Health risks associated with mixtures of man-made chemicals are underestimated

The cocktail of man-made chemicals that we are exposed to daily is a health risk which current regulations and risk assessment overlook. This is the conclusion of the EU Horizon 2020 EDC-MixRisk project that is now being presented. We are exposed to a large number of man-made chemicals in our everyday life. This creates combinations of chemical mixtures, to which […]

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Novel technique accurately assesses cardiovascular risks

A new noninvasive technique for imaging the carotid artery offers advantages over other imaging methods and could provide an earlier, more accurate assessment of cardiovascular disease risk, according to a study published in the journal Radiology. The carotid arteries are the blood vessels located on the left and right side of the neck that bring oxygenated blood to the head. […]

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Does the 7-day GM diet work? Benefits, risks, and meal plans

According to one GM diet plan website, this diet helps users lose at least 10–17 pounds in 1 week. It claims to promote weight loss by burning calories without affecting mood or energy levels. However, this plan may exclude essential nutrients, and it might not be a sustainable long-term weight-loss strategy. In this article, we look at the GM diet […]

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Tiny skin patch uses your sweat to measure health without a needle

Tiny skin patch the size of a dollar coin uses your sweat to measure health risks without a needle Blood tests are the standard test for most conditions   Sweat contains many chemicals that are important measures for conditions like cystic fibrosis, diabetes and kidney failure  Scientists at Northwestern University have developed a tiny wearable that acts like a lab on […]

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Is borax safe? Uses and risks

Borax can be harmful and may cause many serious side effects. In this article, we look at the safety and risks of borax. What is borax? Borax is the common name for the chemical sodium tetraborate. It is a salt of boric acid. Powdered borax consists of soft white crystals that dissolve in water. Many people know borax as a […]

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Decoding Newborn’s DNA Could Pinpoint Hidden Risks

FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 — A program that maps out the genes of newborns has allowed researchers to identify risks for some inherited childhood conditions, many of which can be prevented. The so-called BabySeq Project discovered that slightly more than 9 percent of infants carry genes that put them at risk for medical conditions as they reach childhood. “The BabySeq […]

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Health Tip: Identifying Lung Cancer Risks For Non Smokers

— Avoiding tobacco is an obvious way to reduce your risk of developing lung cancer. But there are still lung cancer risks if you’re a nonsmoker, the American Cancer Society says. Testing your home for radon, avoiding secondhand smoke and limiting exposure to air pollutants can help prevent lung cancer, the society says. A healthy diet with lots of fruits […]

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