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Surgeons admit that mammography is outdated and harmful to women

10/28/2016 - Every year, millions of women flock to their doctors to get their annual mammograms, a breast cancer screening procedure that involves pressing a woman's breasts between two metal platforms to scope out tumors. But surgeons everywhere are starting to question the controversial practice, which studies...

Survey shows many cigarette smokers still clueless about severity of toxic chemicals being inhaled, including formaldehyde and arsenic

7/23/2016 - While there is an abundance of information on the harmful, potentially deadly effects of cigarette smoking, millions of people in every country on the planet continue to keep up with their toxic habit. Aside from being the number one preventable cause of death in the United States, cigarettes can cause...

FDA lets corporations add harmful chemicals to food despite bans in Europe

3/5/2015 - There are a number of harmful chemicals allowed in American food by the Food and Drug Administration, even though they are banned for use in Europe and elsewhere. As noted by the Today show, in a post on the program's website, some of the substances are called BVOs and rBSTs, and they litter American...

Antibiotic and heavy metal contamination in environment contributes to resistance of harmful bacteria

10/23/2014 - Low concentrations of various pharmaceutical drugs are making their way into our water systems and soil through improper disposal, such as flushing, and through human excretion. When people take antibiotics, or other medications, they are often passed through the urine unchanged, active and in their...

Harmful polyethylene microbeads are found in popular toothpastes

10/2/2014 - If you still aren't using all-natural toothpastes, this latest piece of news might help change your mind. Aside from the harmful ,toxic ingredients found in many popular toothpaste brands, like sodium fluoride (a byproduct of aluminum manufacturing), consumers now need to watch out for random pieces...

Study finds beef the most environmentally harmful animal product in American diet

7/24/2014 - Yet another reason to remove meat from diets has surfaced, this time from a study that identified the most environmentally harmful animal product in the American diet as beef. (1) The study, which was conducted as part of a collaborative effort from several respectable institutions, aimed to show that...

Harmful chemicals in consumer products could be banned in Vermont thanks to new bill

4/3/2014 - It's always refreshing to learn about legislation actually designed to protect the public. A recent move by Vermont is attempting to do just that after the state Senate voted 17-11 to require harmful chemicals found in consumer products to be labeled and/or regulated. Last week, state officials gave...

Fried foods are more harmful than you think

1/23/2014 - Even the most health-conscious person may find it difficult to deny that fried foods are delicious. The aroma they emit and the feeling they provide with every bite can be quite irresistible. But fried foods come with their share of adverse health effects. Cancer riskResearch carried out at the Fred...

Harmful if swallowed - The dangers of food irradiation

9/1/2013 - Food irradiation was implemented to eradicate potentially harmful substances that pose health risks to consumers. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has long ago approved irradiation for products including meats, fruits and vegetables. While eliminating dangerous bacteria sounds like a step in the...

Does kitty litter contain harmful substances?

7/19/2013 - Perhaps there is more to fear from kitty litter than just the unpleasantness of the daily clean out. The most common cat litters contain ingredients proven to be harmful when exposed to humans and animals. The use of sodium bentonite clay and silica gel in litters coupled with the threat of alfatoxins...

Wheat contains over 23,000 potentially harmful proteins

5/29/2013 - It is no secret that the number of people with either gluten sensitivity or gluten intolerance, the latter of which is often diagnosed as Celiac disease, is on the rise all across the world. But what is commonly misunderstood about the difficulty or inability to digest wheat-containing foods is that...

Study finds low-calorie diet may actually be harmful for those with bowel diseases

4/1/2012 - Dietary protocols that limit calorie consumption could be a cause of decreased immune function in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), according to a recent study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology. Researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) evaluated the effects of...

Cleanse your home of these harmful chemicals

8/14/2011 - Most people understand that smog, cigarettes and rotten food are dangerous to consume. Yet the majority of people in industrialized countries use some of the most toxic and carcinogenic substances within their own home every day. Commercialized personal care products and household cleaning agents are...

Book review: Doctors Are More Harmful Than Germs by Dr. Harvey Bigelsen M.D

7/24/2011 - If you are like the average American, you have led a life filled with Western medical policies, procedures, drugs and quick-fixes. As one of the biggest businesses in the United States, modern medicine may be costing you more than just a high insurance premium each month. According to Harvey Bigelsen,...

Alcohol more harmful to health than crack cocaine, heroin

11/2/2010 - Scientists from Britain's Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs (ISCD) recently released a study that assessed which drugs cause the most overall harm to both users and society. According to their analysis, alcohol is the most harmful drug, scoring higher on the list than both crack cocaine and...

Harmful Chemicals Found in Liquid Medicines for Babies

2/27/2009 - Newborns are not able to swallow pills and capsules, and liquid medicines are thus used to treat any medical problems they may have. And premature babies, being out in the world early, have a higher chance of being hit by various health complications and diseases. A study published in the Fetal & Neonatal...

Research Biased on Harmful Chemical BPA, New Report States

1/25/2008 - For decades, the federal government and chemical-makers have assured the public that the hormone-mimicking compound Bisphenol-A is safe. This chemical is found in baby bottles, aluminum cans and hundreds of other household products. But a recent investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has...

84% of sunscreen products are harmful to health, says alarming EWG study

7/9/2007 - For 29 years, the FDA has refused to publish safety standards for sunscreen products. That's nearly three decades of keeping the public in the dark about the extremely harmful, cancer-causing chemicals found in sunscreen products. Any idea why the Food and Drug Administration has taken so long to set...

Popular diabetes drug useless, even harmful, for diabetics, study suggests

10/24/2006 - A recent study notes the diabetes drug pioglitazone (Actos) has no clear-cut benefit for patients with type 2 diabetes, and may even be harmful to users. The scientists analyzed data from 22 clinical trials involving 6,200 patients who were prescribed pioglitazone -- a member of the thiazolidinediones...

Sunscreen found to generate harmful compounds that promote skin cancer

8/30/2006 - A team of researchers from the University of California has found that sunscreen can do more harm than good once it soaks into the skin, where it actually promotes the harmful compounds it is meant to protect against. The research team found that three commonly used ultraviolet (UV) filters -- octylmethoxycinnamate,...

Microbes transform “safest” PBDEs into more harmful compounds (press release)

8/18/2006 - Bacteria in the soil can transform the most commonly used flame retardant compound in the United States into more toxic forms that could be harmful to humans, according to a new laboratory study published today on the Web site of the American Chemical Society journal, Environmental Science & Technology....

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