Archive for May, 2009 – Private well water should be tested yearly, and in some cases more often, according to new guidance offered by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, took a lead role in working with the AAP to develop […] – Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an active ingredient in green tea extract, is showing some positive results in early leukemia clinical trials, according to Mayo Clinic researchers. The trial determined that patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) can tolerate the phytochemical fairly well when high doses are administered in capsule form and that lymphocyte count […] – People who take cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins after a stroke may be less likely to have another stroke later, according to research published in the May 26, 2009 print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Those who take statins after a stroke may also be less likely […]

Someone who has a low level of response (LR) to alcohol, meaning relatively little reaction to alcohol, has a higher risk for developing alcoholism and alcohol-use disorders (AUDs). A study that examined the influence of LR in conjunction with other characteristics – like family history of AUDs and age of drinking onset – has found […]

Results of a phase I clinical trial of a unique herbal therapeutic called Zyflamend (TM) have demonstrated that the therapy is associated with minimal toxicity and no serious adverse events in men at high-risk for developing prostate cancer. The new findings, led by researchers from the Center for Holistic Urology at Columbia University Medical Center […] – In studying the cancer prevention effects of vitamin D, researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have proposed a new model of cancer development that hinges on a loss of cancer cells’ ability to stick together. The model, dubbed DINOMIT, differs substantially from the current model of cancer development, which suggests genetic […]