent, a recent study has revealed.The latest warning ... Read more...

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‘Water flea’ important indicator of environmental contamination


February 4th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A study has said that 'water fleas' could be indicators of environmental toxins and pollutants.Daphnia pulex is the first crustacean to have its complete genome sequenced by members ... Read more...

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Scientists discover new DNA repair mechanism


October 4th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a new mechanism that detects and repairs a common form of DNA damage called alkylation.Researchers at Vanderbilt University, Pennsylvania State University and the University of ... Read more...

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Girls as young as seven hitting puberty in US


August 10th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 10 (ANI): A new research has revealed that girls in the U.S. are hitting puberty at earlier ages, which makes them prone to the risk of breast cancer in the ... Read more...

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Cellular mechanism that protects against disease discovered


February 16th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): A new mechanism within human cells that constantly protects us against disease has been discovered by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University.The work, which was directed by ... Read more...

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Bird flu virus strain leaves survivors at increased Parkinson’s disease risk


August 20th, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 20 (ANI): An animal study conducted by experts at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has suggested that at least one strain of the H5N1 avian influenza virus leaves survivors at ... Read more...

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Possible genetic links between environmental toxins and multiple myeloma identified


August 14th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): Researchers associated with the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) have identified several changes in DNA sequences called single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that are linked with a risk of bone ... Read more...

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Avian flu strain makes brain more prone to Parkinson’s disease


August 11th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 11 (ANI): Experts at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital say that there is at least one strain of the H5N1 virus that leaves avian flu survivors at significantly increased risk ... Read more...

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Scientists dismiss Gwyneth Paltrow’s shampoo cancer link claims


April 6th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 6 (ANI): Gwyneth Paltrow has come under fire from health experts after she warned shampoo could lead to cancer.The actress said her concerns arose after she read research about what ... Read more...

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Benefits of breastfeeding greater than risks of infant exposure to chemicals in milk


December 17th, 2008 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 17 (ANI): A new study has shown that the benefits of breastfeeding are greater than the potential risks of infant exposure to chemicals like dioxins, which may be present ... Read more...

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Now, carbon nanotube sensors to detect cancer agents in living cells


December 15th, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 15 (ANI): Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say that they have created nano-scale carbon tubes that can act like a sensor to detect cancer drugs and ... Read more...

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Environmental toxins may impact fertility of grandkids as well


May 26th, 2008 - 10:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 26 (ANI): A new study has shed light on how environmental toxicants can have significant impact on fertility.The study led by Rebecca M. Steinberg and colleagues provide evidence that ... Read more...

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Study finds insulin inhibits master gene regulator that increases lifespan


March 21st, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Mar 21 (ANI): Joslin Diabetes Center researchers have identified a previously unknown effect of insulin that has a major role to play in aging and longevity.The study, led by ... Read more...

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Dads who smoke and drink can cause birth defects in future generation


February 19th, 2008 - 12:30 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 19 (ANI): Men who smoke and drink excessively may be endangering the health of not only their baby, but also that of future generations, say scientists.Scientists have revealed that ... Read more...

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Environmental toxins may be linked to early onset of puberty in girls


February 7th, 2008 - 12:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Pisa in Italy has suggested a link between environmental toxins and early onset of puberty in girls.The paper ... Read more...

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Early exposure to environmental toxins makes monkeys Alzheimers-prone later in life


January 2nd, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 2 (ANI): A report issued by the Society for Neuroscience suggests that early exposure to environmental toxins may lead to Alzheimers disease much later in life.The finding is based on ... Read more...

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Pregnant mums smoking may decrease daughters fertility


November 22nd, 2007 - 12:19 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): Pregnant women have been given yet another reason to kick the butt with researchers finding that it might decrease their daughters fertility.The study, by researchers at University of ... Read more...

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