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Preventive Medicine

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By Nick Meti Medical student interested in cardiology, oncology and all medical technologies (e.g. Quantified self, personalized therapeutics, etc.)
Saeed Samarghandian, Abasalt Borji
Conventional and newly emerging treatment procedures such as chemotherapy, catalytic therapy, photodynamic therapy and radiotherapy have not succeeded in reversing the outcome of cancer diseases to any drastic extent, which has led researchers to investigate alternative treatment options. The extensive repertoire of traditional medicinal knowledge systems from various parts of the world are being re-investigated for their healing properties Crocus sativus L., commonly known as saffron, is the raw material for one of the most expensive spice in the world, and it has been used in folk medicine for centuries...
April 2014: Pharmacognosy Research
Randy Levinson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 7, 2014: Nature Medicine
Pieter A Cohen
Epidemiologists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently confirmed what an astute liver-transplant surgeon in Honolulu already suspected: OxyElite Pro, a popular over-the-counter supplement, was responsible for a cluster of cases of severe hepatitis and liver failure...
April 3, 2014: New England Journal of Medicine
Alessia Errico
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2014: Nature Reviews. Clinical Oncology
Tony Scully
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 17, 2014: Nature
M J Friedrich
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 23, 2014: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
David Feldman, Aruna V Krishnan, Srilatha Swami, Edward Giovannucci, Brian J Feldman
Vitamin D is not really a vitamin but the precursor to the potent steroid hormone calcitriol, which has widespread actions throughout the body. Calcitriol regulates numerous cellular pathways that could have a role in determining cancer risk and prognosis. Although epidemiological and early clinical trials are inconsistent, and randomized control trials in humans do not yet exist to conclusively support a beneficial role for vitamin D, accumulating results from preclinical and some clinical studies strongly suggest that vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of developing cancer and that avoiding deficiency and adding vitamin D supplements might be an economical and safe way to reduce cancer incidence and improve cancer prognosis and outcome...
May 2014: Nature Reviews. Cancer
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