The Cancer Cells Killer: Curry Spice

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England scientists researching an extract found in the bright yellow curry spice turmeric can kill off cancer cells. According to British Journal of Cancer, a molecule found in a curry ingredient can kill esophageal cancer cells in the laboratory, suggesting it might be developed as an anti-cancer treatment, scientists said on Wednesday (October 29, 2009). Researchers at the Cork Cancer Research Center in Ireland treated esophageal cancer cells with curcumin - a chemical found in the spice turmeric, which gives curries a distinctive yellow color -- and found it started to kill cancer cells within 24 hours. “These exciting results suggest that scientists could develop curcumin as a potential anti-cancer drug to treat oesophageal cancer,” says Dr Sharon McKenna, lead study author at the Cork Cancer Research Centre, UCC. Scientists have known for a long time that natural compounds have the potential to treat faulty cells that have become cancerous and we suspected that curcumin might have therapeutic value. Dr Geraldine O’Sullivan-Coyne, a medical researcher in our lab had been looking for new ways of killing resistant oesophageal cancer cells. She tested curcurmin on resistant cells and found that they started to die using an unexpected system of cell messages.” Cancers of the esophagus kill more than 500,000 people across the world each year. The tumors are especially deadly, with five-year survival rates of just 12 to 31 percent.


Pill Bottle Cap can send SMS


How someone can be can recovered if always forget to consume medicine? According to survey, average 60 percent patient in South Africa forget to consume medicine. This is become one factor make medical expense increased. To see that survey result, a doctor named Dr. David Green created “smart” pill bottle cap that can send message containing medicine consume time schedule to patient via short message service (SMS). This unique invention was collaboration between Simpill, a company based on Cape Town, South Africa, and the biggest cellular operator company. Tellumat Communication was success to develop patient monitoring system by wireless facilities. The result, this medicine bottle has double function, beside used for keep medicine also have function to remind you via SMS if time to consume medicine has come. This is makes patient not forget to consume their medicine. This medicine bottle also makes sirens sound to remind you.


Many Parents Denied A-H1N1 Influenza Vaccine

More than one third of A-H1N1 Influenza Vaccine to Children polls respondents in some states in United States of America, according to Associated Press-GfK news agency version, statement to denied. Polls found 38 percent parents will not allowed their children given vaccine by school. The reason is connected with side effect even reported not seriously. Some of them think that influenza not more dangerous than ordinary influenza. Meanwhile the rest of A-H1N1 Influenza vaccine given slit to two opinions, between still worried with side effect of vaccine and the other surely to accept this plan. “Basically flu is flu. I just worried to side effect in the long time period,” says Julie Ueclein, one of the mothers who denied this A-H1N1 Influenza Vaccine given plan. Government health office side said they still given this vaccine to children at schools, beside need to prevent this disease, also no have negative effect.