• Turmeric May Fight Drug Resistant Malaria

    Dec 17, 2004
    Recently studies have shown the powerful protective ability Turmeric has in the brain. It is often used for arthritic inflammation, liver health, and as a mild aid to balancing cholesterol. It has a number of activities in inhibiting the cancer process.
  • Children with ADHD may have an Iron Deficiency

    Dec 16, 2004
    Children with attention deficit and hyperactive disorder (the disorder normally treated with Ritalin) may have iron deficiency according to this new study. Low levels of iron can decrease the activity of dopamine, an important neurotransmitter n the brain, and because of this it may contribute to the pathophysiology of ADHD - in other words low levels of iron can contribute to the overall symptoms of ADHD. In this study 53 children with ADHD had their levels of iron compared to those of 27 children who were ADHD free.
  • Scientists Uncover How Alcohol Fuels Cancer Growth

    Dec 14, 2004
    Drinking alcohol has been linked to cancers of the esophagus, stomach,liver and even breast (if a woman is low in folic acid). It is also associated with a quicker metastasis of colon cancer. In this study researchers have uncovered at least part of the alcohol-cancer connection.
  • Anticancer Evidence Mounting for the Soy Isoflavone Genistein

    Dec 13, 2004
    There is a significant correlation between the amount of genistein in the blood and a decrease in hormone related cancers in Asian, European and American populations suggesting that genistein may reduce tumor formation. Genistein blocks an enzyme called protein tyrosine kinase that cancer cells use for energy and to grow, and it inhibits the ability of a cancer cell to create other cancer cells. Genestein inhibits the ability of a tumor to create its own blood supply and feed itself, and it also inhibits metastasis.
  • Specific Carotenoids and Vitamin C Decrease the Risk of Stomach Cancer

    Dec 10, 2004
    In a cohort study of 18,244 middle-aged to older men followed for 12 years in Shanghai, China, 191 cases of gastric cancer (stomach cancer) developed. The nutritional intake of these patients was compared to 570 matched controls within the study group. The intake of different forms of vitamin E, vitamin C, and a number of carotenoids was established.