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Celebrities Help Raising Awareness for Thyroid Cancer

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 12 February 2022
Celebrities Help Raising Awareness for Thyroid Cancer
Over the past few years, several celebrities have come forward to discuss their diagnoses and treatment for thyroid cancer, most recently South Korean actress, Park So-dam, one of the lead actors in the Oscar-winning film Parasite. Park was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer in late 2021, and she publicly shared her diagnosis in an official statement put out by her professional representation. She regularly posts to her social media accounts to update her fans on her progress and provide...
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Earlier Diagnosis Could Prevent More Than 20% of Cancer Deaths

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 8 February 2022
Earlier Diagnosis Could Prevent More Than 20% of Cancer Deaths
Catching all solid cancers before they metastasize could prevent 26% to 32% of cancer deaths in women and 18% to 24% in men within 10 years of diagnosis, researchers in Australia estimate. Those figures translate to 2064 to 2677 fewer cancer deaths annually in the state of New South Wales between 2005 and 2014, the most recent period studied. "While it is well established that diagnosing cancers at an earlier stage is 'better,' our study is unique in that it quantifies what that...
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Activation Of Cannabinoid Receptor 2 Prevents Colitis-Associated Colon Cancer In An Animal Study

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 24 January 2022
Activation Of Cannabinoid Receptor 2 Prevents Colitis-Associated Colon Cancer In An Animal Study
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are caused by unrestrained inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Patients with IBD are at a higher risk of developing colorectal cancer. In a recent study published in iScience by authors from the University of South Carolina, it was shown that treatment with Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant, prevented the development of colon cancers in mice. It was shown...
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The Beneficial Effects Of Dietary Selenium

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 16 January 2022
The Beneficial Effects Of Dietary Selenium
The trace mineral selenium functions primarily as a component of the antioxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidase which works with vitamin E in preventing free radical damage to cell membranes. Low levels of selenium have been linked to a higher risk  inflammatory diseases, and other conditions associated with increased free radical damage including premature ageing and cataract formation.  Selenium Provides Antioxidant Support
Maintaining proper selenium levels appear to be important...
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The Big Three in Nutritional Modulation of Immunosenescence

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 15 January 2022
The Big Three in Nutritional Modulation of Immunosenescence
Evidence increasingly suggests that organismic ageing and increased senescent cell burden are related to ageing and imbalanced immune function. Particular types of food components are emerging as mediators of cellular autophagy, immune expression, cells’ resistance to ageing processes, the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP), and of cell and tissue rejuvenation. Especially promising nutritional factors include phytonutrient polyphenols (like EGCG and quercetin), probiotic ...
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