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Post linking artificial sweeteners to cancer leaves a sour taste - Australian Associated Press

Post linking artificial sweeteners to cancer leaves a sour taste – Australian Associated Press

A Facebook user is warning against artificial sweeteners, saying they can increase the risk of cancer and other serious health problems. However, cancer experts say otherwise. They advise people to eat a healthy diet and avoid highly processed foods and drinks, but studies show that artificial sweeteners can be safely consumed within daily limits. A …

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New ASCO guideline recommends integrative interventions to manage cancer pain

New ASCO guideline recommends integrative interventions to manage cancer pain

Pain is a clinical challenge for many cancer patients and physicians, and according to Heather Greenlee, ND, PhD., there is growing evidence that integrative therapies can be helpful in pain management. A new joint practice guideline from the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) used 227 relevant studies …

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Study: Engineered peptide PLG0206 overcomes limitations of a challenging antimicrobial drug class. Image Credit: Christoph Burgstedt / Shutterstock.com

Newly engineered peptides could prevent superbug crisis

Infections with multidrug-resistant (MDR) organisms such as Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus faecium, Escherichia coli (ESKAPEE pathogens), Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter spp., a Acinetobacter baumannii, is a significant public health threat to the global population. However, there are currently no drugs available that effectively resist MDR organisms. Studies: The engineered peptide PLG0206 overcomes the limitations of …

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National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center to receive up to $20 million in CDC grant to continue research into fatal neurodegenerative prion diseases in the brain

National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center to receive up to $20 million in CDC grant to continue research into fatal neurodegenerative prion diseases in the brain

Newswise — CLEVELAND — The National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center (NPDPSC) at Case Western Reserve University will receive up to $20 million in a renewed grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to better understand the hows and whys of prion diseases – degenerative brain conditions found in both humans and …

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Metastatic infiltrating lobular breast carcinoma into the colon diagnosed by routine bowel screening in a 60-year-old woman

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in Australia and the most common cancer in women, with an estimated incidence of over 20,600 cases in 2022. [1]. Common sites for distant metastases are bone (59.9%), lung (47.8%), liver (40.9%) and brain (38.8%). [2]and metastases to the gastrointestinal tract, especially the colon, are uncommon. …

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Study: Age-dependent effects of gut microbiota metabolites on brain resident macrophages. Image Credit: picmedical / Shutterstock.com

Age-related changes in microbiome composition affect brain macrophages

Age-related diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) are affected by changes in the gut microbiome. In addition, several factors such as aging affect the composition of the gut microbiome. In recent Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience The researchers investigated the effect of age-related composition of the gut microbiome and its metabolites on age-related diseases …

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Melanoma: Antibiotics that damage the gut microbiome can make it worse

Melanoma: Antibiotics that damage the gut microbiome can make it worse

Share on PinterestA study in mice found that antibiotics that harm the gut microbiome can make melanoma worse. Douglas Sacha/Getty Images The researchers examined the growth of melanoma-induced tumors in the bones of mice treated with antibiotics that harm the gut microbiome. They found that the number of bone tumor cells was greater in antibiotic-treated …

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Study: Therapeutic Plants with Immunoregulatory Activity and Their Applications: A Scientific Vision of Traditional Medicine in Times of COVID-19. Image Credit: cfsmady / Shutterstock

Plants and plant-derived preparations as concurrent treatment for COVID-19

Recent Journal of Medicinal Food study proposed comprehensive guidelines for the application of plants and plant-derived preparations for the co-treatment of coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) and other viral infections. Study: Therapeutic plants with immunoregulatory activity and their applications: A scientific vision of traditional medicine in the time of COVID-19. Image credit: cfsmady / Shutterstock Background The recent …

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Seasonal Affective Disorder: Longer days or nights can change your behavior

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is known as a type of depression that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern, characterized by feelings of sadness or depression in relation to seasonal changes. It is also called “winter depression”. This is because SAD symptoms occur when the days are short and the nights are longer in the …

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Exercise isn't just about losing weight, cardiologists say.  It's about a healthy heart

Exercise isn’t just about losing weight, cardiologists say. It’s about a healthy heart

There’s a lot more to exercise than just losing weight, but in a world where obesity is so strongly linked to poor health, it’s hard not to make weight loss a primary goal. A new editorial from three American cardiologists explains why this is such a big mistake. Even if no visceral fat is burned, …

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Regeneration of liver tissue – The Hippocratic Post

If liver tissue must be removed due to cancer or other liver disease, the organ usually regenerates quickly and is soon fully functional again. Medical science has not yet fully understood the complex processes that allow tissue to regenerate after resection. The MedUni Vienna research team has now discovered for the first time the essential …

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The study reports on the safety and efficacy of tecovirimat in the treatment of monkeypox

The study reports on the safety and efficacy of tecovirimat in the treatment of monkeypox

A UC Davis Health study found that the antiviral tecovirimat appears to be safe and effective for treating monkeypox symptoms and skin lesions. The study is one of the first to evaluate and report the results of treatment of monkeypox patients with this antiviral. Tecovirimat (TPOXX) is an antiviral drug approved by the FDA for …

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