News tagged with toxic compounds

New drug candidate shows promise against cancer

Drugs containing platinum are among the most powerful and widely used cancer drugs. However, such drugs have toxic side effects, and cancer cells can eventually become resistant to them.

Jul 11, 2012
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Herbal shisha a potential health hazard, study says

(Medical Xpress)—Just because something is marketed as herbal doesn't make it healthy—especially when it comes to smoking shisha, which can contain toxic metals, tar and other carcinogenic compounds sometimes ...

Nov 11, 2013
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Secondhand smoke exposure persists in multi-unit housing

(Medical Xpress)—A majority of Americans who live in multi-unit housing have adopted smoke-free rules in their private homes but millions remain involuntarily exposed to secondhand smoke in this environment, according to ...

Sep 11, 2012
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Adolescent smokers have artery damage

Adolescent smokers have thicker artery walls indicative of early development of atherosclerosis, according to research presented today at the ESC Congress. The findings from the Sapaldia Youth Study were ...

Aug 27, 2012
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Study finds high exposure to food-borne toxins

In a sobering study published in the journal Environmental Health, researchers at UC Davis and UCLA measured food-borne toxin exposure in children and adults by pinpointing foods with high levels of toxic compounds and de ...

Nov 13, 2012
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