Latest Aristolochic acid Stories
Genomic sequencing experts at Johns Hopkins partnered with pharmacologists at Stony Brook University to reveal a striking mutational signature of upper urinary tract cancers caused by aristolochic acid, a plant compound contained in herbal remedies used for thousands of years to treat a variety of ailments such as arthritis, gout and inflammation.
Scientists from King's College London are warning that millions of people may be exposed to risk of developing kidney failure and bladder cancer by taking herbal medicines that are widely available in Asia.
The US Department of Health and Human Servicesâ€™ (HHS) and National Toxicology Programâ€™s (NTP) official â€œReport on Carcinogensâ€ had an additional eight commonly used substances added to it, after health officials said they may put people at an increased risk of developing cancer.
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