• Possible Problem with Prostate Radioactive Seed Implant

    Nov 29, 2004
    Radioactive Iodine containing tiny seeds are implanted in the prostate to treat prostate cancer. Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation were performing routine tests to check for possible radioactive seed migration to other parts of the body. Since late in 2001, 23,184 seeds were implanted in the 246 patients who were evaluated.
  • Stress Triggers Asthma Attacks in Children

    Nov 26, 2004
    Researchers at McGill University in Montreal studied 60 children ages 6 to 13 that had been diagnosed with asthma for at least 3 years. Records were recorded of when the children suffered acute attacks over the next year and a half. The parents and children were regularly interviewed about the occurrence of stressful events.
  • Long Standing Back Pain may Affect Brain Tissue

    Nov 24, 2004
    Researchers compared the form and structure of the brains of 26 patients with chronic (continuous) back pain and 26 healthy individuals via MRI and computer analysis. The chronic back pain patients were divided into sciatic pain due to nerve damage, and non-nerve damage groups. The patients with chronic back pain had 5% to 11% less gray matter in the higher part of the brain (the neocortex involved in higher levels of thought) than the healthy subjects.
  • Multiple-Vitamin, Mineral Combination Reduces the Risk of Cancer in Men

    Nov 23, 2004
    In this French study 13,000 men and women aged 35 to 60 were placed on a supplement for an average of 7.5 years. The supplement included Vitamin C 120mg, Vitamin E 45 IU, Beta-Carotene 10,000 IU, Selenium 100mcg, and Zinc 20mg. The incidence of cancer among men was significantly lower in the supplemented group than in the placebo group.
  • The Main Green Tea Polyphenol EGCG Helps Decrease the Risk of Diabetes

    Nov 22, 2004
    EGCG mimics the cellular effects of insulin in the liver, decreasing the formation of glucose (sugar) from protein and other precursors such as lactic acid and propionic acid. By inhibiting this effect known as gluconeogenesis, EGCG and Green Tea will help decrease the risk of developing diabetes. The study is published in the November 2004 issue of the journal Planta Medica.