Health News On 04 Nov 2007

  • Folic Acid Linked To Increased Cancer Rate
    Two recent commentaries appearing in the November issue of Nutrition Reviews find that the introduction of flour fortified with folic acid into common foods was followed by an increase in colon cancer diagnoses in the U.S. and Canada.
  • An Elevated Glucose Level Is A Strong Risk Factor For Colorectal Cancer
    Determine whether glucose and insulin levels are associated with a higher risk of colon polyps, the precursor lesions to colon cancer.
  • Anti-Leukemia Drug Increases Patient Fatigue
    The anti-leukemia drug dexamethasone contributes to a relentless fatigue and poor quality of sleep in children undergoing treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), according to a new study from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
  • Starving The Tumor May Become The New Means To Eradicate Cancer
    VIB scientists and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, in collaboration with the Flemish biotech company ThromboGenics, have been studying the anti-cancer action of anti-PLGF. This substance appears not only to be successful in the treatment of tumors for which the current therapies fail, but it also contributes to the greater effectiveness of existing chemotherapy, and still without side effects.

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