May 2007


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May 31, 2007

Diets High in Meat Linked With Greater Skin Cancer Risk

(Reuters Health) May 31 - Diets with high amounts of meat and fat compared with those rich in vegetables and fruit appear to increase the risk of squamous cell carcinomas of the skin, according to Australian researchers. "Our study," lead... ... more

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May 27, 2007

Contact Lens Solution Pulled Over Link to Infection

If you're using AMO Complete Moisture Plus Multi-Purpose Solution to clean and store soft contact lenses, made by Advanced Medical Optics of Santa Ana, Calif., you might want to consider tossing it in the trash can, instead. And be sure... ... more

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May 23, 2007

Chronic Gum Disease Linked To Risk Of Tongue Cancer

Cancer of the Tongue, a malignant tumor that begins as a small lump, a firm white patch, or an ulcer, is one of the more common and serious types of mouth cancer. If untreated, the tumor may spread throughout the... ... more

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May 16, 2007

Burger King Sued Over Trans Fats

Maybe now that a nutrition advocacy group has sued Burger King Holdings Inc. over its use of frying oil that contains trans fats, the burger chain just might wake up and stop serving what most other chains have already stopped... ... more

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May 15, 2007

Scientists Find Potential Target For Treating Up To 40% Of Breast Cancers.

Nature Genetics via BBC News reports a team from Canada's McGill University has been able to block the action of an enzyme which fuels the growth of tumors. The researchers were able to block the enzyme, PTP1B, which appears... ... more

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May 14, 2007

Scientists Equip Bacteria With Custom Chemo-navigational System

Emory University scientists have opened the door to powerful new opportunities in drug delivery, by using an innovative method to control the movement of Escherichia coli in chemical environment,environmental cleanup and synthetic biology:... Justin Gallivan, PhD, assistant professor of chemistry,... ... more

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Immune System Dysfunction Pinpointed in Melanoma Cases

A team at Stanford University School of Medicine, in California, appears to have spotted a key immune system dysfunction in patients with melanoma skin cancer: an inability to respond to a molecule called interferon. And this failure to respond to... ... more

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May 11, 2007

Cancer Therapy Using Nanotechnology Cuts Side Effects

Scientists say they have developed a way to deliver lethal drug doses to tumours without causing side-effects, such as nausea and hair loss.[...] The Australian team has used nanotechnology to create tiny particles which specifically attack cancer cells, but leave... ... more

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May 9, 2007

Oral Sex May Increase Risk Oropharyngeal Cancer

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, who studied 100 men and women newly diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer and 200 healthy people, have found that a common strain of HPV - HPV 16 - was present in 72 percent of tumours.... ... more

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May 8, 2007

Artificial Food Colouring Warning

In one of those moments that leave you wondering "what took them so long," parents in the UK are being advised by experts not to give their children food containing certain additives until the results of a new study... ... more

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May 7, 2007

Drinking Tea Lowers Risk Of Skin Cancer

No real big surprise here, an antioxidant in tea known as EGCG has been previously shown to reduce burning on UV-exposed skin when applied topically before UVA exposure, and oral consumption of green tea polyphenols have been reported to inhibit... ... more

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Selenium Supplementation 'May Combat HIV'

(And other diseases as well) Is there a "cheap and easy" way to keep HIV in check? Researchers at The University of Miami have found a lower HIV viral load in patients who took selenium supplements for nine months, which... ... more

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May 2, 2007

Pistachios Help Reduce Stress Of Everyday Life And Protect Against Coronary Artery Dsease

A recent study at Penn State has confirmed that eating pistachios may trim down the body's response to the stress of everyday life by reducing the body's reactions to "stressors" (factors that speed up a reaction rate or keeps the... ... more

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