• Stress May Increase The Risk Of Sun Induced Skin Cancer

    Dec 30, 2004
    Mice were exposed to ultraviolet B radiation, the type of solar radiation that causes sunburn and skin cancer. A group of these mice were then exposed to the smell of fox urine to induce stress,foxes are a natural mouse predator. Exposure to fox urine started 14 days beore ultraviolet B radiation and was continued 3 times a week for the duration of the study.
  • Green Tea's EGCG May Fight Melanoma

    Dec 24, 2004
    Melanoma accounts for only 4% of all skin cancers, but most of the skin cancer related deaths. Standard systemic therapies are inadequately effective therefore novel approaches are needed. Naturally occuring substances in beverages and foods has shown benefit in a number of cancers and nonmelanoma skin cancers.
  • Magnesium and Vitamin B6 Reduce Hyperexcitability in Children

    Dec 23, 2004
    Magnesium and vitamin B6 are involved in numerous important activities in the body including the creation of important neurotransmitters in the brain. If you lack magnesium your bones are affected, you can become depressed, or suffer from nervousness and anxiety, insomnia, cardiac arrythmias, and high blood pressure. Normally clinicians check the level of magnesium by looking at its concentration in the plasma.
  • Genistein Inhibits the Breakdown of Bone

    Dec 21, 2004
    < The breakdown of bone is triggered by osteoclast cells - large cells in the bone marrow. Osteoclasts are actually a type of immune system cell called a macrophage. When the immune system releases a chemical messenger known as Interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta), the IL-1beta signals the osteoclasts to breakdown bone.
  • Body Seems To Have Ability To Keep A Dormant Cancer In Check

    Dec 20, 2004
    Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas collected blood from 36 breast cancer patients who had survived for at least 7 years, some of these patients had mastectomies 20 years prior. One-third of these former patients were found to have breast cancer cells floating in their blood stream. The women who had a mastectomy may have a low rate of cancer recurrence, but after about 20 years the risk of recurrence rises suddenly to about 20% - this is called dormancy.