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Estrogen-like Component of Plastic Stimulates Growth of Certain Prostate Cancer Cells

...ntal estrogen used in the manufacture of foodcans, milk container linings, food storage containers and water supplypipes. About 2.5 billion pounds of the chemical are produced each year. Inparticular, the study showed that the affected class of prostate cancercell, characterized by mutated receptors for ...

Children's taste sensitivity and food choices influenced by taste gene

...erred beverage. They also were less likely to name milk or water as one of their two favorite beverages. Favorite cereals and beverages of PP children had higher sugar content than corresponding selections of AA children. According to study co-author, geneticist Danielle Reed, PhD, "The children most sen...

Friendly bacteria in humans may protect against HIV

...s method can protect infants against HIV in breast milk and women against HIV upon sexual contact unobtrusively and inconspicuously via fermented foods or feminine products," says Tao. "If the method can be successfully developed and applied, the global spread of HIV can be controlled rapidly, effectively...

Alcohol consumption disrupts breastfeeding hormones

...en have been advised to drink alcohol as an aid to milk production and optimal lactation. Recent surveys i...ohol, women took longer to eject the first drop of milk and produced less milk overall, physiological effects related to the alcohol-induced changes in oxyt...

Bugs, even 'bad' ones, can be educationally beneficial, new book says

...nto the 'uterus' feed the developing larva. Tsetse milk is white and chemically similar to human or cow's milk," Waldbauer wrote in a chapter titled "Guaranteeing descendants: The role of parental care." Waldbauer emphasizes that insects can be useful to humans. For example, he said, maggot therapy has b...

Antiretroviral Therapy May Prevent HIV Transmission From Breastfeeding Mothers To Infants

...he second study showed levels of HIV RNA in breast milk are lower in mothers taking antiretroviral therapy... or her baby, transmission of HIV-1 through breast milk occurs in approximately 9 to 16 percent of breastfed infants. In the developing world, many HIV-infe...

Researchers seek to discover what really happens when a virus enters the body

...s during a woman's pregnancy and the production of milk by lactating women. So the question remains: do we really know what a body's host cell does when a virus infects it? Bell and Duca's collaboration is an attempt to profile the host-virus system using the electrical engineering concepts of signal ...

Lactose intolerance linked to ancestral environment

...y parts of Asia, do not have the ability to digest milk after infancy. "The implication is that harsh cli...hers' milk, humans are the only mammals that drink milk as adults. But most people -- about 60 percent and primarily those of Asian and African descent -- s...

Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident

...nd. This was especially true of children who drank milk from cows who had eaten contaminated grass. Since ...d pasture grasses from animal diets and monitoring milk for radiation levels. Treatment of land for fodder crops, clean feeding and use of Cs-binders (that ...

Common alternative treatment for liver disease is found to be ineffective

...ty randomized clinical trials have determined that milk thistle extract, a widely used alternative medicat...troenterology. According to the previous studies, milk thistle extracts have been shown to possess properties that protect against various hepatotoxins, in...

Clues to breast cancer hidden inside stem cells

...uminal epithelial compartment, which is also where milk is produced. Perhaps it is not surprising then, that stem cells reside in this compartment. In 2002, Thorarinn Gudjonsson, successfully isolated cells from the human breast with stem cell properties. Gudjonsson immortalised these cells and grew the...

Study finds that a woman's chances of having twins can be modified by diet

... growth-hormone treatment of cows to enhance their milk and beef production," said Dr. Steinman. In the c...ifth the rate of women who commonly do not exclude milk from their diets. In addition to a dietary influence on IGF levels, there is a genetic link in nume...

Transgenic goat's milk offers hope for tackling children's intestinal disease

...e University of California, Davis, have found that milk produced by transgenic goats, which carry the gene...searchers hope these findings will one day lead to milk that protects infants and children against diarrheal illnesses, which each year kill more than 2 mil...

Breastfeeding boosts mental health

... growing evidence that bioactive factors in breast milk played an important role in the rapid early brain development that occurs in the first year of life. "Even when we adjust the results to take into account other factors such as the parents' socio-economic situation, their education, their happines...

Got inexpensive contrast agent? Milk plays new role in imaging

..., we found that patients are more willing to drink milk because it is part of their daily lives, and they ...between the bowel cavity and soft tissue. When milk is used, the milk-filled intestinal cavity appears dark, while the intestinal wall appears bright du...

New evidence of early horse domestication

...s supplied meat year-round and vitamin-rich mare's milk from spring through fall. "No one in their right mind would try to milk a wild mare," said Olsen. There is also evidence that the Botai were carrying a lot of heavy mater...

Pilot study successful in taming allergic reactions to food

...hown that about 20 percent of children with egg or milk allergy will go on to develop a peanut allergy. ...

Friendly bacteria in alcoholic milkshake could fight food allergies

Feeding babies alcoholic milk may help to protect against some food allergies. K...Science of Food and Agriculture has shown that the milk drink inhibits the allergen specific antibody Immunoglobulin E (IgE). IgE is involved in immune resp...

Novel vaccine shows promise against early-stage breast cancer

...u, or early stage cancer formation in the breast's milk ducts). It is estimated at 50-60 percent of DCIS is directly related to HER-2/neu over-expression. Patients with HER-2/neu overexpression were given a therapy of dendritic cells (DC, which work with the B- and T-cells to trigger immune response...

Pheromone from mother's milk may rapidly promote learning in newborn mammals

...ound that a mammary pheromone secreted in mother's milk may act as a chemical booster that facilitates the...orn mammals are highly dependent on their mother's milk for survival, and they typically exhibit a defined sequence of actions when searching for milk. This...

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