Monthly Archives: April 2012

 

Shiitake Mushrooms: Natural Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor

Shiitake mushrooms are native to China and have been used as both food and medicine for thousands of years. Science is still exploring all the health benefits that shiitake offers. Several studies have focused on two chemicals that are found in shiitake mushrooms, one called lentin and one called lentinan....
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Maitake: Magic Mushroom?

Maitake are Asian mushrooms which have been used in traditional Asian medical practices for thousands of years. Maitake are closely related to the better known shiitake mushrooms, which also have medical benefits. In recent years, studies have suggested that maitake have much stronger benefits than shiitake mushrooms and other related...
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Neem: Natural Protease Inhibitor?

Sonia Arora of Kean University in New Jersey, is heading research into whether extracts from the neem tree can help fight HIV. Preliminary results, announced at the Experimental Biology 2012 meeting in San Diego, suggest that several extracts from neem may interfere with HIV protease. Protease is the protein in...
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US Leaders Seek Plan for Dealing with HIV/AIDS

Thursday, national experts on public health and HIV/AIDS met at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia for the White House LGBT Conference on HIV/AIDS. They discussed the nations HIV/AIDS epidemic with a focus on how it has disproportionately affected members of the LGBT community. At this time there...
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Circumcision and HIV, Part I

Circumcision is a large topic in recent years. In some parts of the world it is denounced as genital mutilation, especially infant circumcision for religious or cultural reasons. In other parts of the world it is being promoted as a potentially important tool in the fight against HIV. Where ever...
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