Are The Health Benefits Of Turmeric Too Good To Be True?

(CNN) — Alzheimer’s disease. Diabetes. Arthritis. Unwanted hair growth. Baldness. Infertility. Erectile dysfunction. Hangovers. Glaucoma. Cancer. If you have an ailment, there’s a good chance that someone, somewhere, is studying whether turmeric can treat it. There are more than 15,000 manuscripts published about curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, and about 50 manuscripts added to this collection each week, according to the National Institutes of Health. “It’s really taken on sort of panacea-like properties in terms of the things it’s being studied for and the things it has been reported to be useful for,” said D. Craig Hopp, deputy director of the Division of Extramural Research at the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. What is turmeric? Turmeric is a popular spice similar to ginger, known for its bright yellow color and use in curry powders and mustards. Also called “Indian saffron,” the plant grows across India, other areas of Asia and Central America. Turmeric flavors a range of dishes, is a vital component of certain religious rituals and has been used for medicinal purposes for nearly 4,000 years. “There are plenty of studies currently being done but already good evidence that turmeric can help control knee pain from arthritis as well as decrease the likelihood of a heart attack after bypass surgery,” said Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s...
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Authors: Mumcuoglu KY, Leibovici V, Reuveni I, Bonne O Abstract BACKGROUND: Delusional parasitosis (DP) is a somatic type of delusional disorder, usually mono-symptomatic, in which the patients are convinced they are being infested with animal parasites while no objective evidence exists to support this belief. The complaints are usually about skin infestation, but involvement of the gastrointestinal tract has also been described. Numerous samples are brought for examination from skin, clothes, and environmental sources, while a detailed description of the "parasite" is given. In primary DP, the delusion ...
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Japan's Eisai Co Ltd said on Thursday it would price its cancer drug Lenvima at about $16,000 for a month's supply before discounts, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its use in patients with a common form of liver cancer.
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At 76, Aretha Franklin died of pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly forms of the disease. An expert explained to Daily Mail Online why, even with the safer form she had, pancreatic cancer kills.
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In this study, we tested whether catalpol has the potential to improve insulin sensitivity by augmenting myogenesis.Main methodsWe examined the hypoglycaemic mechanism of catalpol in db/db mice and C2C12 cells. db/db mice were treated with catalpol (200 mg/kg) for 8 consecutive weeks. Serum analysis, skeletal muscle performance and histology, and gene and protein expression were performed. In vitro glucose uptake, gene and protein expression were determined, and small interfering RNA was used to identify the underlying hypoglycaemic mechanism of catalpol.Key findingsIn this study, we tested whether catalpol has the poten...
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Cancer researchers and FBI agents have more in common than one might think at first blush. “We’re chasing down cancer clues, you’re chasing down people trying to do us harm, but ultimately, trying to find the truth,” Dr. Brian Druker, director of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, told a group of Oregon FBI officials on Wednesday. Druker was at the Oregon FBI headquarters near t he Portland International Airport as part of the agency’s leadership speaker series. Columbia Sportswear CEO…
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