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Hope for wheat allergy sufferers

Scientists said on Wednesday that they would soon begin developing a potential vaccine for coeliac disease, the common, debilitating complaint that forces sufferers to eat...

Plant extract prevents growth of cancerous lung cells

The use of deguelin, a natural plant extract most commonly used as an insecticide in Africa and South America, inhibits the growth of precancerous and...

Food allergies grow in Japan

Biomerica, a global medical technology company, has been contracted to develop a new food allergy test for the Kyowa Medex Company in Japan, a subsidiary...

AAAS meeting causes controversy

Proof of a connection between Alzheimer's Disease and high cholesterol levels could change the way doctors counsel their older patients, researcher Rudolf Tanzi reported yesterday...

ODS publishes 2001 dietary supplement research

The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at America's NationalInstitutes of Health (NIH) has released thethird issue of the Annual Bibliography of SignificantAdvances in Dietary Supplement...

Focus on cancer prevention

A low fat diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish oil, which may increase serum estradiol levels, alters the make-up of the mammary...

Folate deficiency responsible for higher risk of early miscarriage

Pregnant women who have low blood levels of the vitaminfolate are more likely to have early miscarriages thanpregnant women with adequate folate levels, accordingto a...

Hypertension report stresses role of diet

The United States' National High Blood Pressure Education Program (NHBPEP) has updated recommendations for preventing hypertension to include advice such as an adequate intake of...

Fish fatty acids have power to destroy cancer

A researcher from Norway has discovered that fatty fish could have the power to destroy cancer cells. Researcher Hilde Heimli, from the Institute for Nutrition...

CAM gains attention of conventional doctors

An ethicist in the Oregon Health & Science University Center for Ethics in Health Care has published new guidelines for conventionally trained doctors whose patients...

Tomato lycopene - more effective in natural compound

New research by a team of scientists in Israel shows that tomato lycopene in combination with other tomato phytonutrients may be more effective in treating...

Modern science examines age-old remedy

As the levels of heart disease and cancer increase in Western society, a new European-funded study is now underway to explore the impact on atherosclerosis...

Dietary supplement may slow progression of Parkinson's

In the first study of its type, researchers at Emory University and nine other centres nationwide have determined that the naturally occurring compound coenzyme Q10...

Cyanotech presents BioAstin research

Results of two clinical studies supporting the positive effects of microalgae-based antioxidant BioAstin on pain reduction in carpal tunnel syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis were presented...

Plant sterols may be alternative to higher statin dose

A new study published in the 1 October issue of the American Journal of Cardiology confirms that statin and sterol-ester margarine used together produce a...

Spice offers hope for treating radiation side effects

An Oxford University scientist at the Research Institute of Oxford's Churchill Hospital has invented a new non-toxic compound therapy, based on the Indian spice turmeric,...

Diabetes survey - Americans optimistic for cure

Nearly 50 per cent of Americans are concerned that they may develop diabetes according to results released this week from a recent survey conducted by...

Diet and breast cancer link - research continues

An expert in cancer control and detection at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC) has received a second grant from The Breast Cancer...

Fish oil may 'partially' reduce cholesterol in diabetes patients

Fish oil supplements could help reduce fatty substances such as the bad cholesterol in the blood of people with diabetes, but not in people without...

Children's nutrition - experts debate DHA role

Key opinion formers are to tackle the issue of children's brain and concentration development at a press briefing taking place in London today. The event...

Eating curry may protect skin from radiation burns

Cancer researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have found that curcumin, a substance in curry long believed to have health benefits, seems to...

Further damning evidence on growing obesity rates

Obesity continued to increase dramatically during the late 1990s forAmericans of all ages, with nearly one-third of all adults now classified asobese, according to new...

Link between beef consumption and breast cancer?

A new study supported by the US National Cancer Research body is set to investigate recent concerns that a growth promoter widely used in the...

SCOLR trial supports novel drug delivery method

Washington-based biopharmaceutical company SCOLR has said that it has completed a biotrial providing Proof of Concept for its Self Correcting Oral Linear Release drug delivery...

Raisins - the new sports supplement?

Early results from a new study show that adults who eat raisins prior to and during intense workouts may modulate their levels of oxidative DNA...