Amaranth Is Believed To Have Anti-Cancer Properties

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A study on amaranth reported that its seeds contain not only important nutritional properties, but also phytochemical compounds like rutin and nicotiflorin, and peptides with the ability to help lower hypertension and incidences of cancer. The high amount and quality of protein may be the most famous health benefit of amaranth grains, but it is […]

Tracking Hazardous Chemicals From Fast-Food Wrappers In The Body

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Research teams from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Medicine and the University of Notre Dame have developed a new method that enables researchers to radiolabel three forms of perfluorinated and polyfluorinated alkyl substances and track the fate of these chemicals when they enter the body. This is a significant and timely advancement […]

Professor And Her Students May Have Found A Cure For Lyme Disease

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Could a common sweetener that’s already in the kitchen cupboards in many American homes — stevia — prove to be an effective treatment for a disease as debilitating and persistent as Lyme disease? It’s too early to say that for sure, but research by Eva Sapi, a University of New Haven professor of cellular and molecular […]

Hidden Tooth Infections May Predispose People To Heart Disease

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According to a study carried out at the University of Helsinki, an infection of the root tip of a tooth increases the risk of coronary artery disease, even if the infection is symptomless. Hidden dental root tip infections are very common: as many as one in four Finns suffers from at least one.  Such infections […]

Drinking Coffee Daily May Improve Survival In Colon Cancer Patients

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Regular consumption of caffeinated coffee may help prevent the return of colon cancer after treatment and improve the chances of a cure, according to a new, large study from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute that reported this striking association for the first time. The patients, all of them treated with surgery and chemotherapy for stage III colon […]

Eat Hot Peppers For A Longer Life?

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Like spicy food? If so, you might live longer, say researchers at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, who found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality — primarily in deaths due to heart disease or stroke — in a large […]

Is Your Home Harming You? New Research Highlights Deadly Effects Of Indoor Pollution

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New research published in the journal Science of the Total Environment has highlighted the dangerous effects of indoor pollution on human health, and has called for policies to ensure closer monitoring of air quality. A collaborative effort of European, Australian and UK researchers, led by the University of Surrey, assessed the harmful effects of indoor […]

Food Additive Found In Candy, Gum Could Alter Digestive Cell Structure And Function

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The ability of small intestine cells to absorb nutrients and act as a barrier to pathogens is “significantly decreased” after chronic exposure to nanoparticles of titanium dioxide, a common food additive found in everything from chewing gum to bread, according to research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. Researchers exposed a small intestinal […]

Protein Found That Initiates DNA Repair

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A research team has discovered a protein that may serve as a first responder that sets in motion a cascade of molecular activity to repair damaged DNA. The research team was led by Vera Gorbunova and Andrei Seluanov, professors of biology at the University of Rochester. Biologists, geneticists, and other scientists who study the cellular […]

Skin Bacteria Could Protect Against Disease

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There are more and more examples of the ways in which we can benefit from our bacteria. According to researcher Rolf Lood from Lund University in Sweden, this is true for the skin as well. He has shown that the most common bacteria on human skin secrete a protein which protects us from the reactive […]