ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay for the Holidays
Overweight Moms More Likely to Have Asthmatic Kids
Folic Acid Might Offer Allergy Relief
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Taking the Mystery Out of Hypnotherapy
Regular Yoga May Improve Eating Habits
Pharoah's Wine Jar Yields Medicinal Secrets
ANIMAL CARE
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Beware of Dog Bites
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
BONES & JOINTS
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
Barefoot Lifestyle Has Its Dangers
Varicose, Spider Veins May Be Inevitable for Some
CANCER
Vitamin D Good for Breast Cancer Patients
Healthy Behaviors Slow Functional Decline After Cancer
Physical Activity May Prolong Survival After Colon Cancer
CAREGIVING
More Than 60,000 Patients Risked Hepatitis Infections
Early Exercise Boosts Outcomes for ICU Patients
Critically Ill Patients Lack Vitamin D
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Exercise May Blunt Salt's Effect on Hypertension
A Brisk Pace May Keep Stroke at Bay
Health Tip: Are You Anemic?
COSMETIC
Health Tip: After Liposuction
Study Evaluates Laser Therapies for Hair Removal
Science May Banish Bad Hair Days
DENTAL, ORAL
Obesity Boosts Gum Disease Risk
Amino Acid May Be Key to Strong Teeth
Sports Drinks May Be Tough on Teeth
DIABETES
Lifestyle Factors Tied to Older Adults' Diabetes Risk
Coffee, Tea Might Stave Off Diabetes
Patients' Photos Help Boost Radiologists' Accuracy
DIET, NUTRITION
Fish Oil's Benefits Remain Elusive
Polyunsaturated Fats Really May Lower Heart Risk
Heart Disease May Be Prevented By Taking Fish Oils, Study Shows
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Common Pesticide Tied to Development Delays in Kids
Greenhouse Gases Hazardous to Your Health
Ozone Pollution Taking Toll on American Lives
EYE CARE, VISION
When Corks Fly, Watch the Eyes
Poor Night Vision May Predict Age-Related Eye Disease
Diabetic Eye Disease Rates Soaring
FITNESS
Basketball Star Details His Struggle With Gout
Any Exercise Good After a Heart Attack
Seniors Who Exercise Help Their Health
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Traditional Nonsurgical GERD Treatments Not Impressive
Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease
Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
GENERAL HEALTH
Winter's Bitter Cold Poses Health Dangers
Healthy Eating While On Vacation
Play Creatively as a Kid, Be a Healthier Adult
HEAD & NECK
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Imaging Sheds Light on How Acupuncture Works
Using Light Therapy to Silence Harmful Brain Activity
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Heart Disease May Be Prevented By Taking Fish Oils, Study Shows
After a Stroke, Light Exercise Gets Hands, Arms Working Again
Vigorous Exercise Cuts Stroke Risk for Men, Not Women
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Bacterial Infections May Succumb to Honey
More Medicinal Uses for Pomegranate
The HPV Vaccine: Preventative Medicine or Human Sacrifice?
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Health Tip: Back Pain in Children
Winter's Bitter Cold Poses Health Dangers
Traffic, Dust Linked to Asthma in Kids
MEN'S HEALTH
Varicose Veins May Mask Larger Problem
Sunlight May Help Protect Men From Kidney Cancer
Physical Activity May Prolong Survival After Colon Cancer
MENTAL HEALTH
Brain Scans Show How Humans 'Hear' Emotion
A Little Alcohol May Stave Off Alzheimer's
Estrogen May Help Men's Hearts
PAIN
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Exercise As Well As Acupuncture, May Ease Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Pregnant Women Exposed To Certain Pollutants Could Lower Childs IQ
Breast-Feeding May Protect a Woman's Heart
SENIORS
More Whole Grains May Mean Less Fat
The Healthy Habits of Centenarians
The Juice From Beetroots May Boost Stamina
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Varicose Veins May Mask Larger Problem
Caffeine in Pregnancy Associated With Low Birth Weight Risk
Frankincense Provides Relief for Osteoarthritis
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Green Tea May Help Treat Uterine Fibroids

Green tea extract shows promise as a treatment for uterine fibroids, say U.S. researchers who add they'll soon begin human trials of the therapy.

Uterine fibroids, which affect 40 percent of women of reproductive age, cause excessive vaginal bleeding, anemia, fatigue and lack of energy. Currently, hysterectomy is the only treatment option.

Green tea extract can kill human leiomyoma cells in tissue cultures and can eradicate fibroid lesions in lab animals, according to Dr. Ayman Al-Hendy, director of clinical research at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn., and colleagues. Their findings were published Jan. 14 in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

"If we can prove this compound is effective, millions of women can start self-treatment and self-management," Al-Hendy said in a news release.

He and his team are recruiting volunteers to take part in clinical trials.

SOURCES: Meharry Medical College, news release, January 2010 Published on: January 27, 2010