Hair straightening products linked to small increased risk of endometrial cancer
Full article: https://academic.oup.com/jnci/article/114/12/1636/6759686
Many people use products to straighten their hair. Use of these products, especially frequent use, is linked to a small increase in endometrial cancer. (Posted 4/18/23)
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