ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Climate Change Could Sting Allergy, Asthma Sufferers
New Spray Could Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Patients
Childhood Food Allergies on the Rise
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Fish Oil's Benefits Remain Elusive
Maggots as Good as Gel in Leg Ulcer Treatments
Placebo Acupuncture Tied to Higher IVF Pregnancies
ANIMAL CARE
Beware of Dog Bites
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
BONES & JOINTS
In Elderly Women, Hip Fractures Often Follow Arm Breaks
Exercise Key Player in Knee Replacement Recovery
A Little Drink May Be Good for Your Bones
CANCER
Poor Women Seem to Be Skipping Breast Cancer Drugs
Smokeout '08: The Perfect Time to Quit
Lifting Weights Can Ease Arm Swelling in Breast Cancer Survivors
CAREGIVING
What Moms Learned May Be Passed to Offspring
Most Women Struggle With Rising Health Care Costs
Depression, PTSD Common Among Lung Transplant Patient Caregivers
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Exercise May Blunt Salt's Effect on Hypertension
A Brisk Pace May Keep Stroke at Bay
Obesity Linked to Heart Failure Risk
COSMETIC
Contact Lenses Boost Kids' Self-Image
New Genetic Links to Baldness Discovered
Study Evaluates Laser Therapies for Hair Removal
DENTAL, ORAL
Acupuncture May Ease Anxiety Over Dental Work
Gum Disease May Reactivate AIDS Virus
Gum Disease Treatment Doesn't Cut Preterm Birth Risk
DIABETES
Spices, Herbs Boost Health for Diabetics
Boosting Vitamin D Can Do a Heart Good
Fructose-Sweetened Drinks Up Metabolic Syndrome Risk
DIET, NUTRITION
Low Vitamin D Levels May Initiate Cancer Development
Coffee Drinkers Might Live Longer
Added Sugars in Diet Threaten Heart Health
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Household Chemicals May Affect Cholesterol Levels
Smog Tougher on the Obese
Air Pollution Raises Risk of Heart Disease, Death
EYE CARE, VISION
When Corks Fly, Watch the Eyes
Brain Adapts to Age-Related Eye Disease
Blood Sugar Control Helps Diabetics Preserve Sight
FITNESS
School Phys. Ed. Injuries Up 150 Percent
Basketball Star Details His Struggle With Gout
Fliers Can Keep Blood Clots at Bay
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Gum Chewing May Speed Colon Surgery Recovery
HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
GENERAL HEALTH
Most Women Struggle With Rising Health Care Costs
Uncover Why Turmeric Helps You Heal
Even Young Kids Can Learn CPR
HEAD & NECK
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Study Suggests Link Between Cell Phones and Brain Tumors
Magnet Therapy May Ease Hard-to-Treat Depression
Imaging Sheds Light on How Acupuncture Works
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Laughter Can Boost Heart Health
Rheumatoid Arthritis a Threat to the Heart
A Little Chocolate May Do the Heart Good
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Viral Infection Might Trigger High Blood Pressure
Dry Weather Boosts Odds of Flu Outbreaks
Swine Flu Is Now a Pandemic Says W.H.O.
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Exercise Helps Reduce Falls in Young and Old
Should Your Child Be Seeing a Chiropractor?
Pregnant Women Exposed To Certain Pollutants Could Lower Childs IQ
MEN'S HEALTH
Strenuous Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay
The Dark Side of Vegetarianism
Low Iron Levels Cut Cancer Risk in Men With PAD
MENTAL HEALTH
Meaningful Conversations Boost Kids' Language Skills
Music Soothes Anxiety as Well as Massage Does
Optimism May Boost Immune System
PAIN
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Exercise As Well As Acupuncture, May Ease Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Sugary Colas Tied to Gestational Diabetes
Calcium Supplements Cut Blood Lead Levels During Pregnancy
SENIORS
Laughter Can Stimulate a Dull Appetite
Older Adults May Have Some Immunity to Swine Flu
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Natural Relief for Painful Menstrual Cramps
Exercise As Well As Acupuncture, May Ease Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Natural Childbirth Moms More Attuned to Babies' Cry
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Seaweed May Help Treat Lymphoma

Seaweed extract has the potential to become a treatment for the immune system cancer known as lymphoma, according to the results of preliminary research.

In the study, researchers experimented with compounds derived from seaweed and used them to treat the types of lymphoma that are classified as being in the B-cell group.

"Some forms of B-cell lymphoma are especially resistant to standard treatment, and thus new therapies are needed," Mohammad Irhimeh, assistant professor of hematology/oncology and stem cells at the Hashemite University in Jordan, said in a news release from the American Association for Cancer Research.

Scientists had previously reported that a compound called fucoidan, found in seaweed, appears to kill tumor cells in mice and human cells.

In the new study, Irhimeh and his colleagues tested human lymphoma cells with a type of seaweed extract that is sold commercially. They found that it inhibited growth of cancerous cells but did not affect healthy cells.

The findings were to be presented March 11 at the American Association for Cancer Research's Dead Sea International Conference on Advances in Cancer Research, held in Jordan.

SOURCE: American Association for Cancer Research, news release, March 10, 2010

Last Updated: March 11, 2010