cranberry

Cranberry may fight cancer spread

Compounds in cranberries, called proanthocyanidins, have inhibited the growth of human lung, colon and leukaemia cancer cells, without affecting healthy cells, according to a recent study from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. In this study, the researchers...

Anticancer Berry? Cranberry compounds inhibit breast cancer cells

Canadian researchers report that isolated compounds in cranberries called flavonoids may inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells, when consumed in sufficient concentrations. These naturally occurring flavonoids may also help prevent other forms of cancer, including...

Keep cold sores away: what works

They’re painful, unsightly and they always seem to come at the wrong time! Cold sores are caused by a form of the herpes simplex virus, or HSV-1, and appear as clusters of blisters often at the corners of the mouth or on the lips. The first infection is usually the...

Cranberry Cure? Researchers find cranberries help fight herpes

Cranberries have significant biological activity that can help to combat herpes virus type II (HSV-2) infection, one of the most common viral infections in humans, according to scientists. Researchers at the Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan isolated a compound...

Whether juice or pill, cranberry works!

The Kidney Foundation of Canada says Canadian women make about 500,000 visits to doctors each year to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). For years, scientists knew that cranberry could help prevent UTIs but could not explain why. Then in 1984, a researcher...

Safe remedy for urinary tract infection

Cranberry juice is a traditional remedy for treating and preventing urinary tract infection (UTI). Several recent studies have verified that cranberry indeed contains anti-bacterial compounds that can help reduce the recurrence of UTI. In a recent study, 150 women...