Friday, 11 October 2013

InspireHealth Research Updates for October 2013

Research Updates for October 2013
Dear Reader,

In this issue:
  • Gho et al. found that women who were more physically active had fewer side effects from breast cancer treatment than those who were less active.
  • Cassileth and colleagues found that acupuncture was effective in reducing swelling caused by breast cancer related lymphedema.
  • Arem and associates concluded that fish oil supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids reduced the risk of endometrial cancer. 
  • Kyro and colleagues found that intake of whole grains was associated with a lower incidence of colorectal cancer.
  • Tonorezos et al. found that adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia who adhered to the Mediterranean diet had better metabolic profiles than those who did not.
  • Paubelle and associates found that elderly patients with acute myeloid leukemia who were treated with a combination of deferasirox and vitamin D had an increased survival when compared to those who were receiving the best supportive care alone.
  • Wang et al. found that an acupoint application with a Dingqi analgesic patch helped to enhance pain relief by conventional medications in patients with liver cancer.
  • Hou and Yu found that acupuncture-moxibustion combined with cupping helped improve stomach emptying in abdominal cancer patients following surgery.
  • Toliopoulos et al. evaluated the usefulness of several homeopathic complex remedies as adjuvant immunotherapies in advanced cancer patients.
  • Zhao and colleagues found that the dietary therapy therapy of qi-yin-reinforcing porridge was beneficial in alleviating debility for patients undergoing FOLFOX chemotherapy for gastrointestinal tumours.
In our study of the month, Burton and associates concluded that many psychologists are willing and able to promote physical activity as part of psychological treatment.