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  • Prostate cancer found in half of men over 60 at time of death

    07/13/2013 4:42:55 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 60 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | July 12, 2013 | Kevin Connor
    Half of men over the age of 60 who were studied posthumously were found to have prostate cancer even though they died of other causes, a new study out of Mount Sinai Hospital shows. The study shows that a large proportion of prostate cancer tumours are in fact not life-threatening, Dr. Alexandre Zlotta said Friday. Results show there should be an improved screening method which would detect the disease based on clinical significance and level of aggressiveness instead of screening for all forms of this cancer. The findings also say the common use of prostate-specific antigen testing for the disease...
  • Sausages And Bacon Linked To Premature Death

    03/07/2013 7:52:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/07/2013 | Jennifer Welsh
    If you love sausages, hot dogs, and brats, you might be in for a shorter life, a new study suggests. The study analyzed data from half a million men and women, as a part of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition. It was published in the journal BMC Medicine [PDF]. They found a link between "processed" meat — which includes all meat products, including ham, bacon, sausages; small part of minced meat that has been bought as a ready-to-eat product — and cardiovascular disease and cancer, they report. Also, they found that the more processed meat you eat...
  • Sausages, bacon tied to early deaths?

    03/07/2013 7:11:50 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 67 replies
    indiatimes.com ^ | Mar 8, 2013, 07.25 AM IST | Kounteya Sinha, TNN |
    LONDON: The bacon and sausage on your plate or those steaming hot pies are increasing your chances of premature death from cancer and heart disease. Processed meat is to blame for one in 30 early deaths, a large-scale study has now found. The EPIC (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition) study involving 10 countries and 23 centres in Europe and almost half a million people has found that risk of premature death increased with the amount of processed meat eaten by a person. According to the study, even one sausage a day is bad for your health. The researchers...
  • World Health Organization Data on Birth Control Pill and Estrogen Replacement Carcinogenicity

    02/16/2012 2:18:51 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Coming Home ^ | February 16, 2012 | Dr. Gerard M. Nadal
    There has been confusion of late concerning the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) listing for their Group 1 Carcinogens, including several forms of oral contraceptives and estrogen replacement therapy. The confusion has arisen because the original link by WHO has been changed. After some sleuthing, here is a treasure trove of information from WHO. Let’s take the links one at a time.First are the IARC Group Classifications for agents and their degrees of carcinogenicity:Group 1 Carcinogenic to humans (107 agents)Group 2A Probably carcinogenic to humans (59 agents)Group 2B Possibly carcinogenic to humans (267 agents)Group 3...
  • Pass the Methyl Eugenol - Why you should enjoy your Thanksgiving chemical feast.

    11/28/2010 11:09:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | November 24, 2010 | Elizabeth M. Whelan
    Pass the Methyl EugenolWhy you should enjoy your Thanksgiving chemical feast. It is that time of year: parties, presents, family gatherings — and dining-room tables laden with a tempting array of mouthwatering seasonal chemicals. Chemicals? Yes. We live in an intensely chemical-phobic society, one where labels and menus advertise foods as being “all-natural” and “purely organic.” Poultry sections offer fryers from “happy, free-range chickens.” “Chemical free” cuisine is in. So it may come as a shock to you that even an all-natural holiday feast (and every other meal you consume throughout the year) comes with chemicals, including some that are...
  • Birth Control Pill: 50 Year Legacy Of A Carcinogen

    09/10/2009 4:53:11 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 4 replies · 750+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | September 10, 2009 | Karen Malec
    Dear Friends: Some people will be celebrating the birth control pill's 50th birthday next year, but they probably won't be cancer patients and survivors whose health was damaged by the pill. The Sun-Times News Group is kicking off the celebration early with a story by Jeanne Millsap that contains many inaccuracies. Her story is entitled, "The pill's versatility." Millsap quotes obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. Mary Fitzgibbon of Provena St. Joseph Medical Center who encourages teens to take the pill during the most cancer-susceptible time of their lives to treat acne, irregular menstrual periods and menstrual cramps. Irregular menstrual periods are beneficial in...
  • Contraceptive hormone linked to breast cancer, teens at risk

