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WARNING! These 10 Things in Your Home Can Cause Cancer…

WARNING! These 10 Things in Your Home Can Cause Cancer…

Now, some of the world’s top toxicology experts have pointed out that many of the things we find in our homes may end up causing cancer, and here are ten of the most surprising ones, and what you can do about them to reduce the risks associated with them:

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Breakfast With a Dose of Roundup?

Breakfast With a Dose of Roundup?

Glyphosate, an herbicide linked to cancer by California state scientists and the World Health Organization, was found in all but two of 45 samples of products made with conventionally grown oats. Almost three-fourths of those samples had glyphosate levels higher than...

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Fight Cancer With Broccoli

Fight Cancer With Broccoli

Adding cruciferous veggies to your diet could decrease your cancer risk by as much as 32 percent, according to a recent review published in the Annals of Oncology. And a little goes a long way: Experts say eating broccoli or cabbage or bok choy even once a week can yield positive results.

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Cancer cells’ survival strategy defeated with new approach

Cancer cells’ survival strategy defeated with new approach

Some cancers put up a fight against regular treatments such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy due to their various “strategies” for survival. But by manipulating cellular processes, scientists have now found a way of bypassing one of cancer’s self-preservation mechanisms.

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Bottled Water, Brought to You by Fracking?

Bottled Water, Brought to You by Fracking?

In 2016, about 4 billion pounds of plastic were used in the bottled water business, and most of those bottles are not recycled — meaning they often end up in landfills or as litter. There’s also the matter of whether we should be putting our drinking water in those bottles in the first place: The most common packaging (polyethylene terephthalate, or PET) includes compounds like benzene, and the bottles can leach toxins like formaldehyde and acetaldehyde.

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Addressing Cancer Drug Costs and Value

Addressing Cancer Drug Costs and Value

The report recommends six critical actions to maximize the value and affordability of cancer drug treatment and to support investments in science and research that will drive future innovation.

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Curcumin: Can it slow cancer growth?

Curcumin: Can it slow cancer growth?

Studies of curcumin in people are still in the early stages. Clinical trials are underway to investigate curcumin as a way to prevent cancer in people with precancerous conditions, as a cancer treatment, and as a remedy for signs and symptoms caused by cancer treatments.

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Precision medicine for breast cancer

Precision medicine for breast cancer

Precision medicine for breast cancer is an approach to diagnosis, treatment and prevention that takes into account the genes you’re born with (your genetic makeup) and the genes or others markers present within the cancer cells. With this approach, your blood or tumor tissue is collected for analysis, often genetic. The information may help predict or diagnose disease and guide treatment decisions.

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Fact Sheet: The Plastic Threat to Human Health 

Fact Sheet: The Plastic Threat to Human Health 

The following 10 facts shed light on how plastic is proving dangerous to human health. To learn more about the threat and impact of plastic pollution and get tips to reduce your plastic consumption, download our Plastic Pollution Primer and Toolkit today!

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Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk

Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk

An analysis of data from more than 150,000 women who participated in 54 epidemiologic studies showed that, overall, women who had ever used oral contraceptives had a slight (7%) increase in the relative risk of breast cancer compared with women who had never used oral contraceptives. Women who were currently using oral contraceptives had a 24% increase in risk that did not increase with the duration of use. Risk declined after use of oral contraceptives stopped, and no risk increase was evident by 10 years after use had stopped

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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
ISBN (eBook) 978-0-9976619-2-7
Published by Jane Thomas Press

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