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Red Light Therapy Shows Potential For Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes—when insulin resistance in the body leads to elevated blood sugar levels—affects some 38 million Americans, or about 12% of the population. Treatment includes lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise, as well as prescription medications, blood sugar monitoring, and insulin therapy, the total costs of which are estimatedRead

Hydroquinine as Potential Solution for Microbial keratitis

Microbial keratitis—one of the most serious potential complications for contact lens wearers—is an infection of the cornea caused by bacteria, most commonly Pseudomonas aeruginosa. There are up to 3.5 million reports of corneal infections annually, and in extreme cases, it can result in permanent eye damage and vision loss. TheRead

Nutmeg Shown to Extend Lifespan

Nutmeg is a spice made from grinding the seed of the Myristica fragrans tree, an evergreen native to the Maluku Islands of Indonesia. It has been used for thousands of years both as a flavoring agent and as an herbal medicine to treat abdominal pain, diarrhea, oral mucosal diseases, jointRead

Natural Plant Compounds Show Promise Against Breast Cancer

The debate over soy and its relation to breast cancer has been a long—and confusing—one. For many years, it was thought that soy might increase the risk of breast cancer, due mainly to its concentration of isoflavones, naturally occurring chemicals that mimic the effects of estrogen in the body. ResearchRead

Surprising Benefits of Navy Beans

Beans, beans, good for the…gut? They are. At least according to new research from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Their study, which involved incorporating navy beans into the diets of colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors found that these common legumes have the potential to positively impact both gutRead

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