Showing posts with label cancer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cancer. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

South Africa: Industrial pollution blamed for rise in diseases

People living along the coast in the South African city of Durban have long complained about the effects of toxic industrial pollution.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Japanese scientist wins Nobel medicine prize for work on "self-eating" cells

Japan's Yoshinori Ohsumi has won the 2016 Nobel prize for medicine or physiology for his discovery of how cells break down and recycle their content, which could lead to a better understanding of diseases like cancer, Parkinson's and type 2 diabetes.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

First Fukushima worker diagnosed with radiation-linked cancer

A former Fukushima nuclear plant worker has been diagnosed with radiation-linked cancer, Japanese authorities said Tuesday, in the first such confirmation more than four years after the worst atomic accident in a generation.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Selenium, an antioxidant chemical element and enemy of human cancer/Σελήνιο Το Μοναδικό

Selenium is an important chemical that may protect cells against chemicals, pollution and the negative effects that the environment may have on human health, as indicated by Mohamadian Shahzad, a Persian specialist in nutrition and dietetics.
"Selenium is considered a substance with high antioxidant properties and is important in preventing human cancer," said Mohamadian.
Similarly, he added that "this supplement prevents the absorption of some heavy metals and their potential toxicity as well as environmental radiation such as mercury, silver and thallium, reducing the potential damage they may have on the health of the human body."
The walnut, salmon, brown rice, chicken meat and beef, whole wheat bread, skim milk and most nuts are the main dietary sources of selenium according to the  Iranian nutritionist.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Όταν η μόδα αρρωσταίνει

Πρόσφατη έκθεση της Greenpeace αποδεικνύει ότι μεγάλες αλυσίδες ρούχων χρησιμοποιούν υφάσματα με τοξικά δηλητήρια. Παράλληλα άνθρωποι εργάζονται σε άθλιες συνθήκες αμειβόμενοι πενιχρά.
Την περασμένη εβδομάδα μια είδηση από τη Ντάκα του Μπαγκλαντές σόκαρε. Πάνω από 100 άνθρωποι έχασαν τη ζωή τους γιατί στο υφαντουργείο που εργάζονταν ξέσπασε πυρκαγιά. Τα μέτρα ασφαλείας ήταν άθλια, όπως και οι συνθήκες κάτω από τις οποίες εργάζονταν. Στόχος να παράγουν φθηνά οι μεγάλες εταιρείες στη Δύση.

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