Eating Cabbage Can Aid in Prostate Cancer Survival

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health published an epidemiological study where they found that men with prostate cancer can improve their survival chances by eating cabbage every day. The research suggests that eating cabbage regularly can significantly decrease at which the disease develops.

Coronary Heart Disease Link: Passed on From Father to Son

Research led by the University of Leicester shows a Y chromosome link in the prevalence of coronary heart disease. Coronary Heart Disease is the biggest killer in the UK with 2.6 million people affected each year.

Low Vitamin D Levels Worrying Experts

A leading expert, Professor Mitch Blair of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, feels that more action is required to increase awareness and supplementation of Vitamin D. 

Oregano Has The Potential To Kill Prostate Cancer Cells

Researchers at the Long Island University have found that a naturally occurring compound found in oregano can kill prostate cancer cells.

Prostate Cancer is one of the most common types of cancer found in men and is fatal more times than not.

Dengue Virus Weakness Identified – Hope for Future Vaccines

Researchers from the University of Northern Carolina and Vanderbilt University have been able to identify the region of the Dengue Virus that is neutralized in people with a natural immunity to it. Dengue Fever is caused by a deadly virus and can lead to Dengue Hemmorhagic Fever and/or Dengue Shock Syndrome.

The research is to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal and may provide hope for the creation of a vaccine against this tropical disease.

Mental Activity Prevents Cognitive Decline In Final Years

Researchers at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago have found that mental decline is fastest in the final two and a half years of a person’s life. Secondary research was also undertaken and showed that mental activity such as board games can slow down mental decline late in life.

Experts Claim That Over Half of Cancer Are Preventable Today

Researchers at the Siteman Cancer Center in St Louis and Washington University, have made the claim that over half of cancer are preventable in this day and age. The researchers claim that society has the knowledge and means to avoid more than half of the cancers that afflict us.

The research was printed in Science and Translational Medicine.

Weight Loss Brought About Through Circadian Rhythm Altering Compounds

Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute have been able to synthesize a pair of molecules that cause substantial changes to the circadian rythm, or body clock, of animals.

These molecules open the door to new treatments for diabetes, high cholesterol, serious sleep disorders and obesity.

Insulin Resistance Contributes to Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s

Insulin resistance in the brain is the largest contributing factor to cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine. Insulin is a well known, important hormone in the body involved in protein synthesis and blood sugar regulation. Without it people can develop a multitude of issues – this is known as Diabetes Type 1.

Low LDL Linked With Increased Cancer Risk

Researchers at the American College of Cardiology have determined that people with naturally low LDL (no use of statins or other drugs) may develop cancer later in life. The data shows that the low levels of LDL predate the formation of cancers by decades, meaning this may also be useful as a diagnostic tool for predicting whether people will develop cancer.