News tagged with carcinogen

A step toward a saliva test for cancer

A new saliva test can measure the amount of potential carcinogens stuck to a person's DNA -- interfering with the action of genes involved in health and disease -- and could lead to a commercial test to help determine risks ...

Aug 31, 2011
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Toxic chemicals at Australian CSG sites

A major Australian coal seam gas miner on Sunday said it had discovered traces of carcinogenic chemicals at a number of its monitoring sites, fuelling debate about the contentious industry.

Aug 29, 2011
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Researchers develop “net” nanodetector

Bin Ding and his team of researchers at Donghua University, Shanghai, China, have developed a new method of testing for formaldehyde using an electro-spinning netting technique. The process, described in their paper published ...

Aug 01, 2011 report
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Weighing cancer risks, from cellphones to coffee

You're sitting in a freshly drywalled house, drinking coffee from a Styrofoam cup and talking on a cellphone. Which of these is most likely to be a cancer risk? It might be the sitting, especially if you do ...

Jun 15, 2011
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Metformin may protect against lung cancer

Metformin, a drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes, shows potential in the prevention of tobacco-induced lung tumors, according to early research conducted at the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Sep 01, 2010
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US grapples with bedbugs, misuse of pesticides

(AP) -- A resurgence of bedbugs across the U.S. has homeowners and apartment dwellers taking desperate measures to eradicate the tenacious bloodsuckers, with some relying on dangerous outdoor pesticides and ...

Aug 30, 2010
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