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11/30/06

HealthWise at 5 From 11.30

  • Lifescreen

Oncology researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia say 99 percent of all breast cancers form in the cells lining the ducts. The scientists developed a technology to test breast fluid extracted from the ducts, looking for disease makers. The test detects two specific carbohydrates that are almost always present in breast cancer patients. Clinical trials are expected to begin next year.

  • Ten-Minute Workout

Your last excuse to avoid exercising has just been squashed, if you have ten minutes a day, there's time to get in some exercise! fitness experts from Baylor Health Care System in Texas say alternating ten-minute cardio and strength workouts can help keep you in shape. A brisk ten-minute walk will cover your cardio day. Then for strength training, do one-minute segments of exercises like push-ups, bicep curls, and ab curls until your muscles fatigue, up to ten minutes total three times a week.

  • Garlic Power

Garlic's noted for adding delicious flavor to foods and as a homeopathic remedy for many ills. Now research finds the onion-relatives antimicrobial properties exist even after cooking. Researchers from new mexico state university boiled garlic for 15 minutes in tests with common food-borne bacteria, such as e.coli, salmonella and listeria, the garlic extract inhibited the growth of all the food bugs. The microbiologists say the next phase of the study will help determine if eating garlic, cooked or raw could help treat gastrointestinal infections.

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