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Large Doses of Vitamin C Can Boost Cancer Treatment

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

Healthy Comfort Food: Make These Root Vegetables Part of the Mix

Healthy Comfort Food: Make These Root Vegetables Part of the Mix

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

Eat Anthocyanin-rich Plants, from Blueberries to Black Beans

Anthocyanins—compounds responsible for producing the bright red, blue-purple, and even black hues found in plants—are much more than just a fancy name. They have been the subject of investigation by both nutrition scientists and botanists for their role in attracting insects for pollination, the self-defense for the plant, and human

Advances in Immunotherapy

Significant inroads over the last five to 10 years in tumor immunology are unparalleled in clinical oncology, specifically, using the body’s own immune system to fight the disease.
In some immunotherapies, proteins called antibodies are lab-made to target certain proteins that encourage cancer cells’ growth. In binding to these proteins, the

Disrupting Cancer’s Energy Source

Virtually all cancers can form metastatic tumors, and a malignant tumor in one part of the body can spread with relative ease to distant locations, creating new and distinct cancers. Tumor cells can travel efficiently via blood, lymphatics, or even across body cavities. Lungs and liver, brains and bone are

2. Beating Skin Cancer

Cancer is the name for a collection of related diseases. The distinguishing characteristic of all them is that cells divide, grow, and spread (metastasize) to other tissues of the body.
Skin cancer, then, is the abnormal growth of skin cells. It is responsible for one-third of all cancers in the United

11. The Future of Alzheimer’s Research

Over the past several years, many promising new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease have emerged from research laboratories and raised hope initially, only to be found lacking when subjected to more rigorous study. But trial and error is the nature of medical advancement. Through this process, researchers believe they are getting

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