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2008-08-29 11:03:08

New research strongly suggests that a mix of preventative agents, such as those found in concentrated black raspberries, may more effectively inhibit cancer development than single agents aimed at shutting down a particular gene. Researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center examined the effect of freeze-dried black raspberries on genes altered by a chemical carcinogen in an animal model of esophageal cancer. The carcinogen affected the activity of some 2,200 genes in...

2008-08-25 09:01:58

Repros Therapeutics has released the evaluation of the microscopic assessment of tissues from a six-month mouse study conducted to satisfy a portion of the FDA mandated two-species trials to demonstrate the lack of carcinogenic potential for new chemical entities. In this positive and negative controlled study, Proellex showed no microscopic evidence for tumor induction as compared to both controls. Proellex was tested at 10, 40 and 100 times the human dose in this well-recognized and...

2008-08-22 15:00:51

While old age has been linked with heightened cancer risk, research suggests most cancer rates decrease in octogenarians, U.S. researchers said. Senior author Richard Wilson of Harvard University said that in general, it seems that centenarians are asymptomatic or untargeted by cancers and that almost all cancers peak at age 80 and drop to toward zero near the end of the human life span. Age-specific cancer rates traditionally come from mortality data, which are termed more reliable,...

2008-08-18 00:00:39

BRITISH scientists expressed caution yesterday over a new study suggesting popular moisturisers could increase the risk of skin cancer. Researchers found mice exposed to UV radiation and treated with skin cream were more likely to develop tumours. Anewly create dmoisturiser, without the ingredients thought to be to blame, did not have the same effect. The academics, from Rutgers University in New Jersey, admitted that the significance of their results for humans had not been...

2008-08-02 12:00:03

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Four food manufacturers have agreed to reduce levels of a cancer-causing chemical in their potato chips and french fries in a settlement with the state of California. The California attorney general's office announced the deals Friday with Heinz, Frito-Lay, Kettle Foods and Lance Inc. The lawsuits were filed under a state law that requires companies to post warnings about carcinogens in their products. The attorney general's office sued the manufacturers and several...

2008-07-15 00:00:00

By Lindsay Clydesdale BEING green used to mean forgetting about fashion and looking beautiful. But now the need and demand for environmentally friendly products means you can still be stylish while doing your bit for the planet. Writer Christie Matheson has gathered hundreds of tips and practical, tested ideas to help women sustain the environment without compromising the little luxuries in life. Her guide, Green Chic, shows saving the planet and being fabulous are not mutually...

2008-07-13 03:00:21

By Anonymous Kimball Midwest said its new bio based Bio-Maxx Greener Cleaner is a powerful all-purpose grime and grease remover. This biodegradable formula effectively breaks down after use and will not contaminate the environment. The cleaner removes carbon, oil, adhesives, soot, smoke stains and more. Produced from renewable natural products, it includes surfactants derived from sugar, corn and vegetable oil and contains no heavy solvents and acidic or caustic chemicals. Kimball Midwest's...

2008-07-11 09:01:07

To: LIFESTYLES EDITORS Contact: Randall Dale Chipkar, Chipkar Health Concepts Limited, author The Motorcycle Cancer Book, chipkarhealth@motorcyclecancer.com MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A new motorcycle seat accessory provides peace of mind for riders concerned about cancer risk. "It's not just about cancer," says Canadian author and patent-granted motorcycle seat shield inventor, Randall Dale Chipkar. "Infertility, sexual dysfunction, erectile deficiency or loss of...

2006-08-02 12:31:19

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Residential exposure to petrochemicals is associated with an elevated risk of leukemia among adults in their 20s, according to a new report. Previous studies have linked workplace exposure to petrochemicals with an increased risk of leukemia. By contrast, relatively few studies have looked at the impact on leukemia risk of petrochemical exposure in places where people reside, and the studies that have done so included only crude measures of exposure. Dr....

2006-02-26 11:42:31

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Workplace watchdogs and industry advocates agree: too much hexavalent chromium -- the same chemical at the heart of the movie "Erin Brockovich" -- puts people at risk for lung cancer. But how much is too much? The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is set to rule on that on Tuesday. But in the run-up to the decision, the journal Environmental Health reported that industry-commissioned scientists withheld data suggesting even...