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Study Finds Antihistamines Could Prevent Cancer -- Erika Kurre

Updated: Wednesday, July 9 2014, 10:58 PM CDT
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Nashville, TN - A connection between allergy medications and cancer prevention.

Scientists have found the same thing you take for the sniffles may end up saving your life.

This could be a game changer in the medical community as scientists learn more about the cells involved with cancer.
   
And there's one thing that makes this discovery even more promising than most.

The new finding is published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology.

Researchers found of all medications on the market, antihistamines like Zyrtec may also fight cancer.
   
TriStar Summit Medical Center Dr. Scott Fortune says a product like this, already on the market, saves time in development by by-passing steps to make sure it's safe.

The antihistamines work by not only supressing an allergic reaction.. but they were found in mice to also slow down or reverse the formation of tumors.

Finally some good news for allergy sufferers.

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