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Fungal Mushrooms: A Natural Compound With Therapeutic Applications

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 20 July 2022
Fungal Mushrooms: A Natural Compound With Therapeutic Applications
Fungi are extremely diverse in terms of morphology, ecology, metabolism, and phylogeny. Approximately, 130 medicinal activities like antitumor, immunomodulator, antioxidant, radical scavenging, cardio protective and antiviral actions are assumed to be produced by the various varieties of medicinal mushrooms. The polysaccharides, present in mushrooms like β-glucans, micronutrients, antioxidants like glycoproteins, triterpenoids, flavonoids, and ergosterols can help establish natural resi...
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Open Communication With Patients Is Very Important

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 15 July 2022
Open Communication With Patients Is Very Important
New research has examined the care planning priorities of older adults with advanced bladder cancer and found that these patients want more transparency when it comes to communication with their care providers and treatment. The study, published in the Journal of Geriatric Oncology, was led by Elizabeth Kessler, MD, a University of Colorado Cancer Center member, and associate professor of medical oncology at the CU School of Medicine. She found that patients want to be engaged in their trea...
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Vitamins and Minerals for Bone Health: Is Calcium Enough?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 15 July 2022
Vitamins and Minerals for Bone Health: Is Calcium Enough?
Bone material is constantly being broken down and built anew, simultaneously. During childhood, we build new bone much faster than we break it down. When we stop growing, these processes even out. In our later years, bone tends to break down faster than it is rebuilt. Whether or not you are at risk for brittle bones and breaks is based on a few factors. Some are genetic, such as family history, your frame size, and how much bone mass you accumulated at your peak. Some factors are related to ...
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Acupuncture Reduce Hot Flushes Due to Hormonal Blockers

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 2 July 2022
Acupuncture Reduce Hot Flushes Due to Hormonal Blockers
Hot flushes are reported by over 80% of women taking tamoxifen and other hormonal blockers. Causing distress and impacting quality of life, they may last the duration of the treatment and beyond. This level of discomfort causes many women to take holidays from, or stop taking altogether, their hormonal treatments and complicate their treatment plan. Research shows that Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), the main treatment for symptoms of natural menopause, is contraindicated for breast ...
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Diabetes and Cancer May Have A Biodirectional Link

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 2 July 2022
Diabetes and Cancer May Have A Biodirectional Link
A large Danish study published by the Molecular Metabolism in Cancer and Ageing Group at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, has found that cancer increases the risk of new-onset type-2 diabetes lung, pancreatic, breast, brain, urinary tract, or uterine cancers. Type 2 diabetes, which typically develops after the age of 40, is usually due to a combination of the pancreas failing to produce enough of the hormone insulin, and the cells in the body failing to adequately respond to insul...
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