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Turmeric for Diabetes

   How Turmeric Has An Anti-Diabetic Effect On The Body

Many parts of the world have epidemic rates of hypertension, ischemic heart disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and stroke. Inflammation has been shown to contribute to the development of diabetes and these related conditions. Evidence available in 2011 suggests that certain medicinal plants possess hypoglycemic, or sugar-lowering, properties due to their rich flavonoid components, and have therefore warranted extensive research to uncover the metabolic pathways involved. As always, consult a health care professional before using herbal remedies to treat illness.

Extracts from turmeric may help manage blood sugar levels in people with type-2 diabetes, suggest data from a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial from China.

Daily supplements of curcuminoids for three months was associated with improved glycemic control in 50 type-2 diabetics, compared to placebo, according to findings published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Resea…

Oral sex can cause throat cancer

People who have had more than five oral-sex partners in their lifetime are 250% more likely to have throat cancer than those who do not have oral sex, a new study suggests.

The researchers believe this is because oral sex may transmit human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus implicated in the majority of cervical cancers.

The new findings should encourage people to consistently use condoms during oral sex as this could protect against HPV, the team says. Other experts say that the results provide more reason for men to receive the new HPV vaccine.

Maura Gillison at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, US, and colleagues collected blood and saliva samples from the throats of 100 patients diagnosed with cancers of the tonsils or back of the throat. The scientists also took samples from 200 healthy people for comparison.

By combining the blood and saliva samples with antibody molecules, Gillison's team could tell whether a person had ever had an HPV i…