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Breast Cancer and DNA Repair Capacity: Multivitamin & Calcium Supplements

Breast cancer (BC) is the most common cancer in women, with over 1 million new cases diagnosed every year worldwide. Over recent decades, considerable interest has emerged regarding whether vitamins and/or other supplements can lower the risk of BC. However, previous epidemiologic studies that investigated the association between intake of (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Vitamin D […]

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Low Light Triggers Dental Regeneration

A first of its kind research project, led by a Harvard team, demonstrated the ability to use low-power light to trigger stem cells inside the body to regenerate tissue, as reported in Science Translational Medicine. The research, led by Wyss Institute Core Faculty member David Mooney, Ph.D., is a breakthrough (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Osteoarthritis Research […]

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Interview: Dr. Patrick Hanaway, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice

Patrick Hanaway MD, is the director of medical education for the Institute for Functional Medicine and its 2014 conference, which was held May 29-31, 2014, in San Francisco. A primary focus of the conference was “recognition that food in its elemental forms is the best medicine.” In this interview, Hanaway (more…) RELATED ARTICLES The Future […]

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Most comprehensive global study to date shows obesity rates climbing worldwide

Experts warn that the substantial rises in obesity rates across the world warrant concerted to reverse a troubling trend. More than half of the world’s 671 million obese individuals live in just ten countries—the USA (more than 13%), China and India (15% combined), Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Egypt, Germany , Pakistan, (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Group-dietary Intervention […]

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WHITE PAPER: Clinical Apps for Omega-7 & Omega-3 in Cardio Health

A new omega is emerging, omega-7s. Palmitoleic acid is a monounsaturated omega-7 fatty acid that research suggests may have additional benefits for cardiovascular health. A Harvard study of more than 400 fatty acids suggested that palmitoleic acid may function as a lipokine, a fat with hormone-like biological activity. Also, the (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Intravenous Omega-3 […]

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Palmitoleic Acid Research Review

Within the world of essential fatty acids, a significant amount of interest is reserved for omega 3s and specifically for eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Another omega is gaining prominence called omega-7 (n-7), a palmitoleic acid also known for supporting cardiovascular health. When researchers look at the cardio-value (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Potential Inhibition […]

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Insight-motivated Learning: Improve Adherence for Treating Chronic Health Conditions

Why do patients resist prescriptive actions? Clearly their reasons are complex, reflecting intentional as well as nonintentional factors. Behavioral research suggests that people fail to follow prescriptive actions when they do not understand potential benefits, when they do not believe they can change, or when they lack an effective plan (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Can You […]

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Dear Doctor, #PleaseTextMe

Reminder: Plz take your meds. How r u feeling 2day? These aren’t texts from Mom, they are from physicians. Text messaging in health care started with routine appointment reminders. Today, evidence shows patients prefer to receive texts and updates from their health-care providers. Physicians report text messaging can influence health (more…) RELATED ARTICLES

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Apathy Aside, Six Factors to Reducing Global Health Risks

The biggest threat to global health and wellness can be narrowed down to six, preventable non-communicable diseases: respiratory illness from tobacco use, harmful alcohol use, salt intake, high blood pressure and blood sugar, and obesity. According to a May 2014 Lancet study, if nations could reduce target levels for these (more…) RELATED ARTICLES Diabetes Drug-Induced […]

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