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Does Zinc Really Help Treat Colds?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 11 November 2021
Does Zinc Really Help Treat Colds?
A new study published in BMJ Open adds to the evidence that zinc is effective against viral respiratory infections, such as colds. A team of researchers from the Western Sydney University's NICM Health Research Institute, New South Wales, Australia conducted a meta-analysis of 28 randomised controlled trials (RCTs). They searched 17 English and Chinese databases to identify the trials and then used the Cochrane rapid review technique for the analysis. The trials included 5446 adults wh...
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B Vitamins For Peripheral Neuropathy

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 11 November 2021
B Vitamins For Peripheral Neuropathy
Neuropathy is damage or dysfunction of one or more nerves that typically results in numbness, tingling, muscle weakness and pain in the affected area. Neuropathies frequently start in your hands and feet, but other parts of your body can be affected too. Neuropathy, often called peripheral neuropathy, indicates a problem within the peripheral nervous system. Your peripheral nervous system is the network of nerves outside your brain and spinal cord. Your brain and spinal cord make up your ...
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Acupuncture Reduces Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy In Cancer Patient Trial

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 5 November 2021
Acupuncture Reduces Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy In Cancer Patient Trial
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy responds to acupuncture due to its neuromodulatory effects.   The clinical characteristics of peripheral neuropathy include tingling, burning sensation, sensitive to stimulation, pain induced by a normally innocuous stimulation, and decreased physical activity. Some patients also experience motor symptoms, such as dropping items, splaying fingers, and inability to complete normal daily activities.  Some patients may even withdr...
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What Is a CT Scan?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 5 November 2021
What Is a CT Scan?
A computerised tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) uses computers and rotating X-ray machines to create cross-sectional images of the body. These images provide more detailed information than normal X-ray images. They can show the soft tissues, blood vessels, and bones in various parts of the body. A CT scan may visualise the: head shoulders spine heart abdomen knee chest During a CT scan, you lie in a tunnel-like machine while the inside of the machine rotates and takes a series o...
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Are Serum Ferritin Levels a Reliable Cancer Biomarker?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 5 November 2021
Are Serum Ferritin Levels a Reliable Cancer Biomarker?
The latest research from Panaxea International and Dr Daniel Weber contributes to our knowledge of ferritin as a cancer marker predictor. Although serum ferritin (SF) has been shown in several studies to be a potential cancer biomarker, the results are inconsistent. Herein, a systematic review was performed to investigate the clinical SF levels in different types of tumours in order to verify the role of SF levels as a biomarker for cancer diagnosis. The search was performed using the PubM...
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