Over the last few months The CMA website has covered a number of articles which have looked at recent research on cancer and various complementary medical and natural healthcare approaches.
The most recent (as at March 2013) 10 articles looked at:
Folic Acid Supplementation and Cancer?
Research, published in The Lancet, has looked at whether the concerns over supplementation with Folic Acid are valid.
WHO Study Admits Household Chemicals Cause Range of Health Issues, (Cancer, Birth Defects)
The World Health Organization (WHO) says a host of common, everyday household chemicals pose severe health problems including cancer, asthma, reduced fertility and even birth defects according to a recent study.
Doctors Identify 5 Key Practices They Do That Are ‘Questionable’
An article in the BMJ highlights an initiative developed by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, which has set up the Choosing Wisely initiative. Under this initiative doctors from 17 individual medical organisations have each produced a list of 5 practices that they believe are “questionable”.
Health of People in the UK; Worse Than In Other Countries?
The Lancet has looked at data from a 20 year period which shows that when it comes to improvements in their health – people in the UK are lagging behind progress made by people in similar countries
Low Vitamin D levels Linked to Risk of Breast Cancer
Research published in the journal Cancer Causes and Control suggests that finding low vitamin D levels in young women may actually predict a high risk for breast cancer.
Colon Cancer and Carbohydrate Consumption
Research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has shown that a diet that is high in carbohydrates may increase the risks of death (and recurrence) in people who have colon cancer.
Mammograms: Controversy Continues
A study has looked at 30 years of US Government data before arguing that around 1 million of the 3 million US women who were told they had breast cancer after a routine mammogram inspection were ‘over-diagnosed’.
Mistletoe and Cancer Patients
A pilot trial using an extract of mistletoe, has shown that, when taken by gastric cancer patients who were receiving adjuvant oral chemotherapy, the remedy is not only safe but also improved their health and reduced the rate of diarrhea in gastric cancer patients receiving adjuvant oral chemotherapy.
Cancer: Exercise Reduces Tiredness
An updated review of the effects of exercise on tiredness amongst cancer sufferers, has again shown that aerobic exercise can help relieve the fatigue often associated with cancer and cancer treatment.
Vegetarian Diet Helps Prevent Cancer's Ability to Grow
Researchers have found that not only does a vegetarian diet help to fight cancer, but that it may also be able to block a cancer's ability to grow.
Jayney Goddard is one of the world's leading experts in the field of complementary medicine and natural healthcare. She is President of The Complementary Medical Association and is also a Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health.