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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 […]

Eating bacon lowers sperm quality, study shows – Fox News

Eating bacon can significantly lower a man’s sperm quality, Medical Daily reported. In a study presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s 2013 Annual Meeting in Boston, researchers from Harvard University gathered data from 156 men who were undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVR) with a partner. Each couple was asked questions about their diet, […]

Watch Krokodil Addicts Discuss the Flesh-Eating Drug’s Horrifying Effects – TIME

In this Chicago Sun Times video, Amber Neitzel, 26, a drug addict from Joliet, Illinois, showed off one of her sore-covered legs, a gruesome effect of Krokodil, a drug popularized in Russia that’s similar to heroin and made up of an injectable combo of paint thinner, gasoline, and codeine. “Just because you don’t have a […]

Hate the flu shot? New nasal spray available in BC – CBC.ca

For the first time in B.C., people can opt for a nasal spray vaccine instead of the standard flu shot this flu season.  The ‘Flu Mist’ is free for children between the ages of 2 and 17 at public health clinics or a doctor’s office, and is available to adults to purchase from […]