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Breast Cancer

Study reveals that antibacterial soap causes breast cancer


Most people see them as a guarantee of safety against harmful pathogens, but the antibacterial chemicals commonly added to soaps, toothpastes and various other personal care products could be making you sick. A new study out of South Korea has found that the popular antibacterial additive, triclosan, exhibits cancer-promoting effects both in vitro and in vivo, a finding that could have significant implications for humans.

Komen Foundation boycott announced by Killer Culture


Killer Culture, website of the Institute for the Study of Culturogenic Disease, has published a call for people to boycott the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the American Cancer Society for refusing to take seriously claims that wearing bras may be a cause of breast cancer.

Marjoram can prevent gastric ulcers while showing promise in fighting breast cancer


Marjoram is a member of the mint species and it was originally found in the Mediterranean. This sweet-flavored and mildly spicy herb is often mistaken to be oregano. Apparently in ancient Greece people would use this plant to make wreaths and garlands as it was used to basically express peace, harmony and happiness.

High-fat diet linked with increased breast cancer risk, study suggests


A new study published on April 9 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that high total and saturated fat intake are linked with a greater risk of oestrogen receptor- and progesterone receptor-positive breast cancer, as well as an increased risk of human epidermal growth factor 2 receptor-negative disease.

New technique uses 25 times less radiation to produce tumor images in high-resolution 3D


Although medical applications may still be several years away, researchers have developed a new cancer screening technique that uses 25 times less radiation than a current mammogram but produces a dramatically better image.

Hair colorants and the cancer connection - Protect yourself with these natural alternatives


As a culture obsessed with youth and beauty, it's easy to fall into the trap of using hair dyes to cover those telltale gray hairs. However, using these commercial products is risky since the chemical formulations are linked with a range of cancers. Even so-called 'natural' dyes can compromise health. Where do we turn? With a measure of creativity and knowledge, do-it-yourself hair color can give you glossy, rich locks without the drawbacks of pre-made colorants.

Antidepressant Paxil, commonly precribed for depressed cancer patients, increases risk of breast cancer


New research suggests that one of the more popular antidepressants, Paxil, may actually contribute to the growth of cancerous tumors in women.

Large study finds mammograms do not lower breast cancer death rate


A large and comprehensive study which looked at 90,000 Canadian women aged 40 to 59 for 25 years has cast fresh doubts on the usefulness of mammography. It found that mammograms did not lower the death rate from breast cancer. And it didn't reduce the death rate from all causes, either.

Thermograms - a safe, accurate and reliable alternative to mammograms


Various researchers and experts have highlighted several issues and limitations with using mammograms as the main method of breast cancer diagnosis. A viable alternative is thermography. Thermograms are safe, nontoxic, highly accurate and inexpensive.