coca cola cancer

Does the colour in cola cause cancer? A reality check

First, I must make the following disclosure: I can’t remember the last time I drank a Coke, Pepsi or any other brand of cola. If it had to depend on me, the soft-drink industry would not exist. Second, I must share a fond, but quirky, memory with you. Back in my medical school days, I Read more about Does the colour in cola cause cancer? A reality check[…]

Weight and cancer risk: Just what the rats and mice predicted

In my October 10 CTV blog posting, I pointed out that women could cut their lifetime risk of breast cancer by losing excess fat. It all had to do with decreasing the body’s fat cells that churn out estrogen, the hormone that drives the growth of many breast cancers.  Just two weeks later, CTV’s Dr. Read more about Weight and cancer risk: Just what the rats and mice predicted[…]

ANDROGRAPHIS PANICULATA

Andrographis paniculata medicinal uses

Andrographis or Kalmegh, belonging to family Acanthaceae, is a herb that has been used for centuries in traditional as well as Chinese medicine. Grown mainly in Asia, this plant can grow in pretty much all   types of soils. Its leaves are the main source of its active component, Andrographolide. This compound is very bitter, giving the plant Read more about Andrographis paniculata medicinal uses[…]