A vitamin jab that shrinks tumours in a day is being hailed as a powerful new treatment for cancer. British researchers who are testing the therapy say injecting an extract of vitamin E into the bloodstream has a rapid effect.
Single malt whiskies have been found to contain high levels of ellagic acid, according to Dr Jim Swan of the Royal Society of Chemists. This powerful acid inhibits the growth of tumours caused by certain carcinogens and kills cancer cells without damaging healthy cells.
But there’s now an effective weight-loss regimen that is not only simple, it promises significant health benefits - from easing asthma symptoms and reducing blood sugar levels, to fending off heart disease and breast cancer and protecting brain cells.
Parabens, for example, which are designed to preserve the shelf-life of your cosmetics, are one of the most widely used preservatives in the world, and are found in shampoos, hair gels, shaving gels and body lotions. But their use is becoming increasingly controversial - a range of different studies has linked them to serious health problems including breast cancer, as well as fertility issues in men.
But many experts believe young people, in particular, are more susceptible to the microwave radiation produced by mobiles - and therefore increased risk of brain tumours and other cancers of the head and neck.
Mr Bains, a nutritionist and former head chef who lives in Bedford, spent almost two years perfecting the recipe. Ingredients include blueberries, which have been linked with protecting against cancer and guarding the brain against the sticky protein that clogs the brain in Alzheimer’s.
The agency yesterday wrote to chief medical officer Sir Liam Donaldson calling for the move, following new evidence which suggests previous studies that indicated a link between folic acid and cancer were inaccurate.
Parabens are used in hundreds of beauty products as a preservative. There has been some research in Britain to suggest the chemicals can build up in the body and are associated with conditions such as breast cancer.
'Char-grilled vegetable toppings are rich in potassium, which helps muscle cells to function, while the tomato sauce contains lycopene which has been shown to reduce the chance of prostate cancer in men,' says Catherine Collins, principal dietician at St George's Hospital, London.
There’s Jon Sklan, the chairman of a school board of governors who believes Adrian cured his prostate cancer; Judy Collins, the manager of a GP practice who credits him the successful treatment of a liver tumour, and, oh, so many more.
Blueberries contain a cocktail of anti-oxidants including anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins, resveratrol and tannins. The fruit are thought to protect against cancer and heart disease, and may even prevent dementia.
Britons could lead longer, healthier lives if our wheat and bread was fortified with selenium, scientists believe. The mineral has been linked to a host of health benefits from boosting resistance against flu and fighting off cancer, to being more fertile and living longer.
The FDA is considering whether to add the vitamin to bread and flour. It originally planned to do so in 2007 - but reviewed the decision following concerns that folic acid increases the risk of bowel cancer.
Married people are more likely to survive cancer, research shows. The stress of separation may harm a patient’s immune system and make them more susceptible to the effects of the disease, a study’s authors said.
In short the benefit of having sex without the fear of pregnancy (or the hassle of romance-killing condoms) is sold as a fair trade off to any of the many side-effects shared by various brands of Pill - weight gain, irritability-depression, anxiety, anger, loss of sex drive, migraines not to mention rumoured links to breast cancer and fatal blood clots.
Laboratory tests also showed that plastic breaking down in seawater released three potential cancer triggers. One, styrene monomer (SM), was a known carcinogen. The other two, styrene dimer (SD) and styrene trimer (ST), are suspected of causing cancer.
They can add a hint of romance to a meal or make taking a bath a real luxury. But scented candles can be bad for your health, say scientists. The smoke produced by many of them is laced with toxins linked to cancer, asthma and eczema.
At the moment, few doctors will check oestrogen levels in older men, let alone offer them treatment with testosterone - partly because of the fear it might trigger prostate cancer.
Meanwhile, too little oestrogen might be linked to prostate cancer. A study published in the Journal of Endocrinology has suggested that boosting men’s levels of the hormone might prevent the development of prostate cancer.