    06/10/2009 10:17:31 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 5 replies · 898+ views
    Culture ^ | 5/29/09 | Pete Chagnon
    A cancer awareness group says as schools pass out birth control to young girls, they are failing to notify them about an increased health risk. According to Karen Malec, president of The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, young girls who are prescribed estrogen+progestin-based birth control by their school nurses are at an increased risk for breast, cervix, and liver cancer. World Health Organization conducted a study in 2005 and found that type of birth control carcinogenic. "In other words, they cause cancer in human beings," she notes. "And they assign these drugs the highest level of carcinogenicity -- the highest level...
  • Electric Vehicles: Fantasy or Reality?

    11/29/2008 6:01:03 AM PST · by flowerplough · 159 replies · 2,863+ views
    MSN Autos ^ | Lawrence Ulrich
    Get ready to pull the plug: Tesla is done. Well, almost. While the fledgling electrocar specialists haven’t hung a “gone fishing” sign on the front door just yet, it might be just a matter of time. That isn’t changing anytime soon, regardless of how much money company founder and newly appointed CEO Elon Musk can scare up for his pet project. And this group of Silicon Valley geniuses isn’t alone. You can simply add Tesla’s name to the long list of electric car builders that have talked a big game and failed to deliver. You remember Tesla, right? It’s that...
  • Jumping Ship From the Rats

    03/25/2008 10:55:02 AM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 640+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 3/19/2008 | Gilbert Ross, M.D.
    We won! That is, the forces of science-based public health policy seem to have won -- if not the war, at least a major battle. At long last, federal risk assessors and regulators have come around to the view that administering chemicals to rodents in super-high doses does not reliably predict human risk -- of cancer, or anything else -- and that a better method needs to be employed, if we are to avoid more unnecessary bans, anti-chemical media hysteria, and activist crusades. High dose animal tests on one rodent species don't reliably predict cancer risk in another rodent type,...
  • Is China trying to poison Americans and their pets?

    05/27/2007 3:53:57 AM PDT · by OneHun · 77 replies · 1,795+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | May 27, 2007 | WorldNetDaily.com
    ...FDA inspectors report tainted food imports intended for American humans are being rejected with increasing frequency because they are filthy, are contaminated with pesticides and tainted with carcinogens, bacteria and banned drugs. ..257 refusals of Chinese products were recorded in April... Refused by the FDA in April because they were "filthy": * salted bean curd cubes in brine with chili and sesame oil * dried apple * dried peach * dried pear * dried round bean curd * dried mushroom * olives * frozen bay scallops * frozen Pacific cod * sardines * frozen seafood mix * fermented bean curd...
  • California Enacts Ban On Dry-Cleaning Chemical

    01/25/2007 4:19:18 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 148 replies · 1,529+ views
    CBS 4 BOSTON ^ | 25 JANUARY 2007 | AP
    It's The Nation's First Statewide Ban Of The Chemical (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California regulators on Thursday enacted the nation's first statewide ban on the most common chemical used by dry cleaners, pleasing environmentalists but worrying some small businesses. By 2023, no more dry-cleaning machines that use the toxic solvent perchloroethylene, a potential carcinogen, will be permitted in the state. The regulation by the California Air Resources Board will phase out the fluid next year, banning dry cleaners from buying machines that rely on the solvent. The state's 3,400 dry cleaners who now use it must get rid of machines...
  • Pill alert 'alarmist' (Carcinogenic contraceptive)

