Saturday, June 9, 2012

Possible cancer cure on the horizon?

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Researchers might have a cure for solid tumor cancers on the horizon 

Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj, Director of the South Florida Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Institute in Boynton Beach, Florida, who is a hematologist and oncologist, is leading clinical trials to help patients with solid tumors of breast, cervical, stomach, pancreas and lung cancer and melanoma. 

The potential cancer cure involves boosting the immune system to destroy cancer. The trial is FDA approved, but the study needs funding. Read more at EmaxHealth and help spread the word. 


Urban kids less prone to food allergies than children in the city

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Researchers are trying understand why children in urban areas have higher rates of food allergies. It seems dense populations make children more susceptible to food allergies that, for some, can be life threatening.

The finding comes from a first study that mapped food allergies across the United States in various geographic locations. Researchers hope they can pinpoint environmental factors that might be contributing to serious food allergies in city kids. Read more at EmaxHealth.

Possible link between low vitamin D and erectile dysfunction

Researchers are suggesting there could be a link between low levels of vitamin D and erectile dysfunction (ED) Scientists say diseases that lead to ED are also linked to not having enough of the so-called sunshine vitamin.

Men who are having difficulty obtaining or maintaining an erection might consider asking their doctor for a vitamin D level blood test. Men should also be checked for heart disease and diabetes. Only half of causes of erectile dysfunction stem from vascular (blood vessel) problems. It may be that adding vitamin D could solve erection difficulties. Read more at EmaxHealth.