Blood test detects ovarian cancer early

February 15, 2008  
Filed under Cancer, Women's health

Reuters – Researchers have developed what they believe is the first blood test that accurately detects ovarian cancer at an early stage. Read more

‘Engineered’ virus slows stubborn cancers

February 14, 2008  
Filed under Cancer

CM NEWS – A lab-engineered virus has been proved to slow the growth of two particularly stubborn solid tumour cancers – neuroblastoma and peripheral nerve sheath tumours – without harming healthy tissues, according to study results published in the Cancer Research. Read more

New anti-cancer drug maybe from sea algae

February 11, 2008  
Filed under Cancer

cyanobacteria.jpgCM NEWS, UCSD release – A team of researchers has identified a potent new anti-cancer drug isolated from a toxic blue-green algae found in the South Pacific. Read more

Acupuncture ‘increases IVF success’ by 65%

February 10, 2008  
Filed under Acupuncture, Women's health

Times – Women who undergo IVF increase their chances of pregnancy if they are also treated with acupuncture, a new analysis suggests.

The benefits may be large — a 65% increase in the chance of becoming pregnant, and a 91% increase in the number of live births. Read more

Indian herb prevents cancer progress

February 10, 2008  
Filed under Cancer

acanthus-ilicifolius.jpgCM NEWS – An Indian medicinal plant Acanthus ilicifolius shows encouraging results in preventing liver cancer cells from progressing, dubbed chemoprevention, according to a study. Read more

Herbal sex remedy linked to cancer

February 10, 2008  
Filed under Sex

Reuters, CanWest – Two men seeking to boost sexual performance and grow bigger muscles instead ended up with advanced prostate cancer after taking “herbal” supplements, US doctors said. Read more

Hawthorn extract ‘helps blood flow’

February 10, 2008  
Filed under Heart health

Telegraph – Hawthorn extract can significantly ease the symptoms of chronic heart failure, research suggests.

The herbal medicine can help the heart beat more powerfully, increasing blood flow through the arteries and reducing irregular heartbeats. Read more

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