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Hair Dye Increases Breast Cancer Risk

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There have been concerns for years that chemical hair dyes and straighteners cause health problems in women. 

Pregnant women have long been told to avoid hair dyes. But the cosmetic industry and the FDA insisted there was no evidence these products are dangerous. 

A major new study changes that. 

Scientists from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences followed the hair-product use of 46,709 women for eight years.

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Is Your Doctor Accidentally Giving You Cancer?

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X-rays…CT scans…PET scans…mammograms…fluoroscopy…

You’ve had a least some of these medical imaging procedures done to you. And the chances are good that you’ve had them done many times.

Doctors often order imaging tests routinely when trying to diagnose an illness or determine its severity.

We’ve known for a long time that the radiation exposure from these tests raises cancer risk. But doctors routinely warned us that the danger was slight.

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Alex Trebek: ‘I Wish I Had Known Sooner’

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For months, Jeopardy host Alex Trebek was plagued by stomach pain. He had no idea what was causing it. 

Eventually, he went to the doctor and got a terrible diagnosis: pancreatic cancer. And it had advanced to stage 4, which is considered incurable. Median survival is only three to six months.[1] 

The good news is that Trebek has already beat those odds.

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This Spice Stops Cancer, Study Finds

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Prostate cancer is so common in the U.S. that screening is a standard part of men’s checkups. In India, prostate cancer is so rare that it’s not even a concern.

American men get 23 times more prostate cancer than men in India.

The story is similar for breast cancer. American women get five times more breast cancer than women in India.

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Study Uncovers the Key to Preventing Cancer and Heart Disease

In All Health Watch, Cancer, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Longevity by Garry Messick0 Comments

If you can avoid heart disease and cancer, you can expect to live a long life. That’s because these two conditions kill more Americans than all other illnesses combined.[1]

Now, a major analysis shows that one nutrient may be the key to preventing both.

The study comes from Edith Cowan University in Australia. It followed the diets of more than 53,000 people for 23 years.

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The Puerto Rican Anti-Cancer Secret

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In Puerto Rico, everybody eats sofrito. It’s a condiment that is put on practically everything. 

A new study shows that it may have powerful anti-cancer effects.

Researchers analyzed data on 314 Puerto Rican women who had breast cancer between 2008 and 2014.[1]

The scientists also looked at a control group of 346 women. These subjects were from the same area and had never had a serious form of cancer.

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