08/09 - 2 Cancer Prevention Latest Research

08/09 - 2 Cancer Prevention Latest Research

Below are a number of articles about the dangers that can lead to cancer that have appeared in CANCERactives icon magazine. Just click on the title to read the piece.



Mouthwash oral cancer dangers especially for drinkers and smokers

In a major study conducted by researchers from the Australias University of Melbourne and University of Queensland School of Dentistry, the use of mouthwashes containing alcohol as an ingredient was found to significantly increase the risk of cancers of the mouth, head and neck.
"We see people with oral cancer who have no other risk factors than the use of a mouthwash containing alcohol, so what weve done is review all the evidence," said lead researcher Michael McCullough, chair of the Australian Dental Associations therapeutics committee. They followed mouthwash use amongst 3,210 people and compared it with rates of mouth, head and neck cancers.

The researchers found that those who used an alcohol-containing mouthwash at least once per day had a significantly increased risk of cancer, independent of other risk factors such as smoking or drinking alcohol.
However, where people also drank alcohol regularly, there was a 500 per cent increase over drinkers who did not use mouthwash. For smokers who used mouthwash there was a 900 per cent increase over smokers who didn’t use one of these mouthwashes.
"Since this article, further evidence has come out," McCullough added. "We believe there should be warnings. If it was a facial cream that had the effect of reducing acne but had a four to fivefold increased risk of skin cancer, no one would be recommending it."

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A tale of two heads

Fatal fish mutations at a fish farm in the Noosa river, Australia have been laid firmly at the door of pesticides. The fish farm reported that all its Sea Bass larvae had been born with two heads and died. Then chicken, horses and sheep in a neighbouring hatchery were reported as experiencing birth defects. 

The cause has been identified as organophosphates used on a near-by macadamia nut plantation. Those in question were carbenzadim and endosulphan, which are recognized as dangerous and even banned in some countries, but are actually recommended for use in Australia. (Bangkok Post)

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The Dangers of EMF’s a user friendly web site

Eileen O’Connor was convinced the mast over the road from her house caused her breast cancer. Now she is over the ordeal of the disease and the mast has gone. Eileen is a leading campaigner against EMF’s in the UK. She has a monthly e magazine Rewire.me on how better to protect yourself from EMF’s. Click here for details.

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Liver disease linked to environmental pollution

US researchers analysing the 2003-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) have looked at low-level exposure to 111 common pollutants (including lead, mercury, PCBs and pesticides) and unexplained liver disease in adults. The specific pollutants were detectable in at least 60 percent of the 4,500 study participants. Liver injury was indicated in people with elevated alanine transaminase (ALT) liver enzyme levels.
"Our study found that greater than one in three U.S. adults had liver disease, even after excluding those with traditional risk factors such as alcoholism, obesity and viral hepatitis," Matthew Cave, MD, assistant professor, department of medicine, division of gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Louisville, said in a statement. "Our study shows that some of these cases may be attributable to environmental pollution."

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City pollution increases cancer risks

According to a new report from the US Environmental Protection Agency, the risk of cancer to city dwellers can average 100 per million, country dwellers 36 per million and mountain dwellers just 2 per million. Obviously pollution is blamed. In one area of LA the estimate was over 1,200 per million.

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Consumer groups grit teeth at FDA on mercury backdown

In 2008 Consumers for Dental Choice (www.ToxicTeeth.org) sued the US FDA over the issue of mercury fillings. A court settlement required the FDA to remove from its website statements about mercury fillings being "safe" and, instead, to publish this statement: "Dental amalgams contain mercury, which may have neurotoxic effects on the nervous systems of developing children and fetuses."

That statement stayed on the FDAs website for several months. But that page has now been removed from the FDAs website (http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/P...), returning no results. The FDA also deleted a "question and answer" page from its website that discussed the health risk of mercury fillings.

Instead, the FDA now posts a press release stating that the levels of mercury "released by dental amalgam fillings are not high enough to cause harm in patients." (http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsr...) Consumer groups are in uproar. (Natural News)

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Can cancer scans cause damage?

New research from the University of Vermont asks questions of ’imaging agents’, The original research looked at kidney patients who took contrasting agents (the CARE Study), like iopamidol and iodixanol, to enhance the contrast between healthy and damaged areas.

Apparent almost one in three of the patients subsequently experienced some negative health effect, with just over one in ten having a heart attack.

Researchers suggested that it was essential to conduct some proper clinical trials on the use of all contrasting agents whether they be used in CT scans or other such analyses.

This report follows findings in the medical journal Radiology where people who had numerous CT scans over their lifetime had a significantly increased risk of cancer. In fact, CT scans increased the risk of cancer nearly three times to 12 percent.

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Russians blaming Swine Flu on genetically modified chips!

No it is not April 1st and apparently Russian Scientists are deadly serious. So serious that those in the Ministry of Health have reportedly sent a note to President Putin on the subject.

According to the report, ’the protease enzyme genetically modified in the potatoes to protect against Potato virus X causes an explosive replication of the H1N1 influenza virus ’

Evidence confirming these dire findings by top Russian scientists is supposedly supported by the World Health Organisation who in their reporting on the current Influenza Pandemic do indeed show that the H1N1 virus is nearly totally confined to those Western Nations allowing their citizens to consume these genetically modified potatoes. Cases of swine flu are virtually non-existent in Russia, and all the South East Asian countries where rice is the staple carbohydrate.

Apparently we use the GM potatoes for French Fries in fast food stores and this is why the disease is particularly common in the young. In another Epidemology study, people flying Aeroflot were found to have far less incidence of Swine flu. (It could well be statistically true but actually I threw it in as one of my little jokes! Sorry.)

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