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Evidence That Bacteria In Tumors Help Cancer Cells Metastasise

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 9 April 2022
Evidence That Bacteria In Tumors Help Cancer Cells Metastasise
Bacteria promote cancer metastasis by bolstering the strength of host cells against mechanical stress in the bloodstream, promoting cell survival during tumour progression, researchers report April 7th in the journal Cell. "Our study reveals that the cancer cell's behaviour is also controlled by the microbes hiding inside tumours, most which were originally thought to be sterile," says senior author Shang Cai of the Westlake Laboratory of Life Sciences and Biomedicine. "Th...
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Managing Breast Cancer Fatigue

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 5 April 2022
Managing Breast Cancer Fatigue
Fatigue is a common symptom of breast cancer and one of the most common side effects of breast cancer treatment. In fact, some studies suggest that between 62 and 85 percent of people undergoing cancer treatment report having cancer-related fatigue. Breast cancer and breast cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and hormonal therapies, can affect hormone levels. This can lead to inflammation throughout the body and other side effects, all of which can contribute to fatigue. Studies sh...
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5 Reasons Why Berries Are Among the Healthiest Foods on Earth

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 5 April 2022
5 Reasons Why Berries Are Among the Healthiest Foods on Earth
Berries are among the healthiest foods you can eat. They’re delicious, nutritious, and provide several impressive health benefits. Here are 5 good reasons to include berries in your diet. 1. Loaded with antioxidants Berries contain antioxidants which help keep free radicals under control. Free radicals are unstable molecules that are beneficial in small amounts but can damage your cells when their numbers get too high, causing oxidative stress  Berries are a great so...
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Aged Black Garlic Extract Lowers High Blood Pressure

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 4 April 2022
Aged Black Garlic Extract Lowers High Blood Pressure
Hundreds of studies support garlic’s cardiovascular benefits. Now a six-week clinical trial in Nutrients shows that a fermented form of garlic — aged black garlic extract — helps lower blood pressure in people with high cholesterol. Aged black garlic has long been a staple in Asian cuisine, where it’s considered a delicacy and loved for its jelly-like consistency. For the randomised, crossover, double-blind study, researchers gave subjects with moderate hyp...
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Zinc Boosts Immune Function

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 3 April 2022
Zinc Boosts Immune Function
Zinc's immune-boosting properties are well-established, but scientists haven't known exactly how it works. In a new study published online March 25 in the journal Blood, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists reveal two ways the mineral supports immunity and suggest how it could be used to improve health. Using mice, the team discovered that zinc is needed for the development of disease-fighting immune cells called T cells and prompts regeneration of the thymus, ...
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