July 2006

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July 29, 2006

Scorpion Venom May Help Patients With Malignant Brain Tumors

... two patients, women in their early 40s, had a "complete radiographic response," meaning there was no evidence of residual tumor, according to magnetic resonance imaging scans.

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July 28, 2006

Vitamin D And Flavonoids Examined For Impact On Breast And Ovarian Cancer

... scientists present their work analyzing the possibility that natural antioxidants found in plants, substances called flavonoids, could play a powerful role in preventing both breast and ovarian cancer.

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July 22, 2006

Nicotene May Help Stimulate Lung Cancer

The finding raises questions about the use by lung cancer patients of nicotine-containing interventions aimed at helping smokers quit.

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July 20, 2006

Socio-economic Status Linked To Aging

... scientists compared the social class of the volunteers with the average length of their telomeres and found that a low social status can accelerate the ageing process by about seven years.

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July 13, 2006

X-rays Linked To Breast Cancer

... women who are genetically susceptible breast cancer were 54 per cent more likely to get the disease if they had been given a chest X-ray.

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July 7, 2006

Calcium Supplementation Aids Weight Loss In Middle Age

A new study finds that calcium may do double duty in middle age, building bone strength while helping prevent weight gain.

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