Broccoli sprouts cut bladder cancer risk by half

February 28, 2008  
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broccoli sproutsCM NEWS, American Association for Cancer Research release – A concentrated extract of freeze dried broccoli sprouts cut development of bladder tumours in an animal model by more than half, according to a report in the March 1 issue of Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Read more

Germans search for new anti-cancer drugs from TCM

February 24, 2008  
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CM NEWS – A group of German scientists launched a systematic compound search in 76 Chinese medicinal plants that are believed to be effective against malignant tumours and other growths. The success rates so far are satisfactory. Read more

Writing ‘deepest thoughts’ improves quality of life of cancer patients

February 24, 2008  
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Georgetown University Medical Centre release – Expressive writing — writing about one’s deepest thoughts and feelings — may help change the way cancer patients think and feel about their disease. Read more

Fat-free milk may help ease hypertension

February 21, 2008  
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milk2.jpgCM NEWS – Women who drank more fat free milk and had higher intakes of calcium and vitamin D from foods, and not supplements, tended to have a lower risk for developing hypertension or high blood pressure, according to a new study published in the American Heart Association journal, Hypertension. Read more

Bats are source of SARS, study confirms

February 19, 2008  
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Ohio State University release – Scientists who have studied the genome of the virus that caused severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) say their comparisons to related viruses offer new evidence that the virus infecting humans originated in bats. Read more

Stress hormone impacts memory, learning in diabetics

February 17, 2008  
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NIH release – Diabetes is known to impair the cognitive health of people, but now scientists have identified one potential mechanism underlying these learning and memory problems. Read more

‘Fundamental’ herb reverses drug resistance of cancer cells

February 16, 2008  
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wu-wei-zi1.jpgCM NEWS – One of the 50 fundamental traditional Chinese medicinal herbs, Wu wei zi (???), contains substances that could “remarkably” reverse multidrug resistance of cancer cells, according to a study done at Standford University. Read more

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