Infusing brain and lung cancer patients with 800 to 1,000 times the daily recommended amount (60 mg/day for adults) of vitamin C improved the outcomes of standard cancer treatments in recent clinical trials and was found to extend survival, according to researchers from the University of Iowa. The vitamin works
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Not all headaches are cause for concern. You might suffer an occasional migraine, head pain from a stiff neck, or the after-effects of an extra glass of wine you imbibed the night before. You simply take a few aspirins or another medication and the pain in your brain subsides.
Q: What is the evidence on goldenseal and cancer risk?
A: Goldenseal is a perennial herb in the buttercup family, native to Canada and the U.S. Native Americans introduced goldenseal to early settlers as part of their traditional medicine to treat digestive problems, skin disorders, and irritated eyes. Today, the supplement
When we think of winter eating, we often think of warm roasts, stews, and other satisfying comfort foods. And what ingredients do many of these dishes share? Root vegetables. Readily available all winter, they are often staples of hearty winter cooking. They also happen to be jam-packed with healthy nutrients
What is osteosarcoma? It’s a cancer of the bones—one of the few cancers, in fact, that actually starts in the bones, as opposed to spreading (metastasizing) to the bones from elsewhere in the body. Once osteosarcoma develops, it can spread to nearby muscles. Osteosarcoma, also known as bone sarcoma, can
Cancer fighting vaccines currently in use are of two types: preventive and therapeutic. Preventive cancer vaccines are aimed at cancer-causing viruses such human papillomavirus, which can cause a number of cancers, including cervical, anal, and penile. There are also several types of hepatitis B (HBV) vaccines that guard against liver cancer.
Q. My doctor told me to take a daily low-dose aspirin to protect me from heart attack and stroke, but wouldn’t a higher dose offer more protection?
A. Daily aspirin therapy is often recommended for adults at risk for a heart attack or stroke, and for those who’ve already suffered from
STUDY: NO COGNITIVE BENEFITS FROM OMEGA-3 SUPPLEMENTS
Although many studies have linked dietary consumption of omega-3s with better brain health, a five-year clinical trial involving 4,000 older adults has found no association between taking omega-3 fatty acid supplement s and a reduction in the rate of cognitive decline. The study was
Q. I have heart failure, and my cardiologist made a reference to “device-based therapy.” What does this mean?
A. Your doctor was referring to small, implantable electronic devices that can help a failing heart maintain the normal pumping rhythm that is required to pump blood throughout the body.
For example, heart failure
Hormone Therapy Boosts Mood, but Not Memory
Recent research suggests that there’s no difference in memory performance between women who take hormone therapy at menopause and those who do not. However, certain types of hormone medications may help alleviate feelings of anxiety and depression common during menopause, ac-cording to a study