March 2006

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March 30, 2006

Vitamin D deficiency common in diabetics

The rate of vitamin D deficiency (61 percent) was significantly higher in the diabetics than in the controls (43 percent).

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March 28, 2006

Magnesium Lowers Heart And Diabetes Risks

New research may help explain why eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and nuts helps protect the heart and prevent diabetes. The key may be the mineral magnesium.

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March 23, 2006

High Blood Pressure During Sleep More Harmful

... differences in blood pressure levels among people at night may make an additional contribution to people's risk of heart disease, renal injury and stroke.

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Eating oily fish 'may help block advance of prostate cancer'

Prostate cancer is at its most dangerous when tumour cells from the prostate gland migrate and invade other parts of the body, such as the bone marrow.

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March 21, 2006

The Angel Lai Story: From Deaths's Door To A Normal Four-year-old

When Angel Lai was just six month's old her health was going downhill fast with advanced leukaemia that had taken her little body to death's door in less than a month.

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March 14, 2006

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Protect Against Inflammation And Bone Loss

Resolvins are a new family of biologically active products of omega-3 fatty acids, and are natural endogenous regulators of the inflammatory response.

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March 9, 2006

The First Clinical Test For Saliva-Based Oral Cancer Detection: Ready Now

The saliva oral cancer RNA signature has been tested in over 300 saliva samples from oral cancer patients and healthy people, and the signature is always present in higher levels in the saliva of oral cancer patients than in saliva from healthy people, with an overall accuracy rate of about 85%.

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March 8, 2006

Researchers Relate Mitochondria Activity to Type 2 Diabetes

Insulin resistance, the predecessor to Type 2 Diabetes, relates to the ineffectiveness of the insulin hormone to transfer glucose into the body’s cells to be used as fuel. In particular, insulin binds to a spot on the cell surface called a receptor.

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March 6, 2006

Green Tea May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk - Black Tea May Increase Risk

The protection from breast cancer by tea is related specifically to the catechin content, say the researchers. EGCG and epigallocatechin have been shown to be promote apoptosis (programmed cell death).

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March 5, 2006

Eat To Live: Nutrigenomics, the new food?

Think about going into your local supermarket and along with your shopping list you take in the results from your latest genetic tests so you can be sure to buy the correct foods and supplements ...

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March 1, 2006

'Virus Chip' Detects New Virus In Prostate Tumors

The virus was probably originally acquired from another species; it is known as a xenotropic retrovirus - in this case, a xenotropic murine-like retrovirus, or XMRV.

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