June 2005

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June 30, 2005

Compound in Teflon A 'Likely Carcinogen'

it says that the fact that animal studies have identified four different kinds of tumors in both male and female rats and mice that had been exposed to the compound convinced a majority of its members that it is a likely carcinogen.

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June 29, 2005

Your Health And The Better Sex Diet

Good nutrition, good health, good sex, there does seem to be a message for overall health here in a better sex diet ...

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June 28, 2005

Brain Scan Study of Smokers Reveals Signature of Craving

The researchers found that smokers who report a greater urge to smoke after a period of abstinence also exhibit stronger brain activity after viewing smoking-related images, such as others smoking or a pack of cigarettes.

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June 27, 2005

Cancer related gene p53 not regulated as indicated by previous tissue culture research

If p53 is inactivated, as it is in over half of all human cancers, checks and balances on cell growth fail to operate

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June 23, 2005

Adjusting to Life After Cancer Treatment

what happens when you leave the oncology unit and step back into the world you used to know before cancer changed everything?

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June 22, 2005

Faulty enzyme sparks Parkinson's disease

Parkinson disease and other alpha-synucleinopathies are characterized by the deposition of intraneuronal alpha-synuclein (alphaSyn) inclusions, or a clumping, involving "accumulation of a protein in an aberrant form

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AAV2 has great potential to be developed as an anti-cancer agent

six days is all it takes for adeno-associated virus type 2 (AAV2), a common, non-disease-causing virus, to kill cervical, breast, prostate and squamous cell cancer cells in laboratory cultures

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June 21, 2005

Fish may help prevent heart failure as well as heart attacks

the type of fish meal consumed is likely to affect the degree of cardiovascular benefit one might receive. This study suggests that intake of fried fish, particularly lean (nonfatty or white) fish, is unlikely to provide the same cardiovascular benefits as fatty or oily fish,"

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June 16, 2005

Drug Shows 'hope' for range of cancers

Institute of Cancer Research scientists found the drug 17AAG blocked breast, bowel, skin and prostate cancer in 30 patients as well as in the laboratory.

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June 15, 2005

Chemotherapy For Brain Tumors Is Boosted After Vaccine Targets Resistance-related Antigen

According to new research, there's promising new hope on the horizon in the treatment of brain cancer and other 'difficult to treat' malignancies.

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June 14, 2005

Bowel Cancer Linked to Red and Processed Meat

Here's a clear and convincing reason to avoid the typical American diet of hamburgers, steak, and processed meat of all kinds.

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June 13, 2005

Nitric Oxide Finding May Yield Better Cancer Treatments and Blood Substitutes

Duke University Medical Center researchers have demonstrated how to safely deliver more oxygen to oxygen-deprived tissues in the body, a finding that could lead to more effective blood substitutes, wound healing therapies and cancer treatments.

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June 10, 2005

Research Points to New Genetic Method of Diagnosing Cancer

Although this is a preliminary study, subsequent validation could have a significant impact on the clinical diagnosis of cancer, resulting in earlier detection and therefore earlier and more effective treatment.

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June 9, 2005

Fish oil hope for breast cancer

The combination appeared to reduce the growth of breast cancer cells, their ability to spread around the body and to form secondary tumours.

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June 7, 2005

Key genes predict cancer outcome

Scientists have pinpointed a key sequence of genes which appear to be active in rapidly developing cancers.

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June 6, 2005

The Wonder of Garlic: "New natural extract for treating MRSA"

news on a natural antimicrobial that can deal with a range of drug resistant bacteria and other infections

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June 5, 2005

New Device Sniffs Out Lung Cancer

Early detection and treatment is critical to preventing or delaying death due to the disease. However, there are no general screening guidelines to detect lung cancer at its earliest stages in asymptomatic people. When lung cancer is found early, it is often because of tests that were being done for something else.

But now researchers are reporting that an "electronic nose" can identify people with lung cancer by detecting distinct characteristics in their exhaled breath.

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June 2, 2005

Antitumor Effect of a Combination of Lysine, Proline, Arginine, Ascorbic Acid, and Green Tea Extract on Pancreatic Cancer Cell Line MIA PaCa-2.

Researchers report that the formulation of green tea extract, lysine, proline, and ascorbic acid, have tested as a promising adjunct to standard treatment of pancreatic cancer.

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June 1, 2005

Harmful Chemicals May Reprogram Gene Response To Estrogen

New research shows that exposure to harmful chemicals and drugs during critical developmental periods early in life may actually "reprogram" the way certain genes respond to the female hormone estrogen.

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