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High numbers of cancer patients use alternative treatments

A survey of adult cancer patients in western Washington has found that more than 70 per cent use alternative therapies and almost all report substantial...

High-starch diet could raise risk of pancreatic cancer

A diet high in starchy foods such as potatoes, rice and white bread may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer in women who are overweight...

Modest wine drinking may reduce risk of second heart attack

Middle-aged French men who drank two or more glasses of wine regularly after a recent heart attack were less likely to have a second heart...

Biotech soybean prevents allergic reactions

Soybeans are being developed to turn off a protein that triggers allergic reactions in some children and adults, US Agriculture Department scientists said yesterday. The...

Study proves contamination of prostate cancer supplement

A chemical analysis of PC-SPES, a recently recalled herbal dietary supplement commonly used to treat advanced prostate cancer, has shown that the supplement was contaminated...

Dairy foods could lower ovarian cancer risk

Women who consume a large amount of dairy foods may reduce their risk of ovarian cancer, finds a recent study. Researchers at the University of...

Women need more antioxidants than men

A new study suggests that women may need more antioxidants than men because they experience more oxidation, a link to higher risk of heart disease...

Organic ingredients from Deuring

Austrian manufacturer of corn-based products Deuring has launched two new organic ingredients for use in functional foods and beverages. The Organic dextrose-monohydrate (D-glucose) can be...

Coffee acts just like cocaine, says scientist

Every morning millions of people around the world reach for the world's most popular 'fix' to help them start their day. A scientist in the...

Obesity major cause of cancer in Europe

Today's fast food eating sedentary lifestyle which leads to obesity, is not only putting people at risk of heart problems and diabetes but also of...

High-fibre diet has no effect on prostate cancer incidence

A low-fat, high-fibre diet heavy in fruits and vegetables has no impact on PSA levels in men over a four-year period, and does not affect...

Nutraceutical compound kills brain cancer cells

A chemical isolated from a weed that grows in mountain meadows in the western United States kills the cells of an aggressive brain cancer that...

Mothers' vitamin intake could prevent risk of cancer

Mothers who take vitamin supplements before and during pregnancy may reduce the risk of their baby developing neuroblastoma, a type of cancer which affects the...

Early consumption of soy brings most benefits

Eating soy foods on a regular basis - especially during adolescence - might lower the risk of breast cancer, according to preventive medicine researchers at...

Vitamin combo helps prevent further heart problems

Taking a combination of folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 over a six-month period can help prevent the recurrence of blocked arteries in patients...

Echinacea study receives major US funding

A three-year clinical trial on the popular herbal supplement echinacea has received $2.2 million in funding from the US National Institutes of Health. Said to...

Wholegrains fight type 2 diabetes, finds study

Men with a high consumption of wholegrains may reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers report in this month's American Journal of Clinical Nutrition....

Nutritional supplements may combat muscle loss

Early indications show that nutritional supplements may lessen muscle atrophy brought on by space travel, prolonged bed confinement or immobility. In a study designed to...

Acrylamide found in coffee

After several studies highlighting the benefits of coffee on health, German researchers say they have found traces of a possible cancer-causing chemical, acrylamide, in coffee....

Vitamins and alternative medicine have negative impact on HIV patients

Two thirds of HIV patients are using therapies such as multivitamins and Chinese herbs which could have serious negative consequences, according to research from the...

Caffeine could be potential cancer cure

Caffeine could one day be used to cure skin cancer, according to US scientists who have found that the stimulant combined with an extract from...

Beer beats white wine for antioxidants

Researchers in Australia claim that drinking beer can be just as good for your health as red wine, reports Ananova.com. A study was carried out...

Fish fatty acids linked to mature brain development in infants

Pregnant women who eat more of a key fatty acid found in fish give their babies better chances of mature brain development, finds a new...

Research on soy and garlic inadequate, experts conclude

Research has yet to find evidence soy and garlic supplements have any health benefits at all, experts in the US agreed last week. Garlic and...

ADM adds to patents for soy isoflavones

Archer Daniels Midland has been awarded its fifth and sixth patents for the use of concentrated isoflavones in combination with other plant-derived phytochemicals. The latest...

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