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Talcum powder linked to cancer

Using talcum powder regularly appears to increase a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer by almost a quarter, reports The Guardian. Millions of women are believed to use talcum powder – which is made from a soft mineral called hydrous magnesium silicate – for reasons of intimate personal hygiene. Scientists have long been concerned about the minute particles travelling into the body, and becoming embedded in the ovaries, causing a kind of inflammation that allows cancer cells to flourish. However, previous studies into a possible link have been inconclusive. For the latest research, a team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston conducted a meta-analysis of eight studies, involving nearly 20,000 women, around 8,500 of whom had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The results showed that regularly applying the powder after bathing or showering raised the cancer risk by 24%. However, they stressed that the possible danger applied only to using talc around the genitals, not elsewhere on the body.

 

Source: The Week Android edition

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Travel Advice

Travel Vaccinations At Apple Tree Pharmacy Chelmsford

Services include:

Travel Vaccinination Clinic / Typhoid / Hepatitis A + B / Anti malarial drugs / Malarone 2.50 per tablet.

But there are alternatives:

Short or long term from 10p a day. We Can write out a prescription for your travel needs. Competitive priced drugs and inexpensive alternatives to advertised prophylactives. Useful for long term stays overseas.

Please click on the links below to find out more about these organisations…

http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk

http://who.int/ith

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