A Council of Europe committee recently examined the scientific evidence linking cellphones to negative health conditions. After expert analysis and deliberation, the European leaders are now calling for an EU ban on cellphones in schools. In a report, the influential committee called for immediate action to protect school children from the “potentially harmful” effects on humans as a result of radiation emitted by cellphones and other wireless devices.
Gov. Jack Markell signed legislation today authorizing marijuana growing, distribution and use for limited medical purposes. The General Assembly sent Markell the legislation on Wednesday. The governor signed the bill this morning without the usual signing ceremony in order to initiate a one-year regulatory and licensing process for three not-for-profit dispensaries that will be authorized to sell marijuana to qualified patients.
Published in the Diabetes Care journal, the study reveals that people suffering from diabetes have twice the risk of suffering from some certain cancer types compared to people without diabetes.
Parsley is usually used as a decorative accent to a scrumptious meal, but don’t set it aside just yet. In a new study, a University of Missouri researcher has found that a compound in parsley and other plant products, including fruits and nuts, can stop certain breast cancer tumor cells from multiplying and growing. The study was published recently in Cancer Prevention Research.
I have been thinking about environmental toxins a lot lately. From the nuclear accident in Fukushima Japan to the 25th anniversary of the nuclear meltdown in Chernobyl to my own work as part of the Chicago Clean Power Coalition — a group of 50 nonprofits working to clean up or shut down Chicago’s deadly and dangerous coal-fired power plants — I am becoming more and more aware that we are all constantly exposed to toxic chemicals and radiation.
Medical marijuana is now a $1.7-billion market in the U.S. This means that sales of medical marijuana rival the annual revenue generated by Viagra, a $1.9-billion business. What’s more, the medical marijuana market is expected to nearly double in the next five years, and that’s just in the 15 U.S. states where the drug is legal. If another 20 states pass medical marijuana laws, which projections show is possible, the market could grow to $8.9 billion by 2016.
A father from Montana claims his 3-year-old son, who was battling brain cancer, is alive today partly due to marijuana oil, which he gave him during the boy’s nine-month stay in a Salt Lake City hospital. Mike Hyde said he fed his son Cash the oil through his gastrostomy tube (or G-tube) — without doctors’ knowledge — to ease his pain while the toddler was going through chemotherapy treatments.
Cancer has a mighty big bag of tricks that it uses to evade the body’s natural defense mechanisms and proliferate. Among those tricks is one that allows tumor cells to turn the intricate and extensive system of lymphatic vessels into something of a highway to metastasis. Yet research unveiled this week may aid in the development of therapeutics that will put the brakes on such cancer spread, and the researchers who completed the study say the findings may extend to other lymphatic disorders.
Fructose may aid in the formation of cancer cells more than other forms of sugar, says a new study from UCLA. Fructose is one of three natural, common types of sugar found in the human diet. Glucose is sugar formed from carbohydrates such as rice, pasta and potatoes. Sucrose is common table sugar, made from refined sugar cane. Fructose is a component of sucrose, as is glucose. However, fructose is most commonly consumed in the form of high-fructose corn syrup, largely from processed foods and sodas due to its relatively low cost and high flavor.
On Jan. 21, 1993, the television talk-show host Larry King featured an unexpected guest on his program. It was the evening after Inauguration Day in Washington, and the television audience tuned in expecting political commentary. But King turned, instead, to a young man from Florida, David Reynard, who had filed a tort claim against the cellphone manufacturer NEC and the carrier GTE Mobilnet, claiming that radiation from their phones caused or accelerated the growth of a brain tumor in his wife.
Last month everyone wore pink to symbolize the awareness of breast cancer. Even with so much information coming out on the subject, people still heavily fear being a victim of the disease that killed approximately 41,000 people in 2006.
It is no surprise that smoking causes considerable damage to both the brain and the body, but new research has found that smoking actually causes serious genetic damage that has been linked to cancer.
Chances are that there is a world of organic and synthetic substances floating around in your drinking water. If you are using tap water to cook your food, or drinking it straight from the faucet, then you are exposing yourself to these substances.
October was proclaimed National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in 1985. AstraZeneca, a pharmaceutical company, was responsible for the founding of the month. AstraZeneca manufactures two drugs related to breast cancer. Both of these drugs do nothing to prevent breast cancer, but rely
Not only do blueberries have the highest antioxidant capacity of any fruit, but they have also been proven to help with a number of diseases and conditions. Highly purified proanthocyanidin found in blueberry leaves has been found to inhibit Hepatitis C, and blueberries