Turmeric is BACK! The Science You Should Have Heard of this Week

Last year we covered one of the most diffuse misconceptions about health and nutrition: that turmeric, one of the key ingredients in a delicious curry, is somehow a cure for cancer. As we explored in our piece at the time, this claim is completely baseless. One of the active compounds contained in turmeric, however, is … Read more

The Science You Should Have Heard of This Week: Let’s Talk About Asparagine

In an apparent attempt to taint the remaining vegetables that haven’t been Daily Mail-ized, some of the popular media has turned against asparagus over the last few days. It turns out, asparagus gives you breast cancer! For once, some of the media also started fighting back, in an attempt to explain why the winter vegetable … Read more

Shining a Spotlight on Immunotherapy

The American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) has declared immunotherapy the Clinical Advance Of The Year for the second year running – a sentiment that is very much shared by the cancer research community as a whole. The term immunotherapy as a whole refers to therapeutic strategies that utilize the patient’s own immune system to … Read more

The FDA Fights Back Against Homeopathy

As of December 2018, the FDA has proposedĀ a new, risk-based enforcement approach to homeopathic drug products that have the greatest potential to cause risk to patients. This represents a welcome first step in attempting to regulate so-called “alternative medicine”, which has, as mentioned several times in this and in other related platforms, the potential to … Read more

The Science You should Have Heard About Last Week: Colorectal Cancer

This week, scientists from the University of Singapore have published their findings on a novel new system to fight colorectal cancer. In particular, they have found a way to fight cancer stem cells, a small group of cells within a tumor that are considered among the most dangerous part of cancer. These cells can reproduce … Read more

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