Review of written, updated and scientifically researched papers on alternative medicine during 2011 year.
- Andree represents Washington DC.
What did you miss from September to October 2011?
Analgesic drugs and the risk of kidney cancer. Any relation?
- Long-term use of certain analgesics may bring about an increase in the risk of renal cell cancer.
Million hearts: Major concern for the prevention of cardiovascular events.
- A national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over the next 5 years.
- 1 in 3 individual has conditions involving blood vessels like atherosclerosis.
- Block arteries are slow progressive, cumulative and start early in life.
- Different factors may be involved like: diet, sedentary life style, overuse of specific medications, interaction between medications, environmental influences.
- Poor nutrition, particularly foods high in fat, salt, and so on, is a key element in the development of ailments.
- Air pollution is a major factor in the development of respiratory illnesses.
- Poisonous pollutants are known as carcinogens: asbestos, benzene, benzopyrene, carbon monoxide, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, formaldehyde, nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter, ozone, chloroform, toluene, sulfur dioxide, mercury, lead.
- Radon is the leader of lung’s cancer.
Is the free air that you breathe free of contaminants?
Alcohol and lung damages
- Indulgence in alcohol, particularly over a prolonged period of time, causes lung inflammation and serious damages.
- Tens of thousands of deaths occur each year from alcohol-related lung injury, like acute lung injury, pneumonia and cancer.
- Men: heavy consumption of beer and hard liquor has been associated with an elevated risk of lung cancer; regardless of smoking history.
- Cancer rate in alcoholics are ten times higher than that in the general population.
- Alcohol has a detrimental effect on nutrients and depletes them; consequently increasing inflammation, infection and illnesses ensues.
Fetus and early development.
- Effects of alcohol consumption and its consequences on the fetus: an underestimated catastrophic factor.