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Air pollution causes lung cancer, World Health Organization says – Los Angeles Times

The World Health Organization on Thursday declared air pollution a human carcinogen like tobacco smoke, asbestos and arsenic, calling it a leading cause of cancer deaths globally. Health experts have known for years that air pollution increases the risk of a wide range of ailments, including respiratory problems and heart disease. Some compounds in […]

Pregnancy by egg donation on the rise, researchers say – Science Recorder

According to a news release from the JAMA Network Journals, pregnancy by egg donation is on the rise in the United States. In fact, the number of donor eggs utilized for in vitro fertilization rose between 2000 and 2010 in the U.S. In addition, results for births from those donor […]

Foods every breast cancer survivor should know about – CNN

Foods every breast cancer survivor should know about – CNN

(CNN) — Women checking in for appointments at the Comprehensive Breast Center at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York this month are being offered more than a pre-op or post-op surgical visit. On the reception desk, inside a large plastic frame, is a colorful flyer decorated with pictures of luscious-looking fruits and vegetables. It’s […]

Air pollution a leading cause of cancer – UN agency – Reuters

By Kate Kelland and Stephanie Nebehay LONDON/GENEVA | Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:40am EDT LONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) – The air we breathe is laced with cancer-causing substances and is being officially classified as carcinogenic to humans, the World Health Organization’s cancer agency said on Thursday. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) cited data indicating […]

Researchers: Oreos just as addictive as cocaine – natmonitor.com

Connecticut College researchers have found that Oreos may be just as addictive as cocaine or morphine. The researchers found that rats developed an equally powerful association between the delightful effects of consuming Oreos and a specific environment as they did between cocaine or morphine and a specific environment. […]

Why The FDA Is Right To Block Amarin’s Push To Market Fish Oil To Millions – Forbes

Why The FDA Is Right To Block Amarin’s Push To Market Fish Oil To Millions – Forbes

Atlantic salmon (Photo credit: Wikipedia) A panel of experts chosen by the Food and Drug Administration voted 9 to 2 yesterday to advise the regulator not to expand the approved use of Vascepa, a fish oil pill made by Amarin Pharmaceuticals in Bedminster, N.J., to from a small niche to a broad swath of heart […]

Donor Eggs Increasingly Used for IVF, With Rising Success – U.S. News & World Report

Donor Eggs Increasingly Used for IVF, With Rising Success – U.S. News & World Report

Trevor Sims loses battle with cancer – The Advocate

Trevor Sims, the 11-year-old boy whose desire to help the homeless inspired many in Baton Rouge and sparked a local food drive, died early Wednesday. Judi Davis, who oversees the cancer ministry at Healing Place Church, confirmed Sims, who had recently entered hospice care, died at 4 a.m. Sims […]

Pink pumpkin sales will aid breast cancer research – Tullahoma News and Guardian

Pink pumpkin sales will aid breast cancer research – Tullahoma News and Guardian

Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 12:04 pm STAFF WRITER kelly lapczynski   Andrew Dixon decided to add a new color to his pumpkin patch this year.  Up to now, the pumpkins at Grandaddy’s Farm have been predictably orange. This year, he thought, the patch needed some pink. This year, he would grow a […]

Why Oreos Are As Addictive As Drugs To Your Brain – Forbes

Why Oreos Are As Addictive As Drugs To Your Brain – Forbes

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) A small new study suggests the brain responds to Oreo cookies quite like it responds to actual drugs – at least if you’re a rat. The “pleasure center” of the brain, the nucleus accumbens, apparently gets just as activated in response to Oreos as it does to cocaine and morphine, which could […]