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Liver Damage Is a Growing Epidemic

01 Aug 2018 | 246,727 Views

With a 5-year survival rate as low as 3 percent, if you ignore this sober warning, you could be risking your life. Levels have risen as much as 43 percent between 2000 and 2016 - and this popular drink has been identified as the driving factor.

Why You Should Be Concerned if You See Blood in Your Stool

01 Aug 2018 | 16,733 Views

One sign of colorectal disease is blood in your stool. New data demonstrates it may also signal the presence of other, sometimes fatal, conditions. I'll share lifestyle changes to help reduce your risk by 50 percent.

$4.7 Billion Judgment for Asbestos in Powder

31 Jul 2018 | 20,536 Views

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay billions of dollars to victims who developed chronic disease after using their asbestos-tainted talcum powder. What's worse, internal documents suggest company officials knew of the dangers for decades.

Why the New Nicotine Is Super Addictive

18 Jul 2018 | 28,178 Views

Smoking cigarettes is now passé, it seems, which is a good thing. But e-cigarettes have become all the rage. One company has taken the concept to a new level with an experience that rivals the real thing — probably because it delivers around the same amount of nicotine as cigarettes. But why do experts call them scary?

A Curious Reason to Wash Your Hands

11 Jul 2018 | 31,499 Views

Hand-washing is a simple and effective way to reduce your threat of illness. Data show it may lessen your exposure to chemicals commonly found in your home that increase your risk of long-term and potentially deadly health conditions.

Terminal Cancer Patient Who Sued Monsanto Gets His Day in Court

03 Jul 2018 | 182,158 Views

It still lines store shelves, even though it's been classified as a probable human carcinogen based on limited evidence showing it can cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma and lung tumors in humans. Recent tests show it kills human cells the way it's commonly formulated. Is it still sitting in your garage or shed?

Is Black Salve a Problem or a Solution?

02 Jul 2018 | 23,485 Views

Not only is 'let the buyer beware' a warning for people looking seriously at skin lesion-healing products marketed under the name 'black salve,' but viewers of the featured video should be, too, as the graphics are rather disturbing. A far safer (and possibly more face-saving) approach: Eggplant extract, known as BEC and BEC5.

CRISPR Gene Editing Can Trigger Cancer, Two Studies Warn

26 Jun 2018 | 99,492 Views

They lauded it as a way to remove, add or alter DNA - very precisely. But precision doesn't mean it's void of unintended consequences, as two recent studies warned after they found carcinogenic potential turns it into a ticking time bomb. Experts are highly concerned about this.

Chemotherapy Is Losing Its Luster

20 Jun 2018 | 171,073 Views

Survival rate found to be nearly identical whether you accept or reject this controversial treatment. And it actually hastens death if you're already severely ill. Plus a decade-old study shows an appallingly low 2 percent survival rate overall. So should you stand up to your doctor on this?

Early Microbial Exposure Prevents Leukemia

05 Jun 2018 | 20,735 Views

Researchers uncovered a microbial link to acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Lack of exposure to common infections in the first 12 months of life may increase children's risk of later developing an infection that triggers ALL, leading researchers to suggest that it may be preventable.