Archive for Month: March

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...

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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...

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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...

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Cancer Survivors Need Healthful Lifestyle Advice

Clinical interventions should be implemented to help cancer survivors make lifestyle behavior changes, according to research published online Feb. 13 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Ph.D., R.D., from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues reviewed current diet and physical activity guidelines for cancer...

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