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High levels of vitamin D leading to a lower risk of colon cancer

Several previous studies have already suggested a link between vitamin D and colorectal cancer, but the evidence has been inconclusive with limited information from European populations. So, researchers from across Europe set out to examine the association between circulating vitamin D concentration as well as dietary intakes of vitamin D and calcium with colorectal cancer...

Positive benefits associated with home-based cardiac rehabilitation

Researchers from the NHS in Cornwall, the Peninsula Medical School, the Agency for Health Technology Assessment in Warsaw and the University of Birmingham have analysed 12 studies relating to cardiac rehabilitation and found no difference in health outcomes for patients who receive cardiac rehabilitation in a clinical setting or at home. The research paper...

Med students say conventional medicine would benefit by integrating alternative therapies

In the largest national survey of its kind, researchers from UCLA and the University of California, San Diego, measured medical students' attitudes and beliefs about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and found that three-quarters of them felt conventional Western medicine would benefit by integrating more CAM therapies and ideas. The findings appear Jan. 20 in...

Older brains more use of useless information

A long line of research has already shown that aging is associated with a decreased ability to tune out irrelevant information. Now scientists at Baycrest's world-renowned Rotman Research Institute have demonstrated that when older adults "hyper-encode" extraneous information - and they typically do this without even knowing they're doing it - they have the...

Reclined position to help alleviate back pain

Here's some news that 80 percent of the U.S. population should take sitting down. According to a nationwide survey, a majority (68 percent) of primary care physicians say they are likely to recommend that a patient sit in a reclined position to help alleviate back pain – a suggestion that should come as...

Site connects teens living with cancer

A new website hopes to help teens with cancer find their way through some difficult years by linking them up with other teenagers who are also dealing with disease. Lauren Donnelly, 19, is among the mentors at a new social networking site specifically created for teens with cancer. When she started treatment for cancer, Donnelly went...

“Nanoburrs” to help fight heart disease

Building on their previous work delivering cancer drugs with nanoparticles, MIT and Harvard researchers have turned their attention to cardiovascular disease, designing new particles that can cling to damaged artery walls and slowly release medicine. The particles, dubbed “nanoburrs,” are coated with tiny protein fragments that allow them to stick to damaged arterial walls. Once...

Court affirms electronic cigarettes as tobacco products

Smoking Everywhere, Inc. announced that the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled in its favor Thursday, affirming that the company's electronic cigarette product is legally considered a tobacco product and cannot be regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a drug. Smoking Everywhere filed a lawsuit against the FDA...

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Black Garlic vs. White Garlic

Garlic is more commonly used as a spice in everyday cooking but it has significant medicinal properties. The herb has been used for medicinal...