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E. Hector Corsi

Digital Journalist based in Montreal, QC, Canada. Joined on Apr 12, 2012
Expertise in Holistic health, Health, Exercise & fitness, Science & space, Pharmaceuticals

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Study: Coffee reduces risk of melanoma

A new study links coffee consumption to a lower risk of skin cancer. Those who drank four cups of coffee per day had a 20 percent lower risk of melanoma.

Study: BPA alternative just as toxic

Consumers buying BPA-free products will be surprised to learn that these products contain a compound that’s just as dangerous as BPA.

Research: statins linked to thyroid, breast , and other cancers

A new study conducted by Shih-Han Hung at Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taiwan, and colleagues Herng-Ching Lin, and Shiu-Dong Chung, shows that regular statin use is linked to a significantly greater risk of thyroid cancer.

Green tea compound blocks Ebola virus infection

Research from the US Army suggests that epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a compound from green tea, might prevent Ebola virus infection. Researchers showed that a key protein is essential for Ebola virus infection by using EGCG to block this protein.

Research: Anti-cancer spice promotes lung cancer

A new review of the effects of the active component of the spice turmeric shows it can cause lung cancer, and increase the size of lung tumors.

Study: Some starches lower risk of cancer from red meat

A new study shows that some starches have protective effects against the cancer-causing effects of consuming large amounts of red meat.

Study: Dark chocolate shrinks belly, linked to lower body fat

A new study shows that enjoying dark chocolate leads to a reduction in abdominal size. Participants ate about 500 calories worth of dark chocolate per day.

Study: Green tea blocks effects of blood pressure medication

A new study warns that drinking green tea can block the effects of the blood pressure medication nadolol. Patients drinking green tea had a significantly blunted response to the blood pressure lowering effects of the drug.

Research: Ginseng reduces chronic fatigue

A new study shows that Panax ginseng has anti-fatigue effects on patients who have chronic fatigue. After four weeks of using ginseng, patients felt significantly less fatigued and had better mood and cognitive performance.

Study: Allspice kills prostate cancer cells

Allspice, from the dried, unripe berry of Pimenta dioca, has several compounds that can fight prostate and breast cancer.

Study: Amazon açaí fruit could fight Alzheimer's disease

A new study shows that açaí berry can prevent some of the negative effects of toxic β-amyloid (Aβ) proteins implicated in Alzheimer’s disease and improve memory.

Research: Vitamin C fights the common cold

Specific amounts of vitamin C might help treat the common cold, according to a new review of numerous research trials on the vitamin. Vitamin C might be more beneficial in some groups of people than others.

Study: Fish oil fights prostate cancer

A new study shows that supplementing a low fat diet with fish oil can help fight prostate cancer. Eating lots of fish also produced a 63 percent reduction in prostate cancer-specific mortality.

Clinical trial to test effects of coconut oil against Alzheimer’s

New research suggests that coconut oil may help fight Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and a clinical trial will be conducted to test its effects against AD.

Study: Multivitamins lower breast cancer mortality by 30%

A new study shows that postmenopausal women with invasive breast cancer who used multivitamins had lower breast cancer mortality than those who didn't use these supplements.

Study: Ashwagandha herb reverses Alzheimer's disease pathology

Ashwagandha can reverse the accumulation of toxic proteins implicated in Alzheimer's disease and also improves behavior.

Study: Copper deficiency causes anemia

A new study shows copper deficiency causes anemia. Many people are copper deficient, and even if you have enough iron, this will lead to anemia.

Study: Gluten-free diet lowers weight and fat gain

A new study shows gluten-free diets could lower weight gain, even when calories aren't changed. Many people might benefit from avoiding gluten.

Montreal mayor Applebaum resigns amid fraud charges

Montreal interim mayor Michael Applebaum has resigned after being arrested on corruption, conspiracy and fraud charges. Applebaum had promised to put the city back on the right path until the next municipal election in November 2013.

Study: Sucralose (Splenda) spikes blood sugar and insulin

A new study shows that obese humans who ingest sucralose have an increased repsonse to glucose. Sucralose caused higher blood sugar and insulin levels.
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