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The Effects of Nutritional Yeast for Cancer 

How can the beta glucan fiber in brewer’s, baker’s, and nutritional yeast improve wound healing and, potentially, anti-cancer immunity?  My video Benefits of Nutritional Yeast for Cancer opens with an image of an article titled “The Treatment of Inoperable Cancer.” It noted that “200 years ago it was observed that a certain number of malignant growths disappeared after an attack of erysipelas [a type of …

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FDA issues warning on robot-assisted breast cancer surgery

The FDA has issued a safety alert about the use of robot-assisted surgical (RAS) devices for use in mastectomy procedures, pointing out that their safety and efficacy have not been established. The move comes amid reports that some people are being offered RAS for the prevention or treatment of breast cancer, sometimes as part of …

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Lycopene Supplements Put to the Test

High doses of lycopene—the red pigment in tomatoes—were put to the test to see if it could prevent precancerous prostate lesions from turning into full-blown cancer. Back in 1980s, the Adventist Health Study found “strong protective relationships” against prostate cancer with increasing consumption of legumes, citrus, dried fruit, nuts, and tomatoes. In the 1990s, a …

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Will Medicare beneficiaries pay more for outpatient vs. inpatient surgeries?

Let’s say you need a surgery. Let’s say that it’s a serious surgery. There are a number of choices that you (or your doctor) may make. The surgery could be done in a hospital where you are admitted as an inpatient. On the other hand, you could get the procedure at a hospital, but perhaps …

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Dietary Cure for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

What is the role of dairy- and yeast-exclusion diets on arresting and reversing an inflammatory autoimmune disease? A landmark study suggested that exposure to dietary yeast, like baker’s yeast, brewer’s yeast, and nutritional yeast, may worsen the course of Crohn’s disease, an autoimmune inflammatory bowel disease. The reason the researchers even thought to do the …

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Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer with Diet

Dr. Dean Ornish showed that a plant-based diet and lifestyle program could apparently reverse the progression of prostate cancer for early stage, localized, watch-and-wait cancer. What about for more advanced stage life-threatening disease? Dr. Dean Ornish showed that a plant-based diet and lifestyle program could apparently reverse the progression of prostate cancer by making men’s …

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SurgAR and Medexprim start surgical AR partnership with French hospital

France’s SurgAR has joined with imaging data firm Medexprim to form a three-year partnership with a major hospital in France, to develop augmented reality (AR) software dedicated to laporoscopic surgery. The University Hospital Centre of Clermont-Ferrand has been ranked in the top 20 French hospitals for nine years and has 7,000 staff. SurgAR (Surgical Augmented …

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UK awards COVID-19 grant to surgery software developer

The UK government is providing funding to bring a software tool used to monitor patients during surgery to market “as soon as possible”, says its developer. Directed Systems Ltd has been awarded the COVID-19 Continuity Grant by Innovate UK to allow it to continue development of Hypotension Decision Assist (HDA), which is designed to help …

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How to Treat Hiccups

Nearly everyone has experienced hiccups, but what exactly are they? It used to be thought that a hiccup is just a simple muscle spasm of the diaphragm, but that was apparently disproven more than 40 years ago. Instead, hiccups involve a complex, orchestrated pattern of muscle contractions. But, why? Hiccups might be a leftover from …

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