Starting July 7, glyphosate, the main ingredient of Monsanto's Roundup, will be added to California's list of chemicals that can cause cancer. The weed killer may also get a label that can warn consumers about its potential dangers.
Public Health June 28, 2017
A judge in Nigeria ruled that Coke products Sprite and Fanta could pose health threats to consumers. How do certain ingredients in these beverages become poisonous when consumed?
Public Health March 28, 2017
Last December, frozen pork belly supply in the U.S. dropped to a record low following a massive demand for bacon, but there's no need to panic because no shortage is likely to occur, pork industry representatives say.
Business Tech February 2, 2017
U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company has voluntarily recalled some smokeless tobacco products after sharp metal objects have been found in selected cans. The FDA too is pursuing a new rule that will limit a carcinogen content in such products.
Public Health February 2, 2017
In its new campaign, the UK’s Food Standards Agency advised against browning starchy foods during cooking and linked it to increased levels of acrylamide. The chemical is deemed a potential carcinogen, though other experts say the link remains unclear.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 24, 2017
Representatives of the National Institute of Health will give personal briefing in relation to the International Agency for Research on Cancer. This comes after the U.S. lawmakers ask for a full disclosure of NIH's funding policy.
Public Health October 7, 2016
Smokers' houses were discovered to carry dangerous carcinogen residues responsible for lung cancer even months after quitting. The residues were found in household objects as well as walls because of the substances' capacity to penetrate deep layers of surfaces.
Public Health October 5, 2016
Dangerous amount of chromium 6, a carcinogen that can also cause liver and reproductive problems, is present in the tap water used by millions of Americans. What states have the highest levels?
Public Health September 23, 2016
Is a very hot cup of coffee or beverage a cause for concern, particularly with the links of high-temperature drinks to esophageal cancer? Here's what the IARC and other experts know so far.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 27, 2016
WHO reversed its 1991 warning that coffee is a possible carcinogen. Drinking the beverage and other hot liquids at very high temperature, however, may still cause cancer of the esophagus.
Public Health June 16, 2016
Parents often feed their infants with rice cereal. Rice-based food products, however, have been linked to increased levels of toxic inorganic arsenic among babies.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 26, 2016
A team of researchers has found traces of chemicals used as flame retardants in the nails and hair of humans. These chemicals have been tagged in various health problems, including cancer.
Life March 5, 2016
The FDA would start testing corn, milk, eggs, soybeans and other foods sold in the United States for glyphosate. Monsanto, maker of the herbicide Roundup, said that it is confident that its herbicide can be safely used in crops.
Life February 21, 2016
In the United Kingdom, supermarkets saw a £3 million (over $4 million) drop in the sales of bacon and sausages over the last two weeks. An analyst group said that the "scare" from the WHO report on processed meats results in an incremental drop of 10 percent in sales.
Life November 23, 2015
Feeling extra guilty for having that piece of bacon today? Here are other types of food that we are in an abusive love-hate relationship with, on account of the health risks they pose.
Life November 16, 2015
Another study adds to the growing research on the link between consumption of meats cooked at high temperatures and an increased cancer risk. The particular danger: kidney cancer, believed to be increasing due to the meat-loving Western diet.
Life November 9, 2015
WHO findings suggest that processed and red meat are among the main causes for bowel cancer. Experts however are quick to assure that this does not mean that meat should be off the menu just yet.
Life October 27, 2015
Bacon lovers may be dismayed: processed meats are now deemed just as cancerous as cigarettes. The warning from WHO may affect the fast food sector and the entire meat industry.
Life October 24, 2015
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a list of human carcinogens. It includes four new substances than can cause various types of cancers in humans.
Life October 4, 2014
Yet another report states the alternative smoking device is not as safe or harmless as many might believe. Researcher says e-cigs have "measurable detrimental effects on health."
Life May 19, 2014
Smoking a hookah increases nicotine and carcinogens in users. Smoking hookah poses health risks similar to cigarette smoking.
Life May 18, 2014