Omega-3 heart benefits confirmed; 500mg/day recommended

March 10, 2008  
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salmon.gifCM NEWS – Omega-3 fatty acids from oily fishes or capsules can reduce cardiovascular risk by up to 45%, according to a review of major scientific data. Experts recommend dosage of 500mg a day for healthy persons and 1 g for patients with coronary artery diseases. Read more

Typical North American diet is deficient in omega-3 fatty acids

March 9, 2008  
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Child & Family Research Institute release – New research from the Child & Family Research Institute shows the typical North American diet of eating lots of meat and not much fish is deficient in omega-3 fatty acids and this may pose a risk to infant neurological development. Read more

Tamiflu alert

March 9, 2008  
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The Standard – Worried patients pushing doctors to prescribe the anti-flu drug Tamiflu could be leaving themselves more open to the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus. Read more

‘Happy tree’ yields a cancer-fighting drug

March 5, 2008  
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happytreeVancouver Sun – B.C. cancer patients who don’t get better on standard treatment will be offered a locally developed experimental drug using a nanotechnology smart bomb type of treatment derived from the bark of the “happy tree,” indigenous to China. Read more

Black tea may beat diabetes

March 3, 2008  
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black-tea1.jpgCM NEWS, NHS news - “Scientists claim a cup of tea may help cure diabetes,” according to the Daily Mirror. Read more

Precious herb ‘Tian Ma’ fights depression

March 2, 2008  
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CM NEWS – An ancient, precious and expensive Chinese herb might possess anti-depressant effect, according to a new study by scientists at the National Taiwan University. Read more