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When biopsies were so 2021

Invasive biopsies can determine if a tumor is cancerous, when blood tests won't do. But going in and cutting up a cancer tumor, with a skin like an orange often spreads the cancer. A new test might eliminate biopsies forever.

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Anti-Tobacco Images Fail to Sway Jordanian Smokers

If new anti-smoking images slapped on Jordan’s smokes don’t help puffers kick the habit, maybe Jordan should look Down Under for greater motivation: Beginning this year, as part of Jordan’s obligations to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the Ministry of Health asked cigarette companies to feature graphic anti-smoking images on cigarette […]

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Israeli Cell Phone User Compensated $100 K for Ear Cancer

Cellphone usage outside is less risky than in a closed environment Cell phones have blamed for a number of environmental health problems, including collapse of bee colonies; and even problems with human sperm production. In fact, overuse of cell phones has even been considered as being more risky than other environmental hazards like car engine exhaust […]

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Breast Cancer Risk in Israeli Women On The Rise

A high use of hormones for IVF treatments may be one reason why Jewish Israelis in special risk category.  The Israeli Health Ministry stated that 1 in every 8 Israeli women is at risk of breast cancer. The disease is on the rise in Jewish Israeli women, but mortality rates are dropping, according to the […]

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Hooked on Hookah? It’s Worse than Smokes, Says Iran

A 45 minute shisha session is the equivalent of puffing 100 cigarettes. In a new study, Iranian researchers proved tobacco water pipes are as harmful as cigarettes, saying, “Our findings reveal profound effects of water pipe smoking on lung function, similar to the effects observed in deep inhalation cigarette smokers.” A student at Amman’s American Community School […]

BPA – What’s the Big Deal, Baby?

This guest post by Daniella Dimitrova Russo the co-founder and executive director of Plastic Pollution Coalition gives us reasons to still worry about buying BPA-free products. What is the connection between obesity, reproductive and other endocrine-related conditions, heart disease, and cancer? Recent studies point conclusively towards one ubiquitous chemical that is used in everything from […]

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Love Lipstick, Love Formaldehyde?

Laurie spring cleans with her daughter and is shocked at the toxic chemicals she finds in her cupboards. Teens are especially at risk.  When your ancestral roots include a tangle of Irish housewives, you instinctively interpret “Vernal Equinox” as “spring cleaning”. I live in a furnished apartment. I’ve shed most of my superfluous stuff after a […]

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Smoking Linked to Skin Cancer in Women

Rates of skin cancer in Israel are some of the highest in the world, though the rest of the MENA region has significantly lower incidence, according to the World Health Organization. Conventional thinking suggests that the best way to avoid skin cancer is to use sunscreen, particularly one made from organic materials. New research, however, […]

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Cell Phones As Risky As DDT and Engine Exhaust

Some tips for preventing possible cell-phone cancer link. The United Nations health arm, the World Health Organization (WHO) has taken a pretty bold move listing cell phone use, and the radiation it emits as dangerous as DDT in pesticides, and as risky as the cancers that can be caused by vehicle exhaust fumes. While it […]