Category Archives: Arthritis

Cherries Fight Inflammation

Cherries for Health: Better Than Aspirin?

Posted: 04/11/11 08:16 AM ET

Sometimes the latest research on nutrition involves a substance or supplement with an obscure name that only a scientist could get excited about. But other times, there is something absolutely delicious that, it turns out, is also great for you.

Which brings us to cherries.

With cherry blossom season in the air, now is a great time to celebrate the beauty of nature and one of my favorite fruits, the cherry.

Skin Cancer Breakthrough

Cancer Breakthrough After Tadpole Tests

Thomas Moore, health correspondent

A drug discovered with the help of tadpoles could prevent the spread of the deadliest form of skin cancer.

The drug leflunomide is already used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

But after tests on tadpoles scientists have concluded it could be a powerful treatment for malignant melanoma.

Researchers at the University of East Anglia used tadpoles because of an evolutionary link between the pattern of dark spots on their skin and the way melanoma cancer cells spread around the body in humans.

They injected 3,000 compounds into frog embryos and discovered that leflunomide dramatically changed the way the pigment pattern developed on the tadpoles.

Caring is not like fishing

Maybe we all know someone who is a carer or has been one, but have we ever stopped to see what this really means.
How does the old lady caring for her husband, manage to do her shopping, and cope with the endless nights of interrupted sleep?
What about the young mum with a darling child but who was born with a disability, have you ever invited the child round to play with your child?