Daily Aspirin and younger women a bad mix

Daily Aspirin and younger women a bad mix – ” they conclude that blanket treatment “is ineffective or harmful in the majority of women with regard to the combined risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and major gastrointestinal bleeding.” – Cons of regular low-dose aspirin to stave off serious illness in women outweigh pros published online…

Could mistletoe give the kiss of death to cancer?

Contact: Gordon Howarth gordon.howarth@adelaide.edu.au 61-883-137-885 University of Adelaide       IMAGE:   Health Sciences student Zahra Lotfollahi with a sample of mistletoe extract at the University of Adelaide’s Waite Campus.Click here for more information.   Mistletoe has become an important symbol of Christmas but it also has the potential to play a vital role as an…

Mango effective in preventing, stopping certain colon, breast cancer cells

2010 study posted for filing   Contact: Kathleen Phillips ka-phillips@tamu.edu 979-845-2872 Texas A&M AgriLife Communications COLLEGE STATION – Mango. If you know little about this fruit, understand this: It’s been found to prevent or stop certain colon and breast cancer cells in the lab. That’s according to a new study by Texas AgriLife Research food…

Antioxidant compound reduced incidence of colorectal metachronous adenomas ( selenium )

Contact: Tara Yates tara.yates@aacr.org 267-646-0558 American Association for Cancer Research HOUSTON – Supplementation with a selenium-based antioxidant compound decreased the risk of developing new polyps of the large bowel — called colorectal metachronous adenomas — in people who previously had colorectal polyps removed. “Our study is the first intervention trial specifically designed to evaluate the…

Hopkins Children’s study: Folic acid may help treat allergies, asthma

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Ekaterina Pesheva epeshev1@jhmi.edu 410-516-4996 Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Folic acid, or vitamin B9, essential for red blood cell health and long known to reduce the risk of spinal birth defects, may also suppress allergic reactions and lessen the severity of allergy and asthma symptoms, according to new research from…

Licorice extract blocks colorectal cancer in mice

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Karen Honey press_releases@the-jci.org 215-573-1850 Journal of Clinical Investigation Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin and ibuprofen, and drugs that selectively target a protein known as COX-2 prevent the development of intestinal polyps, the precursors of colorectal cancer. However, these drugs have severe side effects that preclude their routine…

Calcium may only protect against colorectal cancer in presence of magnesium

2008 study posted for filing   Contact: Jeremy Moore Jeremy.moore@aacr.org 267-646-0557 American Association for Cancer Research High magnesium intake has been associated with low risk of colorectal cancer. Americans have similar average magnesium intake as East Asian populations. If that were all that were involved, observers might expect both groups to have similar risk for…

A compound extracted from olives inhibits cancer cells growth and prevents their appearance

Contact: José Antonio Lupiáñez Cara jlcara@ugr.es 34-958-240-069 University of Granada A research group of the University of Granadahas found out that maslinic acid, a compound present in the leaf and the olive skin wax extracted from alpeorujo (crushed olive pulp), has the capacity of preventing cancer as well as regulating apoptosis in carcinogenic processes. Maslinic…