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Eat your spinach: This plant can help arthritis patients maintain strong bones
Eating spinach (Spinicia oleracea) can help osteoarthritis patients maintain strong bones, according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The study, carried out by a team of researchers at CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute in India, looked at the anti-osteoarthritic effects of spinach extracts in monosodium iodoacetate (MIA)-induced osteoarthritis mice.... Read More [...]
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Acupuncture at the Si Guan Xue shown to be a powerful pain relief treatment for cancer patients
Acupuncture could be used as an effective treatment for cancer pain. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine tested which acupoints would provide the most relief for cancer patients from cancer pain. Acupuncture has been proven effective against different kinds of body pain. The researchers recruited 42 patients going through... Read More [...]
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The Effects of Turmeric Curcumin on Pancreatic Cancer Patients
In 2010 I profiled a study conducted by the National Institutes of Health, the largest such study in history, which found that dietary fat of animal origin was associated with increased pancreatic cancer risk. Which animal fat is the worst? The second ... [...]
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Reducing Salt Intake Might Harm Heart Failure Patients, Study Claims
Close to 6 million Americans have heart failure while more than 870,000 cases are diagnosed each year. If you have heart failure, it means your heart isn't pumping as well as it should be and, as a result, your body is probably not getting enough oxygen. [...]
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More young breast cancer patients opt for this new gene test
“While BRCA testing is recommended for young women with breast cancer, there has been little research into how widely these recommendations are being followed, and how concerns about genetic risk affect treatment decisions.” In the paper, Rosenberg ... [...]
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New prostate cancer treatment coming to Alabama patients
“Urology Centers of Alabama is known throughout the state for their expertise in the treatment of prostate cancer using many different modalities. They are the largest and one of the most well-respected practices in Alabama and they draw patients from ... [...]
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More Young Breast Cancer Patients Getting Gene Test
So BRCA testing is recommended for women diagnosed with breast cancer before age 50. That's, in part, to help guide their treatment decisions, explained Dr. Ann Partridge, the senior researcher on the new study, and an oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer ... [...]
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Saving Prostate Cancer Patients from Collateral Damage
Dr. Edward Soffen is a board-certified radiation oncologist and medical director of the Radiation Oncology Department at CentraState Medical Center's Statesir Cancer Center in Freehold, New Jersey. He was part of a national clinical trial study on the ... [...]
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The PRONOUNCE Trial for patients with advanced prostate cancer and …
Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer in men worldwide with 1.1 million cases diagnosed and over 300,000 deaths in 2012.1 Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is considered the gold-standard treatment for patients with advanced ... [...]
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Life-extending drug for breast cancer patients cleared for NHS use
A drug that can extend the lives of people with incurable breast cancer has been cleared for use within NHS Scotland. Fulvestrant is given to patients who have already been treated with other hormonal therapies which are no longer controlling the cancer. [...]
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Ferring announces the start of the PRONOUNCE Trial for patients with advanced …
Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer in men worldwide with 1.1 million cases diagnosed and over 300,000 deaths in 2012.1 Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is considered the gold-standard treatment for patients with advanced ... [...]
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Prostate cancer patients confused in urology versus radiation oncology wars
Men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer face a confusing array of treatment choices, each with its own price tag and idiosyncratic side effects. But when it comes to comparing the effectiveness of those treatments, things get political. [...]
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