Turmeric May Help Fight Breast Cancer

New research on tumeric offers hope for women diagnosed with breast cancer and those hoping to avoid the disease altogether. That’s good news considering that according to the American Cancer Society an estimated 36,620 American women died in 2013 alone. An additional 232,340 breast cancer diagnoses were made in the same year. Breast cancer is […]

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Reshaping Tumor Cells a New Way to Treat Breast Cancer?

After an extensive study of breast cancer cell shapes, scientists conclude they can influence a tumor’s response to treatment – such as making it more or less vulnerable to attack by the immune system. Writing in the journal Molecular Systems Biology, researchers from the Institute of Cancer Research in London, UK, describe how they used […]

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Thermal Imaging to Catch Red Flags

How much would you pay for a test that might suggest the start of a cancerous tumor at its earliest stage – $500, $1,000, $5,000? That’s the conundrum of thermal imaging, a diagnostic tool considered meaningless by many doctors but helpful by others, particularly those who have glommed on to growing evidence that suggests inflammation […]

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Two Sides in the Debate Over Medical Thermal Imaging

When I used to ask my former primary care physician if I should try something to feel better – isotonic vitamins, chiropractic visits, massage – his message was often pretty much the same. “It might not help, but it can’t hurt.” After meeting with Carol Knapp, subject of today’s In the Field feature in WNY […]

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Dieting and Fasting Linked To Anti-Inflammatory Mechanism

New research published in the journal Nature Medicine reveals that a compound created by the body when dieting or fasting could actually block part of the immune system that’s involved in several inflammatory diseases, including atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes. “These findings are important because endogenous metabolites like BHB that block the NLRP3 […]

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