Eating lots of red meat, dairy products and sweets - staples of the
so-called western diet - may significantly increase the risk of
developing type 2 diabetes in men, according to a major study in
A recent study by the University of California shows that the
turmeric contained in many curries may play a role in treating
Alzheimer's disease. But few people realise that nearly all the
spices found in Indian food have medicinal...
Researchers in New Zealand are hoping that friendly bacilli similar
to those found in yoghurts will be able to help relieve the
suffering of those thousands of people struck down with hayfever
A new study shows that a cancer-preventing compound found in
broccoli, first isolated a decade ago at John Hopkins University,
may prove to protect against a much broader spectrum of diseases
than previously thought.
Fish is well known as the principal source of omega-3 fatty acids
which can help reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and
arteriosclerosis. But new studies show that lean meat, fruit and
vegetables can also contain useful amounts...
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the charitable
organisation set up by the founder of the giant Microsoft computer
empire, has given $20 million to a team of researchers
investigating whether Carraguard, a red algae gel, can...
A combination of vitamins C and E and betacarotene can help speed
up the death of lung cancer cells, according to new research by
scientists in India. A study conducted at New Delhi's All India
Institute of Medical sciences showed...
Age-related cataracts (ARC) are the leading cause of acquired
blindness in the US, but a new study published in the latest issue
of Ophthalmic Epidemiology shows that antioxidant supplements may
slow their progression.
This month sees the launch of the first International Symposium on
the Role of Botanicals in Women's Health, where the latest
scientific data demonstrating how botanical medicines can play a
critical role in maintaining women's...