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Prevention of Colon Cancer

Prevention of Colon Cancer

Medicinal Plants in the Prevention and Treatment of Colon Cancer The standard treatment for cancer is generally based on using cytotoxic drugs, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and surgery. However, the use of traditional treatments has received attention in recent years. The aim of the present work was to provide an overview of medicinal plants effe ...

Vitamin D Supplements or Sun!

Vitamin D Supplements or Sun!

Vitamin D Supplements and Prevention of Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease BACKGROUND It is unclear whether supplementation with vitamin D reduces the risk of cancer or cardiovascular disease, and data from randomized trials are limited. METHODS Scientists conducted a nationwide, randomized, placebo-controlled trial, with a tw ...

Association between  Hypertension and Alzheimer's disease

Association between Hypertension and Alzheimer's disease

Association between Long-Standing Uncontrolled Hypertension and Alzheimer's disease INTRODUCTION Hypertension is a medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated. Hypertension can be primary or secondary(due to some underlying cause).Long-term high blood pressure, however, is a major risk facto ...

Diagnosis

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Treatment-resistant depression & CRP

Treatment-resistant depression & CRP

Treatment-resistant depression and peripheral C-reactive protein C-reactive protein (CRP) is an acute-phase protein that is widely used in clinical practice and has also been measured in many prior studies of MDD.8 A high-sensitivity assay for CRP is well-validated and accessible. CRP synthesis is induced in the liver by proinflammatory cytokine ...

Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary Embolism

Pregnancy-Adapted YEARS Algorithm for Diagnosis of Suspected Pulmonary Embolism BACKGROUND Pulmonary embolism is one of the leading causes of maternal death in the Western world. Because of the low specificity and sensitivity of the D-dimer test, all pregnant women with suspected pulmonary embolism undergo computed tomographic (CT) pulmonary an ...

The role of miRNA in lung cancer diagnosis

The role of miRNA in lung cancer diagnosis

Unique microRNA molecular profiles in lung cancer diagnosis and prognosis SUMMARY MicroRNA (miRNA) expression profiles for lung cancers were examined to investigate miRNA's involvement in lung carcinogenesis. miRNA microarray analysis identified statistical unique profiles, which could discriminate lung cancers from noncancerous ...

Treatment

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Serum Iron and Asthma

Serum Iron and Asthma

The association between serum iron status and risk of asthma: a 2-sample Mendelian randomization study in descendants of Europeans. Observational studies present conflicting results about a possible association of iron status with asthma risk, pointing to potential modifiable targets for prevention. METHODS: ...

Review

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Carbohydrate quality !

Carbohydrate quality !

Carbohydrate Quality and human health: a series of systematic reviews and meta-analyses Summary Background Previous systematic reviews and meta-analyses explaining the relationship between carbohydrate quality and health have usually examined a single marker and a limited number o ...

Is nicotine exposure linked to cardiopulmonary vulnerability to COVID‐19

Is nicotine exposure linked to cardiopulmonary vulnerability to COVID‐19

The recent emergence of COVID‐19 has resulted in a worldwide crisis, with large populations locked down and transportation links severed. While approximately 80% of infected individuals have minimal symptoms, around 15–20% need to be hospitalized, greatly stressing global healthcare systems. As of March 10, the death rate appears to be abou ...

Scientist

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Robert Koch

Robert Koch

Robert Koch Robert Koch was born on December 11, 1843, at Clausthal in the Upper Harz Mountains. The son of a mining engineer, he astounded his parents at the age of five by telling them that he had, with the aid of the newspapers, taught himself to read, a feat which foreshadowed the intelligence and methodical persistence which were to be so ...

Institution

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Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School

Since the School was established in 1782, faculty members have improved human health by innovating in their roles as physicians, mentors and scholars. They’ve piloted educational models, developed new curricula to address emerging needs in health care, and produced thousands of leaders and compassionate caregivers who are shaping the fiel ...