Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
I have an thanks so much -- now -- -- thanks.
That's this week's top medical stories first up.
How to avoid hidden toxins in your beauty products.
Fox is an appointment is here to explain -- this be real surprised a lot of people there's some.
Dangerous -- -- really -- and women in particular listen up when we brush our teeth wash our faces take a bath -- our hair.
Apply lipstick we are being exposed to chemicals.
That may be increasing our risk for cancer under federal law the term personal care products is divided into cosmetics and drugs.
The FDA regulates drugs but cosmetics are not currently subject to FDA approval before reaching the market.
According to the Fox News health team there are a lot of these chemicals and products we use every day but these are the most common formaldehyde.
Pair -- -- violates and -- close it fortunately some companies are taking action on their -- to provide safe personal care products.
And August of 2012 responding to concerns and demands of consumers.
Johnson & Johnson became the first major consumer products company to commit to removing a variety of potentially harmful chemicals by the end of 2015.
Neutrogena of you know and clean and clear are all Johnson & Johnson products that will be included in this bold initiative.
Federal regulation is also now on the horizons more good news is safe chemicals act would phase out chemicals linked to cancer.
And reproductive abnormalities -- honesty and so in the meantime we need to look for certain things on the label the problem is sometimes things are labeled a different name right -- somebody different names for these things.
Okay -- tell us about -- there is -- chemical that could actually help people who are suffering from mass and it's actually chemical that was previously found a cause people to break out in the blistering rash is when used on furniture upholstery.
And then now it's showing promise as a treatment for multiple sclerosis.
There's also continue study suggests the compound called dot insults humor rate reduces the likelihood that patients will experience a flare up of they're MS symptoms -- and the degree to which those symptoms.
Are disabling and people with MS the immune system attacks that nerve cells of the brain and also the spinal cord.
Producing symptoms such as numbness loss of balance weakness -- tremors.
Patients typically experience their symptoms in episodes called relapse is -- last days weeks or even months.
As MS treatment BG twelve look stable.
Favorable rather in the short term.
But it's not yet known whether it can reduce disability over the long terror the FDA is set to make a decision on whether to approve BG twelve as an MS treatment by the end of this year I will those funds also really interesting snake venom -- am sorry dad I don't look at the video on this wooden stakes are able to convert their -- back in the harmless molecules -- -- -- go like Barack.
I -- molecules that scientists say could help -- cancer care.
-- doing British Australian study showed that -- I'm not only evolved from regular cells but could be turned back -- harmless proteins.
Researchers say that this is the very first time snakes venom.
Has been -- to a ball back into regular tissues and was a significant finding for the development of drugs for conditions like cancer.
Or diabetes so now they're not just taking care the rats for -- there they could be hearing -- and bush is fascinating starving tumors of the blood that they need to survive are right and thank you so much it is that's why.
Filter by section