Cancer Prevention

The Scary Truth about BPA-Free Plastics

When we first heard about the dangers of bisphenol A (BPA), a compound used to make hard plastics for things like reusable water bottles and food containers, we were horrified: A chemical leaking into our food and drinks that can disrupt our hormone levels and possibly lead to weight gain, fertility issues, and cancer? We’ll pass. (Some states, like CA, even tried to implement Labels Warning of BPA in Foods.)

Heart risk in bottles and women most vulnerable

EXPOSURE to a chemical found in plastic bottles and drink cans could be bad for the heart, a new study has claimed.

Researchers exposed mice from birth to bisphenol A (BPA) and found heart function and blood pressure are affected differently in males and females, with females at greater risk of damage from stress.

BPA is widely used as a lining for cans and plastic bottles.

Which food companies don't use BPA-lined cans?

There are many reasons to be concerned about the chemical bisphenol-A or BPA. The Food and Drug Administration says BPA is safe low levels, but other countries take a more cautious approach: Austria, Denmark, Belgium, France and China limit the chemical's contact with food. The FDA continues to study the issue.

Warning: That Tan Could Be Hazardous

Indoor Tanning Poses Cancer Risks, Teenagers Learn

TEQUESTA, Fla. — On their way home from an SAT tutoring session, the Van Dresser twins, Alexandra and Samantha, 17, popped into Tan Fever & Spa, a small family-owned salon tucked into a strip mall between a bar and a supermarket.

They wanted to get tan before the prom, and the salon was the perfect combination of fast and cheap: Twenty minutes in a tanning bed cost just $7.

How to avoid products with toxic bisphenol-s

tudies of bisphenol-S, the chemical compound sometimes used to replace bisphenol-A in "BPA-free" plastic products, found it is disruptive not only to the body's hormone system, but to brain circuitry in developing animal embryos.

BPA alternative disrupts normal brain-cell growth, is tied to hyperactivity, study says

In a groundbreaking study, researchers have shown why a chemical once thought to be a safe alternative to bisphenol-A, which was abandoned by manufacturers of baby bottles and sippy cups after a public outcry, might itself be more harmful than BPA.

University of Calgary scientists say they think their research is the first to show that bisphenol-S, an ingredient in many products bearing “BPA-free” labels, causes abnormal growth surges of neurons in an animal embryo.

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.