• More evidence that strains of the human papilloma virus (wart virus) are associated with breast cancer

    Jun 18, 2010
    There are more than 100 strains of HPV (human papilloma virus – the wart related virus). Many are harmless but about 30 types put you at risk for cancer. The strains that cause cervical and other cancers are classified as high-risk.
  • Mayo Clinic study shows that Green Tea slows the growth of a common leukemia

    Jun 14, 2010
    EGCG is the major antioxidant in Green Tea and in this new study from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota an Extract of Green Tea high in EGCG fights cancer cells in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The EGCG-Green Tea concentrated extract reduced the number of cancer cells in patients during a phase II clinical trial. “The benefits we have seen in most CLL patients who use the chemical suggest that it has modest clinical activity and may be useful for stabilizing this form of leukemia, potentially slowing it down,” Dr.
  • Sufficient Selenium lowers the risk of diabetes in men significantly

    Jun 03, 2010
    Researchers from INSERM along with others from leading research institutions tested the diabetes preventing effects of the mineral Selenium. This is because Selenium is reported to have a diabetes preventing effect due to a direct effect on blood sugar and the antioxidant activity of Selenium and Seleno-enzymes (Selenium based enzymes involved with many activities including those to do with Glutathione production and detoxification). The researchers examined any effect Selenium had on dysglycemia (diabetes and impaired fasting glucose).
  • Glucosamine, Chondroitin and Fish Oil Capsules save lives

    Jun 02, 2010
    Researchers at the University of Washington Seattle and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer research Center in Seattle evaluated whether long-term use (10 year use) of different supplements had an effect on mortality. Besides vitamins and minerals they also looked at Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Saw Palmetto, Ginkgo biloba, Garlic, Fish Oil Capsules, and fiber and dying from any cause. Almost seventy-eight thousand Washington State resident s aged from 50 to 76 were followed for an average of five-years.
  • Study confirms link between migraines and stroke

    Jun 01, 2010
    People who suffer migraines are about twice as likely as people without the headaches to suffer a stroke caused by a blood clot a new research review finds. The current analysis combined the results of 21 published studies. The meta-analysis confirms a connection between migraines and ischemic stroke -- the most common form of stroke, occurring when a clot disrupts blood flow to the brain.