December 2005

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December 29, 2005

High Antioxidant Diet May Delay Age-Related Macular Degeneration

According to researchers that conducted the study, older individuals who consumed above-median amounts of beta carotene, zinc, and vitamins C and E in their diet were 35% less likely to be diagnosed with the disease.

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December 27, 2005

Green Tea Extract Improves Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

The Mayo Clinic study found that EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), a catechin found in green tea, was able to kill cancer cells that were taken from CLL patients

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December 20, 2005

Artificial Light At Night Stimulates Breast Cancer Growth In Laboratory Mice (Updated with links)

Evidence suggests an association between night work and breast cancer risk, possibly through the melatonin pathway

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December 15, 2005

New Generation Of CT Medical Scanners Put X-ray Images In The Shade

The latest computed tomography (CT) scanners are so fast that they can capture the first completely sharp, three-dimensional pictures of a beating heart. PET is a procedure that is able to detect small cancerous tumors, and also subtle changes in the brain and heart.

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December 11, 2005

Chemical signals spread cancer

... growth factors released by the primary tumour trigger the production of an adhesive protein called fibronectin on the surface of cells at the target site.

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December 10, 2005

New Health Warning on Paracetamol

Paracetamol is touted as being safe for the stomach, yet when it is abused (such as taking up to 20 tablets a day), like any other drug that is abused, it can cause death.

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December 8, 2005

Some foods, beverages could hold clues for future diabetes treatment

Of special interest to chemists are naturally occurring compounds found in certain healthy foods and beverages. Often these compounds become the model or the active ingredient for new drug therapies that maximize the food's beneficial effects.

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December 4, 2005

Stress 'hinders healing process'

U.S. researchers report that the stress caused by a 30-minute argument with a spouse is enough to slow wound healing by a day...

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