Plantain and broccoli fibers may block key stage in Crohn’s disease development

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Emma Dickinson edickinson@bmjgroup.com 44-207-383-6529 BMJ-British Medical Journal Translocation of Crohn’s disease Escherichia coli across M-cells: Contrasting effects of soluble plant fibers and emulsifiers Plantain and broccoli fibres may block a key stage in the development of the inflammatory bowel disorder, Crohn’s disease, suggests preliminary research published online in Gut.…

Study shows how dietary supplement may block cancer cells

2010 study posted for filing   Contact: Darrell E. Ward Darrell.Ward@osumc.edu 614-293-3737 Ohio State University Medical Center COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James) have discovered how a substance that is produced when eating broccoli and Brussels sprouts can…

First evidence that chitosan could repair spinal damage

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Kathryn Knight kathryn@biologists.com 44-078-763-44333 The Company of Biologists Chitosan offers hope for spinal injury patients This release is available in Chinese. Richard Borgens and his colleagues from the Center for Paralysis Research at the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine have a strong record of inventing therapies for treating nerve…

Spices halt growth of breast stem cells, U-M study finds ( Curcumin, piperine )

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Nicole Fawcett nfawcett@umich.edu 734-764-2220 University of Michigan Health System ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A new study finds that compounds derived from the spices turmeric and pepper could help prevent breast cancer by limiting the growth of stem cells, the small number of cells that fuel a tumor’s growth. Researchers…

71st Health Research Report 08 DEC 2009 – Reconstruction

  Editors Top Five:   1. Aspirin, Tylenol May Decrease Effectiveness of Vaccines (actually all antibodies, vaccinated or not) MUST READ 2. Popular diabetes drugs linked to increased risk of heart failure and death 3. Coffee consumption associated with reduced risk of advanced prostate cancer 4. Spices halt growth of breast stem cells, U-M study…

67th Health Research Report 13 OCT 2009 – Reconstruction

Editors Top Five: 1. Aspirin Misuse May Have Made 1918 Flu Pandemic Worse 2. Can strep throat cause OCD, Tourette syndrome? 3. Unnatural selection: Birth control pills may alter choice of partners 4. Where’s the Science? The Sorry State of Psychotherapy 5. Oxidized form of a common vitamin may bring relief for ulcerative colitis In…

66th Health Research Report 29 SEP 2009 – Reconstruction

 Editors Top Five: 1. Zero tolerance, zero effect 2. New vitamin K analysis supports the triage theory 3. Study reveals 2/3 of prostate cancer patients do not need treatment 4. Gut worms may protect against house-dust mite allergy 5. Medical ethics experts identify, address key issues in H1N1 pandemic In this Issue: 1. Scientists cure…

On-the-job pesticide exposure associated with Parkinson’s disease

Contact: Jonathan Friedman jfriedman@thepi.org 408-542-5606 JAMA and Archives Journals Individuals whose occupation involves contact with pesticides appear to have an increased risk of having Parkinson’s disease, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The development of Parkinson’s disease related to chemical exposure was identified in…

65th Health Resarch Report 15 SEP 2009 – Reconstruction

Editors Top Five: 1. 75 percent would consider letting an unsupervised trainee perform surgery if it could be done quicker 2. Vitamin C deficiency impairs early brain development – 3. Study reveals new role of vitamin C in skin protection 4. ‘Dung of the devil’ plant roots point to new swine flu drugs 5. Popular…

CDC Wants Safety Threat Information on Goose Flu

WASHINGTON (CN) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention request information and comments to questions on a highly contagious “goose” variant of avian influenza H5N1 viruses. The viruses contain a hemagglutinin from the Goose/Guangdong/1/96 lineage. The CDC, among other questions, asks about “their potential to pose a severe threat to public health and safety.”…

Cancer drug causes patient to lose fingerprints and be detained by US immigration

2009 study posted for filing   Contact: Emma Mason wordmason@mac.com 44-771-129-6986 European Society for Medical Oncology Immigration officials held a cancer patient for four hours before they allowed him to enter the USA because one of his cancer drugs caused his fingerprints to disappear. His oncologist is now advising all cancer patients who are being…

140th Health Research Report 19 OCT 2012

  Editors Top Five: CAFFEINE MAY BLOCK INFLAMMATION LINKED TO MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT MINUTES OF HARD EXERCISE CAN LEAD TO ALL-DAY CALORIE BURN PREBIOTIC MAY HELP PATIENTS WITH INTESTINAL FAILURE GROW NEW AND BETTER GUT LINK BETWEEN CREATIVITY AND MENTAL ILLNESS CONFIRMED LEAVES OF CAROB TREE, SOURCE OF CHOCOLATE SUBSTITUTE, FIGHT FOOD-POISONING BACTERIA: LISTERIA In…

Glutamine supplements show promise in treating stomach ulcers

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Bonnie Prescott bprescot@bidmc.harvard.edu 617-667-7306 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Amino acid helps offset stomach damage caused by H. pylori bacteria; animal study suggests popular supplement could also reduce risk of gastric cancers BOSTON – Nearly 20 years ago, it was discovered that bacteria known as Helicobacter pylori were responsible…