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Acupuncture may cure sepsis, saving lives

Posted February 26, 2014

Acupuncture has been around for centuries, and even the federal government has given it its stamp of approval as a viable treatment for certain kinds of pain. The technique works by inserting fine needles into the skin that stimulate specific nerves on the body known as meridian points.

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Feinstein Institute Researchers Discover Plant Derivative Used in Chinese Traditional Medicine That Could Prevent Sepsis

Posted November 16, 2012

Researchers at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have discovered that tanshinones, which come from the plant Danshen and are highly valued in Chinese traditional medicine, protect against the life-threatening condition sepsis.

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Chinese cuisine could protect against sepsis

Posted October 27, 2012

Researchers at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have discovered that a bean commonly used in Chinese cuisine protects against the life-threatening condition sepsis. These findings are published in the current issue of Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM).

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Vitamin D Deficiency Common In Cancer Patients

Posted April 30, 2012

More than three-quarters of cancer patients have insufficient levels of vitamin D (25-hydroxy-vitamin D) and the lowest levels are associated with more advanced cancer, according to a study presented on October 2, 2011, at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

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The Vitamin Which Can Cut Your Flu Risk Nearly in Half

Posted April 30, 2012

According to the findings from a 2010 study that didn’t get any widespread attention, vitamin D is a highly effective way to avoid influenza. In fact, children taking low doses of Vitamin D3 were shown to be 42 percent less likely to come down with the flu.

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Vitamin D in Chronic Kidney Disease

Posted April 30, 2012

Dietary vitamin D supplementation is advocated throughout the world, and in recent years it has received substantial public interest. Vitamin D metabolism is complex. The active metabolite 1,25-hydroxyvitamin D is involved in calcium and phosphorus homeostasis and the vitamin D receptor is expressed in many tissues, such as skeletal muscle, brain, prostate, breast, colon, and immune cells. Vitamin D status is usually assessed by measurement of the inactive metabolite 25-hydroxyvitamin D in serum, but no consensus exists on optimal serum levels.

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