Gut bacteria could influence chemo sickness including fatigue, weight loss and 'mental fog', suggesting a potentially huge opportunity for probiotics, prebiotics and faecal transplantations, according to a new study on female mice.
The development of diarrhoea in reaction to a leading colorectal cancer (CRC) chemotherapy drug may be determined by patients’ gut bacteria make-up, suggests a new study in npj Biofilms and Microbiomes
Ginseng, one of the most well known traditional herbals, may
improve survival rates and quality of life for breast cancer
patients, suggests a study based in China, but experts have urged
caution over the results.
A new study has highlighted yet again that doctors are not always
aware of their patients' CAM habits. This time the group consists
of cancer sufferers, who the researchers say may be missing out on
the opportunity for treatment...
Phytomedics has added to its intellectual property store in the
field of inflammation disorders by becoming the exclusive licensee
of the patented use of sesquiterpene lactones for severe
When the mass media reported, more than a decade ago, on studies
purporting to show that shark cartilage could send cancer into
remission, medical professionals didn't really buy it. Now it seems
their skepticism was well...
For many men, losing their hair is a frustrating but inevitable
part of the aging process. But a pilot study carried out by Dutch
ingredients company Acatris suggests that taking flax lignans could
put an end to their plight, reports...
Black cohosh, a plant commonly used by breast cancer patients to
alleviate the menopause-like side effects of therapy, may alter the
effects anticancer drugs, suggests a study carried out at Yale
School of Medicine.
While many cancer patients may seek alternative remedies to
alleviate symptoms, new research demonstrates that some herbals can
prevent synthetic drugs from working. St John's wort may reduce the
effectiveness of the chemotherapy...
St John's Wort is a popular herbal treatment used by millions to
combat depression, but a new study from the Netherlands suggests
that it could in fact have an adverse effect on chemotherapy drugs
used by cancer patients.