Male HPV Testing—How and Why

Male HPV Testing—How and Why

In our practice at San Francisco Natural Medicine, we do offer and routinely recommend penile, anal and oropharyngeal HPV DNA testing depending on one’s sexual practices.

Breast cancer survivors can lift weights, get manicures and garden, say doctors

Breast cancer survivors can lift weights, get manicures and garden, say doctors

Schmitz said that in addition to her research that showed slow progressive weight training would not cause lymphoedema, there are other important benefits of exercise for women who have had breast cancer surgery.

6 Reasons to eat more onions

6 Reasons to eat more onions

Another study published in the journal Plant Foods for Human Nutrition examined 24 women with mildly high cholesterol and found that those who drank onion juice every day for eight weeks had lower levels of total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or bad cholesterol than those who drank a placebo.

Healthy teeth and gums linked to lower liver cancer risk

Healthy teeth and gums linked to lower liver cancer risk

While no significant associations were observed on the risk of the majority gastrointestinal cancers and poor oral health, a substantial link was found for hepatobiliary cancer, the most common form of liver cancer.

Gay and transgender women have lower cancer survival rates, study reveals

Gay and transgender women have lower cancer survival rates, study reveals

Since poor quality of life is linked to worse cancer survival rates, this calls for policy changes to improve access to care for sexual minority cancer survivors.

Acupressure relieves long-term symptoms of breast cancer treatment

Acupressure relieves long-term symptoms of breast cancer treatment

The study, published in JNCI Cancer Spectrum , looked at the impact of acupressure on symptoms that frequently accompany fatigue in this population: chronic pain, anxiety, depression and poor sleep.

Get on your feet: Americans still sit too much

Get on your feet: Americans still sit too much

With data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, researchers looked at four age groups: children 5 to 11; adolescents 12 to 19; adults 20 to 64; and adults 65 and older.

High doses of vitamin D could benefit patients with advanced colorectal cancer

High doses of vitamin D could benefit patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Supplementing chemotherapy with high doses of vitamin D might delay progression of metastatic colorectal cancer, scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute determined in a study of 139 patients.

Regular exercise can significantly lower your risk of developing cancer

Regular exercise can significantly lower your risk of developing cancer

The study showed that participants who followed a physical exercise program experienced better chances of surviving breast cancer without risk of the disease reappearing after treatment. Based on the results of this study, physical exercise exerted a considerable effect on breast cancer survival.

Yet ANOTHER reason to eat organic food: It reduces your risk of getting cancer

Yet ANOTHER reason to eat organic food: It reduces your risk of getting cancer

Eating lots of organic foods could reduce risks of cancer caused by pesticides. There is also a growing body of scientific literature that indicated the risk of cancer increases for people who eat foods that had been treated with synthetic pesticides.

When Psychedelics Make Your Last Months Alive Worth Living

When Psychedelics Make Your Last Months Alive Worth Living

His team says that no other medicine has been able to produce results akin to those of psilocybin, both in the treatment of depression and addictions of all kinds.

Stalking Good Nutrition

Stalking Good Nutrition

And a 2018 study at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in Iran found that celery extract has an inhibitory effect on xanthine oxidase and serum uric acid levels, which can contribute to inflammation.1.

Hot Tea and Cancer Risk

Hot Tea and Cancer Risk

The study, which was conducted by the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, Georgia, found that consuming extremely hot tea may be associated with an increased risk of developing esophageal cancer.1 These results are based on an investigation that included 50,045 men and women living in northeastern Iran.

Latest Case Study Shows CBD Shrinks Tumor

Latest Case Study Shows CBD Shrinks Tumor

While CBD and THC have received the most attention and research, the cannabis plant contains at least 58 other cannabinoids and 400 other chemicals, and many of these other phytocannabinoids and terpenes are needed to fully support your internal endocannabinoid system (ECS).

How the Air Pollution Crisis Can Affect You

How the Air Pollution Crisis Can Affect You

But here in Louisiana, where we have the highest risk for ethylene oxide, they didn't do any of that." Company Denies Rapidly Rising Health Problems Linked to Air Pollution The people in St. John the Baptist Parish learned of their health risks after a 2010 assessment by IRIS showed chloroprene was far more dangerous than previously thought.

Monsanto Article Retracted

Monsanto Article Retracted

"In directing the focus onto IARC, Kabat is distracting us from what is supposed to be the focus of his article — the findings of the new meta-analysis showing a link between glyphosate and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma ," GMWatch states.

Rhodiola Reduces Fatigue

Rhodiola Reduces Fatigue

Three of the most important, noted for having adaptogenic properties (meaning they can provide different effects depending on what your body needs) are: One study shows salidroside helps restore the balance between free radicals and antioxidants, and protects your brain against poor blood flow and subsequent stroke (aka ischemia).

