August 21, 2019

Protection Of The Skin From Sun Damage
(Part 2)

In the last issue of our Health Science News Page we discussed aspects of skin cancer and the damage caused by excessive sun exposure. The most common risk factor of non-melanoma skin cancer is excessive sunlight exposure. However, it is important to note that the non-melanoma skin cancers—basal and squamous cell carcinomas—are not as lethal as melanoma which can also occur on areas of the skin not exposed to the sun. Sun exposure can cause free radical damage to skin cells, leading to DNA damage and skin aging, and may eventually cause skin cancer; however, that is not the only risk factor.
August 21, 2019

Protection Of The Skin From Sun Damage
(Part 1)

With the arrival of summer people become acutely aware of sun exposure, skin cancers and the use of sunscreen. Worldwide, one in three diagnosed cancers is classified under skin cancer. Basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma are the most common forms of skin cancer, and malignant melanoma is the most fatal.
August 21, 2019

Bayer Proposes Paying $8 Billion to Settle Roundup Weedkiller Cancer Claims

Pharmaceutical company Bayer is said to be proposing to pay as much as $8 billion to settle more than 18,000 U.S. lawsuits alleging its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer.
August 20, 2019

New Meta-Analysis Links Vitamin D Supplements To Lower Risk Of Death From Cancer

Vitamin D supplementation is associated with a 16 percent lower risk of death from cancer, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
August 19, 2019

ADHD Drug Ritalin May Affect Brain Development In Children

Ritalin, a drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect the development of the brain's signal-carrying white matter in children with the disorder, according to a study published in the journal Radiology. 
August 16, 2019

Nazi Book Of Anatomy Still Used By Surgeons Today

The so-called ‘Pernkopf Topographic Anatomy of Man’, whose findings and illustrations came from the dissected bodies of people killed by the Nazis, is still used by surgeons today.
August 16, 2019

Vitamin D In Combination With Other Synergistic Micronutrients Can Benefit Breast Cancer

After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, and about one in eight are likely to develop it […]
August 16, 2019

Glucose Metabolism Can Benefit From Micronutrient Synergy

Diabetes, which is characterized by elevated blood glucose levels, is the fastest growing non-communicable disease in the world today. In the last two decades, the number […]