Elaine Symanski’s article “Air Toxics and Early Childhood Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia in Texas, a Population based case control study” used Texas’s Texas Cancer Registry to study whether there was a statistical relationship between childhood ALL and environmental exposures to benzene, 1, 3-butadiene and polycyclic organic matter (POM). Texas was chosen…

Benzene, a naturally occurring chemical compound, is sweet smelling and colorless, or slightly tinged yellow in its liquid form. This highly flammable compound is also known as a human carcinogen and has been found to cause a multitude of adverse side effects and complications in those who have been exposed…

Xarelto, also known as rivaroxaban, is a blood thinner that is used to reduce the risk of strokes, prevent the formation of blood clots, and treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which can ultimately lead to a pulmonary embolism, a blood clot in the lungs. Since 2011, when the FDA first…

A recent article published in Epidemiology entitled “Douching, Talc Use, and Risk of Ovarian Cancer” by Gonzalez, Nicole L. et al. showed that douching during the previous 12 months was associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer (HR: 1.8, CI: 1.2, 2.8). The article observes both that: 1. numerous…

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