Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within days > Health-in-Motion 01 June 2016 Watercress Smokers may have an unlikely new ally in fighting the cancer-threat their habit represents: watercress. Not in salads, but in the form of a concentrated extract. American researcher have discovered that if it is taken multiple times a day, the extract of this leafy green substantially reduces the activation of a carcinogen present in tobacco known as nicotine-derived nitrosamine ketone. Clinical trials suggest that cigarette smokers may benefit from the extract’s detoxifying effect, especially those who lack certain genes that are involved in the processing of carcinogens. 0 More: Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within daysHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle Should you squat on a public toilet to avoid germs? Fitness 5 new rules of super strength Fitness The 10 best yoga poses for men Medical 7 celebs with rare diseases Lifestyle ‘I slept on a yoga mat for 7 days – here’s what happened to my body’ Sex These 2 factors make the biggest difference in your sexual satisfaction From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Live healthier Effects on your brain? » 5 ways to get more seafood into your diet Mercury in fish may raise ALS risk Is it bad for your brain if you literally never eat fish? Calling all grown-ass picky eaters! Eeewwww! » ‘Why is my cough worse at night?’ SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body Can you get sick if someone coughs on you? The fine saliva mist emitted by a cough remains suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes.