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Avocados naturally treat leukemia, but FDA and officials deny existence of 'anticancer' foods

7/19/2015 - A new study has found that a lipid found naturally in avocados can be used to fight acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, but to hear the federal Food and Drug Administration tell it, there is no such thing as an "anti-cancer" food. While avocados have widely been credited with providing a number of health...

Breastfeeding can cut childhood leukemia risk by nearly one-fifth, study finds

6/7/2015 - Breastfeeding is the healthiest option to give your little one the best start in life. The benefits go way beyond providing basic nutrition. In addition to providing all the vitamins, nutrients and immune-building substances a baby needs, researchers at the University of Haifa in Israel suggest that...

Inflammatory bowel disease drugs can increase leukemia risk by 700%

9/9/2014 - One class of drugs used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may increase the risk of blood and bone marrow diseases sevenfold, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University Hospital of Nancy-Brabois in France and published in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The...

Heavy metal tungsten linked to leukemia clusters in children

3/4/2014 - "Scientists studying childhood leukemia cases in Arizona and Nevada say their research shows a possible link between tungsten and the disease," reported Fox News in 2009. The article is about the discovery of "childhood leukemia clusters" in Sierra Vista, Arizona and Fallon, Nevada. An industrial...

GMOs linked to blood cell disorders, leukemia: New study

6/19/2013 - Widespread industry claims that the altered traits of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) do not persist in food and are thus harmless to humans have once again been proven to be false. A new study published in the open-access, peer-reviewed Journal of Hematology & Thromboembolic Diseases has revealed...

Natural sulforaphane compound from crucifers found effective to treat common form of leukemia

12/17/2012 - Nutrition scientists have been proclaiming the health benefits of the bioactive compound, sulforaphane found in crucifers such as cauliflower and broccoli for the past 10 years. Prior research studies have concluded that the chemical directly alters the expression of our genes to lower the risk from...

Man prescribed Big Pharma combo drug for IBS gets leukemia instead of relief

11/16/2012 - If you suffer from ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, or some other form of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and take multiple pharmaceutical drugs in combination with one another as treatment, you could be putting yourself at serious risk of developing leukemia. This is what happened to Joseph Phillips,...

Aspartame is linked to leukemia and lymphoma in new landmark study on humans

10/31/2012 - As few as one diet soda daily may increase the risk for leukemia in men and women, and for multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma in men, according to new results from the longest-ever running study on aspartame as a carcinogen in humans. Importantly, this is the most comprehensive, long-term study...

Omega-3 fat in fish oil could provide a cure for leukemia

1/17/2012 - Scientists from the medical sciences division at Penn State University have discovered that a compound in fish oil appears to target leukemia stem cells and could lead to a cure for the disease. The compound is a natural extract from EPA, the Omega-3 fat component found most commonly in fish and fish...

Cruel Medical Radiation

7/7/2011 - With radiation levels increasing accross the entire northern hemisphere the radiation your doctor uses takes on a new dangerous meaning. Physicians know that radiation is dangerous but they cannot help themselves, they love to use radiation both in testing and in treatment. Modifying physician behavior...

Green tea compounds found to help halt leukemia

10/8/2010 - An extract from green tea may slow the progression of the most common form of leukemia, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Mayo Clinic and presented at the annual meeting of the "American Society of Clinical Oncology." The study was conducted on 42 patients suffering from early-stage...

Prevent Childhood Leukemia

8/28/2010 - Leukemia is a cancer of the bone marrow. Every year there are 2000-3000 children diagnosed with this cancer in the United States. Leukemia is the most common childhood cancer and is most common in children under the age of 10. But in Asia those statistics look very different. They have a much lower...

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia breakthrough: green tea extract halts cancer progression in majority of patients

6/23/2010 - According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a form of cancer that causes the number of white blood cells called B lymphocytes, or B cells, to increase abnormally. Eventually, the cancerous cells can move through the blood to the liver, spleen, and other...

NutraSweet Linked to Leukemia and Lymphoma

7/20/2009 - Research has shown a connection between lymphoma, leukemia, and aspartame as far back as 2005. The FDA approved this synthetic sweetener for use in 1981. Currently used in over six thousand products, aspartame is sold under many different brand names, including NutraSweet, Equal Measure, and Spoonful....

Processed Meats Raise Leukemia Risk, Vegetables Lower It

3/8/2009 - A diet high in cured meats may lead to a 74 percent higher risk of childhood leukemia, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and published in the journal BMC Cancer. Researchers examined the dietary habits and leukemia rates among 515 Taiwanese children...

Grape Seed Extract Kills Leukemia Cells in Laboratory

2/4/2009 - Grape seed extract comes from the seed of grapes. Studies have shown that grape seed extract is high in antioxidants that are able to counteract cell damage in the body that is caused by free radicals. Free radicals are active molecules that can cause cell damage as they roam about and multiply in the...

Grapeseed Extract Kills 76% of Leukemia Cancer Cells in 24 Hours

1/6/2009 - A new study conducted at the University of Kentucky in the United States, and published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, found that leukemia cancer cells exposed to grapeseed extract (GSE) were rapidly killed through a process of cell suicide known as "apoptosis." In these laboratory studies,...

Grape Seed Extract Kills Leukemia Cells

1/6/2009 - Grapes, grape juice and wine made from grapes have been in the news for the last few years -- making headlines for their potential heart protective benefits. Now there's another reason to appreciate the healthy phytochemicals contained in grapes. Researchers from the University of Kentucky have found...

Natural medicine found in black raspberries found to effectively kill leukemia cells

11/26/2007 - A naturally occurring antioxidant found in fruits and vegetables selectively kills leukemia cells without harming healthy cells, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine published their findings online in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. The findings...

DHEA as cancer fighter

8/2/2005 - DHEA's ability to increase libido, burn fat and slow the aging process may be reason enough to consider taking the supplement. But in addition to those, DHEA could also help you prevent and fight cancer. New research on DHEA is giving hope to many cancer patients. While studies are still navigating...

Chemotherapy causes widespread DNA damage in leukemia patients; multiplies future risk

7/12/2004 - Chemotherapy is a barbaric form of medicine, and new research is showing that even when it is called a "success" by western doctors, it is destroying patients' future health by severely compromising their immune systems. How? By causing massive DNA damage that greatly multiplies patients' risk of being...

Vitamin A produces astonishing leukemia cure rate, even without chemotherapy

6/10/2004 9:40:23 AM - New research conducted at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center shows that vitamin A cures as many as 33% of patients with a rare form of leukemia -- without using chemotherapy. In the study, the vitamin A was being delivered inside "bubbles of fat" to enhance bioavailability....

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