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Study explains coffee’s anti-cancer effect

WASHINGTON — Coffee has been shown to reduce the risk of skin cancer by helping kill off damaged cells that could otherwise turn into tumors, according to a US study published on Monday. The findings indicate that moderate caffeine drinking, or perhaps even applying coffee to the skin, could be…

Federal agency backtracks on pro-marijuana info after 11 days

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has removed information about the anti-tumor effects of marijuana from its online treatment database just eleven days after becoming the first federal agency to formally recognize marijuana’s medicinal properties. The Colorado Independent first reported that the NCI replaced a sentence about marijuana’s “possible direct anti-tumor…

Federal agency recognizes pot for medical use

Medical marijuana dispensaries currently under fire from the IRS may have been handed a critical new weapon in their fight to stay open. The National Cancer Institute, one of the many federal agencies who make up the National Institute of Health, has ruled that marijuana does in fact have medical…

Smoking causes gene damage in minutes

WASHINGTON DC, United States—Those first few puffs on a cigarette can within minutes cause genetic damage linked to cancer, US scientists said in a study released Saturday. In fact, researchers said the “effect is so fast that it’s equivalent to injecting the substance directly into the bloodstream,” in findings described…

Scientists claim to have identified stem cells that spread cancer

Hong Kong scientists say they have identified the cancer stem cells responsible for the spread of colorectal cancer to other organs and believe the find will revolutionize treatment. Current treatments regard all cancer cells as alike, but the Hong Kong University researchers discovered that cancers contain a small number of…

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