leukemia

Ginger study shows anti-tumour power

Ginger is well known as an effective natural remedy for treating nausea related to both motion sickness and morning sickness. In a new study, a pungent compound of ginger called [6]-gingerol, known to have potent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activities, was...

Feverfew Finding: Herb compound may kill leukemia cells

A daisy-like plant known as feverfew, found in gardens across North America, is the source of an agent that kills human leukemia stem cells like no other single therapy, say scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center. They say it will take months before...

Cut Chemo Side Effects: More antioxidants may reduce adverse effects

Many children undergoing chemotherapy have nutritional deficiencies that may be increasing unwanted side effects of the treatment, say researchers from Columbia University in New York, NY. In a study on 103 children aged 1 to 18 years undergoing chemotherapy for...

The Fish Factor: Risk of lymph, blood cancers lower in fish eaters

People who eat fish regularly several times a week are significantly less likely to get cancers of the lymph and hematopoietic system, which include leukaemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and myeloma, suggests a recent study. While a fish-heavy diet is associated with...

Green tea inhibits cancer cells

Recent studies have reported that polyphenols, compounds found in green tea, may offer protection against certain cancers and may aid in the destruction of cancer cells. Now, Mayo Clinic researchers have found that another component in green tea helps kill the most...

Cancer Killer? Green tea shows promise in leukemia

Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that a component in green tea helps kill cells of the most common leukemia in the United States. The research using laboratory cell cultures shows that a component of green tea known as epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) helps...

Anticancer Tea: Green tea compounds inhibit cancer cells

There’s increasing evidence that green tea offers health benefits, reports the September issue of Mayo Clinic Women’s HealthSource. Recent studies have reported that polyphenols, compounds found in green tea, may offer protection against certain cancers and may aid in...