Month: April 2009

Type of vitamin B1 could treat common cause of blindness – Uveitis

Public release date: 23-Apr-2009 –  uveitis, an inflammation of the tissue located just below the outer surface of the eyeball, produces 10 to 15 percent of all cases of blindness in the United States, and causes even higher rates of blindness globally. – “Benfotiamene strongly suppresses this eye-damaging condition and the biochemical markers we associate…

How probiotics can prevent disease

  Public release date: 1-Apr-2009  – “It is likely that using probiotics rather than antibiotics will appeal to at-risk individuals since they are safe, non-invasive, do not create resistant bacteria

Omega-3 kills cancer cells

Public release date: 1-Apr-2009  –  DHA acts by reducing leukocytosis (white blood cell accumulation), systemic inflammation, and oxidative stress – all processes that have been linked with tumour growth.

Einstein scientists propose new theory of autism

Public release date: 1-Apr-2009 – Symptoms of the disorder may be reversible: Fever may hold clues – The new theory stems from decades of anecdotal observations that some autistic children seem to improve when they have a fever, only to regress when the fever ebbs – “On a positive note, we are talking about a…

Oral contraceptives associated with increased risk of lupus

Public release date: 7-Apr-2009  – This was mostly limited to the first three months of use with first- and second-generation contraceptives – “Our findings that longer-term use of contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of incident SLE (albeit of lower magnitude) and that current use of contraceptives with higher doses of ethinyl estradiol is…