Cancer Prevention

Nicotine Linked To Breast Cancer | More Bad News for Women Smokers

It is well known that smoking cigarettes  leads to an increase in lung cancer and oral cancers.  Recent research has now shown that nicotineitself is linked specifically to breast cancer.

Diabetes and Cancer Risk

In June 2010 CA A Cancer Journal for Clinicians published research exploring the relationship between Diabetes and Cancer Risk. Type 2 Diabetes (non-insulin dependent diabetes) and Cancer share many risk factors. The researchers asked the following questions about the relationship between Diabetes and Cancer:

Homemade Soft Scrub Cleaner for Kitchens and Bathrooms

There’s one spot in my house that ALWAYS gets stained: the kitchen sink. It could be the chai teas and coffee. Or the cocoa powder I use for homemade hot cocoa. Or even the paprika I use for my Paleo fish tacos. In any case, my white kitchen sink is rarely ever really white.

I refuse to resort to bleach or other toxic, chemical soft scrubs. I usually stick with baking soda and lemon juice – as well as some elbow grease to lighten the stain as much as possible.

The Worst Health Mistakes People Are Still Making? Here's the Top 10...

A lot of us have been blindly following so-called health advice for years without realizing that some of it may be doing us more harm than good. More studies that disprove once-believed health myths are now making their way into the mainstream.
Here are 10 common health mistakes to skip and tips on how to avoid them.

6 Cancer Causers at Home You Should Get Rid Of

We have grown to believe that our home is our castle. But things have changed long ago and nowadays our homes might be hiding more danger than safety. Indeed quite a lot information has been shared about the infamous formaldehyde, nitrobenzene and methylene chloride - all carcinogens that can be found in everyday items such as rubber, plastic, dyes, perfumes, shampoos.

7 Ways to Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Every health organization that is working to fight a disease talks about “raising awareness.” But in the case of breast cancer, there are few people who aren’t already “aware.” It’s the most common cancer in women. With diagnosed cases on the rise and one in eight women likely to develop breast cancer in her lifetime, virtually everyone knows someone who has had it. And it often seems like it strikes at random, caused by unfathomable outside forces.
One in eight women are likely to develop breast cancer in her lifetime.

12 Non-Toxic Ways to Use Baking Soda

Stop! Don’t run out to the store and get that bottle or jar of a chemical-laden product for that household chore. There’s a good chance the box of baking soda you’ve already got can do the job. It’s a versatile deodorizer and cleaning product that comes in handy for so many situations around the house. And that means you don’t have to have a whole shelf full of (potentially toxic) products for different jobs. If you’re curious about the science behind baking soda, check out the video from the American Chemical Society for a simple explanation of how and why it works.

How Toxins Are Changing Childhood

The number of (largely untested) chemicals in our environment is on the rise, as are the rates of autism, cancer, and other serious health problems affecting kids. KIWI investigates
 this “silent pandemic”—and reveals how parents can fight back.
 

How Girls Are Developing Earlier In An Age Of 'New Puberty'

Many girls are beginning puberty at an early age, developing breasts sooner than girls of previous generations. But the physical changes don't mean the modern girls' emotional and intellectual development is keeping pace.

Two doctors have written a book called The New Puberty that looks at the percentage of girls who are going through early puberty, the environmental, biological and socioeconomic factors that influence when puberty begins, and whether early puberty is linked with an increased risk of breast cancer.

Concern grows in firefighters, others after cancer-causing flame retardants found in test subjects

A growing body of evidence found an array of flame-retardant chemicals – many which are carcinogenic – in test participants, a potential health concern for firefighters and others exposed to the chemicals.

The most recent study on flame-retardant chemicals, released in October, found the flame-retardant chemical chlorinated Tris in the blood and urine of all but one of the 16 nonsmoking adults tested in the study.

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