Why Your Couch Could Increase Your Poison Exposure

Why Your Couch Could Increase Your Poison Exposure

Flame Retardant Chemicals Don’t Do the Job In 1975 California enacted the flammability standard TB117, requiring furniture and children's products to be able to resist an open flame for 12 seconds.

Flight Attendants Cosmic Ionizing Radiation Exposure

Flight Attendants Cosmic Ionizing Radiation Exposure

Advertisement Cosmic Radiation Is a Significant Health Hazard in Large Doses According to the authors, the results suggest several environmental exposures — including ionizing radiation, circadian rhythm disruption, past exposure to secondhand smoke during flights (for those who worked during years prior to the in-flight smoking ban) and a variety of chemical agents with known carcinogenic potential — contribute to flight crews' elevated cancer risk, although ionizing radiation may be one of the most significant factors.

Processed Food Leads to Cancer and Early Death

Processed Food Leads to Cancer and Early Death

Cancer trends in young adults often serve as a sentinel for the future disease burden in older adults, among whom most cancer occurs.'" Advertisement Changes in Diet Drive Obesity Epidemic Studies 8 , 9 , 10 have repeatedly demonstrated that when people switch from a traditional whole food diet to processed foods (which are high in refined flour, processed sugar and harmful vegetable oils), disease inevitably follows.

Benefits of Dietary Fiber

Benefits of Dietary Fiber

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the authors noted that the impact could translate to 13 fewer deaths and six fewer cases of coronary heart disease per 1,000 participants, and that eating plenty of high-fiber foods is also linked to decreased weight and optimized cholesterol levels .

Oat Products Tested Positive for Glyphosate

Oat Products Tested Positive for Glyphosate

Regardless of the product(s) being used, agronomists and growers must ensure proper application to maximize desiccant efficacy while limiting negative impacts to quality, including unacceptable herbicide residue levels.” Glyphosate Linked to Pregnancy Risks Herbicide use is on the rise in the U.S. Midwest, where corn and soy crops are prolific, and researchers are concerned exposure could be harming pregnant women and children in the area.

Top Ashwagandha Benefits

Top Ashwagandha Benefits

6 Ashwagandha also has natural pain reliever (analgesic) properties, 7 can help increase physical strength, and its rejuvenating effects can promote general health when used regularly. Ashwagandha can also help boost testosterone levels in men, 17 , 18 which can have a beneficial effect on libido and sexual performance.

Biome-based individualized diets are most effective for managing blood-sugar levels, study confirms

Biome-based individualized diets are most effective for managing blood-sugar levels, study confirms

Summary : Personalized diets based on one’s physical characteristics and gut biome may be the most effective way for people to manage their blood sugar, according to the findings of Assessment of a Personalized Approach to Predicting Postprandial Glycemic Responses to Food Among Individuals Without Diabetes.

Obesity Raises Cancer Risk in Young People

Obesity Raises Cancer Risk in Young People

Among young adults ranging in age from 25 to 49, the rates of several of those obesity-related cancers increased during the study period.

Benefits of Growing Blackberries

Benefits of Growing Blackberries

Extended harvesting, longer growing season and thornless varieties make cultivated plants more enticing if you are adding blackberries to your garden. Although the health benefits of blackberries go beyond anthocyanins, it also wise to remember the fruit contains fructose.

Get fit for a healthy gut

Get fit for a healthy gut

Reporting in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism indicated cardiorespiratory fitness was a far greater predictor of gut microbiota diversity than either body fat percentage or general physical activity.

Weekly Health Quiz: Sucralose, Potatoes and Dementia

Weekly Health Quiz: Sucralose, Potatoes and Dementia

1 Increasing NADPH — one of the major suppliers of electrons to your antioxidants — can be done by inhibiting the enzyme that uses it, NADPH oxidase. Which supplement can slow down NOX inhibition?

Growing Sweet Potatoes: How to Grow Sweet Potatoes

Growing Sweet Potatoes: How to Grow Sweet Potatoes

Since the tubers average 4 to 6 inches in length, and the vines can grow up to 20 feet in length, each plant needs plenty of space Water regularly during growing season, but avoid using fertilizer, as this will not improve the size of the tubers (it typically just increases foliage on the vine) The sweet potatoes will be ready to harvest in three to four months, depending on the variety.

World Cancer Day: What is cancer, what are the signs and can it be prevented?

World Cancer Day: What is cancer, what are the signs and can it be prevented?

When changes to the genes occur in the body, this can cause cells to grow and multiply at a rapid rate, causing them to become cancerous. The estimated lifetime risk of men being diagnosed with cancer is one in two, or 50 per cent, Cancer Research UK states.

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