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      Vitamins That Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer

      By Dr. Mercola If you’re like most people, you’ve probably fallen for the misguided advice from most dermatologists and public health officials to stay out of the sun to avoid skin cancer. Unfortunately, total sun avoidance is inadvisable, as it can actually increase your risk rather than lower it. Vitamin...
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      Could Your Morning Coffee Ward Off Skin Cancer?

      Is coffee a health elixir or an addictive toxin? The evidence goes both ways. But a study from Rutgers University now casts another vote for the health benefits of coffee. It finds that in addition to drinking that morning cup, you may even want to bathe in some coffee as...
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      Tea May Significantly Reduce Skin Cancer Risk

      Drinking that nice cup of tea every day appears to lower the risk of two common forms of skin cancer. New research published in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found regular tea drinkers had a 20-30 percent lower risk of developing squamous cell or basal cell carcinoma, the...
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      New Study: Grape Seed Extract Cuts Skin Cancers

      A new study reported Sunday in Chicago at the 223rd annual meeting of the American Chemical Society found that grape seeds may help ward of skin cancer due to regular exposure to the sun, according to a report by Reuters. Researchers from the University of Alabama, Birmingham exposed hairless mice...
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      Skin Cancer: Ancient Brown Algae May be Just the Thing

      New research has found that extracts from a marine seaweed may protect against skin cancer caused by too much sun. “These findings suggest that, even when eaten, these compounds get to skin cells and neutralize the cancer-causing oxygen radicals that are produced by UV exposure,” says principal investigator Gary D....
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      Skin Cancer Treatment Breakthrough Light-emitting Bandage

      A new ‘light bandage’, which will revolutionize the treatment of skin cancer, has been developed by researchers at the University of St Andrews and Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. The bandage is a portable lightweight light source powered by a pocket-sized battery and has been shown to fight skin cancer quicker and...
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      Compound Found in Grape Skins Could Help Treat Cancer and More

      By Dr. Mercola Resveratrol, a potent antioxidant found in a number of plants, including red grape skins, pomegranate, raw cacao, peanuts, and berries like raspberries and mulberries, is known to have a number of beneficial health effects. The compound is produced by plants to increase their survival and resistance to...
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      Anti-Cancer Benefits of Avocado

      By Dr. Mercola Avocados are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Personally, I eat one almost every day. If you’re an avocado fan, which 60 percent of Americans claim to be,1 you’re probably aware that they’re an excellent source of healthy monounsaturated fat, vitamins and antioxidants. What you...
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      Turmeric—A “Universal” Cancer Treatment, and Much More

      By Dr. Mercola Turmeric is a yellow-pigmented curry spice that is often used in Indian cuisine. But this spice is far more than a cooking staple. It also has a long history of medicinal use in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as well as Ayurvedic medicine. Traditional medicinal uses include the...
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      Acupuncture: Real or Not, Can Ease Side Effects of Cancer Drugs

      By Dr. Mercola Every year, millions of Americans turn to acupuncture as part of their health care routine, using it to relieve chronic pain, high blood pressure, nausea and much more. Although in the US, acupuncture is considered an alternative to conventional forms of medicine, it is actually one of...
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      Nanoparticles in Tattoos May Cause Cancer

      By Dr. Mercola I don’t know about you, but I’ve never gotten a tattoo and after reading this study I am glad I avoided them. If you’ve ever gotten a tattoo, or thought about it, chances are high that you weighed the artistic and social aspects of it far more...
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      How Roundup Weedkiller Can Promote Cancer, New Study Reveals

      Roundup herbicide (glyphosate) is in our air, rain, groundwater, soil and most food in the U.S., and an increasing body of research reveals it has cancer-promoting properties. Researchers from the Indian Institute of Toxicology Research have recently confirmed the carcinogenic potential of Roundup herbicide using human skin cells (HaCaT )...
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      5 Common Chewing Gum Ingredients That May Cause Cancer

      By Dr. Mercola You might not pay much attention to the ingredients in chewing gum because, after all, it’s not actually swallowed. But the ingredients, many of which are potentially dangerous, do enter your body, directly through the walls of your mouth. As with the toxic ingredients in personal care...