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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Health News: Could glyphosate in our food be carcinogenic? ♦ What happens if I flush leftover drugs down the toilet? ♦ New way of preventing diabetes-associated blindness

What happens if I flush leftover drugs down the toilet? A reader wonders about the best way to dispose of unneeded medicine. Umbra plumbs for answers.
Could glyphosate in our food be carcinogenic? Today while people celebrate World Health Day, which is dedicated to food safety this year, Factor GMO is paying special attention to the recent report from the World Health Organisation’s cancer agency IARC, which concluded that the World’s most used herbicide, glyphosate, probably causes cancer in humans. IARC reached its decision based on the view of 17 cancer experts
New way of preventing diabetes-associated blindness Reporting on their study with lab-grown human cells, researchers say that blocking a second blood vessel growth protein, along with one that is already well-known, could offer a new way to treat and prevent a blinding eye disease caused by diabetes.
'Pain sensing' gene discovery could help in development of new methods of pain relief A gene essential to the production of pain-sensing neurons in humans has been identified by an international team of researchers. The discovery could have implications for the development of new methods of pain relief

Plant extracts offer hope against diabetes, cancer Diabetes is the fastest growing metabolic disease in the world. A new study has shown that traditional Aboriginal and Indian plant extracts could be used to manage the disease and may also have potential use in cancer treatment.

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