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  1. Sticking points

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The culprit: PAAG, or hydrophilic polyacrylamide Commonly known as Amazing Gel on the mainland Side effects: blocks mammograms and X-rays, causes cancer, stops women from breast feeding Invented in Ukraine Not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration Its use is legal in Hong Kong ...

  2. Good oil, bad oil at a glance

    Posted Apr 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rapeseed plant and contains erucic acid. coconut Argument for Rich in lauric acid, which is also in breast milk and can protect infants from viral, bacterial or protozoal infections. Polynesians or other ethnic groups eating a diet rich in coconut oil have lower incidence of breast and colon cancer. Argument against Loaded with saturated oil, which have been linked to high cholesterol ...

  3. Kale: veggie packed with leafy goodness

    Posted Nov 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... problems such as breast cancer. And because kale is high in fibre, it can help bind cholesterol in the gut so the body does not absorb it. Eating cruciferous vegetables as a part of your daily ... intolerant or do not like dairy. Kale is known for its abilities to ward off cancers, says Benita Perch, a naturopathic doctor with the Holistic Central Medical Practice. Research shows ...

  4. Cancer risk from tainted fish remote, professors say

    Posted Aug 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to risk getting cancer, Chinese University academics said yesterday. The professors also said government tests on mainland eels showed the level of the cancer-causing chemical malachite green ... of the fish, fish heads and skin as these areas were most easily contaminated. Eels were much more likely to accumulate the cancer-causing fungicide than other freshwater fish, he said. 'Eels ...

  5. Study shows chemical may not be carcinogen: HK scientist

    Posted Aug 20th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... of the thyroid gland, liver or mammary glands in female rats might have been caused by malachite green chloride, but that malachite green chloride did not cause cancer,' he said, citing the US report. He said other studies had shown a lower level of cancer cells was instead recorded when the chemicals were used on female rats suffering from leukaemia. Professor O'Toole said ...

  6. Cancer scare at bubble tea cafe chain

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip and Dennis Chong Hong Kong branches of a big Taiwanese bubble tea chain have stopped selling passion fruit drinks, fearing that they might contain a cancer-causing additive used ... of passion fruit juice in Hong Kong amid reports that drinks sold at its branches in Taiwan contained DEHP, which is not only a possible cause of cancer, but can damage the liver and kidneys ...

  7. What is it? Selenium

    Posted May 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A trace element found in foods such as seafood, fresh garlic, mushrooms, wheat germ and some whole grains, selenium helps increase the effectiveness of vitamin E and is an antioxidant. Insufficient levels of it have been linked to an increased risk of prostate cancer. Selenium also protects against toxic pollutants for sexual reproduction. It's used in some skincare preparations ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - NUTRITION GRAPEFRUIT JUICE

    Nutrition: grapefruit juice

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... that a glass of grapefruit juice daily lets patients get the same benefits from an anti-cancer drug with a much lower dose. This could not only help patients avoid the side effects associated with high drug doses, but also lower medication costs. In the study, published this month in Clinical Cancer Research, patients who drank a glass (235 millilitres) of grapefruit juice a day slowed ...

  9. Zelens Creams

    Posted Sep 12th 2006, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... Suzanne Harrison What is it? A skin-care range developed by British-based Italian Marko Lens, a skin cancer specialist and hospital consultant in plastic surgery. The brand, which ... of antioxidants in protecting skin and fighting the development of skin cancer. Fullerene C60 is named after Richard Buckminster Fuller, who designed the geodesic dome, which the C60 molecule resembles. ...

  10. Health bites

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... syndrome. Liver cancer connected to lost molecule New research offers hope for a novel way to treat liver cancer, the third-leading cancer killer worldwide. Ohio State University scientists have found that the loss of a regulatory molecule called microRNA-122 leads to liver cancer, suggesting that developing a drug that restores levels of this molecule could slow tumour growth. ...




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