Archive | June, 2009

Posted on 20 June 2009 by admin

Green Tea Compound Called Polyphenon Slows Down Growth of Prostate Cancer

Green Tea Compound Called Polyphenon Slows Down Growth of Prostate Cancer
Researchers of a new study say that green tea may actually help slow down the rate at which tumors of the prostate grow.

They reached this finding following a study of men all between 40 and 70 years of age, all of whom diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Posted on 17 June 2009 by admin

Bob Bogle was the lead guitar player for The Ventures, one of the most successful rock instrumental rock bands of all time
Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – It is being reported that Ventures guitar player Bob Bogle has died at the age of 75.

He died on Sunday after a 4 year battle with a type of cancer called non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Posted on 17 June 2009 by admin

Study results indicate that a gene that puts people at increased risk of depression after stressful events in their lives does not exist
Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – Results of a new study suggest that a rumored gene that was said to increase a person’s risk of becoming depressed actually does not exist.

Study results from 2003, suggested that a person was more likely to develop depression if they had a genetic variant and were exposed to numerous stressful events.

Posted on 16 June 2009 by admin

psoriasis has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, strokes, and blocked arteries in the legs. it is a skin condition that results in dry itchy skin
Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – People who live with the skin condition psoriasis are also at risk of suffering a heart attack, say researchers of a new study.

Psoriasis is a very nasty skin condition that is characterized by plaque build up on the skin resulting in a blotchy appearance.

Posted on 16 June 2009 by admin

Farrah Fawcett in stable condition
Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – Actress Farrah Fawcett is said to be in stable condition despite no longer receiving treatment for anal cancer.

She stopped responding to the medication a while ago and has since been released from hospital to her home, where she is currently residing.

Posted on 16 June 2009 by admin

Sinus infections linked to increased risk of toxic shock syndrome in kids
Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – Results of a new study suggest that children diagnosed with sinus infections maybe at increased risk of developing toxic shock syndrome.

Toxic shock syndrome is usually associated with tampon use, and up until now has been overlooked in children because of its rarity.

Florida child first in state to die from swine flu

Posted on 16 June 2009 by admin

Florida child first in state to die from swine flu
Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – Health officials in the state of Florida have announced that a 9 year old boy is the first victim of swine flu to die in the state.

The boy haled from Miami-Dade County and is one of 417 Floridians to have fallen ill with the virus. Continue Reading

FDA Warns Consumers to Stay Away from Zicam nasal spray

Posted on 16 June 2009 by admin

FDA Warns Consumers to Stay Away from Zicam nasal spray

Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – The FDA is warning consumers to avoid Zicam nasal spray as it can apparently result in a permanent loss of smell if ingested.

Zicam nasal spray is a type of cold remedy that the FDA insists consumers stop taking immediately. Continue Reading

Posted on 16 June 2009 by admin

Flourouracil Skin Cancer Cream Has Been Shown to Reduce Wrinkles
Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – A chemotherapy cream used to prevent a type of skin cancer maybe the next big thing when it comes to reducing wrinkles.

The cream is called Flourouracil and is used to prevent a rare type of skin cancer called actinic keratose which is caused by overexposure to sunlight.

Results of a study showed that initially the application of the cream promoted itchy and irritated skin but after a few days, symptoms passed and wrinkles began to fade.

Participants also noted softer skin when the cream was applied, leading to an overall better appearance.

In total, 21 participants took part in the study, all of whom previously diagnosed with actinic keratoses.

All participants were followed for 6 months, and told to apply the cream to their faces regularly.

Researchers noted that after the initial discomfort passed, participants reported softer skin, and less wrinkles.

This cream may turn out to be the next big thing when it comes to wrinkle removing, because it is cheaper than the alternative which is botox.

Red Yeast Rice Reduces Cholesterol Just Like Statins

Posted on 16 June 2009 by admin

Results of a news study suggest that there maybe an alternative to statin drugs when it comes to reducing risk of heart attack
Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – Results of a news study suggest that there maybe an alternative to statin drugs when it comes to reducing risk of heart attack.

Those who have never heard of red yeast rice listen up as a new study has found a great use for the Asian food ingredient. Continue Reading