Many African HIV sufferers are benefiting from a combination of
plant sterols and sterolins, according to Professor Patrick Bouic,
chief immunologist at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South
Africa. Now he is hoping to win support...
Oestrogen was once used regularly to curb the growth of tall girls,
but its use is now far less widespread, according to a recent
survey. However, one advocacy group has called for an end to
growth-suppression therapy, and petitioned...
Pregnant women who lack sufficient amounts of the B-vitamin biotin
may be increasing their chances of having a child with birth
defects, new research suggests. However, the researchers stopped
short of recommending vitamin B supplements...
For most diabetics, a high-carbohydrate/low-fat diet has long been
one of the most important methods of combating their condition. But
according to new guidelines from the American Diabetes Association
(ADA), sufferers may now choose...
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...