Posts From Michael Downey

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...

News Briefs – May 2006

May 1, 2006

VITAMIN C MAY BE REASSESSED FOR CANCER Mega-doses of vitamin C — regularly suggested and repeatedly dismissed as an alternative therapy for people with cancer...

News Briefs – April 2006

April 1, 2006

NEW FLUORIDE RISK: STUDY Federal standards fail to guard against damage to bones and teeth from fluoride in drinking water, says a new study by...

News Briefs – March 2006

March 1, 2006

SOME FATS BAD — BUT FAT STUDY WORSE A recent study showed that eating less fat late in life failed to lower the risk of...

News Briefs – February 2006

February 1, 2006

VITAMIN D LINKED TO HEALTHY LUNGS A study by researchers from the University of Auckland has shown that vitamin D may play a role in...

News Briefs – December 2005

December 1, 2005

MINERAL DEFICIENCY LINKED TO ARTHRITIS Insufficient levels of selenium may raise the risk of knee osteoarthritis, according to new research from the University of North...

News Briefs – November 2005

November 1, 2005

Cranberries Have “Novel” Bacteria-Blocker Cranberries may be able to block bacteria in a unique way — a way that grape juice, apple juice, green tea,...

News Briefs – October 2005

October 1, 2005

Veggie Pill for Lung Cancer? A wide range of common vegetables contain a group of chemicals that appear to help slow the development of lung...

News Briefs – September 2005

September 1, 2005

Perpetual Protein or Cloning Nightmare? A research team is proposing a new technique that would allow meat to be grown in a laboratory for mass...

News Briefs – July 2005

July 1, 2005

Pyramid Flips On Side After a five-year wait, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has finally updated its old food pyramid with food group bands...

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