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Mistletoe Extract Benefits Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Mistletoe Extract Benefits Pancreatic Cancer Patients

A three-times-a-week dose of European mistletoe lengthened the survival rate of patients with highly advanced pancreatic cancer to 4.6 months, compared to 2.7 months for a control group.

December 2014
Cell Phones and Router Microwaves Stress Plants

Cell Phones and Router Microwaves Stress Plants

Parsley, celery and dill weed plants exposed to microwave radiation had thinner cell walls and smaller mitochondria.

December 2014
Hospice Care Adds Months for Cancer Patients

Hospice Care Adds Months for Cancer Patients

Melanoma cancer patients receiving four or more days of hospice care survived 10 months, compared to six months for patients without hospice.

December 2014
Hip Fractures Decrease on Weekends and Holy Days

Hip Fractures Decrease on Weekends and Holy Days

Elderly patients are more likely to fracture a hip during cold and rainy weather, but not during the Sabbath.

December 2014
Calcium Supplements Raise Risk of Brain Lesions

Calcium Supplements Raise Risk of Brain Lesions

People over 60 that take calcium supplements are more likely to have the type of brain lesions linked to hypertension.

December 2014
Knotweed and Hawthorn Outperform Lovastatin in Trial

Knotweed and Hawthorn Outperform Lovastatin in Trial

After six months, Chinese patients given a knotweed and hawthorn extract had less plaque-forming inflammation in their arteries than patients treated with Lovastatin.

December 2014
Organics Boast More Nutrients, Fewer Toxins

Organics Boast More Nutrients, Fewer Toxins

Organically-grown foods have one-third the pesticide levels of conventionally grown crops and 20 to 40 percent more antioxidants.

November 2014
Looking at Beautiful Art Bumps Up Brain Activity

Looking at Beautiful Art Bumps Up Brain Activity

Beautiful paintings produced more appreciation in people and more varied brain activity than photographs of similar scenes, Japanese researchers found.

November 2014
Lead Lurks in Lipsticks and Skin Whiteners

Lead Lurks in Lipsticks and Skin Whiteners

Heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and cadmium have been found in substantial quantities in some skin-whitening products and in most lipsticks.

November 2014
Algae-Based Cosmetics May Ward Off Inflammation and Cancer

Algae-Based Cosmetics May Ward Off Inflammation and Cancer

Added to cosmetic formulas, marine algae like kelp and spirulina have been found to protect skin cells.

November 2014
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