Olfactory cells may provide a cure for Spinal Cord Paralysis

Dr. Chhavi Gupta

Olfactory cells transplanted into a patients damaged spinal cord has been reported to have helped regain partial function of the damaged cord.



Citrus Fruits : Anti-Bladder Cancer

We’ve all heard that fruits are good for you. Citrus fruits in particular have benefits that you might not have been aware of and the list of virtues continues to grow.

A recent study (published in the International journal of Food Sciences and Nutriton) showed that citrus fruits may be linked to a lower incidence of urinary bladder cancer as noted in a large meta-analysis of 14 studies by Chinese researcher Sudong Lian, MD. His analysis including over 900,000 subjects showed that a higher intake of citrus fruit (lemons, oranges and grapefruits) led to a 23% lower risk of bladder cancer. http://www.renalandurologynews.com/news-in-brief/citrus-fruit-may-lower-bladder-cancer-risk/article/357625/

The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study showed that a healthy serving of fruits ( including citrus fruits) and vegetables led to a lower risk of heart disease and stroke as did the nurses healthy study. Researchers have found evidence to suggest that citrus peel has flavanoids that have anticancer properties.

Though human studies are lacking possible additional benefits may include antioxidant properties, and possibly even anti-inflammatory properties.