Abstracts & Commmentary
08-03-2016 What do periodontal disease, smoking, inflammation, and cancer have in common? Evidence from a recent study elevates the importance of regular dental care for cancer risk reduction.
08-03-2016 Nutritional and lifestyle recommendations for cancer prevention abound, but this convincing longitudinal study suggests a different intervention may provide even greater health protection.
08-03-2016 Practitioners of natural medicine recognize the antibacterial properties of berberine, but new studies suggest that the compound influences body processes in a number of ways, extending its application and potential areas of benefit. Exciting results from a recent trial demonstrate its effectiveness as a treatment for a common, chronic, elusive disorder.
08-03-2016 Systematic review of existing research reveals that certain nutrients enhance the effectiveness of antidepressant medications—good news for clinicians caring for treatment-resistant patients.
07-06-2016 Study shows glutamine reduces severity of radiation dermatitis, but questions remain over whether it's safe to use in patients with cancer.
07-06-2016 All healthcare practitioners should have a general understanding of the role of breast cancer genes, along with an in-depth understanding of which patients have a high risk of having the mutations (and therefore a higher risk of developing the cancers themselves). Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) syndrome is an inherited disorder in which the risk of breast, ovarian, and several other cancers is higher than normal. Most HBOC is due to mutations in breast cancer susceptibility gene 1 (BRCA1) or 2 (BRCA2).
07-06-2016 We’re still not sure how vitamin D affects melanoma risk, but what about vitamin D and melanoma outcome?
07-06-2016 Alcohol has destructive effects on the developing hippocampus, and studies show that choline positively effects hippocampus growth. This pilot study connects the dots, providing evidence that choline may have a real benefit for children with cognitive deficits related to prenatal alcohol exposure.
07-06-2016 Evidence suggests that replacing modern wheat with ancient wheat could have major health benefits, including protective effects for patients with diabetes.
06-01-2016 New evidence supports the use of melatonin as a safe, low-cost intervention to improve not only sleep quality, but quality of life, in women with breast cancer.
06-01-2016 Intervention study links air quality to cardiovascular risk factors. Could a simple indoor filtration system yield significant health benefits?
06-01-2016 Research supports current evidence regarding the health effects of phosphate and raises questions about product labeling.
06-01-2016 Recent evidence demonstrates a clear association between proton pump inhibitors and kidney disease.
05-04-2016 Study finds probiotics may be a promising low- to no-risk intervention to achieve remission for patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
05-04-2016 Study finds “green” images have restorative benefits, adding to growing evidence base for the hypothesis that exposure to nature, independent of how it is encountered, can be beneficial for human health and well-being.
05-04-2016 Observational study finds that a diet of seaweeds, vegetables, soy products, and mushrooms is associated with health benefits. Should we reconsider the one-size-fits-all Mediterranean diet?
05-04-2016 Study finds N-acetylcysteine improves symptoms of schizophrenia, with an unexpected answer to the question: Is it more effective for early or longstanding illness?
04-06-2016 Pilot study finds ashwagandha root extract improves several parameters related to sexual dysfunction in women.
04-06-2016 A large, retrospective cohort study adds to growing body of evidence that fiber intake provides a protective benefit for young women.
04-06-2016 A high-protein breakfast benefits all children, but may particularly benefit overweight kids.