ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Herbal Remedy Could Halt Peanut Allergy
Know Your Asthma Triggers
New Spray Could Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Patients
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Massage Fosters Healing in Bereaved Relatives
Ginkgo No Shield Against Alzheimer's
Bitter Melon Extract May Slow, Stop Breast Cancer
ANIMAL CARE
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
BONES & JOINTS
Vitamin K Doesn't Slow Bone Loss
Bone Loss Stable on Restricted Calorie Diet
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
CANCER
Green Tea May Help Prevent Oral Cancer
Study Cites Gains in Gall Bladder Cancer Treatment
Steady Weight Gain Boosts Late-Life Breast Cancer Risk
CAREGIVING
Hispanic Children More Likely to Have Hearing Loss
Caregivers Face Multiple Strains Tending Older Parents
3 Steps Might Help Stop MRSA's Spread
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
A Brisk Pace May Keep Stroke at Bay
Grapefruit-Heavy Diet Helped Spur Dangerous Clot
An Apple a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away
COSMETIC
Wrinkle Fillers Need Better Label Warnings: FDA Panel
What to Do If You Have Unsightly Veins
Mouse Study Finds Molecule That Tells Hair to Grow
DENTAL, ORAL
Laser Technology Spots Cavities Before They Start
Most Insured Adults Worry About Health Care Costs: Poll
Health Tip: At Risk for Gingivitis
DIABETES
Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes Updated
Whole Grains Take a Bite Out of Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Insulin Resistance Tied to Peripheral Artery Disease
DIET, NUTRITION
Dark Chocolate May Lower Stroke Risk
Uncover Why Turmeric Helps You Heal
Just Say No to Nuts During Pregnancy
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Meat-Eating Dinosaurs Used Legs and Arms Like Birds
Global Warming Biggest Health Threat of 21st Century, Experts Say
Arsenic in Drinking Water Raises Diabetes Risk
EYE CARE, VISION
When Gauging Age, the Eyes Have It
Nearly 18 Million Will Have Macular Degeneration by 2050
It's a Whole New Outlook for Cataract Patients
FITNESS
Exercise Keeps the Brain Young
MRSA Infections Can Bug Fitness Buffs
Vigorous Treadmill Workout Curbs Appetite Hormones
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Traditional Nonsurgical GERD Treatments Not Impressive
HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
GENERAL HEALTH
Living With Less TV, More Sweat Boosts Weight Loss
Healthy Eating While On Vacation
Go To Work But Skip The Car
HEAD & NECK
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Airport Full Body Scanners Pose No Health Threat: Experts
Using Light Therapy to Silence Harmful Brain Activity
Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Dark Chocolate May Lower Stroke Risk
Lack of Vitamin D Linked to High Blood Pressure
Small Cuts in Salt Intake Spur Big Drops in Heart Trouble
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Swine Flu Now Reported in All 50 States
Viral Infection Might Trigger High Blood Pressure
Swine Flu Loves a Crowd
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
3 Home Habits Help Youngsters Stay Slim
Gene Variation Found in Boys With Delinquent Peers
MEN'S HEALTH
Sunlight May Help Protect Men From Kidney Cancer
Vigorous Exercise Cuts Stroke Risk for Men, Not Women
More Vitamin C May Mean Less Chance of Gout
MENTAL HEALTH
Teen Internet Addicts More Likely to Self-Harm: Study
Positive Brain Changes Seen After Body-Mind Meditation
Daily dose of beet juice promotes brain health in older adults
PAIN
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Prenatal Stress May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk
Mom's Extra Pregnancy Pounds May Raise Child's Heart Risks
Exercise As Well As Acupuncture, May Ease Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
SENIORS
Laughter Can Stimulate a Dull Appetite
Save Your Aging Brain, Try Surfing The Web
More Whole Grains May Mean Less Fat
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
Pay Attention to Signs That Say You're Too Fatigued to Drive
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Calcium Helps Ward Off Colon Cancer
Heal Your LifeŽ Tips for Living Well
Active Young Women Need Calcium, Vitamin D
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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