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Breast Cancer: Risk Factors and Prevention
Jan17

Breast Cancer: Risk Factors and Prevention

By Roberta Attanasio Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide.  How can it be prevented? Let’s take a look at some of the answers available today (January 17, 2014). First of all, what is cancer prevention? According to the National Cancer Institute “Cancer prevention is action taken to lower the chance of getting cancer. By preventing cancer, the number of new cases of cancer in a group or population is...

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Breast Cancer: Prevention is Better than Cure
Nov04

Breast Cancer: Prevention is Better than Cure

By The Editors The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) is a leading European not-for-profit organization addressing how the environment affects health in the European Union. With the support of more than 65 member organizations, HEAL brings independent expertise and evidence from the health community to different decision-making processes. According to HEAL, “the role that environmental factors play in cancer causation,...

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Benzene, Leukemia and Lymphoma
Aug05

Benzene, Leukemia and Lymphoma

By Roberta Attanasio It’s said to have a sweet smell, or a gasoline-like odor. It’s mostly in the air, and sometime in the water and soil.  It’s found all around the world.  It’s in cigarette smoke and gasoline vapors.  It’s a known human carcinogen – a substance known to cause cancer. It’s benzene. Its target organ is the bone marrow, the soft spongy tissue that lies within the hollow interior of long bones and produces all types of...

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Arsenic in Rice: Links to Genetic Damage
Jul27

Arsenic in Rice: Links to Genetic Damage

By The Editors Rice is a staple food for over 3 billion people worldwide. Unfortunately, rice contaminated with arsenic can be found in several regions of our planet. Although serious concerns have been raised in the past few years over the consumption of rice tainted with high levels of arsenic, there was no direct proof of its harmful effects on human populations. Now, results from a new study indicate that staple consumption of...

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A Not-So-New Role for Bisphenol A: Mammary Gland Carcinogen
Jul24

A Not-So-New Role for Bisphenol A: Mammary Gland Carcinogen

By The Editors Bisphenol A (BPA) is not just a harmful chemical found in many plastic products — it’s also a news champion, and our guess is we’ll keep hearing about it for a long time. The latest? BPA may act as a complete mammary gland carcinogen. BPA is a known endocrine disruptor (a chemical able to interfere with the body’s endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects in...

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