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(Health News) December 11 2006 – Research results released today by the National Cancer Institute indentify a new approach that may extend the effectiveness of Tamoxifen in preventing breast cancers and other estrogen sensitive cancers from reocurring.

The results were published today in the medical journal, Cancer Cell.

See the full article at http://health-news-now.com/blog/tamoxifen-breast-cancer-drug-enhanced-by-second-drug/68

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The last thing you should have to worry about when planning dinner or a salad is whether you are going to get food poisoning, but recent outbreaks of E. coli O157:H7 indicate that this is an ongoing concern.  Although the four fields confirmed to be contaminated with manure from sick cows are not currently being used to grow crops of leafy vegetables, the safety of this kind of produce has been a concern raised by FDA for over a year and it continues to be an ongoing issue.  What can you do to protect your health and the health of your family?    For mor information see this article about E Coli – The truth about contaminated spinach and lettuce

There is a lot of misinformation out there about cholesterol so I hope you enjoy these articles about lowering your cholesterol ( actually improving the ratio of LDL low density cholesterol to HDL high density cholestorol ), so here are a few articles I found that may actually be helpful:

Trans Fat in Diet Causes Weight Gain and Belly Fat

Good Cholesterol and Bad Cholesterol

Get Free Special Reports on Cholesterol and Heart Health

July 27 2006 – The US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences announced the results of a study of various volatile organic compounds and their affect on lung health. Although 11 chemicals were studied, one of them, “1,4 DiChloroBenzine”, was found to cause significant harm to lung function. 1,4 DiChloroBenzine, a white solid compound that smells like mothballs, is found in room deodorizers, urinal and toilet ball fresheners, and in products sold to control moths. This substance was found in the bloodstream of 96 percent of the 953 adults aged 20 to 59 years of age who participated in this study. While further studies will likely continue, the results obviously indicate that people should avoid using this type of air freshener and should avoid exposing themselves to this substance outside their homes.

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