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2013 August

Study finds elevated incidence of blood cancer near benzene-releasing facilities

Research suggests that living near to a benzene-releasing refinery or manufacturing plant may increase people's risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.People who live near facilities that release the chemical benzene into the environment may have an increased risk of certain cancers, a study has found.Benzene is an organic chemical that is principally…
2013 July

Fruit and veg intake linked to reduced risk of bladder cancer in women

Certain nutrients in fruit and vegetables seem to have a protective effect against bladder cancer, at least in women.Women who regularly eat fruit and vegetables may benefit from a reduced risk of bladder cancer, a study suggests.It is thought that the association may be due to the various antioxidants that…
2013 July

Antioxidants may help to protect vision

An eye expert at Harvard Medical School has underscored the importance of certain vitamins, minerals and other antioxidant nutrients for preventing vision loss.A high intake of antioxidants may help to prevent vision loss - an issue that most people become concerned about as they get older.According to Dr Ivana Kim,…
2013 July

Sugary foods and drinks identified as risk factors for bowel cancer

Fatty and sugary foods appear to increase people's risk of developing bowel cancer.A high-fat, sugary diet may increase people's risk of bowel cancer, new research in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention suggests.Scientists at the University of Edinburgh examined more than 170 foods to see whether they influenced people's chances…
2013 July

Study finds link between sleep deprivation and skin ageing

Research suggests that poor sleep may contribute to skin ageing and a reduced ability to recover from UV-related damage and other environmental stressors.Sleep is important for a number of reasons, one of which appears to be maintaining healthy skin.Researchers at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Centre recently conducted a study…
2013 July

Polyphenol antioxidants linked to longevity

Research suggests that a high intake of polyphenol antioxidants may be associated with increased longevity.People with a high intake of polyphenol antioxidants may benefit from increased longevity, a new study suggests.Researchers in Spain and Italy looked at the links between polyphenol intake and mortality in 807 older men and women,…
2013 July

Arsenic and acrylamide 'pose a health risk in food'

Danish experts are concerned by people's intake of inorganic arsenic and acrylamide, both of which may increase the risk of cancer if exposure is high over a number of years.Consumers may want to take steps to mitigate the risks posed by inorganic arsenic and acrylamide in the foods they eat,…
2013 July

Study uncovers high levels of oxidative stress among obese people

A study suggests that obese people may be more prone to damaging oxidative stress than their normal-weight counterparts.Obese people may want to consider using antioxidant supplements, after a study found they tend to have increased levels of oxidative stress.Oxidative stress occurs when our body's cells become damaged by the process…
2013 July

Poor bladder health linked to other conditions in men

Men with bladder symptoms should visit their GP to ensure they do not have a related health problem.Bladder problems are often a symptom of factors outside of the bladder and prostate, Australian scientists have claimed.Researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia say lower urinary tract symptoms - such as…
2013 July

Evidence grows for role of BioBran MGN-3 in immune support

BioBran MGN-3 increasingly seems to be an effective product for amplifying the body's immune response to cancer.There is an increasing body of evidence supporting the use of a natural immunomodulator called BioBran MGN-3 to boost the immune system.BioBran MGN-3 is a non-toxic food supplement made from the breakdown of rice…