    07/31/2005 4:14:26 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 3 replies · 330+ views
    The Australian ^ | August 01, 2005 | David King
    AUSTRALIAN medical experts have urged women not to abandon oral contraception or hormone replacement therapy despite a World Health Organisation decision to classify them as cancer causing. The WHO's leading cancer research body - the International Agency for Research on Cancer - has changed its classification for combined oestrogen-progestogen oral contraceptives and combined oestrogen-progestogen HRT drugs from "possibly carcinogenic to humans" to "carcinogenic to humans". The decision puts the widely used compounds in the same category as the cancer-causing agents asbestos and tobacco...
  • The Claim: Plastic Wrap in a Microwave Can Expose Food to Dioxins

    03/02/2005 1:54:52 PM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies · 3,073+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 1, 2005 | ANAHAD O'CONNOR
    REALLY? THE FACTS A widely circulated e-mail message has caused fears that heating plastics in the microwave can contaminate food with dioxins, a group of carcinogens. Experts say there is little truth to this: dioxins almost never turn up in commercial plastics. But Dr. Rolf Halden of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health said another substance that gives many plastics their flexibility, called plasticizers, can migrate into food in small amounts. Plasticizers, unlike dioxins, are not known to be toxic. To be on the safe side, however, the Food and Drug Administration recommends that consumers use only plastic containers...
  • German Discovery! Condoms Cause Cancer!

    05/29/2004 10:12:54 PM PDT · by pepsionice · 24 replies · 654+ views
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 29 May 2004 | DW
    A German scientific research institute has warned that most condoms on the market contain a cancer-causing chemical and has urged that their manufacture be subjected to stringent quality control. The Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Institute in Stuttgart said on Friday it had found the carcinogen N-Nitrosamine in 29 of 32 types of condoms it tested in simulated conditions. The condoms, which were kept in a solution with artificial sweat, exuded huge amounts of cancer-causing N-Nitrosamine from its rubber coating. Researchers measured amounts of N-Nitrosamine, that were way above the prescribed limits for other rubber products such as baby pacifiers. "N-Nitrosamine...
  • Sick and Suspicious

    09/03/2003 8:27:07 PM PDT · by Pan_Yans Wife · 19 replies · 224+ views
    The NY Times ^ | September 4, 2003 | BOB HERBERT
    While I.B.M. officials deny it, evidence is being offered by stricken employees that unusually large numbers of men and women who worked for the giant computer corporation over the past few decades have been dying prematurely. I.B.M. employees, and relatives of employees who have died, are claiming in a series of very bitter lawsuits that I.B.M. workers have contracted cancer and other serious illnesses from chemicals they were exposed to in semiconductor and disk-drive manufacturing, laboratory work and other very basic industrial operations. Dr. Richard Clapp, a respected epidemiologist from Boston University who was hired by a group of 40...
  • Carcinogens and the Abortion-Breast Cancer Link (Hint: Abortion Does Cause Breast Cancer)

    05/21/2003 9:35:29 AM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 143 replies · 868+ views
    Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer ^ | May 20, 2003 | Karen Malec
    From: The Pro-Life Infonet Carcinogens and the Abortion-Breast Cancer Link By Karen Malec [Pro-Life Infonet Note: Karen Malec is the president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer.] An official list of "known human carcinogens" released by the Department of Health and Human Services in December 2002 includes steroidal estrogens for the first time. The Report on Carcinogens states that steroidal estrogens are used in estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) and common abortifacient drugs. Both kinds of drugs have been widely utilized by American women. The federal report is available on the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences website. [1] While certain...
  • Polluted Bodies

    02/03/2003 8:26:02 PM PST · by my_pointy_head_is_sharp · 4 replies · 236+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2-03-03 | Ruth Rosen
    <p>WHEN MICHAEL LERNER volunteered to give blood and urine samples to medical researchers, he figured they'd only find a few chemicals in his body. After all, Lerner, the president and founder of Commonweal, a health and environmental research institute in Marin County, has lived in Bolinas for 20 years, eaten a healthy diet and avoided exposure to industrial chemicals.</p>