Posts From Michael Downey

News Briefs – May 2008

May 1, 2008

CANCER’S SECRETS REVEALED Canadian scientists say they’ve discovered that cancer cells spread by releasing protein “bubbles,” a finding that might alter our concept of how...

Health News Briefs – April 2008

April 1, 2008

Ginkgo Protects Memory Taking the herbal supplement ginkgo biloba may delay the onset of cognitive impairment in elderly adults, according to a three-year Oregon study...

Health News Briefs – March 2008

March 1, 2008

INSTANT BLOOD PRESSURE REDUCTION Drinking 500 ml of beetroot juice a day can significantly reduce blood pressure, UK research suggests. The key beneficial ingredient appears...

Healthy News Briefs – February 2008

February 1, 2008

PLANT REMEDIES FACING EXTINCTION Hundreds of medicinal and herbal supplement plants are at risk of extinction, threatening the discovery of future cures for disease, according...

News Briefs – November 2007

November 1, 2007

WHEAT GERM EXTRACT BEATS ANTI-CANCER DRUGS A Hungarian study has found that a fermented wheat germ extract inhibits human breast cancer cells more effectively than...

News Briefs – September 2007

September 1, 2007

VITAMIN DEFICIENCY LINKED TO DIABETES PROBLEMS A simple vitamin deficiency may be the cause of many of the side effects of diabetes, new research suggests....

News Briefs – July 2007

July 1, 2007

A ‘GROWING’ RISK FROM CHINA – AND WAL-MART? China is rapidly becoming the world’s greatest exporter of vegetables, other foods, medicines, food additives, pet foods...

News Briefs – June 2007

June 1, 2007

PRENATAL LINK TO IMMUNE DYSFUNCTION Two researchers have conducted the first comprehensive review of the various later-life diseases that develop specifically in people who were...

News Briefs – May 2007

May 1, 2007

DAIRY­-PARKINSON’S LINK? According to a new study, there appears to be a relationship between consuming large amounts of dairy products and an increase in the...

News Briefs – April 2007

April 1, 2007

POSSIBLE TREE BARK CANCER CURE Writing in the March 15, 2007 issue of the journal Eye, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, reported...

News Briefs – March 2007

March 1, 2007

FOLIC ACID: BENEFIT MAY DEPEND ON B12 The effects of increased folic acid intake among the elderly may be a double-edged sword – with either...

News Briefs – February 2007

February 1, 2007

FOLATE AND ALZHEIMER’S Higher intake of the nutrient folate may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, but vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 did not...

News Briefs – December 2006

December 1, 2006

AIR FRESHENERS POSE ASTHMA RISK A recent study by the US National Institutes of Health looked at 11 chemical compounds given off by household products...

News Briefs – November 2006

November 1, 2006

PAIR CERTAIN FOODS TO BEAT CANCER Evidence announced by the American Institute for Cancer Research on October 23, 2006 seems to suggest that phytochemicals in...

News Briefs – September 2006

September 1, 2006

Baked Fish Good for the Heart A study conducted by several American universities and published in the August 2006 issue of Journal of the American...

News Briefs – July 2006

July 1, 2006

ALZHEIMER’S RESEARCH While a recently-announced study on mice at the University of Toronto suggests a sugar-derived drug may yet prove effective in humans against Alzheimer’s...