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Some skin creams may contain toxic mercury

Last Updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 11:00

Some people slather and even inject creams containing mercury onto or under their skin to lighten it, putting themselves and others at risk for serious health problems, scientists say.

Saliva may protect you from chemicals in tea, coffee

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 13:32

Believe it or not! Your saliva can rescue you from powerful toxins present in tea, coffee and liquid smoke flavouring.

Environmental toxins could make you look older than your years

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 10:49

Researchers have said that the amount of exposure to harmful substances, such as benzene and cigarette smoke, in the environment is the reason behind some 75-year-olds being downright spry while others barely being able to get around.

Drinking four glasses of wine in one night can be detrimental to health

Last Updated: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 19:21

Scientists have revealed that even having only "one too many" glasses of wine can cause significant harm to the body.

Zero-calorie fat substitute in chips could help remove toxins from body

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 13:50

Researchers have claimed that a snack food ingredient called olestra may be speeding up the removal of toxins in the body.

How to detox your body this festive season

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 10:57

With the festival season, one needs to take special care of their body and skin. Here are some tips that will help you detoxify yourself this season.

Nanosponges soak up toxins released by bacteria and venomous snakes

Last Updated: Monday, April 15, 2013, 17:31

A "nanosponge" invented by engineers at the University of California, San Diego can safely remove a broad class of dangerous toxins from the bloodstream - including toxins produced by MRSA, E. coli, poisonous snakes and bees.

Apples found to carry most pesticides among `dirty dozen` foods

Last Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2012, 16:46

An environmental group has singled out Apples as being the biggest carrier of insecticides.

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