Sugar Labeling May Reduce Cancer Risk

Obesity rates are on the rise in the United States, with almost every 4 in 10 adults affected. This condition puts people at an increased risk for developing 13 different types of cancers, including breast, colon and rectum, endometrium, esophagus, kidney, and pancreas, among others. Added sugars are deemed to be one of the culprits of obesity. In an effort to address the obesity epidemic, the FDA mandated in 2016 the use of sugar labeling, such as sugar content, on packaged foods. In order to d...
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Cancer Risk Elevated for Nail Salon Workers: Interview With Aaron Lamplugh

When Aaron Lamplugh, PhD candidate at University of Colorado Boulder, and colleagues measured the levels of chemicals in six nail salons across Colorado, they discovered that nail salon technicians are exposed to many volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at levels that increase their risk of developing cancer. In this interview with i3 Health, Mr. Lamplugh shares insights regarding the implications that high levels of chemicals have on nail salon workers and suggests some ways to mitigate the effec...
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Nail Salon Workers Exposed to Cancer-Causing Chemicals

Nail salon technicians are exposed to high levels of volatile organic compounds, many of which are in high enough concentrations and toxic enough to cause cancer. In order to understand the severity of this situation, researchers measured the levels of various chemicals in six different salons across Colorado and found that many chemicals exceeded the safe limit, putting workers at an increased risk of developing malignancies. For this study, published in Environmental Pollution, the investigato...
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Circadian Rhythm Disruption Causes Cancer—But How?

Our circadian rhythm—the biological clock that dictates when we become sleepy or alert—is essential to healthy functioning. A disrupted circadian rhythm is known to wreak havoc on the human body, causing abnormal behavioral and hormonal rhythms, cognitive discrepancies, weight gain, diabetes, increased cell death, and in some cases, cancer. However, the molecular, biochemical, or cellular mechanisms that underlie the effects of circadian rhythm disruption have until now remained a mystery. To be...
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Emergency Departments’ Cancer Expertise Level Predicts Patient Outcomes

Cancer patients are frequent visitors of the emergency department for a myriad of cancer-related reasons, and several external factors can help predict patient outcomes. Researchers discovered that patients with cancer seeking emergency cancer-related treatment receive better outcomes when seen at a care facility with cancer expertise. In addition, they found that cancer expertise of an institution is more indicative of patient outcomes than continuity of care. In this study, published in Canadi...
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