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Chemicals in Everyday Products Rival Cars as Source of Air Pollution 

Chemicals in Everyday Products Rival Cars as Source of Air Pollution 

Household cleaners, personal care products, perfumes, and other consumer and industrial products emit chemicals known as volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. Researchers led by scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found that as cars have gotten cleaner, tailpipe emissions have gone down. As a result, the researchers estimate that emissions from consumer and industrial products now contribute half of the VOCs that cause air pollution.

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Are Microwaves Making You Sick?

Are Microwaves Making You Sick?

Wireless internet, cell phones, and smart meters are ubiquitous in the modern world, but some studies have shown that there is reason to be cautious about exposure to microwave radiation (MWR). The federal government, however, is not only asleep at the wheel; it has preempted local communities from rejecting cell phone towers based on very real health concerns. It’s time for federal regulators to take this issue seriously and stop blocking citizens from stepping in when the government fails to act.

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BPA-Free, but Not Toxic-Free

BPA-Free, but Not Toxic-Free

The word is out about bisphenol-A (BPA), the chemical that is commonly used in drinking containers, children’s toys, and other plastic products: it’s been linked to diabetes, asthma, cancer, obesity, and altered prostate and neurological development, among other illnesses. Unfortunately, the alternatives that industry is using are no safer, despite the “BPA-free” marketing ploys—but federal regulators continue to protect the chemical industry by refusing to ban these dangerous compounds.

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How ablation destroys cancer to prolong lives

How ablation destroys cancer to prolong lives

While there have been many breakthroughs in cancer treatment heralded by the media in recent years – most notably the advances in immunotherapy and combination therapies – the considerable advances in ablation technology and resulting impact on patient survival, have consistently slipped beneath the radar.

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What You Should Know About Endocrine Disruptors

What You Should Know About Endocrine Disruptors

You may have heard “endocrine disruptors” mentioned in association with certain cancers, like breast cancer. But do you know what they are and where they lurk in your food, home and personal care products? And do you know why it matters to your health?

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TAILORx finds no chemotherapy benefit for most early breast cancers

TAILORx finds no chemotherapy benefit for most early breast cancers

The study found that for women with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, HER2-negative, axillary lymph node­–negative breast cancer, treatment with chemotherapy and hormone therapy after surgery is not more beneficial than treatment with hormone therapy alone. The new data, released at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in Chicago, will help inform treatment decisions for many women with early-stage breast cancer.

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Australian researchers develop 10-minute cancer test

Australian researchers develop 10-minute cancer test

The 10-minute test developed in Australia is yet to be used on humans and large clinical trials are needed before it can be used on prospective patients.So far the signs are positive.Tests on more than 200 tissue and blood samples detected cancerous cells with 90%...

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Chemo brain – Diagnosis and treatment 

Chemo brain – Diagnosis and treatment 

It’s not clear what causes chemo brain, and no cure has been identified. In most cases, cancer-related memory problems are temporary, so treatment focuses on coping with symptoms. No standard treatment has been developed for cancer-related memory problems. Because symptoms and severity differ from person to person, your doctor can work with you to develop an individualized approach to coping.

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Y-Trap Cancer Immunotherapy Drug Targets Two Proteins

Y-Trap Cancer Immunotherapy Drug Targets Two Proteins

To try to develop more effective immunotherapies, two groups of researchers, working independently, have developed a type of drug that simultaneously targets two proteins involved in suppressing the body’s immune response against tumors.

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Gene expression profiling for breast cancer: What is it? 

Gene expression profiling for breast cancer: What is it? 

Gene expression profiling tests (Oncotype DX, MammaPrint, others) analyze a number of different genes within your cancer cells to predict your risk of cancer recurrence.
The results of gene expression profiling tests help doctors determine who may benefit from additional (adjuvant) treatment after surgery. For women with early-stage breast cancer that is sensitive to hormones, gene expression profiling tests are used to determine whether they are likely to benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy.

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Microplastics Are Invisible, Scary and Everywhere

Microplastics Are Invisible, Scary and Everywhere

Tallying microplastics, let alone halting them in their tracks, struck me as a Sisyphean task. Even when more data about microplastics does come into clear view, there will still be nanoplastics to contend with. These are generally accepted to be particles smaller than one micron, Dimitrijevic says. (A human hair and a single leaf of paper are both significantly thicker.) How do you grapple with a problem that’s everywhere, and invisible, and so difficult to wrangle or keep hold of? “Doing these projects, yeah, I don’t anticipate that it’s going to be an uplifting discovery or finding,” Roble told me, up on the dock. But she thinks that data and education are a place to start.

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Author: Janet Maker, Ph.D.
Publication Date: February, 2017
Distributor: Ingram
Trim: 6×9
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
ISBN (Hardcover) 978-0-9976619-0-3
ISBN (Paperback) 978-0-9976619-1-0
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Published by Jane Thomas Press

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