cancer risk

Widespread evidence of a link between traditional Chinese herbal remedies and liver cancer has been uncovered in a new study. The findings suggest stronger measures are needed to prevent people from consuming chemicals called aristolochic acids (AA), which are derived from the woody vines of the Aristolochia plant family, said the report. The acids can… Read more

Using cannabis could alter a person’s DNA structure, and a mechanism has been identified by scientists from The University of Western Australia. The alterations may cause mutations, which can expose people to serious illnesses, and be passed on to their children and several future generations. Although a possible association between cannabis use and severe illnesses… Read more