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High-dose vitamin D shows benefit in patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Results of a small clinical trial suggest that supplementing chemotherapy with high doses of vitamin D may benefit patients with metastatic colorectal cancer by delaying progression of the disease, say scientists from Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Prompted by the “very encouraging” results of the Sunshine clinical trial, the potential benefits of vitamin D supplementation in metastatic… Read More »

Abnormal Levels of a Protein Linked to C.T.E. Found in N.F.L Players’ Brains, Study Shows

Experimental brain scans of more than two dozen former N.F.L. players found that the men had abnormal levels of the protein linked to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease associated with repeated hits to the head. Using positron emission tomography, or PET, scans, the researchers found “elevated amounts of abnormal tau protein” in the… Read More »

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: 'Holy herb' extract shows promise as future treatment

Yerba santa, a plant with a long history of medicinal use in its native California, contains an active compound that could treat people with Alzheimer’s disease one day. New research finds that an extract from the Yerba santa plant may prevent brain cell death in people with Alzheimer’s disease. This was the conclusion that scientists… Read More »