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COLON CANCER VIDEO: Possible Urine Test for Colon Cancer, Green Tea Fights Eye Diseases, Pollution Connected to Asthma ER Visits for Children
COLON CANCER VIDEO: Possible Urine Test for Colon Cancer, Green Tea Fights Eye Diseases, Pollution Connected to Asthma ER Visits for Children

(April 22, 2010 - Insidermedicine)

From North Carolina - According to a report published in the Journal of Proteome Research, advances have been made toward a urine test for colon cancer. Researchers studied urine samples of over 100 people, half with colon cancer and the other half without. They found over 15 substances that appear irregularly in the colon cancer samples, including increased levels of tryptophan.

From Hong Kong - A new report published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry outlines how green tea can help fight against eye diseases . Researchers studied the effects of green tea of lab rats, finding that antioxidants indeed passed from the gastrointestinal tract into the retina and aqueous humor, an aspect which may help the eye fight diseases such as glaucoma .

And finally, from Atlanta - Traffic pollution raises the incidence of asthma exacerbations in children, according to a report published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Researchers studied asthma related pediatric emergency room visits over an 11 year period. They found an increased incidence of asthma exacerbations occurred in the summer, when levels  of ozone and traffic pollutants were at their highest.

 
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