Author Archives: Chanchal
View this video to see what a growing body of international science is now telling us about the risks to pregnant women and sperm and prenatally exposed offspring from cell phone radiation. Cell phones are a ubiquitous part of our lives. But, several new, independent studies confirm previous findings that pulsed digital signals from cell phones disrupt DNA, impair brain function and damage sperm.
Scientists at Integrated Tissue Dynamics (Intidyn) have detected a biological basis for the pain of Fibromyalgia, a perplexing and debilitating disorder affecting approximately 10 million people in the US. Originally regarded as psychosomatic, researchers found an enormous increase in sensory nerve fibers within the blood vessels of the skin of women suffering from fibromyalgia.
Science Daily, May 25, 2013 - Randomized double blind trial shows Coenzyme Q10 halves mortality from heart failure and all other causes, according to results presented at Heart Failure 2013 congress. Supplementation with CoQ10, which is a natural and safe substance essential to the body, has been shown to significantly improve symptoms, survival rate and quality of life in heart failure patients.
Journal of Anesthesiology (V 94, No 6, June 2001) - Surgical resection of tumors is an important aspect of cancer treatment. Unfortunately, it is becoming apparent that the perioperative period is characterized by pronounced immunosuppression, which may increase metastatic development at this susceptible period. This study assesses whether the use of regional anesthesia (spinal block) attenuates the promotion of metastasis by surgery.
International Journal of Surgery (V 3 No 3 2005) - "Does surgery induce angiogenesis in breast cancer? Indirect evidence from relapse pattern and mammography paradox". This study by Retsky M, Demicheli R, Hrushesky WJ examines if removing tumors cpuld stimulate cancer relapse by removing the source of inhibitors of angiogenesis (blood vessel creation) or if growth factors appear in response to surgical wounding.
Cancer Metastasis Review (Aug. 17, 2010) Emerging research suggests certain plant-based agents may impact late-stage cancer, influencing molecular processes corrupted by tumor cells to evade detection, expand clonally, and invade surrounding tissues. This article reviews some of the current science underpinning the use of nutraceuticals in the latter stages of cancer:
A recent report by the US National Toxicology Program, linking a Chinese formulation of ginkgo extract with cancer, highlights the issues that create controversy regarding the safety testing of herbal medicines.
UK doctors test new 'super honey' with capacity for enhanced wound healing and antibiotic properties.
Newsweek Magazine (September 07, 2010) New cancer research focused on intensive and customized treatment regimes, including those that profile tumours to identify the 'driver' mutations (specific DNA changes essential to the growth of the tumour) and tailor drugs against them.
A recent study published online in Neuroscience indicates that treatment with a common soil micro-bacteria, Mycobacterium vaccae, has the potential to alleviate depression in much the same way that Prozac does, by activating serotonin-releasing neurons in the brain. The implication is that simply by inhaling M. vaccae while digging in the garden or eating lettuce or carrots, could induce mental and physical health benefits.