• Green Tea Polyphenols Fight Drug Resistant Cancer

    Oct 22, 2004
    Green Tea Polyphenols (GTP) were added to chemotherapy-drug resistant cancer cells. Adding the GTP increased the ability of the cancer chemotherapeutic agent doxorubicin to fight the cancer by 5.2 times. The GTP increased the concentration of doxorubicin in the cancer cells and decreased the ability of the tumor cells to push out the chemotherapy.
  • Cranberry Fights Herpes

    Oct 21, 2004
    A new study shows that a polyphenol present in Cranberries fights HSV-2 infection in many ways. HSV-2 is the abreviation for herpes type 2 infection, one of the most common viral infection in humans. HSV-2 is a life long disease once you catch it and during an outbreak sores and ulcers appeare on the genitals.
  • Sublingual Homeopathic Type Grass Pollen Reduces Risk of Asthma in Children

    Oct 20, 2004
    Children with grass pollen allergy have a strong risk of developing asthma. In this study children were either given sublingual grass pollen before and during allergy season for three years or they were given typical drug therapy. The children given sublingual grass pollen drops had a much milder allergy season by the second season, and they used less medication than those using medication only.
  • If You're Over 50 You have a 50-50 Chance of Having Osteoporosis

    Oct 19, 2004
    According to the first ever report o bone health and osteoporosis by the Surgeon Generals office half of all Americans over 50 may be at risk for broken bones due to osteoporosis by 2020 if they don't take action to prevent the bone thinning disease. The report states that 10 million Americans currently have osteoporosis, and that 34 million people are at risk of developing it. The report states that osteoporosis and other bone conditions can start a worsening trend in physical health and quality of life.
  • Lycopene Aids Advanced Prostate cancer

    Oct 18, 2004
    20 Men with prostate cancer that didn't respond to hormone therapy were enlisted into this study between January 2001 and December 2002. They were 56 to 90 years of age with a median age of 72. The men were placed on Lycopene 10mg a day for 3 months (this is a lower dosage compared to most studies).