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Month: March 2016

Acupuncture helps recover menstrual cycles in women with PCOS

Acupuncture is useful treatment to use for menstrual problems and I recommend it with herbs and supplements when treating PCOS. Here is a meta-analysis of several studies that concludes acupuncture does help treat PCOS. Abstract Introduction A systematic review and meta-analysis was carried out to assess the clinical effectiveness of acupuncture in treating polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Methods RCTs that compared either acupuncture with no/sham (placebo) acupuncture or a certain therapy with acupuncture added in the treatment of PCOS were included in the review. Measures of treatment effectiveness were the… Read more Acupuncture helps recover menstrual cycles in women with PCOS

Millions of Australians at risk of bowel cancer

By Alice Archer More than 8 million Australians (almost one in three people) will be in the “crosshairs” of bowel cancer in just 10 years. That’s the finding of a disturbing new report released on Monday by leading social demographer Bernard Salt, who says by 2026, 4.6 million baby boomers and 4 million Gen Xers “will be subjected to a bowel cancer lottery” purely because of their age. “Bowel cancer attacks the middle-aged with progressive lethality, with rates leaping tenfold between the ages of 50 and 79,” he says. The report examines the rising… Read more Millions of Australians at risk of bowel cancer

New Study: Type II diabetes patients overall cancer risk is 28% higher

  A population-based cohort study of cancer in 32,247 type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. •T2DM patients had an overall 28% significantly higher cancer risk. •Particularly elevated risks were found for liver and pancreas carcinomas. •T2DM patients with breast cancer had a lower 5-year survival probability than breast cancer patients without diabetes. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with an elevated risk of cancer. The aim of this study was to assess cancer risk and survival in individuals with type 2 DM (T2DM) in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy. A retrospective population-based… Read more New Study: Type II diabetes patients overall cancer risk is 28% higher

IT’S ALL RELATIVE : How to understand cancer risk

Comment This is a great article to remind us what risk really means when we talk about the probability of getting cancer. Ian Olver, University of South Australia Absolute risk is the risk of developing a cancer over a certain period of time. Relative risk is the risk one group of people has of developing a cancer compared to the risk of another group.   The Conversation’s cancer map shows that the risk of bowel cancer is 10% higher for men and women who have one standard alcoholic drink every day,… Read more IT’S ALL RELATIVE : How to understand cancer risk

No deaths from supplements, minerals, amino acids and herbs

Original Source  http://www.kingswaycompounding.com.au/no-deaths-from-supplements-minerals-amino-acids-herbs/ by Andrew W. Saul (OMNS, Jan 12, 2016) Not only are there no deaths from vitamins, but there are also no deaths from supplements, minerals, amino acids and herbs. The most recent (2014) information collected by the U.S. National Poison Data System, and published in the journal Clinical Toxicology (1), shows no deaths whatsoever from dietary supplements across the board. No deaths from minerals There were zero deaths from any dietary mineral supplement. This means there were no fatalities from calcium, magnesium, chromium, zinc, colloidal silver, selenium,… Read more No deaths from supplements, minerals, amino acids and herbs