Archive for July, 2008 – A novel approach to treating advanced prostate cancer that could be more effective with fewer side effects has been developed by researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia. Professor Wayne Tilley and Dr Lisa Butler of the University’s Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories have discovered that by using existing prostate cancer […] – Bladder problems may leave a mark on the brain, by changing patterns of brain activity, possibly contributing to disrupted sleep and problems with attention. For one in six Americans who have overactive bladder, the involuntary bladder contractions that often trigger more frequent urges to urinate, such mind-body connections may be of more than […]

Two new review articles on probiotics for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) cite growing evidence that the probiotic bacterial strain Bifidobacterium infantis 35624 is effective in helping manage IBS. Both articles point to data that suggest Bifantis (available in the U.S. only in supplement form, marketed as Align®) – has anti-inflammatory properties that help normalize gut […] – New research published in the Journal of Food Science suggests that marinating meats may decrease the cancer-forming compounds called heterocyclic amines (HCA), which are produced during grilling, by over 70 percent. Researchers from Kansas State University tested three commercial spice-containing marinade blends (Caribbean, southwest, and herb) on round beef steaks. The steaks were […] – People at high risk for dementia who took cholesterol-lowering statins are half as likely to develop dementia as those who do not take statins, a new study shows. The study consisted of older Mexican-Americans in Sacramento, CA, who suffered from metabolic conditions that put them at risk for developing dementia, Alzheimer’s or cognitive […]

JAMA / Archives – Women with low or high levels of the hormone thyrotropin , or TSH , which affects thyroid gland function and thyroid hormone levels, appear to have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a report in the July 28, 2008 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine . A clinically […]